Here for the Vibes: Attire to Après-All-Day

Here for the Vibes: Attire to Après-All-Day

At our core, we’re recreation-leisure (rec-leisure) girlies: We love to get outside, move our bodies under the sun, and spend time with the people who matter most—our best girls. Sometimes, that looks like waking up at the crack of dawn to beat traffic on the way to the mountain, and other times, it looks like posting up at a village bar to enjoy skiing from a distance, a la Après-Ski. 

If you aren’t familiar with Après-Ski, it means “after-ski,” translated from French. It is widely used to describe all activities paired with skiing that aren’t skiing—like hot tubbing or partying. Despite the literal definition, anyone can participate in après, whether or not they are skiing (Don’t let the stereotypical “go hard or go home” skiers tell you any differently.). So if your legs are too sore, or you stayed out too late the night before, it’s a great way to hang with your friends on the mountain without dealing with your ski boots. 

Some days, you’re more attuned to waiting for a drink than in a lift line, and we feel you. For those “aps-all day” days when you’re simply there for the vibe, we’ve compiled a destination-based guide detailing what to wear and where to go — wherever you are. Here’s what you need: 

How to Dress for Any Aps-Ski Vibe:

How to Après in: Aspen

What to Wear: Ski Suit, Base Layers (Top and Bottom), Hat, Sunglasses

Where to Go: Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, The Snow Lodge, and Ajax Tavern

Whether you’re planning to ride all four Aspen resorts or solely go for the champagne showers at Cloud Nine, this red ski suit will take you from the slopes to sips (and eventually showers) in style. Unlike other ski suits on the market, this suit is double-lined, which means you don’t have to pair it with any bulky layers to stay warm—allowing you to maintain the sleek silhouette it’s intended to have. 


How to Après in Jackson Hole

What to Wear: Ski Pants, Puffer Jacket, Base Layers (Top and Bottom), Beanie, and Sunglasses

Where to Go: Handle Bar, Mangey Moose, and Spur

Heading west? For après-ing in the wild wild west (yeehaw), we love this rust-colored ski set from Halfdays. If you’ve been following us for a while, you know we love everything from this women-owned ski brand. They make apparel that’s both technical (piste-ready) and fashionable (après-ready). This ski puffer and softshell pant combination in a western-themed color epitomizes the brand’s ethos and is perfect for a cowgirl’s trip to Jackson Hole. Our favorite place to aps in this? The patio at the Four Seasons’ Handle Bar


How to Après in Big Sky

What to Wear: Ski Pants, Base Layers (Top and Bottom), and Sunglasses

Where to Go: Umbrella Bar and Scissorbills Saloon 

Go big in Big Sky with these bold red pants and base layers from Halfdays. For skiing, we’d typically pair this set with a matching ski jacket— like the Lawrence or the Aston jacket— but on days when you’re staying cozied up at après, it may not be necessary. Whether snuggling up to your hotel fireplace or jaunting down to the Umbrella Bar for a drink, this color will have Pookie (you) looking fire. 


How to Après in Park City

What to Wear: Bib Pants, Base Layers (Top and Bottom), Hat, and Sunglasses

Where to Go: The Après Lounge, High West Saloon, The Vintage Room (Deer Valley)

Not to sound like a broken record, but we love Halfdays because their styles can be easily mixed and matched and look effortlessly chic. Take this après-ready outfit, for example. The different colorways of each piece—the oat milk softshell bib pants, the black base layers, and the colorful bucket hat—contradict each other in the way that makes each color (or non-color) pop individually. Not to mention, the pieces are all wildly comfortable, too. Throw this set on before heading to casually enjoy some Vueve at The Après Lounge, or get ready to ramp things up at The Vintage Room in Deer Valley; regardless of the destination, you’ll look and feel fabulous. 

How to Après in Mammoth

What to Wear: Bib Pants, Base Layers (Top and Bottom), and Sunglasses

Where to Go: Lincoln Bar and Clocktower Cellar Pub

If you’re looking for an après experience with as much hype as the Snowboxx festival, Mammoth is your destination—more specifically, the Lincoln Bar is your destination. With all the energy that comes with après-ing here, you’ll need a fit to match the vibe. We recommend going for a bold look with these lightning-yellow bibs. Your looks alone will keep the party going all (and night) day long.

How to Après in Whistler

What to Wear: Ski Pants, Base Layers (Top and Bottom), and Sunglasses

Where to Go: The Longhorn Saloon, Merlin’s Bar, and ​​The Garibaldi Lift Company

Known for its high-end shopping and dining experiences, Whistler exemplifies a subtle sophistication unlike anywhere else.  For the like, we recommend an outfit as sophisticated as the atmosphere—the black softshell pants paired with these black base layers (top and bottom). Take a lap, a long lunch, and then a leisurely stroll to max out your credit card—this outfit will look good in whatever way you choose to après. 

Reading next

What is Après-Ski? The Official Guide to Off-Slope Fun
Dress for the Job You Want: Women's Clothing Essentials for Après Ski

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