31/10/2013 | by Nina Zietman
There are a few ways to party Courchevel style – from fur coats and Michelin-starred restaurants, to eclectic bars with live music and DJ’s. However due to the location of the different villages, nightlife is a little spread out. In Le Praz the best bar is currently the Drop Inn. The Cave des Lys wine bar is also a nice local spot with modern chalet décor and a great atmosphere. In 1550 the Taverna is good for a pint, while L’Escourchevel is great for live music. The Funky Fox in 1650 is the major party bar of the whole area and is open til 4am. Also check out the Chalet-hotel Les Avals or the Bubble, a bar which closely resembles an airport departure lounge but is often a meeting point for the Brits.
1850 can be livelier. The snowboard shop-cum bar ‘Prend ta Luge et Tire-toi’ is the local rider meeting spot. It’s busiest after dinner with DJ’s and live music. The Milk bar is reasonably priced, while the Kalico and the Coyote Club are both great for dancing with chalet girls wearing pearl earrings or boys with bad rugby tops. If you are looking for something a little more upmarket (or have drunk yourself rich) then try blagging your way past the bouncers in Le Mangeoire to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.