On your upcoming ski trip, the après ski scene is almost as important as the powder. So, we’ve selected the top 5 ski bars, pubs, and saloons across the globe – the perfect setting for a warm whiskey or an ice-cold pilsner after a long day on the mountain.
Top 5 Après Ski Spots Around the World
For an upscale après ski experience, head over to the Trapp Family Lodge owned by the infamous von Trapp family, the inspiration for The Sound of Music. This mountain resort features “a little of Austria, a lot of Vermont,” and the incredible von Trapp Brewing & Bierhall.
Enjoy a crisp pale ale or a signature lager over Bavarian pretzels, grilled bratwurst, burgers, and more. The brewery is also conveniently located on cross-country ski and mountain bike trails.
Enjoy a more laid-back atmosphere at The Matterhorn Bar & Grill, voted the #1 après ski bar in North America. From sushi and salads to pizza and burgers, Matterhorn is sure to quench your appetite after a long day on the slopes.
St. Moritz, Switzerland
Often regarded as the “Saint-Tropez of winter,” the après ski options in St. Mortiz are just as enticing as the snow. So when the sun sets over this luxurious mountain town, the day is really just beginning.
Devil’s Place, located in Hotel Waldhaus am See, is often regarded as the world’s largest whiskey bar. With its 2,500 whiskey varieties, Devil’s Place offers Scottish single malt whiskies, grain brandies from all over the world, and hundreds of other options sure to warm you from the inside out.
If you’re looking for drinks immediately after skiing, then El Paradiso Mountain Club is the perfect option. The stunning lounge is located directly on the slopes of Corviglia with both indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy delicious tapas or a signature cocktail.
Enjoy casual, fine-dining just steps from the snow at Ajax Tavern. Located at the base of Aspen Mountain just steps from the Silver Queen Gondola, the delicious aroma of truffle fries and burgers that waft up the mountain are enough to consider cutting the day short. A dedicated après ski menu offers fresh oysters, shrimp, and crab, along with a number of microbrews, cocktails, and more.
For a trip back in time, head over to a landmark of Aspen: The Red Onion. Established in 1892, The Red Onion is one of the oldest, most historic saloons in Aspen. The decor pays homage to the miners and ranchers that once occupied its barstools with historical photos of Aspen adorning the walls and many original elements of the bar still intact.
With dozens of après ski bars scattered across the slopes of the Alps, you certainly won’t be disappointed by the nightlife scene in Kitzbühel. One of many bars in the area, The Londoner, a British-inspired pub, is known for its impressive selection of beers and lively dance scene as the night slowly fades into the morning.
For a more authentic Austrian experience, Landhäusl is a must-see and a must-taste! The cozy, rustic atmosphere pairs impeccably with the restaurant’s entrees inspired by “grandma’s secret recipes.” Made from local products, the roast pork with sauerkraut and dumplings are just a few Austrian staples sure to leave you with a warm heart and a full belly.
Val d’Isere, France
For a fun party on the French slopes, La Folie Douce is the place to be. Nestled at the top of the Daille cable car, La Folie is notorious for its DJs, dancers, and other performers. Aside from the spectacle, you can also enjoy tasty drinks and delicious contemporary cuisine. Cocorico is another popular après ski spot with a live band performing daily and a magnetic atmosphere.
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