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Best Après Ski Bars in the World

There’s nothing like a well-deserved drink after a day on the slopes. Ski resorts around the world have great bars all with their unique charms and atmospheres. Whether you’re in Europe or North America there are great nightlife spots to enjoy. Our ski experts have created a guide to the best après ski bars in the world.

Elsie’s Bar, Zermatt, Switzerland

If you’re looking for a top-class establishment with a classy atmosphere, Elise’s Bar in Zermatt is a unique experience. Enjoy the best oysters and champagne in the Alps. The interior is smart and sophisticated. The service by the staff is brilliant too and they have a friendly repour with guests. Whether you want to try the extensive wine list or have a bite to eat, you’ll be wowed by this Swiss ski bar.

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Hotel Alex in Zermatt is one of our most popular ski hotels boasting a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

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Best Après Ski Bars In The World

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Krazy Kanguruh, St. Anton, Austria

Owned by World Cup ski legend Mario Matt, the Krazy Kanguruh is a legendary bar in St. Anton. If you like dancing on tables and singing to old school rock music, you’re in for a treat. Located on the side of the pistes, you’ll hear the party starting from the slopes. No wonder it has been popular since 1965. Immerse yourself in the best Austrian après atmosphere around. The mixture of history and its lively parties make this one of the best après ski bars in the world.

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The Hotel Arlberg in St. Anton is an excellent four-star hotel with a pool located close to the centre of town.

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Best Après Ski Bars In The World

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La Folie Douce, Val d’Isère, France

La Folie Douce is a well-renowned chain of bars in France now. The original bar was in Val d’Isère and it still delivers as one of the best après ski bars in the world. It was opened in 1981 by entrepreneur Luc Reversade and his mother and head chef Mamone. Their vision of great food and drink mixed with open-air live shows still lives on today. Expect dancing on tables and incredible shows throughout the season.

Best Après Ski Bars In The World

Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, Jackson Hole, USA

It’s like stepping into a western cowboy scene when you head to the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole. It is truly one of the most unique bars linked to a ski resort. It is internationally famous for its live country music acts and western dancing shows. Celebrities through to presidents have all visited the bar when in Wyoming. You can also enjoy a great round of pool with an icy cold beer. An old school American bar experience.

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Hotel Amangani in Jackson Hole has a unique location with stunning panoramic views of the mountains.

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Best Après Ski Bars In The World

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Riders Hotel Bar, Laax, Switzerland

Riders Hotel Bar in Laax attracts a lot of hip young skiers in the area. It has a relaxed atmosphere and an extensive cocktail menu. The interior has a clean modern look that you would usually find in a city. It’s a great place to socialise and talk about your day on the slopes. Sit back relax and enjoy well-deserved drinks.

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Hotel Adula in Flims Laax is a family-run hotel with a fabulous range of health and fitness facilities.

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Riders hotel bar

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Tea Del Vida, Livigno, Italy

Tea Del Vidal has a brilliant atmosphere and is often packed to the rafters. Expect dancing to Euro-pop music and flaming drinks when you visit the popular bar in Livigno. Located near the slopes you’ll hear the music pumping from afar. Locals and tourists dance arm in arm on tables in this fun Italian après ski bar. One of the liveliest places to party in Italy.

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Hotel Amerikan in Livigno has an enviable position, just 20m from the lifts. The hotel features an eco-friendly indoor pool, pizzeria, and restaurant.

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Tea Del Vidal Livigno

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The Farinet, Verbier, Switzerland

The liveliest spot in Verbier is always the Farinet. Lots of après ski bands from around the world visit to perform at the legendary bar. There’s beer on tap and a lot of table dancing throughout the season. The roof of the building is literally taken off on sunny days so you can enjoy apres in the sun. There’s also a daily happy hour which is great for those wanting a cheap drink.

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Situated in the heart of Verbier, the Hotel Vanessa is an ideal spot for an Alpine break.

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Farinet Lounge bar

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The Londoner, Kitzbühel , Austria

Steeped in history, The Londoner is one the most famous bars in Austria. The winners of the classic Hahnenkamm downhill ski race will traditionally have a drink and party in the bar after their win. It is themed like a classic English pub and has been open since 1973 by Rod Stewart’s former manager Rik Gunnell. It is now a must-visit place within Kitzbühel. A home from home for Brits that visit the establishment.

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Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbühel is a great ski-in ski-out hotel, situated right on the slopes and close to the lifts.

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The Londoner Kitzbuhel

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The Longhorn Saloon, Whistler, Canada

Based at the bottom of the slopes in Whistler, The Longhorn Saloon is where the part starts in the resort. Expect loud music throughout the day and a fun welcoming atmosphere. From champagne showers to the must-have Longhorn nachos, this place has a mixture of delights. It’s perfect for a quick drink during the day or a big night out.

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Four Seasons Resort and Residences is a five-star hotel at the foot of Blackcomb mountain in Whistler.

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The Longhorn Saloon

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The Rond-Point, Méribel , France

The Rond-Point Bar in Méribel is for the real party-goers. Located at the top of the slopes it has some of the best views of the ski area. It is regularly packed out on the balcony for many different DJ sets that are staged throughout the season. International acts regularly play music at the bar. If you’re looking for a bite to eat they serve delicious burgers too. Just for the atmosphere alone, this is one of the après ski bars in the world.

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The Hotel La Chaudanne in Méribel is a comfortable hotel which offers great access to the slopes.

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Rond Point Meribel

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Harakiri Bar, Mayrhofen, Austria

The Harakiri bar in Mayrhofen is one of the most lively in the Austrian ski resort. Named after the steepest run in Austria, the bar has DJ nights throughout the season. It has a purple and pink-themed interior making it stand out from other alpine bars. A great place to let your hair down after a day on the slopes.

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The homely Hotel Kramerwirt is situated in Mayrhofen in Austria and offers extensive spa facilities.

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Credit: Harakiri Bar Facebook

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