With badly needed snow finally reaching the Alps in recent weeks, the planning of holidays to ski resorts in the Swiss Alps has kicked off in earnest. While enjoying a solid day of ripping it up on the slopes is highly enjoyable in its own right, nothing quite completes the whole experience for young travelers quite like indulging in some apres ski action with your mates.
While the skiing is solid throughout much of the mountains in Switzerland, not all ski towns are created equal, as some are better than others when it comes to apres ski. By planning a ski holiday in any one of the following three resort towns, it will be hard to go wrong.
Straddling the border with Austria, Ischgl-Samnaun ski area provides a variety of apres ski opportunities to skiers and snowboarders after a long day of zipping down its snow-choked slopes. Those looking for a rollicking party will want to spend most of their time in Ischgl, where live music and DJ’s can be found alongside delectable gourmet dining, while those seeking a more relaxed place to unwind will love Samnaun on the Swiss side better.
Much of the best nightlife found here will not take you far from the ski slopes at Arosa-Lenzerheide as you can finish your day on the hill by patronizing Carmennahütte, whose terraces look out onto the hill, making it the perfect vantage point to get the party started as the afternoon crowds ski by beneath you.
If you have something more tame in mind, there are seven other restaurants serving the finest in European and Western cuisine, allowing you to end your day with a plate filled with some of the heartiest fare this side of the Atlantic.
Do you really like to party? If so, making plans to cruise down the slopes of Parsenn will prove to be a wise decision, as the alpine city of Davos lies at its base. Davos is reowned throughout Europe for being one of the biggest winter party capitals on the entire continent, as many of its bars and clubs rock out until the sun comes up.
Gaudy’s Graströchni lies right at the base of Parsenn, serving up its famous spiked coffee in addition to a number of other specialties. Those that want to throw down with a bunch of British lads will love Casa Antica, as it has been a favorite with that crowd for over 50 years, while those seeking something a bit more subdued but still entertaining may want to try their luck at Casino Davos, or watch a edgy foreign arthouse film at Kulturschuppen.