Chilled Spring après in Val d’Isère
As a Ski Total newbie, I visited Val d’Isère last week with some colleagues, to view some of our fantastic chalets and learn more about the holidays we offer.
My first time in resort was a great experience and what struck me most, was the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Being so late in the season, the streets were quieter and the weather was warmer…though fresh snow still graced the pistes. Perfect!
And this late-season quiet made for a chilled vibe in Val d’Isère’s many pubs and restaurants – very welcome after a busy day walking around resort.
Specifically, we headed to Moris Bar on the main strip, and just a short walk away from the main ski lifts. The sun was shining and cider was the order of the day, as we sat outside taking in the live music. The view of the mountains was ever-present and beautiful, and the smell of the BBQ firing up hung in the air. Slowly the place filled up as people finished their day on the slopes, keen for some post-piste sustenance, but it never got over-crowded.
The next day we headed for lunch at Maison Chevallot, often described as the best bakery in resort. And it didn’t disappoint. The delicious toasted sandwiches and pastries made for a brilliant meal, and as we sat outside in the sunshine, it felt like summer!
Val d’Isère has something for everyone when it comes to après fun. If you’re more interested in bars and clubs, the famous La Folie Douce is a must – recognised as a French après skiing institute, you can enjoy great food and live music. There’s also Dick’s Tea Bar, which has been packing in the masses since 1979 and is arguably the premier late night spot in resort.
Read more about great après on offer in our Groups post, here.
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