When you’ve had a big day on the slopes there’s the time-tested tradition that one simply must make time for after the lifts have closed, Après Ski, the act of celebrating a good day on the hill. This is the “after ski” enjoyment of good food and drink. Here in Park City, we have a diverse array of bars and restaurants that cater to the post-ski crowd, as most après-ski establishments offer small plates for sharing or entrees for heartier appetites, in addition to warming winter drinks and tasty libations. Après-ski is as much a part of skiing as the actual skiing itself. In fact, it’s even a thing that some people go skiing just so they can après-ski or better yet they sit by the fire watching the snowfall to then meet their friends for some celebratory cocktails.

So after a day spent shushing, sliding and floating (or relaxing) around our mountains you are warranted to an afternoon of eating, drinking and revelry, refueling and toasting to the ski gods for more powder days to come. We've carefully chosen some of our favorite spots and made sure they're all slope side so you can walk right to the bar and grab a stool. So set up shop at one of Park City’s Après Ski spots that will have you continuing the wintertime mountain merrymaking.

The Umbrella Bar, Canyons Village

Open daily from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm the Umbrella Bar, a 21 and older hot spot with a great outdoor patio, is within walking distance from the Red Pine Gondola, even in ski boots. Enjoy popular draft beers, live music, burgers, and hot wings at the mountain’s base while you retell the stories of the day. 

Draft's Burger Bar, Canyons Village

Draft's is a casual, yet elegant sports bar and grill located in the Westgate Resort, but is accessible from the Canyons Plaza. Bringing together the popular concepts of gastro pubs and gourmet burger bars, Drafts features a menu of creatively designed appetizers, burgers, wings, and stone hearth-baked pizzas paired with an extensive selection of draft and bottled beers, specialty microbrews, worldly wines, and unique cocktail beverages. Catch a game on one of the high-def, flat screen televisions, conveniently broadcasting local, national, and worldwide sporting events for your viewing pleasure.

The Corner Store at Park City Mountain

Serving up a local’s favorite après scene at Park City Mountain Resort for over 30 years, the Corner Store is the best (and family-friendly) place at the base for brews, burgers, and live music. Offering a full bar and a huge, outdoor patio, you can usually jam to live local tunes here, which is a bonus!

The Après Lounge, Montage, Deer Valley

If you like your cocktail with a side of atmosphere, kick off your skis and head to one of the cutest yurts in Park City, located just behind the Montage at the base of Ruby and Empire Express. Choose from black and red checkered chairs, a rustic couch or simply belly up to the wooden bar and grab yourself a glass of rosé. This winter dream boasts small bites, an assortment of wines by the glass, and a champagne list that will transport you from Utah to France in a single sip.

RIME Raw Bar at Deer Valley

RIME, is probably the world’s only slopeside raw bar located at the top of Deer Valley’s Jordanelle Gondola in a refurbished cabin. RIME’s Oyster Happy Hour makes 2:00-3:00 p.m. prime time for some après ski snacks and beverages. Get oysters on the half-shell for $2.50 and pair them with bubbles, brews, or wine. If oysters aren’t your jam, try the lobster rolls and chowder. Open Thursday-Sundays from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

St. Regis Deer Valley Champagne Sabering

Want to change things up a bit? Take the funicular to the St. Regis Mountain Terrace and toast sundown with a free glass of bubbly. Each winter night when the clock strikes 5:30 p.m., a bartender narrates the Napoleonic roots of champagne sabering, strikes a blade across a sealed bottle, and pours a round for the whole patio.

The Sticky Wicket, Silver Lake Lodge, Deer Valley

Deer Valley for adults! Check out the Sticky Wicket bar on the second floor of the Silver Lake Lodge. Here it's all about relaxing and . . . ahem partying. Grab a shot ski, beer, cocktail and some bar bites. Now kick back with your boots unbuckled and talk about your day. The food is really good, but this is no black tie dinner. Dig out that 80s one piece and your dad's old aviators—it's that kind of vibe! 

High West Saloon, Park Avenue

If you ski into town and take the last right just before the town lift bridge, you’ll practically slide right into High West Saloon’s front door. This popular après ski spot is open until 10:00 p.m. and is well known for its whiskey. Choose from seasonal releases, barrel-aged cocktails, or classic favorites like Rendezvous Rye, Campfire, and Valley Tan. But don’t stop there, with a menu that ranges from gourmet popcorn to their Niman Ranch Double Thick Pork Chop, this is a one-stop-shop for both food and drink.

Bridge Cafe, Base of the Town Lift

When it’s Quittin’ Time on the slopes, take the run aptly named all the way down to Historic Main Street where it dead ends at the Brazilian-American Bridge Cafe & Grill. Located next to Park City’s Town Lift, this restaurant boasts a spectacularly sunny patio overlooking the slopes. Sip the signature Brazilian Caipirinha, Bridge Mojito, or keep it basic with a Utah craft beer.

Silver Star Café, Bottom of Silver Star Lift

Heralded as a "Hidden Gem in Park City" and "A locals' secret” Silver Star Cafe is located directly behind the Park City Golf Club, at the base of the Silver Star Lift at Park City Mountain Resort and is an intimate, upscale rustic cafe with award-winning Roots Cuisine. They have a cozy dining room with additional dining on a wrap-around outdoor patio and plaza depending on the weather. Lunch is offered Monday through Friday, brunch Saturday and Sunday, and dinner nightly.

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the Cafe offers an intimate, live music dinner show featuring all-acoustic folk, jazz, blues, Americana, and bluegrass. Come as you are, whether it’s straight from the ski hill or out for a special celebration.

Collie's, Main Street

Named for their namesake pup and just steps from the bottom of the Town Lift and across the street from the Bridge Cafe on Lower Main Street is gem of a bar called Collie's. Good food, beers, and cocktails abound in a sports bar setting. With lots of t.v.s to watch, good music, and a laid back atmosphere—Collie's is a great spot to hang up your boots and enjoy a cold one after a long day on the hill.