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The ski resorts with the best après-ski

Professional freeskiers Olle Regnér and Oscar Scherlin compete all over the world so they’ve visited more ski resorts than most. After a day on the slopes, they’re certainly ready for some great après-ski and these are their preferred hangouts.

For some people, the best thing about a ski vacation is powder skiing in freshly fallen snow, while others stand at the front of the line well before the lifts open so they can get in a few runs on the perfect corduroy snow. Some, though, are mainly interested in what happens after the lifts have closed.

In their careers as professional freeskiers, Olle Regnér and Oscar Scherlin have competed all over the world. They spend long periods staying at various ski resorts, so they should know where to find the best après-ski. Here are their favorites:

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2x after ski i Åre2x après-ski in Åre

In the middle of the Åre ski resort, yet only a stone’s throw from the center of the village, is Timmerstugan, an obvious choice if you’re looking for some après-ski. A top tip is to go here on a Sunday, when the white drapes are removed, black curtains are hung in front of the windows and the restaurant is transformed into a crazy, French-influenced après-ski.If you’re looking for a traditional version of après-ski, with Scandinavian cover bands and dancing in your boots, head for Verandan. The party here goes on for hours and when you’re done, it’s just a three-minute walk to the town’s restaurants.

Timmerstugan

Stjärntorget, VM6:an, 837 53 Åre

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Traditional French in Chamonix

During the winter months, local skiers and tourists alike head to action-packed Chamonix for its après-ski. Chambre Neuf calls itself ‘the loudest and best après-ski in Chamonix.’ There’s dancing on the tables and the sound of boots stomping to the beat of live music. Chambre Neuf also has a Happy Hour between 8pm and 10pm, with a 2-for-1 offer on cocktails. Good to know, if you can keep going that long...

Chambre Neuf

272 Avenue Michel Croz, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Frankrike

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Rock ‘n’ roll in St. Anton

When the lifts close for the day, the après-ski here starts moving to a rock ‘n’ roll beat. Whether you fancy a Flying Hirsch (Red Bull with a shot of Jägermeister) or would rather have a glass of champagne, they’ve got you covered at Mooserwirt. There’s room for plenty of people, so there’s always a great mix here. We like to drink a beer at the bar as we take in the scene and we’ve heard that this bar sells the most beer in all of Austria. People generally ski here and we think you should definitely come with your boots on, but of course there are those who disagree.

MooserWirt

Unterer Mooserweg 2, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg

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Lively boutique hotel in Verbier

In the heart of Verbier is this stylish boutique hotel, which has the village’s only après-ski that features live bands and is open every evening throughout the season. A big plus is the glass roof, which can be opened to let in the spring sunshine or to cool down the hot après-ski guests. We could describe this place as being a proper mess. Which is something we like! Just as much as we like their Happy Hour, which is between 4pm and 6pm every day.

Farinet

Place Centrale, 1936, Verbier

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A must in Bad Gastein

After a full day on the slopes, the Silver Bullet Bar is a must! This place has a great atmosphere in a cool, cottage-like atmosphere. If you’re used to two-story cottages with ceilings up to 14m high, that is. The focus here is on beer and rock ‘n’ roll. Call in at home and change before coming here, as this après-ski is best without boots.

Silver Bullet Bar

Meyerbeerweg 1, 5640 Bad Gastein

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Last edited: November 9, 2018

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