Courchevel is not only a fantastic location for skiing on some of the best pistes in Europe, but it is also a great party location.
If you're not too tired from the a hectic December then check out our top spots to kick off your skis, grab a beer and have a boogie.
Folie Douce, Meribel-Courchevel
The most obvious and elaborate day time party place is Folie Douce. Known in a few other resorts in France, this chain bar come restaurant come cabaret place is located on the other side of Saulire, and will definitely get you in the party spirit. If you arrive by 14:00 then you can watch the live themed cabaret act which consists of beautiful dancers and live musicians strutting their stuff. On Wednesdays there are massive ski parties where everyone jumps on the tables and has champagne sprayed all over them. You've really got to see it to believe it. You have to be prepared to ski down to Meribel (then taxi back to Courchevel) once the party finishes at 17:00, or get the last lift up Saulire Express or Loze Est back to Courchevel.
Pub Le Ski Lodge, La Tania
Well known for being one of the cheapest and most welcoming bars in the valley, Ski Lodge hosts some epic aprés sessions on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Monday evenings there is a 'shot night' where you can pick up a raffle ticket per every shot you buy for €1.50, which enters you into a competition to win a brand new pair of skis or a snowboard. On Tuesday nights, there are themed nights where you're expected to adorn your best fancy dress and there's a live band from 22:00 to get the party started. Wednesday is chalet day off for most seasonnaires so that aprés session can be very lively, also Thursday aprés can get pretty busy too with new band Tenacious Ski taking over from legendary Bring Your Sisters. Ski Lodge is an all round lively place with a great atmosphere and the cheapest happy hour between 16:00 and 18:00.
La Taiga, La Tania
Pub Le Ski Lodge's slightly more good looking sister bar, La Taiga is an attractive place to enjoy an early evening cocktail during aprés with Freddie Fingers on a Friday. There is also live music from a local band on Sunday nights and Al Jones brings his lively acoustic set on a Wednesday night from 22:00. On Friday nights there is an Open Mic session run by Westy which is open for anyone to have a go. Westy is a guitar legend and can play pretty much any song you request.
L’Elephant Bar & Restaurant, Le Praz
Formerly known as the Pizzeria, L'Elephant is a lively spot right in the centre of Le Praz just off the main street, and has live music from local bands every Tuesday and Friday night. It has a big dance floor and it can get pretty rowdy. There are excellent beers on tap, and good selection of wines available.
Funky Fox, Courchevel Moriond
This is a great spot for staying out late, well into the early hours. Tuesday nights can get very busy as Wednesday is usually seasonnaires day off. There are popular DJs which play reggae, funk and soul, and dance.
Bar 3000 Bowling Bar, Courchevel
Everyday there is a different atmosphere in this spot with music ranging from house, dance and garage. This winter season you can head to the bottom floor of Le Forum and find one of the biggest parties of Courchevel. There is also a night club with international DJs and live concerts.