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APRES (AH-pray)

French word meaning after
Apres-ski – Social events or activities that take place after skiing
Common clues:
____-ski; After, in Arles; Opposite of avant; French after; After, in Paris; _____-midi (French time of day)
Crossword puzzle frequency: once a year
Frequency in English language: 78033 / 86800
Skiing and Apres Ski

Après-ski (English: after skiing) refers to going out, having drinks, dancing, and generally socializing after skiing. It is popular in the Alps where skiers often stop at bars on their last run of the day while still wearing all their ski gear. The concept is similar to the nineteenth hole in golf.

In the United States, the term is used more broadly to describe the atmosphere of ski resorts and ski culture, ski themed architecture and decor and the ski oriented lifestyle in general.

In French, après-ski merely refers to the comfortable boots worn after removing (uncomfortable) ski boots.

Austria is considered to be the country of provenance; For example in the popular ski resorts St. Anton, Ischgl, Sölden, Saalbach-Hinterglemm and the Zillertal. In Scandinavia Après-ski refers to After ski.

In Holland Après-ski huts are found in many clubs and bars. In these huts Après-ski music is played, which are mostly covers or parodies of old songs. These huts are aimed primarily at young adults and teenagers.

The term Après-ski is also being increasingly (mis)applied in a derogatory sense, to describe those whose interest in snow sports is mainly confined to image, such as expensive prestige brands of equipment and seasonal ski-wear fashion.

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