Apres and Eats

 
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Dave Heath

Apres and Eats

Some people plan their ski day around powder stashes and double black runs, others plot the most direct path from chairlift to the bar and let’s not forget those who believe in ending their day with the perfect meal. Over the years, SnowSeekers has checked out more than a few resort apres and eating establishments – both on-hill and off, and we love to share our finds. Check out these stories on where you can get your apres ski on and/or enjoy some delicious dinner eats.

Stories

After yet another great day on the slopes at any of the resorts on the Powder Highway in southeast British Columbia, the last thing you want to do is make boring evening choices. Do we eat fast-food, do we order in, do we just starve until breakfast? None of the above!

Shredding big mountain slopes all day, playing indoors all night. Along the Sea-to-Sky corridor that connects Vancouver to Whistler and some incredible backcountry, that's the name of the game.

This time of year, there are a lot of us who are getting giddy, feeling those butterflies when we see snow reports and scenes of snow hitting the mountains. We know what's coming and it makes us grin with glee.

Comfy and convenient.  Stay slope-side, commonly known as ski-in, ski-out accommodations. This is the No. 1 tip that will make your ski holiday so easy. It means you don't have drive each day to and from the ski area, and can enjoy post ski adventures at the bar and simply walk back to your space.

You don’t have to hit the slopes to enjoy the end-of-day ritual known as “après ski,” the stint of socializing that starts after the last run of the day and goes for as long as your burning legs can stand it.

FERNIE, BC — Not only is Fernie Alpine Resort known for legendary skiing and riding, but also for its famous après ski bar, The Griz Bar, repeatedly named the Top Après Ski Bar in Canada. 

Destinations

Recognized as one of the world's premier winter ski resorts, the Town of Whistler and its Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is found 125 km north of Vancouver.

Also along the Powder Highway, Fernie Alpine Resort and the town that shares its name is located approximately 95 km east of Cranbrook's Canadian Rockies International Airport.

The town of Kimberley and it's ski resort is located along the Powder Highway and is so close to the Canadian Rockies International Airport, that within 15 minutes travelers have gone from airplane seat to the chairlift.

Located along the Trans-Canada Highway 265 km west of Calgary, Alberta, Golden is home to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. 

SilverStar Mountain Resort is located within B.C.'s Okanagan, just 25 km outside of Vernon. Kelowna's International Airport is 75 km south of SilverStar.

Sun Peaks Resort is a full mountain village located 60 km from Kamloops and its international airport.