Ski Resort Life

Ski Resort Guide 2016: Best Apres

Because after a good day on the mountain, it's your right to celebrate with a drink.


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East No. 10: Sunday River, Maine

“The après ski scene is awesome.”

“An excellent nightlife and inviting resort.”

“Fun, small town vibe.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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West No. 10: Jackson Hole, Wyo.

“Awesome lodging and après options.”

“A vibrant nightlife.”

“The après ski has a lot of character.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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East No. 9: Mount Snow, Vt.

“Great beer at the base bar.”

“We love to après at Mount Snow!”

“Can’t beat a cold beer at the base bar after an awesome day.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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West No. 9: Heavenly, Calif.

“Great restaurants and bars. Lots of après options in town.”

“Easy access to nightlife and casinos.”

“Awesome après scene.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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East No. 8: Attitash, N.H.

“Great weekly events and après ski scene.”

“Après is really fun in the spring with their outdoor stage.”

“ A fun, small town atmosphere.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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West No. 8: Breckenridge, Colo.

“The town and après ski is fantastic.”

“The quintessential ski town. Great restaurants, nightlife and after-ski activities.”

“A great atmosphere and affordable for locals.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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East No. 7: Sugarloaf, Maine

“The après ski is my favorite thing about Sugarloaf.”

“The village has a great vibe.”

“The après here has lots of character!”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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West No. 7: Deer Valley, Utah

“They have the best food and après scene with Park City close by.”

“Awesome après ski on and off the resort.”

“Right in Park City so there is a huge nightlife.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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East No. 6: Seven Springs, Pa.

“Make sure you make a trip to the Foggy Goggle and the Matterhorn, two great ski bars.”

“A great après ski and a laidback vibe.”

“A very happening nightlife.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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West No. 6: Telluride, Colo.

“Après and dining in town is awesome.”

“A fantastic town with lots of activities and an awesome nightlife.”

“Great après scene in town.”

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East No. 5: Stowe, Vt.

“Après scene in town is great.”

“Lots to do in town.”

“We love going to Stowe for the whole experience. Especially the après!”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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West No. 5: Sun Valley, Idaho

“Fun après ski entertainment in the lodges.”

“Restaurants and après are fantastic and better than any resort in North America.”

“Great dining and nightlife in Ketchum.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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East No. 4: Whiteface, N.Y.

“The town of Lake Placid is awesome for après.”

“Lots of after-ski activities.”

“A huge variety of things to do in Lake Placid.”

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West No. 4: Park City, Utah

“The best resort for après ski.”

“Old town Park City is great for nightlife.”

“Après ski on Main Street is excellent.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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East No. 3: Holiday Valley, N.Y.

“Dining and après is awesome.”

“Great après ski in Ellicottville.”

“Good quality nightlife in town.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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West No. 3: Vail, Colo.

“Après ski is excellent.”

“Nightlife in Vail is unsurpassed.”

“Great après and nightlife options.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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East No. 2: Killington, Vt.

“The après ski is a mad house. And I mean that in the best way possible.”

“The après scene on the mountain road is wild.”

“The best nightlife around”

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West No. 2: Aspen, Colo.

“Great après ski.”

“The town of Aspen has a top notch après ski scene.”

“The resort town has great après with lots of character.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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East No. 1: Tremblant, Que.

“A great après scene.”

“Excellent nightlife.”

“Lots of post-ski activities.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments

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West No. 1: Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. 

“Best après and nightlife out of any resort I have ever been to.”

“The après here is rivaled by none.”

“Simply the best après ski scene outside of Europe.”

—2016 Resort Survey reader comments