The Alps come alive when the night falls. Here are the resorts that offer the best evening activities. Gastronomy, sports, or relaxation – there is surely an outing which suits you!
Try Out a Trapper Evening at Les Orres
Want to try an unusual experience? Take part in a Trapper Evening at Les Orres resort. Warmly kitted out, head off on an unforgettable 4 km snowshoe walk under the stars. After this nocturnal adventure that shows you the resort from a different angle, a reward awaits! Enjoy a toasty hot chocolate or mulled wine as well as local specialities before heading down the mountain on a sled. This is your chance to try out the snake gliss sled for the most incredible feeling of freedom.
Experience an Unforgettable Sunset at Le Queyras resort
Every Tuesday in winter, head off in your snowshoes at an altitude of more than 2,000 metres to admire the sun setting behind the mountains. The must-do? Warm up around a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate in a real igloo! This is also a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the region’s pure, clear sky, ideal for observing stars and constellations. Savor this original and magical moment with your family or friends at Le Queyras resort.
Play Night Birds at Chabanon Ski Area
Who never dreamed of skiing the slopes at night? At Chabanon Ski Area, it’s possible! Imagine coming down snowy, floodlit runs under a starry sky. 3 km of well-lit trails and 3 ski-lifts await you to enjoy this nocturnal experience to the fullest. After this night ski session, what about a good fondue or tartiflette? Head to Les Cimes restaurant to warm up and treat yourself in typical Alpine surroundings.
Restaurant Les Cimes
+33 (0)4 92 35 26 37
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Relax in the Grands Bains de Serre Chevalier
To enjoy a magical moment at the Serre Chevalier resort, head to the slopes at sunset. Fill up on thrills at an evening ski session before taking advantage of the Grand Bains, open until 9 p.m. Here, rest and relaxation are required to ease those overworked muscles! Enjoy the spa’s various pools and treatments as well as the magnificent view of the mountains.
Join the Pack at Sainte-Anne
Discover the spirit of the Great North at Sainte-Anne resort in the Alps. When night falls, take the reins and become an apprentice musher by steering a pack of 8 Siberian Huskies. After this dog-sledding escape, tuck into a kota (a traditional Finnish hut) and regain your strength with a comforting fireside meal. Stories and legends for everyone are a sweet finish to this exceptional eve.
RDV Tuesday and Wednesday eves at 17h30 at Jausiers (return at 22h30)
75 € / person
+33 (0)4 92 81 29 97
Drive a Snowmobile at Orcières resort
For an exhilirating evening activity in the Alps, why not try a snowmobile? Head to Orcière Merlette – the biggest resort in the Vallée de Champsaur Valgaudemar to experience thrills when night falls. Accompanied by a guide, head off for an hour’s ride through the landscapes of the Parc National des Écrins. Are you ready to take control? Once you have mastered your snowmobile, take a break at the top of the slopes, where a lovely view awaits you.
Enjoy the Blanche Neige atmosphere in Valberg
After a day’s skiing, let the pleasure continue at the Blanche Neige for a festive evening! In typically Alpine surroundings, warm up and savour the specialities of the Alps. Once you’ve eaten your fill, head to the English-style pub for a game of billiards or darts while you enjoy a beer. Many soirées are organised during the season – check the calendar regularly so you don’t miss the party.
Pub Blanche Neige
10 Avenue de Valberg,
+33 (0)4 93 02 50 04
Celebrate Gastronomy with Top Chefs at Auron’s Summit
Foodies and gourmands have a date 1,600-meters above sea level at the Auron resort for this not-to-miss culinary event. Each January, the greatest names in gastronomy across Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur meet up in Auron for a week of gourmet pleasure! On the programme, tastings, of course, but also culinary chronicles. And for evenings that will warm your heart as much as your stomach, special chef menus are available at all of the resort’s restaurants.
Take a Snowshoe Walk Under the Stars at Isola 2000
Take advantage of your visit to Isola 2000 for a snowshoe hike fit for a Jack London novel. Warmly kitted out, head off to conquer the Alpine landscapes. A tip to help you walk more easily – lift your snowshoes as little as possible and warm up your ankles. Once you’ve got the hang of the technique, you’re off for an Alpine experience that will linger with you for a lifetime.