Friday, January 10th 2014
Après Ski – The Skiing After Party!

As if your skiing holiday wasn’t good enough already, it’s time to head down  the slopes for your last run of the day and get your seat at the bar for the Après ski !

But what is Après ski ?
I’m so glad you asked! Après ski is French for ‘After Ski’, and it is basically any type of social activities or entertainment in the bars, restaurants, nightclubs and hotels near the ski slopes.

You will meet everyone at the bar for Après ski – Your friends, family and even your ski instructors! It’s the perfect way to end a great day on the slopes. Depending on your location, you might find a more relaxing atmosphere, or a totally crazy, singing, dancing and drinking session!

What should I wear?
Your ski gear! It might sound odd, but everyone goes for Après ski straight after their last run, which means they are still tucked up in their lovely warm winter wear. And you will be thankful for it too, because a lot of the time you will be sitting outside (enjoying a delicious hot chocolate with rum maybe?)

Different people prefer different things, but i’m not 100% sure about this explanation : P Anyone up for giving it a go?? haha

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All you need is your wallet, and your stories to share, and your all set for a night you will probably never forget! Test out the local drinks, meet new people from all over the world, and most of all, enjoy the traditional Après ski wherever you may be in the world!

Have you ever tried out the Après ski on your snow holiday? Tell us about it in the comments down below! Maybe you have some photos of the crazy antics that went on ? Use the hashtag #TheGapYearGuru on Instagram or facebook so that we can take a look! ; )