The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines après-ski as "social activities after a day of skiing. " With roots as deep as controlled downhill skiing the concept of après-ski may be as much a part of skiing as snow and/or bindings. We’d even go as far as saying skiing without après is just not as much fun.

Lucky for us (and you), Historic Park City is known as one of the top après-ski destinations in the world. Lift-served access from Park City Mountain Resort's Town Lift provides skiers and snowboarders access to the many bars and restaurants that line our charming historic district from what is soon to be the largest ski resort in North America. The quantity and quality of après establishments provides the après skier with the option to find the après scene that fits their group.

Let’s imagine for a moment that you ski or download the Town Lift and arrive on the Town Lift Plaza. A quick 360 degree assessment will provide you with several options for your après pleasure. If you have it in you to walk further up the street, the opportunities are even greater.

In recent years, High West Distillery has become a prime après location. There aren’t many (any) other ski-in, ski-out whiskey distilleries in the world and High West does a great job with spirits and cuisine.

Sometimes after a day of skiing or riding what you really want is a beer and a slice! Longtime local’s favorite, Davanza’s, on Park Avenue is just the place.

Sports fans looking to catch up on the day’s games can head across Main Street to Collie’s. A full bar and menu are available.

As defined above, après-ski includes social activities after a day of skiing, which means it doesn’t have to include libations! Perhaps a coffee and a pastry are more your style. If so, head over to Atticus for your choice of coffee or tea plus a variety of sandwiches, snacks or smoothies.

However you choose to wrap up your ski day; we are sure we have just the place to provide the perfect setting to recap your adventures from the day. It’s ok if the stories become more extreme as the day goes on. Our only recommendation is to switch to street shoes before the sun sets.