2016 hails the start of something quite special in Verbier. All over the Alps, music festivals seem to be popping up – from Rock the Pistes in Portes du Soleil, to Zermatt Unplugged in….well, Zermatt. Now Verbier is the next to take on the challenge with its new festival, Verbier Impulse, on the weekends of […]
Verbier apres ski doesn’t really call for an introduction. The resort’s reputation is for encouraging visitors to abandon reality for a week of decadence in the mountains. The apres ski in Verbier is some of the best across the Alps and certainly in Switzerland. It boasts renowned DJ’s, live bands every night and venues to suit all tastes. Whilst the fun is concentrated in a few infamous venues, the party is all the better for it.
There’s no need to wait until you’re off the mountain to start your evening of apres ski in Verbier…the fun starts on the hill and can continue until the early hours if you really get carried away!
Mountain Bars for Après Ski
Perched on the edge of the mountain at Ruinettes, Ice Cube hosts a DJ on the terrace most afternoons. A real sun-trap, with incredible views across the Val de Bagnes, grab a deck-chair and an Aperol for a Vitamin D top-up or join the crowd on the terrace for a couple of warm-up beers before the final run back down to Medran. If you get carried away, just hop back onto the neighbouring Medran gondola directly back down to the main village.
Hang a right past 1936 to finish your day’s skiing down at the infamous Le Rouge après bar and restaurant. Sitting just at the bottom of the eponymous piste, Le Rouge is amongst the most popular of Verbier après ski bars. Everyone from celebrities to seasonnaires congregate on their roof-top bar to grab a bottle of rose and dance with the resident DJ. The crowds start to congregate from about 3.30 before heading further into the centre of town to continue their evening by about 6.
Après Ski in Verbier
With a panoramic terrace offering stunning views down the valley, expert mixologists and a selection of fine cigars, the W Living Room invites guests to enjoy some of life’s little luxuries at the end of a hard day’s skiing. Relax with friends on the massive sofas, or prop yourself at the bar to watch your cocktail of choice being prepared.
THE prime location for an après bar in Verbier, W Off Piste sits right at the bottom of the home run back to Medran. Think fire-pits and chilled beats from one of the resident DJ’s whilst the sun sets over the neighbouring peaks…
VINABAGNES, FER A CHEVAL AND VIE MONTAGNE
Walking down the hill towards Place Centrale will bring you across this trio of bars and restaurants. Each is popular with locals as well as tourists and present different sides of an authentic Swiss experience.
Vinabagnes is a specialist wine bar with a generous list to choose from. Doubling up as a deli during the day, they also offer a delicious selection of nibbles for anyone who needs a snack. This is one for relaxing on the terrace with a bottle of ice-cold rose in the sun.
Fer a Cheval is a bustling and cosy bar and restaurant. From 5 until 8 the bar and terrace are thick with groups of friends enjoying an apero with some bread and cheese to nibble on before supper. The atmosphere is loud and fun; a great spot for anyone who has some stories from the mountain they can’t wait to regale their group with.
Vie Montagne boasts its own microbrewery, and was launched by Tom Etridge, the gastropub pioneer. He knows what he’s doing, and has managed to house a craft-beer bar with casual dining, a cocktail bar, and fine-dining restaurant within one building.
Probably the most famous of the Verbier après ski bars, Farinet Après brings an amazing party every night of the season. It’s been voted the world’s best après bar before, and it’s easy to see why. With live bands every night from 6pm, dancing on the tables is encouraged, and a ‘shot ski’ is passed around. When the party’s in full swing, Farinet can quite literally raise their roof allowing the last sun of the day to join the festivities.
A long-standing and very bijou Verbier institution, it’s also a place to visit and escape the tourist crowds. With Belgian beer, local wines and specialist house cocktails, at Crock No Name you can enjoy a relaxed après ski drink on the sunny terrace above Place Centrale, or get carried away until 2am with the nightly DJ or band.
For anyone who’d rather unwind with a signature cocktail in hand, the Farinet Lounge is a classy après ski option with expert mixologists, an open fire, plus a tempting menu of sushi and nibbles to keep the hunger pangs at bay.
Party Into The Night
To continue your night in style, Farinet South is one of the most popular spots for carrying on your après ski in Verbier. With a different DJ every night of the week, and open until 4am daily, there’s always an excuse to continue the party.
Video Credit: Farm Club, Verbier
A Verbier institution, the Farm Club was established in the 1970s and has hosted royals and celebrities through the generations. Walk through the doors and decadence reigns supreme until dawn.
Featuring some of the World’s pre-eminent DJs, and powered by Dom Perignon (!), L’Etoile is renowned in the world of Verbier nightlife. If you’d prefer to spend the whole evening under one roof, L’Etoile is also a well-regarded supper club so you can eat and drink in one place!
In Verbier, après ski is almost as important as the skiing and the luxury chalets! This is a village that delivers on every aspect of an opulent skiing holiday; a true combination of world-renowned mountain pursuits and the finer things in life.
Our collection of Ultimate Luxury Chalets in Verbier, are some of the finest in the Alps with impeccable service levels to match. Our selection includes properties perfect of families, large groups of friends, or corporate retreats; give our team of specialists a call on +441202 203653 or email us if you’re thinking about a holiday in Verbier. Several of our team have holidayed or lived in Verbier and so know the town and Four Valleys ski area well.