10 Best Ski Bars

  • The Gold Pan Saloon in Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Krazy Kanguruh
  • Mangy Moose in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Garibaldi Lift Co in Whistler, BC
  • Rond Point in Meribel, France
  • Last Dollar Saloon in Telluride, Colorado
  • 39 Degrees in Aspen, Colorado
  • The Bag and Kettle in Sugarloaf, Maine
  • Vernissage in Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Park City, Utah

    No Name Saloon in Park City, Utah

    For some, what happens after the chairlifts shut down for the night is just as important as time on the slopes. The residents and visitors of Park City aren't lacking for après-ski options, but No Name Saloon on historic Main Street is one of the best, a favorite with locals and tourists alike.

    Photo courtesy of Downstairs Park City

  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    The Gold Pan Saloon in Breckenridge, Colorado

    Speaking of saloons, Breckenridge has a darn good one. Housed in an old saloon building dating back to 1879, the Gold Pan brings plenty of heritage and a rustic, laid-back atmosphere to the ski town's bar scene.

    Photo courtesy of The Gold Pan Saloon

  • St. Anton, Austria

    Krazy Kanguruh

    European ski resorts have made après-ski somewhat of an art, and none do it better than the Krazy Kanguruh in St. Anton. With great views and flowing Jägermeister, the party starts early and ends early enough that die-hard snow bunnies still manage to catch that first lift in the morning.

    Photo courtesy of Krazy Kanguruh

  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    Mangy Moose in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    If you manage to make it down Corbet's Couloir, Jackson Hole's most notorious run, in one piece, you'll get a free drink at the resorts most notorious bar, the Mangy Moose. Live music livens up the scene on most nights.

    Photo courtesy of Mangy Moose

  • Whistler, BC

    Garibaldi Lift Co in Whistler, BC

    Known locally as the GLC, the Garibaldi Lift Co is by far the most popular place to end a day on the slopes of Whistler. Come early to enjoy views of the slopes from the floor-to-ceiling windows, and if you're feeling cold, try the signature fondue called "Sex Cheese."

    Photo courtesy of Garibaldi Lift Co

  • Meribel, France

    Rond Point in Meribel, France

    Come to Rond Point for the spacious terrace with views of the surrounding slopes, and stay for the good drinks and live music. Things get raucous as the sun goes down with skiers dancing long into the night. Be sure to try the toffee vodka for a sweet pick-me-up.

    Photo courtesy of Rond Point Meribel

  • Telluride, Colorado

    Last Dollar Saloon in Telluride, Colorado

    For a little local flavor after a day of snow and sun, head to the Last Dollar Saloon, or the Buck as locals call it, in downtown Telluride. You'll find the largest selection of domestic and imported beers in town, and while beer's the specialty, the margaritas are tasty as well.

    Photo courtesy of Last Dollar Saloon

  • 39 Degrees fireplace

    39 Degrees in Aspen, Colorado

    If your idea of the perfect post-slope hangout involves martinis and comfy couches in lieu of drunken party-goers and cheap beer, then 39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel is for you. This upscale lounge has an inviting fireplace where Aspen's young and beautiful come to warm up.

    Photo courtesy of Sky Hotel

  • The Bag and Kettle

    The Bag and Kettle in Sugarloaf, Maine

    The laid-back and local Bag and Kettle in Sugarloaf not only has a great beer selection and friendly bar tenders, but also some of the best après-ski eats to be had in the country.

    Photo courtesy of The Bag and Kettle

  • Vernissage

    Vernissage in Zermatt, Switzerland

    The Swiss ski resort of Zermatt is perhaps the most charming in the world. The chic Vernissage had a cinema and art gallery by day but transforms into a dance club by night. The cocktail menu goes on for 40 pages, so you'll have plenty to choose from.

    Photo courtesy of Backstage Hotel Vernissage by Heinz Julen


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