Happy Hour, après, 5 à7; whatever you call it, there’s no denying after a long day on the hill, it’s nice to sit down, relax, loosen your boots and unwind with friends while enjoying a cold one. In honour of this tradition, we asked six riders across Canada to share their favourite après spots with us.
“My favourite après spot at Silver Star is Long John’s Pub. You can ski right to the front door, they have great food, and it’s always a good spot to throw back a few jugs or a mean Caesar after a day of shredding.” —Joe Schuster, skier
“The Brass in Whistler. It’s right along the village stroll, great for people watching, beers and catching up with friends after a day of riding.” —Mercedes Nicoll, Olympian
“At Blue Mountain, stop by Jozo’s for sure for good food and cheap beer.” —Jessica Warll, skier
“Martock has a cool little bar built right into the main lodge, right next to the BeaverTails stand, which never hurts. Wentworth has a sweet après scene in a bar called Ducky’s above the main lodge. Go check it out.” —Alex Duckworth, Olympian
“My favourite spot to après in Banff after a hard day on the hill are lounges. Places like The Bison have incredible food and drinks. They also have a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Eddie Burger Bar is a great environment to cut loose and watch hockey while being around great staff and other happy people. These are the places I’d wear my shred gear to before a shower and party time.” —Andrew Hardingham, snowboarder
“Stoneham has one of most fun parks in Quebec City. When friends come to town, I recommend taking the short drive from Stoneham to Lac-Beauport and head to this place called Archibald. Their selection of home-brewed beers complemented by the warm and friendly atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for a nice après ski.” —Kim Lamarre, Olympic slopestyle skiing medalist
Jozo’s Originial Après, Ont. Photo courtesy of Blue Mountain Resort.
Long John’s Pub, B.C. Photo courtesy of Silver Star.