Joining the après-ski scene will not take long: spend the day on the slopes, then find a bar, and – Bam! – sign up for skiing. But if you really want to find the right way, then you need to find drinks on the mountain.
After all, there is no better way to keep warm on the slopes than intoxicating beer or shots full of huntsmen.
Ski right into these 10 mountain bars, where loud music sounds, bartenders plentifully pour, and the views are stunning. Just be careful, skiing down the mountain as soon as you finish …
1. High West West
Where: Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
High West Distillery is the only gastronomy and distillery located right next to the ski run. It is just a few steps from the chairlift at the bottom of the Town Lift at the Park City Mountain Resort. The property includes two bars, a restaurant, a historic townhouse and an old stable, where small-scale whiskey and vodka are distilled in a traditional 250-gallon copper pot. Destroy your way down the mountain Quittin & Time, and then go inside for a tour with a whiskey tasting. Try Rendezvous Rye, the most popular mix of High West.
2. Apre-Ski in Farinet
Where: Verbier, Switzerland
In Verbier, which is the largest ski area in Valais, Switzerland, you can go to a party as much as you can ski, and at the Farinet hotel, located next to the Medran gondola, you will walk one after the other. The hotel was brave enough to call it the Après Ski bar, so you know that they match the nickname. He is known not only for nightly live music, but also for a retractable roof, which they open in the days of riding blue birds. When the snow really starts to fall, it automatically closes.
3. Ice bar in the cabin of the Beehive
Where: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colorado
Uli's charming country house — a tribute to the historic bootlegger Uli Sheer — on Crested Butte — is a gourmet restaurant on the slope. It is located in the middle of a mountain at the foot of the Twister lift (in the evenings you can also get there by sleigh pulled by snow). Skiers and snowboarders, who need only a short break to warm up and refuel, can ski right up to the ice bar and order Colorado-style beer and cocktails made from local spirits. And, you guessed it, the bar is made of ice and covered in snow.
4. Ronde Point
Where: Meribel, Les Allues, France
Follow any of the ski slopes to the top of the Meribel ski resort and you will find yourself in Ronde Point, aka Ronnie. Live music and happy hour on the slope every evening from 5 to 18:30; Vodka butterscotch is poured so generously that you will be glad that there is a bus stop nearby if the slopes start to look unclear from your point above the ski region of Trois-Valais. Interesting fact: in fact, there are slipping into the bathrooms, so you do not need to agree on the stairs in ski boots (well, at least on the way down).
5. Cloud Nine
Where: Aspen Snowmass, Colorado
At an altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level on the Highlands mountain in Aspen, the alpine bistro Cloud Nine is located, which can be reached from the Cloud Nine or Loge Peak lifts. The former ski patrol shack is also known for its panoramic views of Maroon Bells, as well as its wild dining places. If you are lucky enough to book a place before 2 pm while sitting, you will most likely end up dancing in ski boots, rub shoulders with the help of A-listers and spray Veuve Clicquot, like in a music video from the early 2000s.
6. La Folie Douce
Where: Val d'Esere, France
Champagne shower in La Folie Douce makes Cloud Nine look like drizzling rain. Located at the top of the Daille cable car, this extensive establishment in Tignes (there are also outposts in Val Thorens, Meribel and the Alps) – this is much more than après-ski bar. At 1 o'clock in the afternoon, lunch / dance begins in the cabaret under the guidance of a team of singers, musicians, dancers and DJs, and at 3 o'clock in the evening the terrace turns into an outdoor club scene.
7. Rancho Gorrono
Where: Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado
The Gorrono Ranch Telluride Ranch, converted from the sheep ranch of the 1800s, is a major destination for skiers and snowboarders who can refuel in the mountains. It is located under the Elevator Express Village 4 on Misty Maiden. There is a fire inside to warm you up, but most people choose chairs on the snow deck where you can enjoy barbecues, chili and hamburgers with a breathtaking view of the Wilson mountain range (the same mountains that you see on Coors Light bottles). ) in the background.
8. Henna Stall
Where: Zermatt, Switzerland
One of the wildest places to ski on the slopes, you can ski right in the Henna stall on the Klein Matterhorn if you go down the Furi-Zermatt slope (it is also only 30 minutes walk from Zermatt itself). When it's sunny, DJs and bands go to the terrace; otherwise, skiers and snowboarders will squeeze into a two-level hut, where you can truly take part in a Shotsky meter length. Be careful: the Swiss here love their Jaeger shots, and you really need to ski back to the city.
Where: Heavenly Mountain Resort, California / Nevada
The Tamarack Lodge ski resort, located at the bottom of the resort’s main lift area, does not have an access road and requires a 12-minute gondola ride from street level. In most cases, this is the usual ski base. But from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. every day it turns into a club happy hour, full of live DJs, half-price drinks and special dishes. Fridays and Saturdays are especially wild, with a team of Heavenly Angels in knee-high boots (and not so) to remind you that half of the resort is in Nevada.
Where: St. Anton, Austria
The party starts at MooserWirt, the most popular slope bar in the famous Austrian ski resort St. Anton, at the entrance to the massive Arlberg ski region at 15:30, when the DJ starts the daily ski session. It sounds boring; what it really is is a bass, flashing lights, a dance event that lasts four and a half hours. If at 8 pm you manage to stay on the run back into the city, you will not do it right.