Après-ski (after skiing) refers to going out, having drinks, dancing, and generally socializing after skiing. It is popular in the Alps where skiers often stop at bars on their last run of the day while still wearing all their ski gear. The concept is similar to the nineteenth hole in golf.
Après-ski is also a name for comfortable boots worn after removing (uncomfortable) ski boots.
Austria is considered to be the country of provenance; For example in the popular ski resorts St. Anton, Ischgl, Sölden, Saalbach-Hinterglemm and the Zillertal. In Scandinavia Après-ski refers to After ski.
In Holland Après-ski huts are found in many clubs and bars. In these huts Après-ski music is played, which are mostly covers or parodies of old songs. These huts are aimed primarily at young adults and teenagers.
The term Après-ski is also being increasingly (mis)applied in a derogatory sense, to describe those whose interest in snow sports is mainly confined to image, such as expensive prestige brands of equipment and seasonal ski-wear fashion.
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