Après Ski in Courchevel
Reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of the resort, Courchevel's après-ski options are not only rich in quantity, but quality too.
Starting with the traditional après-ski atmosphere and crowd, is Ku De Ta. This is Courchevel's big name, slopeside venue. The party starts from 4pm with live music, vin chaud and hot punch served alongside some great late afternoon snacks or tapas. Ku De Ta also boasts its own vodka bar and for anyone wanting to keep up with sporting events, you can be sure to catch all the big games here on Sky Sports. Surprisingly, the prices here a a little lower than most others in the area, making this an accessible and fun après experience for everyone.
If you prefer a slightly more relaxed après atmosphere, Le Tremplin will suit you perfectly. Not only is this a great place to catch some late afternoon sun on the terrace, but you can also keep your tired feet up as the efficient table service means no fighting to get to the bar. Le Tremplin is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy live music from 4pm.
If it's more of a nightclub you're looking for, Les Caves is a great option. Located near the resort centre, this venue is popular with all nationalities of tourist, and plenty of locals too. Despite its popularity, this is not somewhere for those on a budget but certainly makes for a fun treat or special occasion. There is also a Parisian themed bar/restaurant above Les Caves called The Coyote, which is perfect for a change of scenery.
Courchevel Moriond (1650)
For some seriously reasonable prices on beer and nachos, Le Bubble Bar is the place to be. They claim to host "coffee sipping, Mutzig slurping, nacho munching, ski boot dancing and late night buzzing" and judging by the reviews, this place does exactly what it says on the tin. Live bands have the 'straight off the slopes' crowd dancing enthusiastically with friendly and efficient staff keeping the glasses full.
Another popular spot is Rocky's Bar, where the predominantly British crowd can often be found in fancy dress dancing to live music and taking advantage of drinks promotions. They show a wide variety of sports and sometimes even British soaps. There is also a much more peaceful terrace area, from which you can quietly observe the livelier crowd whilst soaking up some afternoon sun and checking your emails (this place doubles as an internet cafe).
If after all this dancing and skiing, you are looking for somewhere with traditional Savoyard style to relax in plush surroundings, Bar Le Schuss will be the place to go. This beautiful, typical mountain lodge is located in the heart of Courchevel Moriond and tends to attract a more mature and sophisticated crowd.
Last but not least, the chic Fire & Ice Bar at the Hotel Portetta is conveniently located at the bottom of the main slopes in Courchevel Moriond and has a large outdoor terrace complete with log burning fire, fur snugs and heated seating to keep you warm whilst you sip a frozen ice shot (their speciality) or other beverage from the sophisticated drinks list - and their wood-fired pizzas are highly recommended if you're peckish too!