Aprés ski, a tradition rooted in European hospitality and originally coined by the French, is best described as an act of celebration and relaxation after a day on the slopes. For an ideal way to end your day, visit one of Park City’s world class resort hotels for fireside savory snacks, classic conversation.

Montage Deer Valley’s Après Lounge is a skier’s delight. Located in a cozy yurt at Empire Village directly behind the resort. Revel in direct access to Ruby, Empire and Lady Morgan ski lifts. The lounge features Veuve Clicquot champagne and a menu of select gourmet bites designed to pair perfectly with a bit of bubbly, including caviar, local cheeses and charcuterie all created by the resort’s culinary team.

Waldorf – Hot Buttered Rum

At the Waldorf Astoria Park City’s Powder Restaurant, Austrian Executive Chef Hermann Schaefer adds European touches to his menu of elevated comfort food inspired by alpine regions from around the world. Unwind aft er a day of skiing and treat yourself to a mouthwatering seasonal menu, specialty cocktails and live music just steps away from Canyons Village base area.

Bloody Mary – St Regis – Deer Valley

Bask in the sun at The St. Regis Deer Valley ski beach. Take in stunning vistas from the Mountain Terrace Fire Garden while enjoying signature St. Regis Barrel Select Gin from local Alpine Distilling or a 7452 Bloody Mary, an enticing blend of High West Distillery’s oat-distilled Vodka 7000 served with wasabi-celery foam and a black lava salt rim, paying homage to Park City’s rich mining history. For guests, a complimentary hot chocolate bar with all the fixings is a sweet way to end the day.

Ruth’s Chris – Park City

“Sizzle, Swizzle and Swirl” Monday through Thursday afternoons at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Hotel Park City. In an intimate space overlooking Park City Mountain’s cross-country ski course, enjoy a glass of wine or inventive cocktails like the Coconut Ginger Lemon Drop, the Blackberry Sidecar or the Port of Manhattan. To replenish calories, choose a Tenderloin Skewer Salad, Seared Ahi Tuna, Spicy Shrimp or for heartier appetites, the Steak Sandwich from the lounge menu.

Fondue at Goldener Hirsch Inn

Stroll through Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village to the Goldener Hirsch Inn, an authentic Austrian style luxury inn where the European ambience, décor and menu will transport you to the Austrian Alps. Voted Best U.S. Ski Boutique Hotel by World Ski Awards and winner of Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Award, the Goldener Hirsch is a welcoming spot to wind down after a day on the slopes with live music, hot toddies, charcuterie boards and cheese fondue by the lounge’s fireplace.

Stein Eriksen Lodge’s Troll Hallen Lounge offers the perfect setting to enjoy seasonal spirits by the fire, live music and breathtaking views of Deer Valley Resort. Guilty après-ski menu items include Stein’s Garlic Asiago Cheese Fries and the beers on tap, a glass of house made mulled wine or a signature Bloody Mary. For a more casual experience, the Champions Plaza offers firepits, thin-crust pizza and signature Stein’s Burger. Sample one of the local complimentary s’mores for lodging guests.

After a day on the slopes relax aprés-ski style.

by Corinne Humphrey