top après-ski spots in Europe

Après-ski is a loaded word, mispronounced by ski veterans and those whose post-piste form has shifted from jäger-soaked terraces and boot stomping to hammam or hot-chock-and-titanic.

Apres is the equivalent of first class skiing in Verbier. This is where experienced skiers come to ski dangerous, mogul-ridden tortine skim wide, crummy reds up lovely gentian - La Chaux.


This French resort's après scene is as vast and varied as its terrain: a magnet for serious skiers who are led by guides on epic backcountry adventures.


With the new Flexenbahn cableway link to Lech and over 305km of different pistes to carve and conquer, St Anton is a fun and fast snowglobe for skiers.

St Anton

Val Thorens


Val d’Isere

St Moritz


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