Best Après Ski in The US, Canada and Alps

We love to ski, we also love when its over … “après ski”… when the lifts stop, and we can après ski … the fine European tradition of partying and celebrating a great ski day’s end – with drinks, music and fun. Après ski is French – translation is literally “after skiing” but it means so much more  in the Alps, in the Rockies, Canada and in New England ski resort towns.

We love our après ski, especially when we find a great ski bar that are ski in, and we are staying slope side so there is no worry of drinking/driving, or skiing after a few adult beverages.  If we have our kids, it’s nice when there is a tubing hill or evening activity for the kids so they are spared the bar scene. Some top family ski resorts like Okemo Vermont and Big Sky Montana offer après ski camp for kids so parents can have their fun too.

Here are our favorite Après Ski Bars in the East, West, Canada, and The Alps of France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland and the Best Slopeside Dining

Best Après Ski in the East

Killington, Vermont – KBL Umbrella Bar and The Wobbly Barn
Sunday River, Maine – Foggy Goggle or Matterhorn
Stowe, Vermont – The Matterhorn, Hourglass at Stowe Mountain Lodge
Stratton, Vermont – Grizzly
Sugarloaf, Maine – Widowmaker, The Bag and The Rack
Burke Mountain, Vermont – The Bear Den at Mid Burke Lodge
Jay Peak, Vermont – Tram Haus Bar
Okemo Mountain Vermont – Sitting Bull and Coleman Brook Tavern
Wildcat, New Hampshire  – Wildcat Pub or Tailgating at Tuckermans
Attitash, New Hampshire – Red Parka Pub or Ptarmigan’s in the base lodge

Best Après Ski Places in the West
Aspen, Colorado – 39-Degrees at Sky Lodge, Limelight Lounge, Little Nell’s J-Bar and Ajax Tavern
Aspen Highlands – Cloud 9 and Ale House
Aspen Snowmass – Venga Venga, Limelight Lounge
Beaver Creek – CBar and Chop House for Champagne and Oysters, not the Rocky Mountain oysters….
Breckenridge –  Sevens and Robbie’s on mountain. Briar Rose, Ember and Hearthstone for Breck’s best après ski in town.
Copper, Colorado – Jack’s at the base of the Superpipe, big deck, live band, happy hour drinks at 9,700′
Steamboat, Colorado – Slopeside is well named, at the base, slope views, a big deck and casual après ski vibe
Telluride, Colorado – Allred’s and New Sheridan Bar and The Peaks Deck
Vail, Colorado – The Red Lion, Pepi’s, Los Amigos, Vail Brewing Co – see Vail’s Best Après Ski Bars
Deer Valley, Utah – St Regis Terrace Bar at Deer Valley
Park City – High West Distillery, The Corner Store and Pig Pen Saloon
Powder Mountain – The Powder Keg at Timberline Lodge
Snowbasin Utah – Cinnabar at Earl’s Lodge
Snowbird/Alta, Utah – The Tram Bar
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Mangy Moose, Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson
Grand Targhee, Wyoming – Trap Bar
Big Sky Montana – Carabiner, Montana Jack’s and Scissorbills Saloon
Whitefish Mountain Resort Montana – Bierstube
Sun Valley, Idaho – River Run Lodge deck and Pioneer Saloon
Mammoth, California – Tusks and The Grizzly Bar

Best Après Ski Bars in Canada
Tremblant, Quebec – Bar Café d’Epoque and Le Shack
Mont Sainte Anne – Le Brez
Lake Louise – Powder Keg & Trapper Jerry’s, The Lakeview Lobby Bar at Chateau Lake Louise
Banff, Alberta – The Rose & Crown and Wild Billy’s
Big White – Globe Café and Snowshoe Sam’s
Kicking Horse –  Peaks Grill
Revelstoke – The Last Drop
Whistler Blackcomb – Garibaldi Lift Company
Whistler Creekside – Dusty’s Bar

Best Après Ski in The Alps of  Europe
St Anton, Austria – The Moosewirt and Krazy Kanguruh
Les 3 Vallées France – La Folie Douce at Méribel and Val Thorens
Val D’Isere France – La Folie Douce
Méribel France – Rond Point – a wild outdoor après ski party on the ski slopes with live music
Courchevel France – Le Tremplin
Zermatt, Switzerland – Cervo Hotel and Hotel Post
Verbier, Switzerland – The Farinet and The Casbah
Wengen, Switzerland – Tipi Bar
Kitzbühel, Austria – Stamperl
Innsbruck Austria – Bar 360
Mayrhofen Zillertal Austria – The Ice Bar
Bettmeralp, Aletsch Arena, Switzerland – Mountain Rock and Alpfreiden Disco at the Chalet Alpfreiden
Corvara, Dolomites Italy – Murin at Hotel La Perla
Engelberg, Switzerland – The Ski Lodge
Gstaad Switzerland – Richie’s Pub, Stall-Bar and La Cave, Saanen Pub