La Plagne Apres Ski
La Plagne is primarily geared to the family market and as such the nightlife is not as wild as in some resorts. The nature of the resorts geography, having split bases, also means that some areas are livelier than others and there are certainly plenty of opportunities for a few vin chauds after a day on the hill.
If it is a heavy après scene you are looking for then La Plagne might not be your best bet, and you should certainly be conscious of the area your accommodation is in, however as with almost every ski resort, if you really want to find a party there will undoubtedly be something going on! So here are our top tips on the best places to look...
If you want to stay in one of the more lively hamlets of La Plagne then Montalbert is a great choice. Formerly one of the sleepiest areas of La Plagne, Montalbert is still relatively small and intimate, however an influx of British homeowners has created a definite buzz around the cafes and restaurants. Otherwise, stick to the higher altitude resorts where there are the few venues which stay open until 4am.
Try out Scotty’s bar in Plagne Centre, particularly if you are staying at Plagne Lauze – It's just a short walk away! It’s a friendly British run bar with happy hour as you come off the piste and a large deck on the slopes to sit out and do some people watching. If you want to check it out on a busy night, try out a Tuesday when they host the Oxygene ski schools’ Breathe party, with drinks promos, prize giveaways and a live band it’s a great night to soak up the Scotty’s atmosphere.
Rather ominously referred to as ‘the dungeon’ locally, The Mouth bar is in fact anything but (although as you walk down the stairs into the place you can see where they got the nickname from!) Mouth bar is open until 2 am and the fun starts early with live sports on the large TV’s and table football to play with.
Le Cosy in Plagne Bellecote, handy for Residence Bellecote is another late night destination – open all the way until 6am during the winter! This best part about this place is they offer a free minibus to pick you up and take you home, so you can blow the taxi fund at the bar and not have to worry about being on the last bus home, ideal!
Lastly if you just can’t get enough of the slopes, then why no head back up in the evening?! Every Wednesday Oxygene ski school run a night ski. Take the last cable car up the mountain and enjoy lots of food and a few drinks at the top of the mountain before strapping those skis and boards back on and taking the very last run of the day down under the stars.