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Here’s the Best Après-Ski Towns in America

After a long day of carving up the slopes, there’s nothing seasoned skiers and snowboarders look forward to more than a tall mug of beer. Or maybe it’s a glass of red wine, or a hot toddy. Really, the drink doesn’t matter. It’s more the ritual. Because après ski is just as important as the act of skiing itself.

Après-ski may be French in name (translating simply to “after ski”), but its origins likely belong to the Norwegians. According to The New England Ski Journal, since at least the mid-19th century, skiers in Norway would gather in one another’s homes for a meal and drink. This turned into ski clubs, which spread across Europe and into the United States. The magazine added that in 1872, the Skiklubben Club was founded in New Hampshire and brought with it the tradition of an afterparty that continues to this day. Read more…

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