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When you’ve had a big day on the slopes there’s the time-tested tradition that one simply must make time for after the lifts have closed, Après Ski, the act of celebrating a good day on the hill. This is the “after ski” enjoyment of good food and drink. Après-ski is as much a part of skiing as the actual skiing itself.
So after a day spent shushing, sliding and floating (or relaxing) around our mountains you are warranted to an afternoon of eating, drinking and revelry, refueling and toasting to the ski gods for more powder days to come. So set up shop at one of Utah’s Après Ski spots that will have you continuing the wintertime mountain merrymaking.
1. The Mariposa | Brighton
Deer Valley Ski Resort offers many dining options in its Silver Lake Village, but The Mariposa is perfect for those looking for a fine dining experience. With its curated and classy menu featuring locally-sourced meats and a lengthy wine list, The Mariposa is a nice spot to relax as you recount your time on the slopes. The menu also features a Chef Experience where chef Ryan Swarts will create a menu tailored just for your table.
2.The Après Lounge | Deer Valley
If you like your cocktail with a side of atmosphere, kick off your skis and head to one of the cutest yurts in Park City, located just behind the Montage at the base of Ruby and Empire Express. Choose from black and red checkered chairs, a rustic couch or simply belly up to the wooden bar and grab yourself a glass of rosé. This winter dream boasts small bites, an assortment of wines by the glass, and a champagne list that will transport you from Utah to France in a single sip.
3. RIME Raw Bar | Deer Valley
RIME is probably the world’s only slopeside raw bar located at the top of Deer Valley’s Jordanelle Gondola in a refurbished cabin. RIME’s Oyster Happy Hour makes 2:00-3:00 p.m. prime time for some après ski snacks and beverages. Get oysters on the half-shell for $2.50 and pair them with bubbles, brews, or wine. If oysters aren’t your jam, try the lobster rolls and chowder. Open Thursday-Sundays from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
4. Fletcher’s | Park City
Eat, Drink, Lounge in the heart of Main Street. After a day of riding chairlifts, descend the stairs at Fletchers to their intimate Library Lounge reminiscent of a speakeasy, where you can share small plates and enjoy crafty cocktails by the fire.
5. The Owl Bar | Sundance
Though The Owl Bar’s storied past began in Thermopolis, Wyoming, the restored 1890’s bar now calls the famous Sundance resort its home. The cozy cabin-like lounge features creative cocktails such as Wildflower and their Strawberry Basil Margarita, and a seasonal menu, along with live music performed by local and national artists on the weekends.
6. Cinnabar Lounge | Snowbasin
Located just outside of Ogden, Snowbasin Resort hosts the Cinnabar Lodge, named after a local soft, red gemstone. The qualities of this gemstone are reflected in the warm and rustic feel of the lounge. A place for live music, specialty cocktails, lunch and an overall solid lounge to kick back and warm up after a day out on the slopes.