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There are three nightclubs in Val Thorens: Klub Summit, Malaysia, and Baramix. Entry is generally free, except on special evenings, such as New Year's Eve.
Klub Summit is on the main bar street, and purveys cheesy tunes to a mixture of Scandinavians, Dutch, and Brits. Malaysia is the largest, and longest-established Val Thorens nightclub, where DJs alternate with live music sets. Baramix, at the end of the rue piétonne de Caron, is much smaller.
Read about Val Thorens nightclubs here.
See where the nightclubs are on our Val Thorens bars and nightclubs map.
Klub Summit is the nightclub in the main bar street in Val Thorens, rue de Gébroulaz. As it's further up the resort than the other clubs, it can claim to be the highest nightclub in Europe.
There are two bars, with staff from Scandinavia, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The music is a mixture of rock classics, house hits, and cheesy disco tunes. There's a VIP area for people who splash out on bottles of spirits.
If you sent the Hotel Inspector there in broad daylight, she might not give Summit a 100% sparkling review. It can be heaving with people on a busy evening. Open 10pm to 4am.
Tel: 04 79 09 02 46
Part of Val Thorens' nightlife for 25 years, Malaysia is a bar and nightclub. Entrance is free, as with the other Val Thorens nightclubs, except on the occasional special night such as New Year's Eve. It opens at 10pm, and alternates DJ sets and live music. Abraxas are a regular band, well worthing seeing.
Around 1am, they open the doors through to the club and dancefloor, creating enough space for 2500 people. (There's said to be 700m2 of dancefloor in total). From 2am, Malaysia is in nightclub mode, until it closes at 5am.
Malaysia Val Thorens, photo by Office du Tourisme, Val Thorens
There may sometimes be an imbalance between boys and girls in the club.
This is a video produced by Malaysia in 2013:
At the end of the rue Piétonne de Caron, below the Arcelle apartments, is the Baramix. It opens at 4pm, for apres-ski in the quieter upstairs bar. You can order a plate of charcuterie, supplied by the specialist shop next door, 'La Belle en Cuisse.' It's gradually transformed into a club. Dancing is in the downstairs bar, where a DJ plays dance tracks. Open til 4am.
From the traditional British and Irish watering holes, to the distinctly European venues, find the best bars and pubs in Val Thorens.
Many of the restaurants in Val Thorens serve Savoyard specialities - fondue, pierrade and raclette - but there are many other dishes on offer, including pizza, steak, and Tex-Mex. Our restaurant guide covers all the establishments in resort. Whether you want burger and chips at the Café Péclet, or Michelin-starred fare from Jean Sulpice at the Oxalys, you can find out about it here. Read about restaurants in Val Thorens.
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