Leave it to the French to invent aprés ski.” A well-known phrase meaning social activity and spirits following a day’s skiing, it invokes images of rosy-cheeked revelers gathering around roaring fires boasting of knee-deep powder, daring tree skiing and thrilling ﬁrst-time experiences. Accompanied by hot toddies and hearty snacks, it’s a carefree way to wrap up a day on the slopes. No two aprés-ski scenes are alike, but whether you’re seeking polished and perfect, casual or crazy, Park City has plenty of places to enjoy this ski culture custom.
Goldener Hirsch Inn
Deer Valley’s Austrian-style Goldener Hirsch Inn is a glittering gem just steps away from the slopes at Silver Lake. Serving classic cheese fondue, Bavarian soft pretzels, lamb chili, salads, burgers and short-rib poutine, the atmosphere will make you think you’ve been transported to Europe but without the jetlag.
The Farm at Canyons Village was named one of “Utah’s Top 10” restaurants in 2015. Chef Manny Rozehnal, originally from a small German mountain village, knows aprés ski! Enjoy the charcuterie board of local Creminelli meats, spicy red pepper relish and house-made Farm Cheese, a smooth, slightly acidic ricotta-style cheese served with kumquat jalapeno marmalade, salted maple walnut brittle and grilled sourdough.
Opposite the base of the Town Lift , Collie’s Sports Bar & Grill is the perfect place for casual aprés ski. True to their mission, “herding people together,” Collie’s staff loves great people, good food and free-flowing conversation. Enjoy 70+ beers and the “best Bloody Mary in town” while digging into awesome pulled pork nachos, smoked wings and “Jupiter Bowl” BBQ watching your favorite events on 25 TVs equipped with “Tunnity” for live audio on mobile devices.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers winter happy hour specialties like their Tenderloin Steak Sandwich–thinly sliced tenderloin topped with creamy Béarnaise sauce on a baguette, or Seared Ahi Tuna perfectly complemented by a spirited sauce with hints of ginger, mustard and beer. Th e Spicy Shrimp and the Tenderloin Skewer Salad—honey/soy marinated beef and skewered mushrooms served with spring greens, caramelized onions and blue cheese crumbles.
“We didn’t move here to open a restaurant, we came for the skiiing.” That may have been their vision but we’re happy that co-owners, Kevin Valaika and brother Chef Bob, ultimately did open Shabu. Go straight from the slopes to their “freestyle Asian Fusion” restaurant and enjoy a full sushi/martini bar while watching classic ski and snowboard films. The popular “Hot Rock,” grass-fed American Wagyu beef marinated in Ponzu butter that diners sear on a heated stone at their table, is fun for families and groups. Try the Firecracker Shrimp, Caramelized Black Cod or Samurai Scallops.
Aprés Ski —a great way to prolong the happy vibe and keep the party going long after the last chair.
Check out more of the Park City Nightlife has to offer for Aprés Ski!