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Hey Guys and Gals

Planning a trip with the boys for Feb 16-23. We're a group of 4 with an average age of 36.

We aren't crazy about night life as we're usually pushing to make first tracks every morning. This makes Apres ski that much more important.

We love a place with a good vibe around 4/5 onwards. We loved the apres ski at St Anton and are looking to replicate a similar vibe within North America.

Looking forward to hearing your experiences.

We're not interested in Whistler(open to other bc resorts) , QC, VT.

Cheers.
 

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Breck, vail, aspen, south lake tahoe(heavenly), Jackson (must stay slopeside in mtn village).

These all have numerouse slopeside or on slope bars with base area villages. Ski in/ski out. I have been to st anton and these will be as close to that kind of scene as you will get.
 

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Hogwallows at the bottom of Big Cottonwood canyon in south Salt Lake. Nice vibe, good beer. Solitude and Brighton are up Big Cottonwood canyon, Snowbird is equally close. Best in N America who knows but it's pretty good.
 

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Aspen has the best scene outside of Whistler hands down.

All of the big dog resorts in Colorado have good apres though. Summit County and Vail have plenty of options.

Jackson and Squaw are fun too.

I would think Big Sky-Moonlight in Montana would be another good option.
 

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Hey Guys and Gals

Planning a trip with the boys for Feb 16-23. We're a group of 4 with an average age of 36.

We aren't crazy about night life as we're usually pushing to make first tracks every morning. This makes Apres ski that much more important.

We love a place with a good vibe around 4/5 onwards. We loved the apres ski at St Anton and are looking to replicate a similar vibe within North America.

Looking forward to hearing your experiences.

We're not interested in Whistler(open to other bc resorts) , QC, VT.

Cheers.
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Always find weird the use of French words in “American” language, like “Apres” which means after in French or “cul de sac” which means literally “ass of the bag” :grin:
 

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Always find weird the use of French words in “American” language, like “Apres” which means after in French or “cul de sac” which means literally “ass of the bag” :grin:
I get the giggles whenever I read rucksack, kindergarten, bratwurst, kohlrabi, doppelgänger or to abseil (lol) in an english book. Too funny :)
 

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I get the giggles whenever I read rucksack, kindergarten, bratwurst, kohlrabi, doppelgänger or to abseil (lol) in an english book. Too funny :)
Lol...same for climbing...Rappel, Piton ( to lower and nail ) or..TARDI which is Italian for late...Sorry! Lol totally OT.
We now retourn to the Apres discussion.
 

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I get the giggles whenever I read rucksack, kindergarten, bratwurst, kohlrabi, doppelgänger or to abseil (lol) in an english book. Too funny :)
I laugh when my Swiss mates say 'handy' and 'beemer' (English words that don't actually mean the same in English). All languages are full of borrowed words - they only seem odd if they've been borrowed fairly recently. Anyway doppelgänger and schadenfreude are awesome words and bratwursts are awesome.
 

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I laugh when my Swiss mates say 'handy' and 'beemer' (English words that don't actually mean the same in English). All languages are full of borrowed words - they only seem odd if they've been borrowed fairly recently. Anyway doppelgänger and schadenfreude are awesome words and bratwursts are awesome.

Oh yeah... the "handy" pitfall... was aware of that one. But the Beamer? I just had to look it up, just to find out that indeed, it's an entirely different word. Lol. That explains some puzzled glaces. Thanks for the hint! :) was oblivious for the inter-lingo mis-sense
 

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Whistler and Banff are always fun, though full of 18-25 yo Australians
Aspen, Vail and Breck have good apres scene. Aspen and Vail are a little more well-heeled, Breck is a younger crowd.
South Lake Tahoe is definitely fun. Being able to walk across the border to 24h boozers & casinos can be dangerous >:)
Salt Lake City has a surprisingly decent bar scene. It's not technically 'apres' but you drive back from the mountain, shower up and hit the bars
Jackson Hole's cowboy bars are a good laugh.

Overall though, North American resorts can't hold a candle to the likes of Ischgl/St Anton/Val D'Isere for the apres scene
 

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Am I the only person that gets hella triggered by the seemingly obsessive faux-Euro thing that is so pervasive in American ski towns? From the whole "apres" bullshit to the wannabe Euro village look. Nothing against Europe, it's just so forced and fake here in the states.
 

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Am I the only person that gets hella triggered by the seemingly obsessive faux-Euro thing that is so pervasive in American ski towns? From the whole "apres" bullshit to the wannabe Euro village look. Nothing against Europe, it's just so forced and fake here in the states.
Not at all.

For me some of the best 'apres' (read: nightlife) in NA is places like Bend and Bozeman where you drive to the mountain but spend the evenings in a midsize town. It's not technically apres, but it's loads of fun and it's more... American.

It's also about 75% cheaper.
 

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Not at all.

For me some of the best 'apres' (read: nightlife) in NA is places like Bend and Bozeman where you drive to the mountain but spend the evenings in a midsize town. It's not technically apres, but it's loads of fun and it's more... American.

It's also about 75% cheaper.
My favorite mountains are the ones that have a mountain with plenty of lifts with a bar and a shop at the bottom of the hill. That's all I need. I'd rather not have all the other bullshit because all that other bullshit generally attracts the type of people I'd honestly rather not be around.
 

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Not at all.

For me some of the best 'apres' (read: nightlife) in NA is places like Bend and Bozeman where you drive to the mountain but spend the evenings in a midsize town. It's not technically apres, but it's loads of fun and it's more... American.

It's also about 75% cheaper.
Having done a LOT of both if you get the right towns like you mentioned it's not bad but there's a LOT to be said for ski in ski out, especially on group trips. People go take breaks whenever they want and it can be cheaper in ways like food and drinking if you can just stop off the lift for beer and food in your own fridge. There's nothing worse than having one or two guys ready to go back and the rest of the group wanting to keep shredding. Not to mention you spend a night drinking you literally role your hungover butt out of bed and straight into the fresh air on a run, gimmie that every time.

Govy is great on Hood, Snowshoe WV is honestly one of the best places in the country for Ski in ski out and a village.
 
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