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