Apres Ski in Les Deux Alpes
Les Deux Alpes is one of France’s livelier ski resorts, boasting a fun après-ski scene and a broad selection of good bars. Dining options in Les Deux Alps range from traditional French via pancakes to luxury pizza.
Apres Ski Bars & Nightlife in Les Deux Alpes
Apres ski starts early in Les Deux Alpes. The Pano bar at the top of the Jandri Express kicks off mid afternoon with an open air “disco”. Thumping music and crowds of people reminiscent of the busiest of night clubs get the adrenaline pumping for a final run to the village in preparation for the night ahead.
The wide selection of bars means visitors of all ages will be able to enjoy an evening in Les Deux Alpes, with everything from cosy pubs to bustling bars and clubs. Despite being covered in old skis and ski boots, Pub le Windsor has the feeling of an old London pub, and is a regular haunt among locals wanting a quiet drink. Whether in Windsor or elsewhere, there’s plenty of spots for a relaxing evening beverage in Les Deux Alpes, with a number of bars dotted around the village.
With roughly 30 bars in the resort, there’s also plenty to entertain visitors wanting a lively evening. Smithy’s, Smokey Joes, the Red Frog, Secrets and La Grotte du Yeti are all popular places to begin an evening, and regularly show live sports.
The choice of clubs is slightly more limited, with little choice beyond Avalanche, which is the resort’s main nightclub. Open until 5am with a good atmosphere and live DJs, Avalanche is the busiest of the resort’s late night bars and clubs, and is widely preferred to alternatives such as the Bresilien.
Restaurants in Les Deux Alpes
Dining options in Les Deux Alps range from traditional French via pancakes to luxury pizza.
Gastronomic diners should check out the restaurant at the Chalet Mounier hotel (the son of the owner runs the Le Diable au Coeur) or the Bel’Auberge. Le Blue Salmon is good for more down-to-earth fare and the Crêpe à Gogo is a good local speciality restaurant, as well as serving the occasional pancake.
For a more unusual experience, have the Tribeca Caffé pick you up from town in an old London taxi, and soak in their outdoor hot tub before indulging in antipasti and fresh, stone-baked pizzas.
Other Activities in Les Deux Alpes
Non-skiers can get to the top of the glacier where there is a fascinating ice cave cut beneath the glacier. Full of dinosaurs, polar bears, Chamois and other oddities carved from blocks of ice it is one of the more surreal experiences to have over 3,000m.
Another attraction is the White Cruise, a tour in a customised snowcat over 3,600m towards La Grave. There is also a heated outdoor swimming pool in town, abowling rink and a cinema.
Raquets for winter walking, cross country skiing on over 20km of trails, ice climbing, paragliding, ski joering, snow-mobiling and tobogganning are all available in Les Deux Alpes.
For a unique experience, a hike across the creaking ice of the glacier at 3,600ms will afford breathtaking 360o views. But it’s advisable to hire a qualified guide for any activity on a glacier.