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APRÈS 101: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE “WHAT COMES AFTER SKIING” CULTURE

Posted on March 3rd, by sunseeker in Skiing, Uncategorized, Winter. Comments Off on APRÈS 101: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE “WHAT COMES AFTER SKIING” CULTURE

Photos and words: Ray Gadd Photography

Après is hands down every ski town’s favorite French word.  In Sun Valley it is taken quite seriously and the options to properly revel in the glory of a day in the mountains can be an overwhelming bounty.  After you’ve skied or snowboarded yourself into a crumple of sore legs and blissfully glowing cheeks, your inner Frenchman/woman comes out and you find the magnetism of the bar calling your name, ski boots and all.  While one may see après skiing a merely an afternoon bronzing booze-fest, it is in fact time honored tradition as culturally significant as sitting for an espresso after visiting a museum digesting in conversation that which one has witnessed.  Just like in art, as skier’s and snowboarders, “it” basically didn’t happen if you didn’t sit around afterwords and recount it over cocktails, beers, … Read More »