Whether it’s a quiet drink, a sophisticated cocktail or the chance to dance the night away, anything is possible in Courchevel. Most four- and five-star hotels in 1850 have fancy bars for a quiet, if pricey drink, and it’s quite possible that the holiday budget can be blown quickly if you inadvertently stray into one. However, there are also many affordable places in all the base towns.
On the mountain, for travelers from the Trois Vallées, après ski can start at Folie Douce in the Méribel Valley, but don’t forget to catch the upper section of the Saulire Express gondola back to the Courchevel side well before Folie closes or it will be an expensive taxi home. While it is possible to have an afternoon drink on a mountain terrace on the way back, there are basically few places to party on the Courchevel hill, most of the action is back in the city.
For more Courchevel inspiration, check out our guides to the resort’s best accommodations and restaurants.
At the bottom of the middle mountain of the Saulire cable car at Courchevel 1850, Les Verdons restaurant often has live music and dancing of a quieter variety on the terrace, and is a short slide from the base of the resort.
the ski lodge
A lively pub with a heated terrace right next to the slopes in La Tania, Le Ski Lodge has happy hours with discounts on beer and wine every day from 4pm to 6pm, and live bands all week in the après time and often also later, in addition to sports. on TV, theme nights and food, including a full English breakfast at weekends.
A stylish hideaway for those whose idea of après is an imaginative cocktail served by knowledgeable staff, Copiña also serves craft beer, wine, and tapas, including sharing boards, charcuterie, and cheeses. There is also occasional live music. A more extensive Spanish menu is served in the restaurant at the back.
With a cozy and relaxed atmosphere until late, Le Catérail is the place to go in Courchevel Village (1550). It features live bands and DJs, shows live sporting events, and serves late-night snacks.
Contact: 00 33 4 79 23 22 82; facebook.com/barlecaterail1550/
For a quieter drink and people-watching at the foot of the slopes, Le Tremplin at Courchevel 1850 is hard to beat. With a sophisticated wine list, it’s also expensive.
the funky fox
Always busy and popular with seasonal workers, the lively Funky Fox in Moriond regularly has live music or DJs. It hosts theme nights throughout the season and is open until dawn.
Contact: 00 33 6 99 76 83 50; facebook.com/FunkyFoxPub
For a lively and sophisticated moment in Courchevel 1850, La Mangeoire piano bar has live music until late. As is the general rule in this resort, it takes a lot of money to enjoy this cozy place that serves good wines and a good variety of spirits.