Chill Out


Val Thorens-city centre

4.3 / 5 3 / 5

May 11, 2018

Home to one of the hottest après-ski scenes in the entire Alps, Val Thorens' Altapura Bar is the place to see, be seen, and sip after a day on the slopes.

The epicenter of the nightlife scene at one of the most stylish boutique ski hotels in all of the French Alps, the Altapura Bar draws skiers from miles around for its simply legendary après-ski. To fully grasp the appeal of the Altapura Bar, you must first understand the Altapura Hotel it is located in , the self-proclaimed “highest ski palace”, which offers 88 bedrooms stunningly decorated in a sumptuously soft modern-lodge concept that will simply leave you breathless. The hotel offers a true ‘ski-in-ski-out’ experience, and has been listed as the best ski hotel in all of France on numerous occasions. Offering three distinct experiences, the Altapura Bar glamorously follows suit. An expansive south-facing terrace,   offering views of the majestic Cime de Caron peak, is the bar’s shining jewel, and is the ideal spot to spend a few hours during the day relaxing, soaking up sun, and enjoying gourmet teas and mulled wine. Once the skiers return from a day on the slope, the relaxed vibe from the terrace gets taken up a notch, and typically moved inside to the Altapura Bar lounge, where expert cocktails are crafted and poured in a slightly more sultry atmosphere. As the nightly ritual moves on, the party – and the music – is cranked up at Les Enfants Terribles, the nightclub portion of Altapura Bar, where the later the hours, the more decadent the fun.