Skiing and the Nightlife

I love the nightlife, I love to boogie!  Or Disco, or simply to dance the night away.

Your time will not always be spent in the slopes.  Come nighttime, you should be able to party to your heart’s content.  Indeed, Après Ski (simply put, French for “After Skiing”) is just as important as skiing, that is, if you still have some energy after all that exertion down the slopes.

Ski resorts are famous for providing their visitors with the complete ski holiday experience.  And they do it by providing you with restaurants that serve sumptuous food and bars that become the place for you to trade war stories with other ski enthusiasts.  There are also nightclubs and bars for you to work off any excess energies you still may have after a day filled with skiing.  Some ski resorts also include casinos, cinemas and performing arts as part of their attractions.

Casinos galore!  This is what Lake Tahoe can offer.  A number of big-name casinos such as Harrah’s and Caesar’s have put up shop and are offering skiers great gambling opportunities as well as several nightclubs, where you can watch a show ala Vegas go-go dancers, or chill out listening to some live Jazz music.  Heavenly also has the same nightlife offerings.  As for Aspen, Colorado, the nightlife scene is geared more towards the high-end, as a lot of celebrities, the rich and famous, find their way here.  However, because of the “invasion” of X-Games and snowboarding enthusiasts, the nightlife scene in Aspen has opened up to provide more variety.  In Vermont, Killington has around five miles of clubs, restaurants and bars.

Let’s go to Europe and see what the Après Ski is all about.  This is when the culture of the Alpine country comes into play.  In Switzerland and France, it is recommended that after a day’s skiing, you should take a short nap first and then go out at around 9 p.m.  This is when the hippest nightclubs come alive.  In Austria, meanwhile, the party starts even before the ski lifts shut down.  Here, they party and drink early so that they can go home early, get plenty of sleep so as to prepare themselves for the next day’s skiing adventures.  Italy, on the other hand, offers a wide variety of choices – fine dining restaurants, chic bars to the down to earth pubs where you can hoist a drink to a perfect day of skiing.  You should take note that the act of drinking and skiing is sternly frowned upon, if not strictly prohibited in these areas.

The fabulous nightlife commonly found in ski resorts is a great way of rewarding you.  After all, they say, work hard and you get to play hard as well.

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