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Mapping the 25 Best Après-Ski Spots in North America

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We certainly hope you already know this, but just in case: "Après-ski" is the French term for "after skiing." According to good ol' Merriam-Webster, its first known use was in 1951 and today, the term is as much of a part of mountain-town culture as skiing itself. From a spring break style bash served up daily at Heavenly to a sleek smoking lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch – and all of the classics in between – we've picked our favorite places to master the art of après. And when you hit one of 'em after a perfect powder day with the perfect crew at the perfect time – there's nothing better in our world. It is our honor and duty to present you with the official Curbed Ski 25 Best Après-ski Spots in North America.

Note: The bars and restaurants are listed east to west, not in any particular ranking. Don't see your regular hangout on the list? Send us an email or let us know in the comments. We'll keep this après party list going all season long with updates.


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1. The Rack

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(207) 237-2211
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2. The Matterhorn

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4969 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-8198
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3. Grizzly's

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5 Village Lodge Road
Stratton, VT
(802) 297-4371
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4. Wobbly Barn Steakhouse

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2229 Killington Rd
Killington, VT 05751
(802) 422-6171
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5. General Stark's Pub

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57 Schuss Pass
Waitsfield, VT 05673
(802) 496-3551
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6. Cheeky Monk

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130 Parry Peak Way
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 726-6871
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7. Dillon Dam Brewery

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100 Little Dam Rd.
Dillon, CO 80498
(970) 262-7777
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8. Gold Pan Saloon

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103 N Main
Breckenridge, CO 80424
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9. The Red Lion

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304 Bridge St
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 476-7676
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10. Minturn Saloon

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146 Main St.
Minturn, CO 81645
(970) 827-5954
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11. Bachelors Lounge

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0130 Daybreak Ridge
Avon, CO 81620
(970) 748-6200
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12. Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar

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115 Daly Ln.
Snowmass Village, CO 81611
(970) 923-7777
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13. Ajax Tavern

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685 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-6334
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14. T Bar

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2045 Ski Time Square Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
(970) 879-6652
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15. Montanya Distillers

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212 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 799-3206
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16. Allred's

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565 Mountain Village Blvd
Mountain Village, CO 81435
(970) 728-7474
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17. Mangy Moose Restaurant and Saloon

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3295 Village Drive
Teton Village, WY 83025
(307) 733-4913
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18. Peruvian Lodge

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10000 East Highway 210
Alta, UT 84092
(801) 742-3000
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19. High West Distillery & Saloon

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703 Park Ave.
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-8300
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20. St Regis Bar

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2300 Deer Valley Drive East
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 940-5700
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21. Apples

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22. The Mill Cafe

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Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-2571
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23. Unbuckle Apres Ski at Tamarack

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4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
(775) 586-7000
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24. Le Chamois & Loft Bar

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1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 583-4505
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25. Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill

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4165 Springs Lane, Whistler
BC V0N 1B0, Canada
(604) 905-2220
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1. The Rack

Sugarloaf, Maine
Photo, The Rack

2. The Matterhorn

4969 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Photo, The Matterhorn
4969 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672

3. Grizzly's

5 Village Lodge Road, Stratton, VT
Photo, Grizzly's Facebook Page
5 Village Lodge Road
Stratton, VT

4. Wobbly Barn Steakhouse

2229 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751
Photo, Wobbly Barn Facebook Page
2229 Killington Rd
Killington, VT 05751

5. General Stark's Pub

57 Schuss Pass, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Photo, General Stark's Pub
57 Schuss Pass
Waitsfield, VT 05673

6. Cheeky Monk

130 Parry Peak Way, Winter Park, CO 80482
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130 Parry Peak Way
Winter Park, CO 80482

7. Dillon Dam Brewery

100 Little Dam Rd., Dillon, CO 80498
Photo, Dillon DAM Brewery Facebook Page
100 Little Dam Rd.
Dillon, CO 80498

8. Gold Pan Saloon

103 N Main, Breckenridge, CO 80424
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103 N Main
Breckenridge, CO 80424

9. The Red Lion

304 Bridge St, Vail, CO 81657
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304 Bridge St
Vail, CO 81657

10. Minturn Saloon

146 Main St., Minturn, CO 81645
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146 Main St.
Minturn, CO 81645

11. Bachelors Lounge

0130 Daybreak Ridge, Avon, CO 81620
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0130 Daybreak Ridge
Avon, CO 81620

12. Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar

115 Daly Ln., Snowmass Village, CO 81611
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115 Daly Ln.
Snowmass Village, CO 81611

13. Ajax Tavern

685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
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685 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

14. T Bar

2045 Ski Time Square Dr, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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2045 Ski Time Square Dr
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

15. Montanya Distillers

212 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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212 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224

16. Allred's

565 Mountain Village Blvd, Mountain Village, CO 81435
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565 Mountain Village Blvd
Mountain Village, CO 81435

17. Mangy Moose Restaurant and Saloon

3295 Village Drive, Teton Village, WY 83025
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3295 Village Drive
Teton Village, WY 83025

18. Peruvian Lodge

10000 East Highway 210, Alta, UT 84092
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10000 East Highway 210
Alta, UT 84092

19. High West Distillery & Saloon

703 Park Ave., Park City, UT 84060
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703 Park Ave.
Park City, UT 84060

20. St Regis Bar

2300 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City, UT 84060
Photo, St. Regis, Deer Valley
2300 Deer Valley Drive East
Park City, UT 84060

21. Apples

Ketchum, ID 83340
Photo, Apples Bar & Grill Facebook Page

22. The Mill Cafe

Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

23. Unbuckle Apres Ski at Tamarack

4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
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4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449

24. Le Chamois & Loft Bar

1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

25. Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill

4165 Springs Lane, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0, Canada
Photo, Garibaldi Lift Co. Facebook Page
4165 Springs Lane, Whistler
BC V0N 1B0, Canada