For many, music festival season comes with the warm temperatures of spring. Many of the largest music events happen throughout the year, save for winter. Winter is left for hibernating at home, listening to bands and artists from the comfort of a blanket.
But as skiers, we know that winter brings the perfect combination of powder days, endless partying and live entertainment. Show up to a ski town for the weekend, and you’ll have to go out of your way to avoid a lively and music-focused party — or at the very least, an aprés bar with a local band cranking out your favorite tunes.
In the Northeast, we might argue the icy conditions spawn the greatest skiers in the world, while those out West — the ones who need 10 inches or more to get them to the hill in the morning — may scoff at our misfortune. Regardless, there’s one thing that can’t be argued: New Englanders know how to do aprés-music right. So put on your dancing shoes, and check out one of these recurring events at your favorite ski hill.
Attitash |Located just north of North Conway, N.H., Attitash hosts weekly aprés music every Saturday at Ptarmigan’s Pub. On Dec. 31, Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and March 21, Attitash also will be hosting the Attitash After Dark concert series, which will feature family-friendly fireworks displays followed by performances by Boston-area tribute bands. After the fireworks, the bands will perform at Ptarmigan’s for ages 21 and older.