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Après-Ski at Jackson Hole

Because relaxing after a day on the slopes is a crucial part of the skiing and snowboarding experience, we break down options for après-ski at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Teton Village, as well as in the town of Jackson.
Après-Ski at Jackson Hole

Whether you're racing down Laramie Bowl at 3:40 p.m. trying to catch that last Sublette chair of the day or you called it a day at 1 p.m. and got a head start, relaxing at your favorite après-ski hangout is a crucial part of the ski day experience. Talk your legs into making the push for "one more run" while letting your mind drift towards the nachos, cocktails, music and fun soon to come at the après-ski scene in Jackson Hole. 

Where To Go?

While après at Jackson Hole ultimately revolves around a few of Teton Village's legendary epicenters in particular, there are a handful of great options with their own type of scene come, oh, about 2:30 in the afternoon. If you're in it for the long haul, you'll probably find yourself at the famous Mangy Moose eventually, but we love to start off by relaxing with a snack or drink at these other Teton Village locales.

To make après easier, you may choose to link a few stops together—these are the spots we love:

  • RPK3. Built into the Tram dock with a deck and picnic tables basically underneath the Tram's cables, this place is surrounded by skiing vibes. The positive energy from the Tram line coils around RPK3 and inside you'll find a relaxed dining arrangement centered around a large fireplace and full bar. Any good après afternoon will spill onto the porch, where locals and visitors alike will be sharing popular dishes like nachos and the RPK3 family recipe meatball. In March, the Music Under the Tram Series makes RPK3 the No. 1 place to be at 3 p.m.
  • The Bistro at the Alpenhof. Make your way up the exterior wooden stairs of the Alpenhof and you'll find a Swiss-alpine style bar and restaurant with a distinctly Bavarian beer selection and menu. A quieter place to grab a table—except when the live bands are keeping the beat—the Alpenhof is Jackson's only spot to order fondue. Now open Jackson Hole Winery Village tasting room on the 1st floor of the Alpenhof next to Nomad Sports. Open 12pm-7pm for fireside wines. 
  • The Handle Bar at the Four Seasons. The Handle Bar has been a favorite for years and is a lively, slopeside spot with both outdoor and indoor seating.
  • The Mangy MooseDownhill, past the Tram and Teton Village Sports, lies Jackson Hole's most famous après-ski establishment, the nearly 60-year-old Mangy Moose. Named to countless lists of the best après-ski bars in the world, the Mangy Moose needs little introduction as a piece of the Jackson Hole skiing experience. Skiers all across the world have their own story about that time at the Mangy Moose, and each one of them starts off by telling how much it snowed the night before. Stop by for the live bands, the food, a drink, or even something from the market downstairs.
  • Osteria Next Door. A seasonal pop-up, Osteria Next Door is an extension of Il Villaggio Osteria, serving grab-and-go breakfast daily, Happy Hour and additional seating for Il Villaggio Osteria. The vibrant atmosphere is perfect for weary skiers! Located inside Hotel Terra next to the lobby with easy slopeside access directly from the Village Commons.

  • Teton Thai. Après Ski Hours 3-5PM – $10 Signature Cocktails and 2 for 1 Drafts. Take a refreshing 5-minute walk, or jump on the red shuttle bus in front of the Tram. Locals favorite 2 for 1—Après and Teton Thai takeout. 

  • Sidewinders/West Bank: Although it's not located in the Village, this après spot on the Moose-Wilson Road is a mere 5-minute drive away. Try the Knotty Toddy: bourbon, honey/clove simple syrup and a citrusy kick of lemon juice. There is also a large selection of appetizers.
  • Free Live Music Daily!

    Mangy Moose Restaurant & Saloon The Mangy Moose has been a premiere live music venue in Jackson Hole since opening its doors in 1967. Free live music every night from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a jam-packed schedule of headliner shows during the summer and winter seasons. Who's coming to the Mangy Moose Stage?
    307-733-4913 | 3295 Village Dr, Teton Village

  • Not Staying In Teton Village?

    START Bus All of us locals use the START Bus. If you're hanging around for après but need to get back to town afterward, let the logistics be worry-free and take the super-easy START Bus, with routine to-the-minute service every 15 minutes all afternoon and evening. And it only costs $3 (one-way)!

Aprés-ski drinks at the base area in Jackson Hole

Après-Ski With Kids

Make no mistake, après-ski in Jackson Hole is a family activity!

The open flow of Teton Village helps with this, too, as adult beverages can be carried around legally and there's plenty of open space for kids to play safely and families to roam from spot to spot. In particular, if you're looking for a smaller snack than most menu offerings, The General Store is stocked with candy, snacks, milkshakes, smoothies and all the post-skiing goodness a kid might need. 

The fire pits and seating along the Four Seasons lobby lounge and Handle Bar are right alongside the slopes and make for a good family après base camp. 

The porch at RPK3 provides a good site to hang out while keeping an eye on kids in the Village Commons Courtyard. It has snow sculptures and an ice skating rink and really provides kids with an outdoor après scene of their own.

The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is a must see piece of Jackson Hole nightlife

Après in and around Town Square!

Enjoy après ski in town, too.

