When we compare skiing in the Rockies to the Alps, it's a never ending discussion (heated debate), because it's so easy to argue one's better than the other as both have countless unique pros. But there is one aspect which cannot be argued even by Harvey Spector, and that is the topic of après-ski. Europe has always come out on top. After all, après, as we know it, is the love-child of the Alps. But fear not, this is The Ski Week and après is our middle name. Our mission is to bring après to the USA. We need you young party-starters to help us!
America best get ready for us because we will be hosting après-ski events at a new location 'errday! Aspen Alehouse, Base Camp, 39 degrees and Venga Venga... take your pick becasue we'll be there and our resident DJ will be spinning sounds as we watch the sun set behind the mountain with 400 fellow ski weekers by your side. Frothing...
We believe the best way to party after a day of skiing is then and there. Going back to the rooms and getting changed is simply time and clean clothes wasted. Besides, it's way more fun to flick hoof on the sun terrace in your ski boots, and they keep the toes warm. Win win. We've learnt, through years of experience, that it's best to go hard until 9 pm and then head home for a late-night snack and a good sleep. This way you wake up feeling fresh and ready to hop in the first chair the morning after. But each to their own.
Après isn't all about raving 'til 4 am, it simply means what happens 'after', so après-shower we'll gather the gang and head to the mountains to feast on a breakfast buffet. Après-breakfast our guides will take us out to explore the mystical mountains, or if you're brave enough you can go out on your own. We also have soul searching après like morning mountain yoga classes. Or more adventurous après such as; ski lift takeovers, torch-lit night skiing and bowl hikes. We will all be staying in Snowmass a ski in/out location, meaning behind every door is a ski weeker. We have our own property with rooms for more than 400 guests and the ski lift literally runs over our apartments. Mayhem...
Yes, après maybe our middle name, but skiing is still our first. We are all about finding those sweet spots to ski and board, with or without a pounding head. Aspen Snowmass is without a doubt one of the most insane ski areas in the USA with so much to offer. We have procured a week which exhausts everything Aspen, and you, have to offer so get ready.
The Rocky Mountains are breathtakingly beautiful, from the bottom they stare down at you as you gasp over their monstrosity, and from atop the 12.500ft powdered peak the butterflies in your stomach start to buzz as you fly off the edge. The temperatures are just perfect because once back at the base you can drink a beer at our afternoon chill sessions without freezing your hands off. Pretty perfect if you ask us.
This extraordinary event will take place early April, Spring in the mountains is simply the best, if you haven't tried it before it's about time you do. Come après our way in Aspen 3-10 of April.