The best après-ski huts and locations - our ranking
As early as the beginning of the 20th century, the first après-ski parties took place during the Olympic Winter Games 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 the most beautiful ski areas and 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 enthusiastic winter sports enthusiasts since 1900. Important events are regularly held here.
The highlight to this day is the hosting of the 31st Alpine Ski World Championships in 1991 on one of the pistes 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 do without an extensive ski trip even when there is little snowfall.
If you like it a little more idyllic, you should spend your winter holiday in tranquil Willingen and can rent a cozy après-ski hut if you wish. 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 kind. However, don't let that fool you. After a long descent, you can experience unforgettable après-ski parties in a cozy hut atmosphere.
A varied winter sports experience awaits you in the Austrian Tyrol. There, Ischgl is one of the most famous ski areas in the world. A wide variety of pistes with a total length of 239 kilometers stretch across an area of 515 hectares. These are suitable for both beginners and experienced winter sports enthusiasts.
45 mountain railways and lifts ensure easy access to the slopes. Furthermore, in the Tyrolean ski area you have the opportunity to admire the breathtaking landscape on a stretch of almost 27 kilometers on the 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 party in a rustic atmosphere. The Kuhstall regularly attracts countless winter sports enthusiasts with its wide range of offers and thus rightly secures first place in our ranking. The après-ski bar is located in the north-west of the ski area in the immediate vicinity of the Silvrettabahn.
Bauer's Ski Alm in Saalbach
In the early afternoon, the Bauer's Schi-Alm heralds its legendary après-ski parties and provides its guests with unusual drinks to traditional music. The hut, located right next to the Turmlift valley station, scores with a cozy outdoor area and a unique view of the nearby ski slopes.
Champagne hut in Ischgl
A particularly stylish après-ski party awaits 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 north-western 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 follow the exuberant celebration in the spacious outdoor area. A variety of events, fine drinks and a rural ambience 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 rope bar one of the most popular meeting places in the Hessian ski area. The modern ski hut is located next to the valley station and thus has a direct connection to the local slopes. A cozy fireplace and the unrestricted view of the surrounding ski region underline the wintry atmosphere and promise a successful end to your skiing 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 area. It is located below the Hotel Saalbacher Hof and is only 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 perform here regularly and give the nightly celebrations an unforgettable flair.