Hayden's Post. If you've skied Snow King Mountain all day, "park" your skis outside of the Snow King Resort hotel and après at Hayden's Post located inside the resort. Enjoy microbrews, creative cocktails or wines with views of the King on the expansive outdoor heated deck or inside by the cozy fireplace. The après ski menu is served daily from 3 to 5 p.m., featuring $5 draft beers (on rotation), $5 house wines, Buffalo Wings for $12, Burnt Pepperoni Flatbread for $14 and a Smash Burger for $10. The Apres Ski specialty menu items change monthly.

Stillwest Brewery & Grill. Enjoy the View... Located at the base of Snow King Mountain, enjoy seasonally inspired food. Ten beers brewed in-house, a perfectly curated wine list and specialty cocktails paired with stunning views of Snow King Mountain from Jackson’s best patio. Lunch and dinner.

Snake River Brewing. Known by locals as “The Brewpub,” Snake River Brewing is a laid-back destination for any time of day or season. Check out SRB’s outdoor biergarten-type space, kids friendly, and incredible views of Snow King Mountain. More than just beer — it also boasts locally sourced, fresh-made food—all the standard specialties, burgers, artisanal pizzas, salads, and 12 tap flagship beers, and specialty cocktails. 

• Silver Dollar Bar. Another classic spot for off-the-slopes unwinding, this popular venue in the Wort Hotel features thousands of  Morgan Silver Dollars embedded in its bar and a Happy Hour between 4 and 6 p.m. The Silver Dollar Showroom is adjacent to the Silver Dollar Bar and features live music nightly beginning at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Click here for the schedule.

The Virginian Saloon is located not far from the Town Square and has a happy hour daily from 4 to 6 p.m.

Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. This landmark watering hole on Town Square in the heart of Jackson features plenty of snacks, light appetizers and shareables, libations galore, live music and Western dancing for your after-skiing delight. And, if you so choose, you can — and should — rest your weary bones by sitting on the unique saddle stools. Talk about selfie-worthy!

Relax at the Spa

Sometimes there's nothing better than a combination of ski day and spa day. Luckily, if you share this sentiment, Teton Village boasts several world-class spas for après-ski swimming, massage, or other treatments. 

The Snake River Lodge and Spa, Four Seasons Spa, Terra Hotel Chill Spa, and Teton Mountain Lodge Spa are all excellent options for when that day of skiing requires a lengthy, luxurious warm-up. In town, check out the brand-new Grand View Spa in the Snow King Resort.

Teton Thai Restaurant

Dinner is Après, Too!

Fortunately, some of the very best restaurants in Jackson Hole are right in Teton Village to make your après-ski experience complete. We know that a full day of skiing (OK, or skiing and spa-ing) can make one pretty ravenous, so these are some of our favorite restaurants to take care of that in Teton Village.

Traveler Tip: It's no big secret that these restaurants are awesome. During holiday periods make sure to call (way) ahead if you'd like a specific time. That said, if it's just a last-minute idea don't hesitate to walk in and try for a table, especially at the early dinner hours. They try hard to accommodate.

  • The Spur. Mentioned above, you really can't go wrong with the great food at the Spur for either après-ski or dinner, and it's not unusual to combine the two. Treading the line between casual and elegant, the Spur has something everyone will like and a yummy focus on locally sourced ingredients. The Spur bar has also been named "The Best Place to Après" by Ski Magazine.
  • The Handle Bar. While it's a great après-ski location, the Handle Bar in the Four Seasons is also a chef Michael Mina's creation. The restaurant's calling card is an "American Pub with a modern twist," and trust us, the twists are usually both clever and delicious at once.
  • Il Villaggio Osteria. A touch more upscale, we skiers are lucky to have Osteria in Teton Village. The best Italian food around (in Wyoming?), Osteria's house-made pasta, salumi bar and curated wine list are all highlights. Watch the snow pile up outside as the wood pizza oven and exciting din of conversation warm the room.
  • The Mangy Moose. This authentic Western steakhouse is ideal for families, offering reasonably priced meals. A casual atmosphere marked by a decidedly eclectic décor hanging from the ceiling and walls, the eatery features a diverse menu of items locally sourced as much as possible. Entrees range from native trout and prime rib (a popular item), to elk and bison. Appetizers run the gamut from Fig Bleu Cheese Flatbread to the spicy Fried Green Tomatoes.
  • Teton Thai. Jackson institution (shown above) A family run business, serving authentic Thai food for over a decade. Teton Thai is located in a small building out by the Ranch Lot. Take a refreshing 5-minute walk after overheating on après-ski drinks, or jump on the red shuttle bus in front of the Tram. Locals love Teton Thai takeout if a table isn't available—no reservations, walk-ins only. There's nothing like great Thai food on a winter's night. Enjoy a cocktail while you wait!

The Last Word

In Jackson Hole, the ski day doesn't end with the incredible skiing and snowboarding. The lifts may close at 4 p.m.—if only to give our legs a break—but the experience goes on.

There are few places on earth more exciting to be than Teton Village on those special nights when a big storm comes rolling in from the southwest and the restaurants and bars come alive with the thrilling buzz of expectation for the next morning's powdery adventures. So with all these fantastic options, the hardest part is remembering not to stay out too late; tomorrow could be the best skiing of your life!