La Plagne Après 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 resort's 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 cafés 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 Oxygène ski school's Breathe party, with drinks promos, prize giveaways and a live band it’s a great night to soak up the Scotty’s atmosphere.
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!
Le Saloon is La Plagne’s closest answer to a club, open until 5am and host to a wealth of different artists to make you dance until your ski boots fall off. Located in the Belle Plagne area of the resort, Le Saloon is perfect for the hard-core après fans.
For those who have a bigger budget for their après activities, Igloo Igloo is the place to be. With a long list of homemade cocktails, amongst a great choice of other tipples, funky décor and live music, what more could you want?!