Northern Rockies

Resorts of the Year 2019: Best Après in the West

Top 10 resorts in the West for Après, according to SKI's Reader Resort Survey.

1. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.

Whistler Top 10 Apres
Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.Matt Walker

Whistler Blackcomb is a massive resort with plenty for any skill level. The village has anything you can imagine and great nightlife.”

2. Sun Valley, Idaho

“Major huge vert on tap at Sun Valley each day if you are a serious skier, and the après is a blast!”

3. Aspen Snowmass, Colo.

Aspen Top 10 Apres
Aspen Snowmass, Colo.Aspen Skiing Co.

Aspen is very much a skier’s town with après and bars and music venues; a pedestrian-friendly town with almost everything in walking distance.” 

4. Jackson Hole, Wyo.

“Great nightlife and restaurants in the town of Jackson and very friendly people!”

5. Breckenridge, Colo.

Breck Top 10 Apres
Breckenridge, Colo.Vail Resorts

“Great mountain. Town of Breck is always fun with great restaurants and bars.”

6. Telluride, Colo.

“Hard to get to, but a big payoff once you arrive. The resort covers all the bases from expert to beginner. The true star is the après in the town of Telluride.”

7. Vail, Colo.

Vail Top 10 Apres
Vail, Colo.Vail Resorts

“Great terrain, great on-hill services (lodges on every peak, and mid-vail), great lifts, good snow, great après-ski options…when you put it all together, Vail is still one of the best overall experiences around.”

8. Park City, Utah

Park City Top 10 Apres
Park City, UtahD Campbell

“We loved Park City Old Town, with its mining charm and wonderful restaurants and a bars.”

9. Steamboat, Colo.

“Great resort! Steamboat is clearly one of the best places to go skiing, then into town for après-ski and dinner/entertainment out.”

10. Crested Butte, Colo.

Crested Butte Top 10 Apres
Crested Butte, Colo.Chris Segal

“The town of Crested Butte is easy to get to from the mountain (the buses run frequently) and has plenty of après to keep you entertained.”

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