Dining & Wine

6 Drool-Worthy Après-Ski Menus To Find In Whistler, B.C.

January 30, 2024

After a thrilling day on the slopes, nothing beats winding down with a delectable après ski experience. In Whistler, renowned for its world-class skiing and vibrant après scene, six establishments offer enticing menus to satisfy post-adventure cravings. From cheesy fondue to savoury schnitzel and creative cocktails, here’s a roundup of some of Whistler’s most drool-worthy après ski menus. —Ashley Harris

Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar

Located in the heart of Whistler, Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar showcases a stunning après menu with shareable plates and handcrafted cocktails. From 3-5 pm daily, guests can relish in delightful offerings such as the indulgent Cheese Fondue, featuring kirsch, emmental, gruyere, and baguette, or savour the richness of Braised Short Rib Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Complementing the fare are Northern Divine Caviar, Local Oysters with green chili granita, and Truffled Kennebec Fries for a touch of gourmet indulgence.

Bearfoot Bistro

At the Bearfoot Bistro, the après-ski experience is elevated with a selection of West Coast Oysters served on the half shell with fresh horseradish and lemon, perfectly paired with daily creations from the cocktail menu or Whistler Brewery’s Pilsner. With happy hour available from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, guests can unwind in style while enjoying discounted bottles of selected wines.

The Chalet

The Chalet offers a cozy retreat with its selection of savoury fondues, artisan charcuterie platters, and hearty alpine dishes. Highlights include the indulgent Cheese Fondue experience, featuring molten Emmenthal and Gruyère served with baguette, as well as the Pan Roasted Steelhead with preserved lemon tarragon cream. Don’t miss out on the chocolate fondue dessert and a selection from the schnapps wagon to conclude the evening on a sweet note. A complimentary shuttle is available from Fairmont Chateau Whistler to the Chalet.

Joe Fortes

At Joe Fortes, the après menu in the bar and lounge from 3 pm to 5 pm offers a tantalizing array of bites and drinks to satisfy après-ski cravings. From Sweet Potato Wedges to Mini Lobster Rolls, there’s something for every palate. Wash it down with Coast Mountain Brewing beer or classic cocktails like the Negroni or Classic Margarita, all at special happy hour prices.

Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar

Araxi‘s Après Ski Fondue is a must-try experience, available from 3 to 5 pm Friday through Sunday. Dive into the Cave Aged Gruyere Fondue, served with toasted house-baked bread, gherkins, and pickled Pemberton vegetables. Enhance the experience with optional add-ons like truffle essence or sliced Okanagan apple for an extra layer of flavour.

Mekong Fine Thai Cuisine

For a taste of Asian-inspired après ski fare, head to Mekong where tantalizing bites await. From Soft Shell Crab Papaya Salad to Tom Yum Chicken Wings, each dish bursts with bold flavours. Pair your bites with refreshing beverages like the Yuzu Bramble or Espresso Martini for the perfect après ski indulgence.


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