Aprés-Ski: French for “After Ski”!

The Aprés-Ski scène at our local resorts is improving especially at the Canyons Base Village at Park City Mountain Resort, but it could be so much more.

The classic 1963 caper Charade opens in the French ski town of Megève. As the camera pans over skiers pouncing down powdery slopes, it finds Audrey Hepburn on a sunny outdoor terrace, elegantly clad in a black-and-brown Givenchy ensemble. A half-empty glass of wine sits in front of her as she daintily drops two lumps of sugar into an espresso and composedly discusses an imminent divorce from her wealthy yet distant husband. It’s almost too chic.

The practices and customs around aprés-ski vary from place to place in ways both minuscule and profound, but they’re an essential part of experiencing ski culture wherever you go.

Check out this International Guide to the World of Aprés-Ski. Whether you’re looking for Champagne showers in Austria or sticky-floored dives in Montana, here is the rundown of where to go (and what to drink) from Condé Nast Traveler:


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