La Folie Douce: There’s no need to get back down to resort level in order to get the après-ski party started here in Alpe d’Huez. At the top of the Marmottes 1 chair lift is the fantastic La Folie Douce bar and restaurant. With a big south facing deck giving fantastic views over the mountains (you can even see across the valley to Les Deux Alpes) the après-ski gets going from 14:30. DJ's, dancers, champagne, this is the best party you'll experience on the mountain. If you can't be here in person you can watch some of the action from our new webcam. Note that it closes as the lifts close, at 16:30-17:00.
Le Tremplin Bar and Restaurant: Meanwhile down in Les Bergers by the Altiport, Tremplin has a large south-facing terrace with an abundance of deck chairs, just perfect for watching the sun go down.
Tiger Bar: Also in Les Bergers and great for a game of pool and a bit of sport on the TV.
Bar Chez Leo: In the commercial centre you will find the cosy, fantastic French family run bar which is a firm favourite with the ESF ski school instructors.
Le Taburle Bar and Restaurant: Also piste-side, but back in Alpe d'Huez at the bottom of the DMC lift. It has a massive south-facing deck with plenty of tables and deckchairs and it’s literally on the side of the Village blue run, so you can ski from here down to the lower sections of town even when the lifts have stopped running.
FreeRide Bar: In the middle of town on Avenue des Jeux, a firm favourite with the locals and seasonnaires alike – here the action goes on well into the early hours.
The Sphere Bar: Also on Avenue des Jeux, this small English run bar that has live music several afternoons a week - normally between around 16:00 and 18:00. It always has a great atmosphere and has a south facing patio too - it's .
O’Bar: Meanwhile down in the old town you will find this more traditionally alpine bar with a roaring log fire and a great selection of tapas. It’s a great spot for a bit of après-ski banter and to warm those cold toes and fingers.
L’Indiana Bar: Across the road from the O’Bar is which is always busy with skiers given its proximity to the “lobster pot” lift system.