Whether you are a pro boarder, skier, or even experiencing your first time out, you probably already know that there is nothing better after a long day of sliding down the mountain through the powdery white stuff then hitting the chalet for a little après-ski. Some of the best ski resorts to party at are well aware of this and have catered their villages to the ultimate après-ski party.
Here are our top 5 picks of the best ski resorts to party at:
#5 – Mont Tremblant, Canada
Nestled in the Laurentians, just two hours north of Ottawa, and about a hour and a half north of Montreal, is the Mont Tremblant Ski Resort. At an elevation of 2,871 feet, Mont Tremblant is one of the tallest peaks in the Laurentians and the best ski resort in all of Eastern Canada – it has even been voted as best ski resort in all of eastern North America. Not only does the elevation and amazing runs make Tremblant one of the best ski resorts, but also its many après-ski party spots have helped to elevate it into our top 5 best ski resorts to party at. When taking a ski trip to Tremblant make sure you hit up the following party spots:
#4 – Val D’Isere, France
With over 300 kilometres of slopes, 2 glaciers, 94 lifts and 158 runs Val D’Isere has some of the best skiing around. It is also a great place to party at, and the reason that it is our #4 pick. Home of the original Dick’s Tea Bar, Val D’Isere pretty much invented the term après-ski, so when you are looking to warm up with a cold one, try out these favourite spots:
#3 – Zermatt, Switzerland
One of the nine largest ski resorts in the world, and the largest in Europe, Switzerland’s Zermatt boast an incredible 2,200 vertical metres of skiing terrain. After a busy day of top to bottom skiing we know you will definitely need to unwind in one of the many clubs and bars in the village. Here are our recommendations on where to party:
#2 – Vail, US
Not to be outdone, the largest ski resort in the US boasts over 5000 acres of skiing terrain – 5,289 acres to be exact – featuring 193 runs, seven bowls, and some pretty stellar glades. Yes we are talking about Colorado’s very own Vail. And although the drinking age in the US is not as liberal as it is in the rest of the world, you can still find some pretty good places to party after a long day of hitting the slopes. Here are our picks:
#1 – St. Anton, Austria
With a vertical drop of 1,507 metres and some of the deepest snow bases in the Alps, this western Austrian ski resort is our pick as the #1 ski resort to party at. The challenging terrain attracts many of the best skiers and boarders to this party village each year, and it is regarded as one of the best après-ski resorts in the World, and not just by us. If you ever get a chance to ride St. Anton, then make sure you save some energy for some of our favourite après-ski bars that this resort has to offer:
About the Author
Corey Rozon is a freelance writer from Ottawa, Canada.