We polled our editors and readers, and came up with this list of the top spots for post-skiing libations.
Amazing Aprés

Ask any avid skier or mountain-town local when happy hour starts, and you’ll hear many answers. Around the world, “après” is universally recognized as the moment when the boots are unbuckled, your best mates are gathered, there’s a frosty mug in front of you, hearty peels of laughter are coming from across the bar, and the tales of today’s snowy exploits ring out. 

For this guide to the best places for after-ski camaraderie, we polled our editors and readers, and came up with this list of the top resorts and bars.

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Nothing to see here but free concerts, free outdoor theater, and huge screens broadcasting all 17 days of Olympic events. The official parties last until 11:30, culminating in a nightly “fire and ice” show, but count on late nights, especially given that some restaurants are expected to be open around the clock. Whistler’s official Olympic website, whistlerblackcomb.com/olympics, has all the info you’ll need.The mountains may be empty but when you ski back to the village, expect the same kind of pulse you associate with a vibrant city. Other than the media and medal-presentation areas, the village is free of security barricades. You can walk, mingle, and party with the world. There's a reason Whistler was voted Best Nightlife in our 2010 Resort Awards.

An Olympic Guide: The Best Après Spots in Whistler

So you’re heading to the Olympics in Whistler. Be prepared for deep snow (they’re already reporting one of the best seasons on record), world-class terrain, sporting, and revelry. Whether you’re celebrating an American victory or kicking up your boots after a day on the hill, Whistler’s watering holes elevate après to an Olympic level. Here’s a guide to the best après spots in Whistler.