About Bars & Nightlife in Val Thorens
There are many bars catering for après-ski in Val Thorens and Les Menuires.
Cafe Snesko guarantees a good time, with live music from 5.30 every night including crazy Danish folk music mixed with English sing a long classics! Don't get too close to the bar in any flammable fancy dress as they do have a habit of setting it on fire...check out how the Scandinavians really party!
Le Saloon could possibly be Val T’s best après-ski bar for those of you who know how to party in a truly cosmopolitan environment. With a super friendly international team, this bar is a great place to mix. Big on live music during après ski there is always something going on.
At Le Rendez-Vous in the Rue de Soleil, you can relax in beautiful Savoyarde surroundings, and the Frog and Roastbeef is also very popular.
In St Martin, skiers gather at Les Grangeraies to pick up children from ski-school and then generally gravitate towards the Dahlia or Alp Hotel. Those without children to pick up tend to stay up the mountain to catch the last of the sun at Le Chardon Bleu, Corbeleys or La Loy, before descending, sometimes in the dark, back to the village. Apres-ski can be extended at La Loy or Corbeleys by booking an evening meal. Parties and groups are accommodated and don’t forget your torches for the descent.
Val Thorens is a resort which is very much geared up for young people and there is a wide choice of late night bars/clubs. In the main resort is the famous Malaysia Club on Place Caron, allegegly the biggest nightclub in the Alps. El Gringo's Café is spread over three floors and has regular DJ's, live music and reggae nights.
Les Menuires has two discotheques, Le New Pop in La Croisette and Le Leeberty in Reberty, as well as many lively bars. La Grotte du Yéti is one of a chain of bars that are popular throughout the Alps; frequented mainly by the Dutch they are known for their crazy parties and theme nights.
For a change from the usual cheesy Euro-Pop head for Le Baramix in Saint-Martin for a dose of electro, techno and whatever else their resident DJ is playing that night. Saint-Martin also has several bars, the Pourquoi-Pas being very popular and it is open until 1 or 2am. A late bus runs up the mountain on Fridays and Saturdays, but bizarrely, last season, it needed to be booked two weeks in advance!