How To Do Après-Ski Right

February 2017Words by Mr Shane C Kurup

Illustration by Mr Joe McKendry

Is there anything more satisfying than kicking back with a cold beverage after a hard day on the piste? Although the French coined the term in the 1920s, it’s actually our Nordic cousins we have to thank for the tradition of après ski. Sometime around the 1870s, it became customary for members of Norway’s Christiania Ski Club to consume copious amounts of aquavit and booze-absorbing potatoes to warm the blood after a tough cross-country session. Today, the post-ski tipple has become a little more sophisticated, with a plethora of regional libations on offer. But what’s the best approach to ensure you can still get out of bed in the morning and leave with your piste cred intact?

Choose your drink wisely