Après-Ski in West Coast Style in Vancouver

Apres-ski Grouse Mountain Vancouver

Photo: Grouse Mountain via The Burrard

Ski season isn’t just about enjoying the chairlift ride up the mountain or feeling the rush of wind on your way down a ski hill. Après-ski plays a big part in Vancouver’s mountain sports scene. Here’s where to ‘après‘ with your immediate household or core bubble in the city this winter.


Until February 5, 2021, in line with the public health order issued on November 20, non-essential travel into and out of BC is not recommended. BC residents let’s do our part by continuing to stay local and support local, with your immediate household or bubble, in accordance with the latest guidelines


Apres-ski Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver


a·près-ski, noun

/ˌäprāˈskē/social activity (as at a ski lodge) after a day’s skiing

With Nordic origins and a French name, the roots of après-ski lie in ending a long, cold day (on the slopes or otherwise) with spiked cider or mulled wine. Traditionally, this has meant unwinding with friends before heading home (or back to the hotel or chalet).

This year dictates our après-ski gang as our immediate household or core bubble, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed. Or that it has to be food-related. As ski season gets into full swing on the North Shore Mountains and up at Whistler, here are some post-slope activity ideas.

Grouse Mountain ski lift and snow-covered trees

Photo: Grouse Mountain Resort

North Shore

There isn’t far to go after a day of brisk winter fun at Mt. Seymour or Grouse Mountain.




Apres-ski Vancouver

Photo: The Burrard Hotel


After a morning on the North Shore slopes, head back into the city for brunch, a relaxing massage, or a walk to stretch your legs.




Things to keep in mind wherever you go:


  • Check venue and attraction websites for hours, reservations ticketing and other policies, etc.
  • Masks are mandatory at most attractions; eateries will ask you to wear a mask until seated.
  • Staff is working hard in a “new normal” — please be kind and patient.
  • Respect the policies of establishments you visit.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often and well.
  • We’re all in this together!


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