The US is home to some of the best ski resorts in the world. However, if you’re looking for world-class nightlife, it pays to be selective when choosing your ski destination. With that in mind, here’s a look at four of the best ski resorts in the US for apres-ski and nightlife.
Lake Tahoe / Heavenly, California
Heavenly should be on every skiers’ bucket list. Situated above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, the resort offers an incredible skiing experience. Yet when the sun goes down here, the party doesn’t stop.
Heavenly, California’s largest resort, parties like few other resorts in the US. After a hard day’s skiing, head to the Tamarack Lodge at the top of the gondola. Here you’ll find live DJs and fantastic drink specials that will kick start the party. From there, step over the state line into Nevada, and you’ll find five giant casinos in which you can party until the early hours of the morning. Slick casino lounges, bars, Vegas-style nightclubs – Tahoe has it all. It’s the ideal ski resort for a bachelor party.
Aspen may be known for its glamour and money, but don’t let that put you off. This resort has a vibrant nightlife scene. Add in the exceptional ski terrain and it’s no wonder Aspen is such a popular resort.
The city has more than 100 restaurants, bars and clubs with nightlife options to suit all crowds. Start your apres-ski experience at the Ajax Tavern and from there check out bars such as Belly Up or Eric’s. For a more laid back experience, head to Jimmy’s. Having been around for 20 years now, the locals will tell you Jimmy’s is an “Aspen Institution.”
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole is another hugely popular ski resort amongst those seeking nightlife. If you’re looking for an unpretentious nightlife experience, this is the resort for you.
The Mangy Moose is where many skiers head after a solid day on the slopes. Located in Teton Village, this bar is regarded as one of the top apres-ski bars across the whole of North America.
For a slightly unique experience, it’s also worth checking out the western saloon bars such as the Million Dollar Cowboy.
Park City, Utah
Lastly, a list of the top ski resorts in the US for nightlife wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Park City.
From apres-ski to late-night bars, Park City offers a diverse selection of nightlife options for those looking to continue the party when the sun goes down.
Once voted the best apres-ski bar in the US, the No Name Bar on Main Street is a popular destination amongst party-goers. Nightclubs Silver and Downstairs are also worth checking out.
For a more sophisticated experience, head to the Sky Blue rooftop lounge at the Sky Bar. Kick back with a cocktail on the outdoor heated patio and enjoy the views over Main Street and the surrounding mountains.