02/14/2012 07:29 am ET | Updated Apr 15, 2012

Liftopia's Top 5 Après Ski Spots

What goes best with skiing? Drinking, of course! At Liftopia, we enjoy our time off the mountain as much as on -- and there is nothing we love more than après ski time after a long (or short) day of skiing. Listed below are the Liftopia team's top five favorite après ski spots in the U.S. Enjoy.

Sky Bar at Aspen/Snowmass, Colo.: 
Aspen definitely sets the bar high for après ski. If you are looking to do some serious partying, this is your place. Try something fancy -- you only live once!

Mangy Moose at Jackson Hole, Wyo.: 
This saloon has a great mountain feel. You'll find locals and visitors enjoying PBR's and live music. It was even acclaimed "One of the 10 hottest après-ski bars in the world" by Forbes Traveler.

The Beach at Arapahoe Basin, Colo.: Known as a challenging local's mountain, A-Basin got it right when they decided to devote an entire base section near the parking lot to partying. Bring a beach chair, some brews and tunes and join the party!

The Bag & Kettle at Sugarloaf, Maine: Great food, great people and a laid back vibe make this a great place to toss a few back after a long day of skiing.

The Chamois at Squaw Valley, Calif.: Reminiscent of those good ol' college days, this place serves keg beer in plastic Solo cups. It's known to get rowdy, so don't forget your party hat!

HONORABLE MENTION: The Mooserwirt at St. Anton, Austria. This place is said to be the birthplace of après ski and is arguably one of the most legendary après ski locations in the world. There is no doubt they rage to perfection year after year. If you go be sure to order a stein of bomb beer!

We'd love to hear about your favorite spots.