For the newbies and uninitiated, après-ski is a longstanding ski tradition, hailing from the Alps. It means “after ski” in French and references “social activities after a day of skiing” according to Merriam Webster. It’s celebrated a little differently across Ski Country, depending on local liquor and culture, but it generally includes adult beverages and/or a hot tub. Sometimes music and food is involved, too. Après-ski is one of those differentiating factors that makes skiing more of a lifestyle than just a sport, and yet another reason why we love it so much! At Ski.com, we’re partial to how Aspen skiers Pat and Tats celebrate a day of skiing: classic style.
Learn how to properly après-ski for the first time or brush up your post-schussing revelry with Pat and Tat’s step-by-step après-ski 101 video.
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Originally from the icy trails of New Jersey, I moved West to pursue powder and a career in writing and editing. Now in Aspen, Colo. and working for Ski.com managing the website and blog content, I couldn't be happier. You'll find me skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands in the winter and mountain biking at Snowmass in the summer.