Apres-ski in Tignes

Apres-ski in Tignes


Apres-ski in Tignes is occasionally rated as subdued in comparison with the raucous delights of neighbouring Val d’Isere, but regardless, skiers of every level return year after year for the skiing. One of the most attractive aspects of Tignes is its ‘what you see is what you get’ attitude – endless kilometres of great slopes and trails and a few fun places to relax in after a day indulging in your obsession. While it’s no party town, Tignes is far from boring after dark.

Each of the resort’s villages has its own distinctive flavour of après-ski. Val Claret has the two best clubs; the pricey Blue Girl and more reasonable Couloir give a choice of either live music, flavoured vodkas and tapas or French europop, techno and strippers. Both close around 04:00. Jam Bar in Le Lac is for everyone from families and groups to singles, and has a great party atmosphere, while noisy resort favourite Alpaka specialises in a huge range of cocktails. Loop Bar’s cosy sofas, log fire, brilliant chef and famous theme parties can’t be missed.

In Le Lavachet, Brasero is a haven for sports fans pining for TV action, with its plasma screen showing all the latest matches along with happy hours and great food. Scotty’s English pub has live bands, sports TV, roast dinners and regular promotions. For more grown-up après-ski, the no-smoking Lavachet Lounge has non-sport Sky TV, internet access, homemade cakes and great coffee.