Après Ski: Wine, beer, cocktails and fireside chats

“There’s something about the culture of après, whether it’s cocktails or a simple beer. It’s all about working hard on the mountain, getting your workout in, and then enjoying it and talking about it with friends.” —Joe Lang, Principal, Apres Ski Cocktail Classic ASPEN’S APRÈS SKI COCKTAIL CLASSIC in March is an annual slope-side celebration […]

Ski Resorts 2.0: Resorts reinvent themselves

LIKE A NORMAN ROCKWELL PAINTING, the old-school ski experience — focused on skiing all day, in deep snow, and après ski in long johns — has become a thing of the past. Ski resorts are reinventing themselves in the face of global warming, competition and changing demographics. More of them are “weatherproofing” their businesses to […]

What’s new at Tahoe ski resorts in 2016

LAKE TAHOE’S 2015-16 WINTER SEASON is in full swing. Visitors can enjoy new terrain parks, a new high-speed ski lift, and awesome après ski dining experiences: Mountain Improvements NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA RENOVATES GONDOLA Skiers and snowboarders experience improved mountain access this winter with Northstar’s newly revamped Big Springs Express Gondola. The mountain tram connects The Village […]

Tahoe’s West Shore Cafe: New chef, innovative menu

THE LAKE TAHOE AREA’S NATURAL beauty and laid-back lifestyle has long been a draw for accomplished chefs and restaurateurs from all over. Back in the ’70s, Douglas Dale, the chef and owner of Wolfdale’s in Tahoe City, worked in big cities but he said he was “bedazzled” at Lake Tahoe’s “jaw-dropping” beauty and decided to […]

Après Ski in the Foothills

THOUGH MOUNTAIN RESORTS ARE APPEALING, some people would rather stay out of the snow and take day-trips to the slopes. Après Ski Denver now has a following. Here’s a locals’ secret in the Sierra foothills— Nevada City, Grass Valley and Auburn are “snowless” escapes—but only a one-hour drive to Sugar Bowl Resort and Royal Gorge […]

West Shore Café and Inn: New menu, bar, cocktails & s’mores

FOR YEARS, the West Shore Café and Inn in Homewood has been a magical summer destination, complete with boat valets. Now the café is becoming a popular spot for après ski. You can ski Homewood, walk across the street and enjoy lakefront après in style. Look out the floor-to-ceiling windows while you sip a winter […]