10 Best Apres Ski Activities in Ohio

By Alli Hill

10 Best Apres Ski Activities in Ohio

A weekend filled with skiing might seem like the perfect winter getaway, but let’s be honest: most folks run out of ski power before they run out of time. So, what’s next? These 10 best apres ski activities in Ohio are perfect for recuperating with friends and family after you’re done on the slopes. 

Get some shot-skis at Snowbelt Saloon

If you’re skiing at Alpine Valley, you’ll want to head to the Snowbelt Saloon and join the party. Their shot-skis are famous, giving everyone in your group a chance to drink from the shot-laden ski. It’s nothing short of epic!

Get the best barbecue, bourbon, and beer at Oak & Embers

After shredding in the valley, head to this cozy tavern for a hot meal and a cold drink. Located just minutes from Alpine Valley, their barbecue has the best texture and taste for a meal you’ll want to savor. This place is the perfect spot to slow down after a high-speed day of skiing, and the aroma throughout will make you want to linger longer.

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Do a wine sampling at Sharon James Cellars

This boutique winery is certain to thaw you after a frosty day on the slopes at Alpine Valley. Grab a seat and start sampling their handcrafted wines and relax in the company of your friends and family. They’ve crafted a gourmet appetizer menu that pairs well with their wines, so you can get the best of food and drink in a single sitting. 

Hit the tubing slopes at Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort

The Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort gives you a whole new way to enjoy the snow and slopes, but this time it’s without much effort on your part. Their Polar Blast snowtubing is fun for all ages, giving you thrills and chills as you zoom down the snowy hills. You can buy multi-hour or all-day sessions, or grab a season pass for unlimited fun all season. It’s the largest tubing park in Ohio!

Get a massage at Spa Walden

This top-rated spa is perfect to soothe your sore skiing muscles. This spacious, private spa suite gives you luxury with every service, perfect for couples or individuals who want to escape life’s stresses for awhile. Less than 30 minutes from the Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort, it’s completely worth the trip. 

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Go glow tubing at Snow Trails

Snow Trails ski resort takes snow tubing to a whole new level with their Glow Tubing adventure. This nighttime glow-in-the-dark tubing experience sends you down snow hills under the soft glow of neon lights. You’ll want to book in advance since slots are limited and sell out quickly. 

Warm up at the Snowflake Loft Bar

Known as an apres ski hot spot, this little snack bar and beverage station is warm and inviting with its huge indoor fireplace and dark wood interior. They have live music every Saturday (and some Fridays, too!), and all the beer you could want. 

Enjoy the nightlife at Phoenix Brewing Company

If you’re looking for more than just booze and food, you’ll want to head to the Phoenix Brewing Company. This place is located in historic Mansfield in a former mortuary and offers a warm, inviting ambiance that’s perfect for a night on the town. Their handcrafted beers pair well with the live music and other entertainment, plus you can fill a growler to go. 

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Get a creative cocktail at Martini’s on Main

If you’re leaving Snow Trails ski area in search of respite from the snow, you’ll won’t have to go far to find this gem. They’re known for their creative cocktails and authentic pizza that will warm you from the inside out. They regularly have live music to keep you entertained, so plan to sit and stay awhile.

Grab a cold one at Brewfontaine

If you’ve wrapped up your skiing at Mad River Mountain, head to Bellefontaine for some good brews and hot food. Voted the best craft beer bar in Ohio, you can reconnect with your group as you savor their better-than-bar food and stunning drink menu. They’re open late on the weekends so you can get your party on ‘til midnight!

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