Julie’s Top 5 Après Ski

Last updated: Jan 30th, 2019

A ski trip is much more than simply skiing. When the sun goes down, the après ski comes to life!

Translated as ‘after skiing’ in French, après ski refers to the entertainment and social activities after a day of skiing, meaning you can keep the fun going off the slopes. Each resort offers a different set of activities to enjoy in the evening.

We asked Ski & Sports Tour Operations Supervisor, Julie McAlister, to share her top 5 après ski across all of our resorts…

1. Snow Tubing in Prato Nevoso
Quite possibly the biggest snow tubing après we offer is at Prato Nevoso Village. Boasting 5 different slopes, with 5 different levels of difficulty, the 1km trails are perfect for snow tubing. Dare to take on the “Kamikaze” track, with a stomach-dropping jump!

2. Bowling in Andorra
With 8 separate lanes, all over 50 feet long, Bowling Lounge Andorra is one of our best visited bowling venues. With an inside arcade and the option for neon-light bowling, this is a perfect après for any school ski group.

3. Pizza Night in Bormio
Is there anything better then kicking back after a busy day on the slopes and enjoying a traditional Italian pizza? The pizza nights in Bormio are highly renowned at Rayburn HQ as the tastiest pizza we’ve ever eaten!

4. Live sport in Denver (when skiing from Winter Park)
Ideal for those that love sport, our Ski & City stopover option in Denver allows you to watch some live games whilst on a ski trip. Denver’s vast range of sport teams means you can choose to watch Baseball (Colorado Rockies), Basketball (Denver Nuggets), Hockey (Colorado Avalanche) or Soccer (Colorado Rapids) whilst you’re out on tour.


5. Disco in Madesimo in the hotel Arlecchino’s private night club
The disco après option is a staple of any school ski trip and Hotel Arlecchino in Madesimo even boasts it’s own private night club for you to host your evening. Plug in your tunes and let the disco lights and smoke machine do the rest!