Rachael Oakes-Ash is an Aussie travel writer and a self-confessed Snow It All who covers all things winter and ski.
Après is as big a part of skiing and snowboarding as, well, snow. And just like snow it can elevate your ski holiday to legendary status filled with local rituals, spirits, brews, and absurdities that you may or may not want to post on your social feed. If you après in British Columbia, then that status goes up a lumberjack notch (pun intended), with everything from heli-fondue to wiener roasts and flaming cocktails.
Speaking of hot, those burning their thighs on the beast that is Whistler Blackcomb head straight to Merlin’s and prepare to party. Fortify that après belly with some Vladimir Poutine crispy hot fries and cheese curds with gravy and wash it down with the biggest, baddest Bloody Caesar in history (think of it as another meal in a glass).