Best Places for Après Ski
After a day on the slopes or out exploring the town, nothing beats a cocktail to wet your whistle and warm you up from the inside out. So, loosen up your boots, unzip your coat, and allow these après-ski libations to put the feeling back in your fingers and color in your cheeks!
Hotel Talisa, Vail
At the all-new Hotel Talisa, après is a way of life. Celebrate your day of successful skiing, snowboarding, or simply soaking up the atmosphere with a glass of Moet champagne at their ‘Après Everyday’ daily celebration, taking place at the Fireside Lounge. Your little ones can join too, as mugs of steaming gourmet hot chocolate are available for cold little hands! Après begins at 3 p.m. daily with passed gourmet hot chocolate followed by the daily sabering champagne ritual at 4 p.m.
What to Order: The Bombardino
Literally “the bomb” in Italian, il Bombardino is the skier’s reward after an exhilarating day on the slopes. The winter cocktail, warm and reminiscent of eggnog, was created in northern Lombardia.
Today, it is beloved across the Italian Alps and is Hotel Talisa’s way of rewarding you after conquering Vail Mountain.
Le Westin Tremblant Resort & Spa
Featuring Spanish-inspired Mediterranean cuisine in a chic and urban atmosphere, Gypsy Restaurant at Le Westin Tremblant Resort & Spa will warm up your winter. Tapas, paellas and other specialties are perfect for a big meal with family and friends, or simply stop at the bar for a relaxing drink to stay in for the evening after your day on the slopes.
What to Order: The Hot Shot
Served in a Porto glass, this elegant shot will welcome you in from the cold. The perfect combination of espresso, Galliano, whipped cream and sugar icing gives you a kick before the rest of your winter day.
The St. Regis Deer Valley
Come for the conversation, stay for the cocktails. The St. Regis Bar at The St. Regis Deer Valley welcomes you with modern mountain elegance offering both traditional and custom cocktails for every type of guest. Enjoy drink and light bites fireside indoors or al fresco on the heated Mountain Terrace with slope-side views and nightly champagne sabering ritual.
What to Order: 7452 Mary
The St. Regis Deer Valley offers our own version of the signature St. Regis cocktail. In a nod to the resort’s altitude, we offer the 7452 Mary an enticing blend of the famous Bloody Mary mix and oat-distilled Vodka 7000′ distilled at 7000 feet at local High West Distillery. It is served with a black lava salt rim paying homage to Park City’s rich mining history and is finished with a cloud-like Wasabi-Celery foam.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
Experience a modern Mexican restaurant and upscale tequileria located in this grand mountain resort. Led by internationally-acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval, Maya at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain showcases high quality ingredients, house-infused tequilas and over 100 agave-based spirits. With an outdoor terrace and fire pits to keep you warm, enjoy views of Beaver Creek Mountain while you sip on comforting cocktails.
What to Order: Pepino
After an exhilarating day exploring the terrain at Beaver Creek, unwind with a unique twist on the traditional margarita. With a spicy house-infused Serrano Tequila Blanco, the cucumber and citrus blend is sweetened with agave and served on-the-rocks, in a margarita glass with a tajin rim. The Pepino margarita is the perfect finishing touch to help ease your tired muscles.
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
Boasting an intimate, rustic setting, the FireRock Lounge at The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, sets the perfect atmosphere to après ski. Pair your cocktails with comfort food, lean back and enjoy the mountain views for the recipe to a successful après.
What to order: Affogato Martini
There is nothing more comforting than an indulgent, dessert-inspired cocktail after a day on the slopes at North America’s #1 Ski Resort. Vanilla vodka and Kahlua are shaken and finished with freshly brewed espresso and a dash of cream. It’s a perfect rejuvenating après-ski cocktail to enjoy by the fire.
The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
Oliver & Bonacini at The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain offers a chic, welcoming eatery to grab a cocktail at the bar or pair with a great meal after your day in the Canadian cold.
What to Order: Winter Bourbon Jiggles
This fruity cocktail is softened with the smooth, warming balance of Maker’s Mark bourbon, Triple Sec and orange juice combined with your selection of fruit preserves to relax you after a long day of fun in the snow.