7 new après-ski ideas this winter

You always had to choose: sledding and hot chocolate or jacuzzi then nightclub. But this winter in the Alps, you’ll discover the future of après-ski.

Good times at La Folie Douce

It's Friday! Time to get the party started even if we can't spend it at The Folie Douce! 📷: @foliedoucevaldisere #FridayFeeling

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Welcome to the temple of all things not skiing! At La Folie Douce in Val d'Isère, the après-ski starts at midday out on the open-air dance floor. Don’t forget to take your beanie off if you want to let your hair down!
You can find La Folie Douce (External link) venues in Alpe d'Huez, St-Gervais-Megève, Val Thorens, Meribel-Courchevel and Avoriaz (opening in December 2018). Don't miss the opening this winter of the new La Folie Douce hotel concept in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (External link) .

Thrills by day, thrills by night

Have an early night to hit the superlative slopes, or keep the party going at a free concert at the electronic music festival, or even an unforgettable NYE? In Tignes (External link) , anything is possible.

Snowy jazz

A jazz festival made by locals, for locals, and for the love of the craft. The Jazz’Alp Festival in l’Alpe du Grand Serre (External link) shows you the other side of the Alps.

Beyond the summits

Encore un sunset de fou #maplagne #laplagne #sunset #homesweethome #skyporn

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The best sunset of your life awaits you as you float above the summits in a paraglider. It’s the only time you’ll look down on Mont Blanc.
More information about La Plagne (External link)

Eskimo nights

Outdoor temperature: 2°C. Fortunately, winter sleeping bags and a hearty mountain meal can be found at the Williwaw Inuit village. (External link) (French only). You won’t forget this night in a hurry.
More information about Orcières Merlette 1850 (External link)

Hiking by night

Forget summer hikes, sunburn, and stony ground. In Aussois (External link) , you can try nocturnal hikes on the snow. A one-hour walk in total silence. At the end, a fondu awaits in the hut.

End your day at a spa

In Chamonix, the Heliopic Sweet & Spa hotel (External link) awaits at the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Forget time with a divine well-being break overlooking the summits.

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