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Keepin’ The Groove Goin’: Apres Ski Music Scenes In The West

Jackson-Mangy-Moose-Music Strong music scene in Jackson translates into apres-ski rockin'. (Mangy Moose/Facebook)

Everyone knows what a rush it is to have a full day of skiing and riding, but often you still have the rhythm in your bones even after the lifts close. Enter the apres-ski music scene at mountain resorts.

SnoCountry scanned the West and came up with a sampling of apres-ski spots where the rockin’ goes on long past the final run of the day.


The Mangy Moose is a Jackson Hole fav for many reasons – and one, for sure, is the apres-ski music scene. The Wyoming town breeds musicians, and many crank it up as early as 2 p.m. Bar menu features local flavors, like Elk Brat and Elk Chili.

Las Vegas-style partying on the mountain at Heavenly. (Unbuckled Apres Ski/Facebook)

Get going before you reach the bottom at Heavenly with the Unbuckle Apres Party at Tamarack Lodge. Located at the top of the gondola, Tamarack Lodge becomes a full-blown nightclub complete with go-go dancers, glow sticks, thumping techno and fist pumping tunes – from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

O.P. Rockwell headlines vibrant music scene in Park City. (O.P. Rockwell/Facebook)

Billed as a “cocktail lounge and music hall,” O.P. Rockwell  in the heart of downtown Park City often gets the music rockin’ at 6 p.m. Most acts run a little later, but it’s worth the wait especially if you link dinner with concert tickets.

Hale and hearty apres-ski music heard right at bottom of Peak 8. (T-Bar/Facebook)

At the base of Peak 8, the T-Bar  brings in a raucous crowd of skiers and riders from Breckenridge’s original slopes for apres-ski live music. Sun deck is epic. And, there’s a free gondola ride back into town.

Three 10 Barrel Brewing Co. sites await Mt. Bachelor apres-ski aficionados. (10 Barrel Brewing Co./Facebook) 

For Mt. Bachelor apres-ski music, get off the mountain early and head to the 10 Barrel Brewing Co. at the base. Music cranks up as early as at 2 p.m. After quaffing a cold brew, head down to Bend, Ore., where there are two more 10 Barrel Brewing Co. outlets.






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