It was over a long president's weekend some years ago that my wife and I began to rekindle our love affair with skiing and riding. I grew up skiing and after I met Marcie, a snowboarder, we spent many weekends throughout our early years together on the mountain. However, the demands of coaching a successful high school basketball team, teaching and starting a family kept us away from the mountain until one particularly brutal basketball season. Needing a break, we headed up to Stratton Mountain in Vermont and just like that, our love affair with the mountain was reborn.
Since that weekend we haven’t missed a season. With family and friends in tow, we love getting on the mountain, giving it our all and then savoring the day with the people we care most about over great food, drink and music. It's hard to explain, but anyone who skis or rides understands that there is nothing like the feeling you get spending time outdoors with a group of amazing people and then recounting it all at après ski. There are lots of tired muscles and plenty of good cheer at après ski – who wouldn’t be happy hanging together enjoying hot chocolate, beer and of course, an awesome plate of nachos? The experience is unrivaled and encompasses what life is all about, good times with good people.
At All About Après, we search for the best places to play on and off the mountain. Our blog features some of the best après ski bars, restaurants, drinks, food and bands. Our line of après ski clothing is stylish, comfortable, sometimes cheeky, and fully devoted to reminding you of the smiles and the memories forged over après ski.
So go ahead and enjoy the site and remember, when the lifts stop spinning and après ski begins, It's all Downhill From Here.
Rich and Marcie
Rich and Marcie