The best après-ski huts and locations - our ranking
The first après-ski parties took place at the beginning of the 20th century as part of the Winter Olympics in France. Since then, a real trend has developed around social celebrations after skiing.
But which places offer the most winter fun? Here we present you the most beautiful ski areas as well as our ranking of the best après-ski huts.
Fantastic ski areas for an unforgettable winter holiday
Saalbach is undoubtedly one of the most culturally rich ski areas in Europe. The so-called Skicircus has been delighting winter sports enthusiasts since 1900. Important events take place here regularly.
The highlight to this day is the hosting of the 31st Alpine World Ski Championships in 1991 on one of the slopes on the northern side of the Glemmtal.
The Skicircus includes 69 lifts and runs of all levels of difficulty with a total length of 270 kilometers. Furthermore, all slopes are equipped with the possibility of artificial snowmaking, so that you don't have to miss out on a long ski trip even when there is little snowfall.
If you like something a little more idyllic, you should spend your winter holiday in tranquil Willingen and, if you wish, you can rent a cozy après-ski hut. On the site you will find 16 lifts for slopes with a total length of 16 kilometers.
This makes the romantic ski area one of the smaller representatives of its genre. However, you shouldn't let this fool you. In a cozy hut atmosphere you can experience unforgettable après-ski parties after a long descent.
A diverse winter sports experience awaits you in the Austrian Tyrol. Ischgl is one of the most famous ski areas in the world. A wide variety of slopes with a total length of 239 kilometers extend over an area of 515 hectares. These are suitable for both beginners and experienced winter sports enthusiasts.
45 cable cars and lifts ensure easy access to the slopes. In the Tyrolean ski area you also have the opportunity to admire the breathtaking landscape on a stretch of almost 27 kilometers on cross-country ski trails. The winter adventure is rounded off with delicious meals and extensive après-ski parties in one of the numerous mountain huts.
Top Après-Ski Hütten
Cowshed in Ischgl
Sip cocktails and celebrate in a rustic atmosphere. The Kuhstall regularly attracts countless winter sports enthusiasts with its diverse offering and rightly secures first place in our ranking. The après-ski bar is located in the northwest of the ski area in close proximity to the Silvrettabahn.
Bauer's Ski Alm in Saalbach
Bauer’s Schi-Alm kicks off its legendary après-ski parties in the early afternoon and provides its guests with unusual drinks to traditional music. The hut, located right next to the valley station tower lift, scores with a sociable outdoor area and a unique view of the nearby ski slopes.
Champagne hut in Ischgl
Après-ski parties of a particularly stylish kind await you in the Champagne Hut. Exquisite drinks in a harmonious atmosphere round off your ski trip in an elegant way. The extraordinary bar is also located on the northwestern edge of the Tyrolean ski area and is only a few streets away from the Silvretta cable car.
Vis à Vis´s hut in Willingen
The spacious party hut offers space for more than 160 guests and has both comfortable seating and large dance areas. Another 200 winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy the exuberant celebrations in the spacious outdoor area. Varied events, exquisite drinks and a rural atmosphere make the hut a real flagship of the region.
Rope bar in Willingen
Fine meals in a family atmosphere and colorful après-ski parties on the sun terrace make the Seilbar one of the most popular meeting points in the Hessian ski area. The modern ski hut is located next to the valley station and therefore has a direct connection to the local slopes. A cozy fireplace and the unrestricted view of the surrounding ski region underline the winter atmosphere and promise a successful end to your ski adventure.
Castle beim Skicircus
The Castello is considered one of the most legendary bars in the region and dominates the nightlife in the Austrian ski resort. It is located under the Hotel Saalbacher Hof and is just a few streets away from the Schatberg X-press cable car. The musical performances are a special feature of the après-ski bar. Well-known DJs and Scandinavian live bands regularly perform here, giving the nightly celebrations an unforgettable flair.