Europeans call it “après ski,” that select time of the day when the last run is finished, the winter sun sets early and a warm, relaxing sensation fills your body, hard-earned from a day on the slopes.
Ski Apache’s Main Lodge Spirit Bar offers a wonderful venue from which to kick back after a day of riding the slopes.
A full bank of windows provides a beautiful end-of-day panorama as the bar serves all your favorite libations. A friendly staff ensures great service and you’re guaranteed to meet some of the nicest folks with whom you may share your mountain experience.
After the mountain, some will retire to a quiet hot tub, a soothing fire, and a comforting beverage while others venture out into the evening and keep the fun rolling.
What is Après Ski?
Après ski is a French term that literally translates to “after ski,” and has created a culture around the world in which skiers and snowboarders alike partake in. Après ski traditions vary from place to place and generally begins after the last ski run of the day. Activities can include going out for cocktails, entertainment, gathering with friends, dining, and more. Finding the right place to gather for après ski activities is equally as important. Several ski towns thrive in crafting local spots for skiers and snowboarders to gather after a day on the slopes and unwind.
After an adventure filled day at Ski Apache, head over to our dining and drink outlets, or for those looking for entertainment and nightlife, you’ll find Inn of the Mountain Gods just down the road in Mescalero. We take pride in creating a fun and inclusive après ski environment.
After Ski Entertainment & Nightlife
For those seeking nightlife, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino and the mountain village of Ruidoso offer more than any visitor could experience in a single visit.
At Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, you’ll enjoy Las Vegas-style gaming, including slots, craps, blackjack, poker, roulette and more. The lively casino will tempt you to stay out past your bedtime as you indulge in fun.
Check out their variety of nightlife and dining options including world-class dining in Wendell’s, incredible variety at Market at the Mountain, a classic sports bar at the Big Game Sports Bar, and a live music venue in Club 49. Stop by Wendell’s Lounge for some great local musicians with a quiet, comfortable bar.