Après Ski Definition

Published by Harry Sowers on

If you are wondering “What is the definition of Après Ski?” you have come to the right place. On this page we will define Après Ski as well as use it in a sentence or in context as well as outline the origins or etymology of the term Après Ski when used in the context of skiing and snowboarding. Skiing and snowboarding is famous for having a high amount of jargon much like other similar sports (skateboarding, surfing, mountain-biking, etc.).

To look up other terms check out our dictionary of ski and snowboard jargon here. For the definition of Après Ski, please read on.

What does Après Ski mean in ski/snowboard slang

Après ski is the act of getting drunk on the mountain after finishing skiing or snowboarding for the day. Après ski can involve tailgating, sitting at the bar in the lodge, drinking beers on the deck, or pounding a flask at the bottom of the last run. Aprés ski typically takes place at the end of the day, but is acceptable any time while on the mountain, in many cases even in the morning before the lifts open.

“What happened last night?”
“Don’t remember that was one crazy apres ski”

Similar Terms: Pond skim, Naked lap


Harry Sowers

Harry has been skiing and snowboarding since he was a boy growing up outside of Denver Colorado. He is most passionate about skiing and when he was in college at UC Boulder he even participated in the olympic trials for the USA Olympic Downhill Ski team.