One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The social activities and entertainment following a day's skiing.as modifier ‘the après-ski disco’
- ‘The post-race party is the après-ski event of the year - you're more likely to twist an ankle dancing on the tables than you are skiing down the slopes.’
- ‘The place is the perfect spot to kick off your après-ski.’
- ‘Half the point of skiing is the après-ski, of course - not just the drink, but the food.’
- ‘And the après-ski, gold leaf embellishments lent a touch of glitter to furs, scarves and evening gowns.’
- ‘Over the years, Sundance has evolved from a fantasy of impassioned après-ski movie chat to a crucial moment in Hollywood's film calendar - the only time of year when something might happen that nobody planned.’
- ‘Don't just take our word for it: last Sunday we asked you to nominate your favourite après-ski venues and it was clear from the responses that we were tapping into some fond memories.’
- ‘She will make you long for candle-lit dinners, evenings around a log fire and some après-ski intimacy.’
- ‘Desperate to get into the mood for the onslaught of winter, I went out looking for a little après-ski without the ski.’
- ‘In the evening, the mountain also offers the best après-ski and nightlife to help you unwind.’
- ‘There's also a buzzing après-ski scene, and the cost of a skiing holiday here is fairly easy on the wallet when compared to, say, Switzerland.’
- ‘There are pretty regular shuttles between the various hills, and, of course, après-ski in the village of Saint-Sauveur is none too shabby.’
- ‘Almost everyone was wearing après-ski and ‘moon’ boots and, in a couple of instances, what looked remarkably like salopettes.’
- ‘And as with all the best Japanese après-ski experiences, we wind down at an onsen, or hot spring - namely, the milky-green 108-degree waters of Goshiki, a 25-minute drive from the ski area.’
- ‘This was put rather amusingly to the test when we asked Nick how we might get ourselves into town to sample the après-ski.’
- ‘On the other hand, it's a pity: If the current footwear mania reaches its inevitable conclusion and clog dancing sweeps the après-ski scene, the Clog would kick some serious butt.’
1950s: from French, literally ‘after skiing’.
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