Spring Apres Guide

Category: General

Après is our specialty here at The Spring Skiing Capital! We have 19 outdoor decks and patios across the resort that are dedicated to kicking back with a cold drink in the California sunshine. Here are a few not to miss.

Le Chamois

Come here for the... classic Squaw Valley bar: Loft Bar, friendly banter and beer.

A local's favorite, the 'Chammy' has been a go-to après spot for years. Sunny Spring days are perfect for sitting outside in the Adirondack chairs constructed from skis while taking in the views of the iconic Tram Face. After the sun sets, head upstairs to the Loft Bar where you'll find casual seating on couches and retired chairlifts. Le Chamois' fabled walls are adorned with memorabilia, classic photos and plenty of tall tales - you'll need to take a minute (or a few) to soak it all in.

Tram Car Bar

Come here for the... nostalgic vibes and photo ops 
The new Tram Car Bar at Squaw Valley

A newly restored 70’s era Squaw Valley tram cabin, the Tram Car Bar has made its home on the Olympic House deck serving drinks as the Aerial Tram soars overhead. Stop in for a “Backscratcher” cocktail, a spicy take on the Moscow mule named for a favorite ski trick of the 70’s hot-dogging days. The 7,000-pound silver tram cabin is a nod to Squaw Valley’s storied past—the original logos and unique shape of the cabin will be the ideal après-ski photo op with the iconic Tram Face in the background. Open Friday-Sunday with Happy Hour from 3-4pm.

KT Base Bar

Come here for the... sun deck and incredible views.

When your day on the slopes is over and you're looking to unwind, KT Base Bar is your spot to soak up the sun under the legendary KT-22. Staggering views, fresh air, and signature cocktails always have a good crowd on hand here. 

Alpine Meadows Sun Deck

Come here for... spring music under the sun.

As the day of skiing and riding at Alpine Meadows winds down, après lives on at the main lodge sun deck. Grab a drink inside at the Last Chair Bar and head back out to enjoy the afternoon sun and some of The Spring Skiing Capital's best events including the Spring Music Series Saturday and Sunday this Spring.

Plaza Bar

Come here for the... DJs, live music and Ikon Pass holder discounts
DJ at Plaza Bar at the Base of Squaw Valley

 After making spring turns on the mountain, get in some solid après time at Plaza Bar during the Squaw Spring Après Music Series! Kick back with some friends, grab a beverage, and enjoy FREE live music from local artists and DJs in Plaza Bar every Spring Saturday from 2-7pm. Flash your Ikon Pass on Saturdays from 4-7pm for $4 PBR draughts, $10 "Pig & Pony" (7oz Corona & shot of Whilste Pig whiskey) and free hot cocoa for the kids.

Rocker @ Squaw

Come here for the... beers on tap and Nachos.

If craft beer and a tower of cheesy delicious nachos is your thing, then head to Rocker@Squaw. Not only that, you’ll find big screens inside to watch your team on game day and one of the best outdoor decks to watch the slopes and the action in the heart of The Village. Try one of the signature cocktails like the "Shane McConkey" which is served in a commemorative glass with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Squaw Valley legend's foundation.