Here’s the definitive Edge magazine guide to apres in Val d’Isere, Tignes and La Rosiere! Whether it’s a chilled evening or massive blow-out you’re looking for, read on for our advice on where to go when…
MARMOT ARMS, Rue de la Poste, Tignes Le Lac.
While away a whiteout with a craft ale, liven up your legs dancing to live music après, party away the night in the downstairs burrow. The Marmoteers can be relied on for bar banter or to get the party started. The food’s great too, from the full English brekkie to gourmet burgers. Happy hours 4-6pm.
SALOON, Val d’Isere and Tignes Val Claret.
Take part in the daily beer pong tournament here and you’ll soon find yourself amongst new friends. If alpine party nights, cocktail jugs, live après music and friendly party people are your thing, look for the orange sign and get involved. Happy hours 3-5 and 8-10.
LE PETIT DANOIS, Val d’Isere.
One of the most welcoming bars in resort with a fun, international crowd. The Scandi bar staff make sure everyone, from celebrity to seasonnaire, feels at home here. Local legend Henrick has run the bar for over 20 years and knows how to put on a party. Go for live bands, DJs and theme nights. The Full English is a great hangover cure. Regular happy hours.
TC’S BAR, Tignes Le Lavachet.
This front-room style bar is the locals’ hangout. Barstool banter with TC should almost be listed as a tourist attraction. There’s entertainment a-plenty with darts nights, open mics, DJs and more. Full English breakfast all day Saturday. Happy hours 4-6.
COIN DES AMIS, Val d’Isere.
The name of this bar translates to ‘Friend’s Corner’. Tiny inside, though huge in character, the jollity spills out into the square opposite the central Tourist Office, under wood heaters with lots of warming shots going around. Après here feels like a mini festival.
LE MOOSE, behind Chalet Chardons, Tignes Les Brevieres.
Fun bar chat and a house party vibe is the reason Le Moose has so many regulars. As well as lively après bands, pub grub, sports TV, games and party nights. Happy hours 4-7pm.
COCORICO, slopefront, Val d’Isere.
There’s no better way to celebrate a great ski day than by sliding straight onto the Cocorico terrace for live après bands and dancing on the tables. Guaranteed fun with other ski-happy people. Happy hour 2-4pm.
BAGUS, Rue de la Poste, Tignes Le Lac.
Fill up on homemade Savoyard specialities with top quality meat and cheese. On a sunny day eat on the back terrace with stunning views over the lake to Val Claret. The ‘dish of the day’ is great value at €13.50, lunch deals available too.
RESTAURANT 1789, opposite Val d’Isere bus station.
Make sure you’re hungry when you seek out this gem – like the hosts, the portions are generous and you’re likely to be sent on your way with a warming ‘digestif’. The dining room is full of character, cosy and warmed by an open fire which doubles as the meat grill.
BRASSERIE DU PETIT SAVOYARD, Tignes Val Claret centre.
All the local dishes come with a large helping of alpine charm – crepe to tartiflette, flame-frilled meat to fondue. Open breakfast to dinner 8.30am to 11pm, also serving takeaway pizza, pancakes and waffles.
LES CROZETS, at the Le Fornet cable car, Val d’Isere.
At the farthest end of the ski map, you’ll be looking for a hearty feed when you get here. Family restaurant Les Crozets offers its own take on Savoyard food with a unique and fresh menu. Best known for its omelette, croziflette and quality meat with local wine or cider. Open from breakfast to dinner.
PEPE 2000, Tuffs slopefront,Tignes Val Claret.
The variety on offer here is the draw. The food is a modern take on alpine eating, cooked in front of you in a huge open kitchen, pizza oven or hot dessert counter. Lunchtime live music, sun terrace and an impressive beer and wine menu give you plenty of excuses to linger here.
TUMMY, La Place du Curling, Val Claret.
This small but perfectly formed restaurant has a great terrace for when the sun is shining, and a cosy indoor eating space for when it isn’t! On the menu are delicious burgers, fresh pasta homemade daily, and genuine award winning pizzas. If you happen to be passing in the afternoon be sure to stop off for one of the incredible chocolate belgian waffles… To die for!
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LA RELAIS DU PETIT SAINT BERNARD, front de neige.
At the foot of the nursery slopes, this ski-in bar/hotel has panoramic vistas, an alpine feel and family-friendly service.
LE COMPTOIR, resort centre.
Laid-back Le Comptoir offers live music, great pub food and party nights.
LA TAVERNE DU MICKINLEY, front de neige.
The sun terrace boasts stunning views of the slopes and the valley – inside find a varied menu, music and DJs, and accommodation.
Whether you’re planning on a big night out, cosy dinner for two or an adult-only ski day, Little Chicks Childcare can make sure your kids are safe and having a great time too.
RIZE COFFEE BAR, Olympique Avenue, approaching Val d’Isere.
This cosy café/bar/art gallery offers a relaxing alternative hangout with home-baked cakes, healthy smoothies and breakfasts, comfy chairs and kids play area. Enjoy the works of local artists on display while you sip a chai latte (or a glass of wine).
ARCTIC CAFÉ, Val d’Isere.
If you’re fed up of fondue, Arctic is an oasis of healthy wraps, superfood salads, homemade energy cakes and fruit smoothies. This rider’s café is the place to meet like-minded people surrounded by art and inspiration, tasting organic wines and local beers.
BARAQUE, Val d’Isere.
A trendy bar/restaurant with modern, sophisticated lunch and dinner menus. From relaxed pre-dinner cocktails, to post-dinner dancing to live music, a trip to Baraque is always special.
CHERRY GARDEN, Bourg Saint Maurice.
This new Asian restaurant offers authentic sushi, stir-fry and Thai fusion dishes. Everything’s beautifully made, from what’s on your plate to the upcycled décor. Book a table in their little restaurant or grab a takeaway from their road-side hut on your way up the mountain.
CARREFOUR, Rue de la Poste, Tignes Le Lac.
If you’re partied out have a cosy night in your apartment – Carrefour will lend you a raclette or fondue kit for free when you buy your meat and cheese there! Plus they’ll deliver it all to your door.
HUSKI, Delivery service covering Tignes, Val D’Isere, La Rosiere, Sainte Foy, Les Arcs and La Plagne.
Who says you have to go out to have a great après ski experience? If you fancy bringing the party (or the meal) to your chalet, Huski can provide you with everything you could possibly need. From beer to champagne, fondue to boeuf bourgignon, restaurant quality cuisine, or even a fully staffed cocktail party, Huski will deliver it all right to your door.
DOUDOUNE, Val d’Isere.
Party the night away in one of the Alps’ only superclubs. Catch big-name DJs and bands in the circus/enchanted forest themed main room.
JACKS NIGHTCLUB, Tignes Le Lac.
At the back of Jacks Bowling, you’ll find locals and night owls propping up the bar in this friendly club, or dancing to international DJs.
Free shuttle bus runs from La Daille to Le Fornet every 5-15 minutes from 7.35am to 7.40pm. The night bus runs every 20 minutes from 7.50pm to 2.10am.
I-shuttle offer a 24hr 7/7 service
+33 (0)6 22 83 06 84
Free shuttle buses run at intervals 24/7 between Lavachet, Le Lac and Val Claret. The service from Le Lac to 1800 stops between midnight and 7am.