Apres-ski in Courmayeur

Apres-ski in Courmayeur


Partying in Italy invariably coming equipped with large quantities of pasta and alcohol! Seriously though, après-ski here goes on at all levels, including in the exalted hangouts of the ultra-wealthy Turin and Milanese crowd up for the weekend. To see how the other half lives, a visit to the Cadran Solaire is a must. For the rest of us, there’s plenty to do at night here, with a choice of mountainside eateries and bars as well as a great selection in downtown Courmayeur.

In town, traditional Italian cuisine is the best for value and flavour, with seafood pastas and extensive wine lists. Terrazza has the best reputation for its fair prices, great food and friendly service. A short taxi ride to Entreves gets you to Maison de Fillippo for the famous eat-till-you-drop fixed price feast of 36 different dishes. Even the little rustic huts on the mountain offer table service at prices ranging from reasonable to expensive, but are worth every euro. For committed night-hawks, stylish bar-hopping is hot here, with free canapés served early on during happy hour to get the party going. American Bar is best for music and Prive for great cocktails.