Après ski: the art of “drinking, listening to music and making fun of your friend’s epic wipeouts that day.” ~ Feet Banks on après ski at Whistler. Once upon a time, late spring in a ski town was a time of tumbleweeds, lost gloves appearing beneath the chairlift as the snow melted, and frustrated golfers… Read the rest of the post!
Alright, guys, I’m back again. In this edition of the Liftopia blog, I’m going to be discussing some of my favorite, cheap ski town bars. Skiing/riding and drinking go hand in hand. They always have, and they always will. Some folks prefer martinis and cigars. Others have a taste for fine wine and local charcuterie… Read the rest of the post!
There is nothing finer after a long day of riding or skiing than a cold beer or a fine cocktail. Even better is something handcrafted with care and love right there next to the mountain. Luckily, with the craft beer movement taking off since the 1980s, fine breweries and distilleries have been spreading like wildfire… Read the rest of the post!
This past season, I was unfortunately sidelined by injury. From an après ski and beer consumption standpoint, this wasn’t so unfortunate. It became my responsibility to hold down a spot at après or the brewery for all my colleagues, friends, and randoms that agreed to buy my beer in exchange for saving them a table.… Read the rest of the post!
For many skiers, the last run of the day is not an end but a beginning. After a hard day on the slopes the first drink is always the best with the second usually not far behind. Après-ski scenes range from Old West cowboy chic to modernistic urban-inspired martini bars. Whatever your passion, when the… Read the rest of the post!