We all know that ski season is the best part of the year, but it’s not just because of fluffy powder or the thrill of a perfect run—the after party, or Après-Ski, is just as important. So how do you get the most from your post-slope time? Krimson Klover has the best tips and tricks so you can make the most of these primo moments!
- Follow a Local – unless you live in a ski town (in which case, lucky you), chances are you’re never going to know the best spots the way a townie will. During the day, try to mingle until you find someone with firsthand knowledge of where you are – even if it’s a place you go all the time, there might be some new bar or hot spot that has yet to hit the mainstream.
- Know Which Gear to Wear - When heading out after hours, best to leave your gear where it belongs and not to the bar – ski boots are the exception, but you still might want to bring some tennies in case the night gets a little long and your feet need a break. Stash skis and boards in your car or locker so they’re not getting bumped into (or worse, stolen) while you’re out. BUT. It’s completely ok, even preferable, to stay in your baselayers/ski clothes. Good thing we have the perfect base layers to keep you looking great, even in the Après phase. :)
- Look for Live Music – A good beverage is always served best with some great tunes to listen to while you’re at it. Many ski resorts book bands far in advance to make sure to attract a large crowd late into the night. Before you head out for the weekend, do some research to see which lodges or bars have the best live shows, and then plan your evenings accordingly.
- Be Aware of Your Surroundings – Ok, this one might be a bit of a downer, but nothing is worse than getting lost late at night (or early in the morning) trying to make your way back to your room. Before you head out, get a map of how to get back, and a plan B just in case you can’t catch an Uber or Lyft when you need one.
- Take it Slowly – Unlike how you want to come down the mountain, Après time can go for a while, and is usually done at higher elevations. Make sure to drink a glass of water in between each alcoholic beverage to make sure you don’t get any adverse effects or get into a bad spot. You also don’t want to have so much fun on the first night that the second day of skiing is compromised! So have fun, but be smart!
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