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Après-ski in Austria and Nightlife in France

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Having a drink at the end of the day, at the foot of the slopes while wearing your ski boots, is unequivocally linked to a winter sports holiday. Austria may be The place to be for après-ski, however other countries and resorts are certainly catching up in this regard. Below you will find the Top 10 ski resorts with good après-ski and night life options.

1. Ischgl

Ischgl is one of the best Austrian resorts for Après-ski! Even though it is a bit more expensive than all the other Austrian resorts, it's still better value than the big resorts of Switzerland. The Trofana Alm claims to be the best après-ski bar in the world. The name says it all: Classic Tyrolean décor and cheesy sing-along songs with silly dances that get everyone involved. Another place that definitely deserves a visit is the Kuhstall, it is filled with a younger crowd that is partying to the latest hits!

2 .Gerlos

Gerlos is one of those ski resorts that is famous for its après-ski. Many people who go on ski holidays choose Gerlos due to its wonderful atmosphere. Bars such as Luigi’s Turbo bar and the Cin Cin are amongst the most well known. Après-ski in Gerlos is easy to navigate, since there are only a few key places where on a daily basis, the party starts when the sun goes down and ends when the sun comes up again.

3. Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen has had the forethought to locate après-ski bars at the top of the gondola as well as at the base-station in Mayrhofen. Only the brave survive the après-ski here. It all starts at the Pilzbar at the top of the Penkenbahn gondola. The party continues next to the Penkenbahn station in the village at the Eis Bar. Here you can party till the early morning!

4. Val Thorens

Val Thorens was chosen as the location of the second incarnation of la Falie Douce and with good reason. If you're skiing nearby, you'll most certainly hear La Falie Douce before you see it. When the lifts stop the crowd goes back down the slopes to continue partying in the center, where there are many other bars and clubs! If you want to go clubbing you have to go to Malaysia, where they give you the most awesome burning shots.

5. Sölden

Sölden après ski is probably one of the best in the world together with St Anton and Ischgl. The main street running through Sölden is awash with indoor and outdoor bars. And for most visiting Sölden in the winter, après ski is a very important part of their week. For those wanting to escape the après ski; away from the Sölden main street there are many peaceful and quiet areas in the resort.

6. Val d'Isere

In the early evening you can go La Folie Douce. Here it's all about DJ's on a balcony, banging the newest house music. If you head down early you can have some really cheap beers at Cafe Face. At the end of the night you can visit the famous Dick's Tea Bar, with over 30 years experience of giving Val d'Iseres party crowd a good time.

7. Kirchberg

Every afternoon, in the center of Kirchberg and at the foot of the slopes, the après-ski parties get started. There are numerous lively on- and off-mountain bars and discos that cater to a large group of people. The must-go-to hotspots is Kirchberg are “London Pub”, the “Eisbar” and not to forget the”Boomerang”.

8. St. Anton am Arlberg

Everybody already knows about St. Anton, and it has in the past claimed the top spot. Après-ski action in St Anton often starts on the mountain and continues in the heart of the village. The base-station and the main street are lively late into the night. There are 2 places you definitely need to visite; The Krazy Kangaruh and the Mooserwirt. You'll never forget visiting these bars!

9. Westendorf

This quaint village is not only known for the picturesque views and scenery, but is also known for its range of après-ski bars. After a day on the slopes, you can immediately join in on the fun at “Gerry’s Inn” and the “Bruchstall”, and the best part is: To reach these bars, you don’t even have to loosen the binders of your skis, just ski there! The real party animals can end the night in the ”Wunderbar”.

10. Saalbach

During the day the prepped slopes of no less than 270km in total, call you name to enjoy them. And, at the end of the day almost all slopes end in the village, where everyone is ready to welcome you for a great après-ski party. The various mountain huts, snow bars, pubs and discos will tempt you to keep having fun late into the night.

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