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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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The Rack

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The Matterhorn

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Grizzly's

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Wobbly Barn Steakhouse

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General Stark's Pub

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Cheeky Monk

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Dillon Dam Brewery

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Gold Pan Saloon

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The Red Lion

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Minturn Saloon

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Bachelors Lounge

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Photo, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar

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Ajax Tavern

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Photo, T Bar

Montanya Distillers

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Allred's

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Mangy Moose Restaurant and Saloon

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Peruvian Lodge

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Photo, Alta Peruvian Lodge Facebook Page

High West Distillery & Saloon

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St Regis Bar

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Photo, St. Regis, Deer Valley
Photo, Apples Bar & Grill Facebook Page

The Mill Cafe

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Photo, Mammoth Mountain

Unbuckle Apres Ski at Tamarack

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Le Chamois & Loft Bar

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Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill

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The Rack

Photo, The Rack

The Matterhorn

Photo, The Matterhorn

Grizzly's

Photo, Grizzly's Facebook Page

Wobbly Barn Steakhouse

Photo, Wobbly Barn Facebook Page

General Stark's Pub

Photo, General Stark's Pub

Cheeky Monk

Photo, SkiGranby.com

Dillon Dam Brewery

Photo, Dillon DAM Brewery Facebook Page

Gold Pan Saloon

Photo, Gold Pan Facebook Page

The Red Lion

Photo, The Red Lion

Minturn Saloon

Photo, Minturn Saloon

Bachelors Lounge

Photo, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar

Photo, Venga Venga

Ajax Tavern

Photo, Ajax Tavern

T Bar

Photo, T Bar

Montanya Distillers

Photo, Montanya Distillers Facebook Page

Allred's

Photo, Allred's Restaurant

Mangy Moose Restaurant and Saloon

Photo, Mangy Moose Facebook Page

Peruvian Lodge

Photo, Alta Peruvian Lodge Facebook Page

High West Distillery & Saloon

Photo, High West Distillery

St Regis Bar

Photo, St. Regis, Deer Valley

Apples

Photo, Apples Bar & Grill Facebook Page

The Mill Cafe

Photo, Mammoth Mountain

Unbuckle Apres Ski at Tamarack

Photo, Heavenly

Le Chamois & Loft Bar

Photo, Le Chamois & Loft Bar

Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill

Photo, Garibaldi Lift Co. Facebook Page