Courchevel Apres Ski:
How to Apres Like A Ski Instructor

Looking for the best apres ski bars in Courchevel? From La Folie Douce to seasonaire hang outs, Courchevel has it all

So you want to know the best apres-ski spots in Courchevel?

Well, the best way to find the best apres-ski bars in Courchevel is to go where the ski instructors party. The guys and gals that party as hard as they ski.

Wherever you finish your ski day on the mountain you’re never far away from live music, dancing on tables, a magnum of rosé, DJ sets or simply a quiet spot to relax.

Keeping reading to find out where to apres-ski in Courchevel and The Three Valleys.

La Folie Douce

You’ll hear it before you see it. La Folie Douce is the ultimate apres-ski spot, an unmissable experience for anyone who visits Courchevel.

It’s famous for putting on some of the world’s best apres-ski high up on the slopes.

Perching on the mountainside between Courchevel and Meribel, there’s nothing quite like it with a unique mix of experiences.

Folie Douce combines positive energies and brings generations closer to a simple vision: “have fun and enjoy. Everywhere and every second, there is happiness”

Live DJs, open-air clubbing, daily shows all surrounded by the awe-inspiring mountain landscape.

VIP Slopeside Apres Ski

If you’re looking for some early afternoon VIP apres-ski spots then you’re spoilt for choice.

You can stop for a long lunch at slopeside restaurants like Caphorn, Nammos, Chalet de Pierres or Bagatelle and after a few glasses of wine, you’ll see the sunny decks turn into lively apres-ski spots as the afternoon kicks in.

Enjoy elevated dining experiences and apres-ski parties from all these locations surrounded by 360 views of sparkling snow-capped mountains.

Just remember, you might have to ski down before the sunsets once you’re done!

The Seasonaire Hangouts

Want to find the places where your chalet host and ski instructor really sneak off to?

Then your best bet is to head towards La Tania, beware, you’ll be shedding the Courchevel glamour for a true seasonaire experience.

Perhaps the best person to follow is ski instructor come apres musician Freddy Wilkens. By day he’ll be out teaching on the slopes. Once the lifts stop spinning it’s time for the Freddy Wilkens Show at La Taiga on Tuesdays from 5pm.

Pub Le Ski Lodge, in La Tania, is notorious for putting on a rowdy apres-ski session, La Boulotte, 1650, is a cosy local bar with regular live music, plus Le Schuss, 1650, and La Luge, 1850, fill with happy go lucky ski instructors well after the sun goes down.

Fire & Ice

If chilling out, relaxing and enjoying the mountain life is more your thing then Fire & Ice bar at Le Portetta Hotel is the perfect apres-ski spot.

Set into the snow front of Courchevel Moriond 1650 you’ll unclip your skis and fall into the luxurious outdoor sofas.

Friendly impeccable service keeps your drinks topped up. Sip a fresh cocktail, a refreshing beer or a warming vin chaud.

As the sun twinkles behind the mountain peak you’ll stay warm under thick blankets and a heated outdoor bar.

Plus from 4.30 pm it’s happy hour which even includes free (DELICIOUS) stone-baked pizza.

Waikiki Beach Bar

Why not grab slopeside winter sun at the unique Waikiki Beach Bar. It’s simple, relaxed and easy-going, just like a beach bar should be.

The French Alps is renowned for its glorious blue sky, wall to wall sunshine ski days. You’re almost guaranteed to get great fresh snow conditions combined with fair weather skiing during a week in Courchevel. Most visitors get glorious skiing and a suntan after a week in the snow.

Fill up on a burger, grab a cocktail and lap up the sun all to a few classic tunes through the afternoon.

La Petite Bergerie

An unlikely combo of a local french grill restaurant and Scottish tradition opens its doors below the streets of Le Praz.

This apres-session is a hidden gem only known to those who hear the highland whispers around the Courchevel.

Walk into a laugh a minute performance from Bill and Arthur as the local musicians put on a folk sing-along come comedy show.

It’s a different sort of apres, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the Scottish Highlands, not the French Alps. Wednesday, 5pm, see you there!

Le Tremplin

Le Tremplin proudly sits on the main snow front of Courchevel 1850 making it the perfect place to slide right off the slopes into apres-ski.

The large deck catches the last of the Courchevel sun before the music turns up and the drinks start flowing.

There’s no need to even leave your seat with quick table surface help you relax to regular live music from 4pm.

Once you’re done easily jump on the Jardin Alpin lift or hop in a taxi back to your luxury accommodation.

Copina Cocktails & Tapas

For a luxurious experience out of the limelight, Copina in Courchevel Moriond 1650 is waiting.

The popular tapas and cocktail bar is open from early afternoon with delicious cocktails made from local ingredients, moreish small plates.

Check out their Facebook page to find out when they've got live music planned.

Apres Ski in Courchevel

You can have apres anyway you want in Courchevel.

Unmissable groovy vibes of Folie Douce, VIP slopeside experiences, rowdy seasonaire hangouts or a quiet drink in the sun.

Wherever you finish your ski day, 1850, 1650, La Praz or La Tania you can easily find your way home on the regular free ski bus.