Have Boards Will Travel

by Outside Online SOURCE Outside Online

Given all the nightmares with airline travel and gas prices and too many people you really don’t want to spend time with – why not take a cue from Outside Magazine. They have named the best ski resorts for nightlife. If your going, you might as well stay awhile and enjoy!

There’s something about the ski vibe that carries easily over into the wee hours. Maybe it’s the on-slope fashion. Perhaps it’s the need to brag about your exploits long after the lifts close. Whatever, let’s just say the need to party after the slopes is best surmised by the mantra, If you work hard, you can damn well play hard, too. While après-ski in some sleepy resorts extends to a few quiet beers in the base lodge, this is only the aperitif at B.C.’s Whistler/Blackcomb or Quebec’s Tremblant. Heavenly has casinos, bars, and nightclubs. Aspen has a dizzying array of pubs and live music venues (that have hosted acts as diverse as Ziggy Marley to the Violent Femmes). Mind you, party too hard and it’ll soon be time to ski again.

1) Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort
2) Aspen Mountain
3) Heavenly Lake Tahoe
4) Park City
5) Tremblant
6) Breckenridge
7) Vail
8) Killington
9) Chamonix
10) Hunter Mountain

Photo credit: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort