The Après Ski Experience

Copper Boasts some great Après Options.

Let’s face it there are several great reasons to strap some boards to your feet and launch down a steep slope on a semi frictionless surface. Obviously powder would rank the highest, and I would argue that the prospect of hanging out with friends and engaging in a healthy physical outdoor activity is another. One of the best reasons to immerse yourself into the gear crazy, wind in your face, powder craving ski culture, is to burn some calories which can be easily replaced with the après ski beverage of choice. Every ski day should end with a gathering of friends at your favorite après ski destination to discuss the snow conditions and your favorite ski run of the day. In most cases embellishment is expected and even required to elaborate on one’s own death defying escapades on some obscure steep run no one else in the world could possibly know about. At Copper there are a number of great locations to meet, eat, have a drink and relax after a great day of carving up the good white powder. Some of my favorite spots at Copper are located in Center Village around Burning Stones Plaza. If the Sun is out and the weather is agreeable I would stop by Jill’s outdoor bar and deck to soak up the rays, have a drink and order some great pub grub. The staff are super friendly and will certainly enhance your après experience. Right next door is Jack’s bar with a variety of beers on tap, great bloody marys and live music with Lefty Lucy most afternoons. Jack’s also has a great deck to enjoy the sun and catch a glimpse of the occasional pro athletes ripping the 22’ walled half-pipe. My favorite spot at Copper is the Incline Bar and Grill. The Incline offers an open friendly atmosphere made up of destination guests, locals and copper employees. The Incline’s large l-shaped bar, and 20+ quality beers on tap provides the perfect spot to belly-up and catch up with friends old and new. There are also plenty of high top tables to catch the occasional après entertainment as well as plenty of outdoor tables allowing patrons to soak up the sun or absorb some warmth by the outdoor fire pit. The Incline’s menu is full of quality bar food plus a full dinner menu if you desire a more hearty après meal. Stop by any of the aforementioned establishments and you are sure to find friendly, like-minded snow lovers, attentive employees and surely a great après experience that could only make you long to wake up every day, strap on the gear of choice and forget about work entirely.

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