It's been 10 years since I spent a winter season in St Anton - first working as a chalet housekeeper for Ski Total, then later flying the nest to become a waitress at the rowdy apres-ski
bar Krazy Kanguruh.
Another perk for families: After the lifts close, the village of Beaver Creek, as in seasons' past, will offer apres-ski
programming that includes outdoor, big-screen movie nights, fireside readings of classic stories, demonstrations by snow and ice artists and ice skating.
For a trend-led take on apres-ski
style, try the Navajo-inspired look, as seen on Isabel Marant's autumn/winter catwalk.
For many skiers and snowboarders, a good apres-ski
scene is less dependent on the dining room than the barroom.
Peter Gerrard, head of insurance research at moneysupermarket.com, said: "The apres-ski
spirit is an important part of most ski trips, but it's surprising how many holidaymakers now go for the good times alone and never set foot on the slopes."
Found near the end of the Lutchen valley, its apres-ski
options make it the liveliest of the three resorts.
Reminiscent of the '70s apres-ski
parties, Lagostina unveiled an updated version of a chocolate fondue set in glass and steel, as well as a cheese fondue set for cozy winter evenings.
activities run the gamut from horse-drawn sleigh rides to evenings at the resort's excellent sports centre (1-800-766-0449 or www.whistler-blackcomb.com).
While Stig was hoping to find romantic prospects in the vodka belt, the mood at the hotel bar Saturday night was dominated by a ski school of boisterous ten-year-olds enjoying an apres-ski
BAR Hutte will be making a welcome return to Spinningfields this winter, bringing the snug apres-ski
vibes to the city.
comes in the form of a full Scottish breakfast in BarVaria to get rid of any unwanted hangovers.
Eating out There are a range of dining options available in Whistler, from awardwinning restaurants to apres-ski
The people behind the pizza restaurant and bar will be closing their doors to make way for a new "apres-ski
inspired venue" which will feature live bands, beers and fizz.
She says: "I love an apres-ski
but come 9 o'clock I have a watershed and let the boys be boys.
The cosy bar and restaurant is a great place to unwind for apres-ski
fun in front of the log fire, and a visit to the hotel's sauna helps relax those aching muscles.