Best Places for Après Ski
Travel in winter can be chilling to the bone, whether you’re hitting the slopes or just out on the town in the crisp, frosty air. Here’s where to find the best après ski cocktails to make sure you can plan ahead and warm up at the end of your wintry day.
Where to Go: Gypsy Restaurant
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.
What to Order: The Hot Shot
Served in a Porto glass, get welcomed in from the cold with an elegant shot to warm you up. The perfect combination of espresso, Galliano, whip cream and sugar icing gives you a kick before the calm, to relax after an adventurous winter day.
PARK CITY, UTAH
Where to Go: The St. Regis Bar
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. Warm up with a signature Bloody Mary paired with light fare by Jean-Georges Culinary Concepts. Watch as skiers traverse down Deer Valley Resort. Enjoy your Toasty Mary al fresco on our heated Mountain Terrace with slope-side views and nightly champagne sabering ritual.
What to Order: Toasty Mary
Inspired by tomato soup and grilled cheese, the Toasty Mary is a warm Bloody Mary that will get you toasty when it’s cold out. Garnished with a black lava salt rim and truffle spread grilled cheese, this Bloody Mary is everything you dreamed off coming in from the snow.
VAIL VALLEY, COLORADO
Where to Go: Maya Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria
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 the equally warming cocktails.
What to Order: Pepino
After an exhilarating day exploring the terrain at Beaver Creek, unwind with an upscale margarita cocktail can make anyone’s day. With a spicy house-infused Serrano Tequila Blanco, the cucumber and citrus blend are sweetened with agave and served on the rocks in a margarita glass with a tajin rim. It’s the perfect way to warm up your insides after a long day enjoying powder runs on Beaver Creek Mountain.
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Where to Go: FireRock Lounge
Boasting an intimate, rustic setting, the FireRock Lounge at The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, sets the perfect atmosphere for any resort guest or visit. Enjoy comfort food with a mountain view and this après ski cocktail recipe to cap off your day in the mountains and get your evening started.
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 the perfectly rejuvenating après-ski cocktail to enjoy by the fire.
Where to Go: Shadow Mountain Lounge
Welcoming guests with a roaring fireplace and locally-inspired furniture with a contemporary attitude, Shadow Mountain Lounge at The St. Regis Aspen offers a selection of drinks from custom cocktails to elegant wines. Beyond events like live music in the afternoon, Champagne sabering and a nightcap with sweet treats, the Lounge also boats a traditional afternoon après tea.
What to order: The Astor Warmer
After an exhilarating day on the snowy hills of Aspen, this Après-ski cocktail can warm up the chilliest of guests. Mixed with a smooth, Peruvian Pisco liquor, the Spiced Cider brings the winter flavor to the drink. Balanced with a touch of lemon and agave for sweetness!
Where to Go: Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill
Come in from the cold and enjoy the bright snow from the inside with oversize windows for cascading natural light. 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.
What to Order: Winter Bourbon Jiggles
When fresh fruit is hard to come by in the winter, find a scrumptious jam or winter preserves to liven up a cocktail. This fruity cocktail is softened with the smooth balance of Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Triple Sec and Orange Juice. Combined with any selection of fruit jam or preserves, your icy day just got a whole lot merrier.