An appetite for après

An appetite for apres Tahoe U Blog

With blue skies finally here this week (for now), Tahoe has been experiencing some of the best ski conditions we've had in a long time. We don't have to pitch anyone on the merits of a bluebird day. But some of the best parts of being in Truckee are all the options for après-ski activities. 


Text: Apres-ski the social activities and entertainment following a day of skiing Image: Cheers of beer after a day skiing

Après is a fancy way of saying the afterparty and we can get behind that. A day on the hill takes preparation, is adrenaline-inducing and can work up an appetite. When you're in the mountain-mindset, it's important to take time to soak in the sights and good company while you've got it. 


FiftyFifty brewing

If you've followed us for long, you know we love a good beverage (even if we didn't work up a sweat...) and you also know about our friends at FiftyFifty Brewing Co. A beer and a burger always hits the spot and we may be biased, but their pub grub and mountain brewed craft beers are yummy every time. They’re close to Northstar as well as our shop, so you don't have to go far to get your fill. 


Image: drinking wine, wine snob book at Tahoe University, Uncorked at Squaw Valley

If beer isn't your thing, there's wine for that! Uncorked has several locations including Downtown Truckee, Squaw and Northstar to gather with your grape-minded friends for a wine-d down. They carry a wide selection of wines and cheese at their wine bars and soup and sandwiches at their Soupa location in Squaw Valley.


Image: group cooking, book recipes from the woods, and cooking utensils at Tahoe University

If you're feeling a bit grubby after you've peeled off your snow layers, sometimes home makes for the best lodge. Cooking together with your crew is fun and relaxing and you can do it all in sweatpants (win-win). We carry cookbooks and cooking accessories to make your home kitchen as accommodating as any restaurant.  


Image: chair at Tahoe University, Kindness book, iphone with headphones

After a long day of activity, some solitude is earned. Especially as parents, we know how much of an undertaking it is to get kids and gear loaded and unloaded. Whether it's catching up on a podcast or reading, take some time to regenerate. We have throw pillows, blankets and plush furniture in our Tahoe U Interiors department as well as books, candles and tea to create the perfect home-oasis.


Tahoe University shop boutique in Truckee CA

Of course... we think the best après-anything activity is a little retail therapy. Not only can you stock up on a few of the items we listed above, you can snag a Tahoe U Original as a token of your mountain memories. With two stories of historic retail space and even a kids room, it's not a bad place to hang out and catch a pic with local celebrity, Bucky the Bear.

We hope you all have some fun this weekend and remember to take time after to slow down, and enjoy the 5'817 state of mind. See you on the slopes! 

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