Beyond the slopes

Guide to Après-Ski

From the slopes to the streets, add flair to your after ski moments.

Guide to Après-Ski Style Essentials

With Heyday based in beautiful Big Sky country, we have access to some of the best skiing in the country. Skiing is why I live in Bozeman and when I'm not skiing Montana, you'll find me skiing Grand Targhee or Jackson Hole. I have been skiing most my life, 20 years to be exact, and if there is one thing I have found out over those many seasons it’s that I love the social aspect of skiing - particularly après. After a long (or short) day of skiing you can either find me tailgating with friends, or hanging out near the outdoor fire at The Grizzly Ridge at Bridger Bowl, my two favorite ways to après.

It's no surprise many others on the Heyday team are avid skiers and après-ski enthusiasts. The team's passion for skiing is why our Ski Shop collection is curated with the love for the sport. Our top selling Ski Like a Girl accessories and apparel are a year-round essential. Some of our newest favorite styles come from the new Ski Day line, launched in October 2023. This has become a new most-loved collection of après wares. I'm excited to share a glimpse of how we style ourselves after a great day on the slopes and take our look to the streets with our favorite styles from our Ski Shop collection.

Ski Day Blue Beanie


Ski Like a Girl Hot Pink Ribbed Beanie


Ski Like a Girl Green Ribbed Beanie


The Essential Beanie

I always have a go-to beanie and I love adding at least one to my collection each winter. The minute my helmet comes off, my beanie goes on, to hide my unwanted helmet hair and get styled for après. I keep a Ski Like a Girl Waffle Beanie handy. My go-to features a waffle weave, which keeps me warm and cozy, with a little bit of extra stretch for comfort. 

I tuck my Ski Day Blue Beanie in my jacket pocket or pack to throw on as soon as my helmet comes off. The classic fit and tight knit rib keeps its shape while being compact enough to bring along for the day.

Ski Like a Girl Trucker Hat


Freshy Queen Black Checkerboard Hat


Ski Like a Girl Pink Corduroy Patch Hat


Everyday Lids

I am in LOVE with our selection of fun and colorful five-panel hats in a variety of materials. Our hat collection is always growing and changing with new styles and colors. Is it possible to have too many hats? No way!

One of the nylon hats in a fun color like red, pink, or sage green always comes with me for spring skiing. The sporty material and snapback style are perfect for those warmer days full of fun. 

Some days when the skiing isn’t so great, my gals and I will plan to grab some cute pics of each other on the slopes. For those days, I’ll reach for a checkerboard or corduroy hat with a little more style - I’m currently loving the Freshy Queen Black Checkerboard hat! 

For the chillier days, the warm wool of the Ski Like a Girl Wool Patch Hat keeps me nice and toasty in style. It’s made with a warm melton wool that is cozy and soft to the touch.

Fresh Graphic Apparel

Layering is so important for skiing, and I’m always thinking about what I’m doing for later for aprés when I pick out my clothing for the ski day. 

The Ski Day short sleeve t-shirt is great for warmer spring days when I know I’m going to be spending some time in the sun. The super soft material and bright colors makes this a perfect go-to shirt. I get so many compliments when I wear this t-shirt and a lot of "where did you get that shirt?"

When I know I’m going to grab a cocktail with the gals after a day on the slopes, I love to throw on the Freshy Queen Long Sleeve Shirt. The perfect fit and statement poppy-red color make it a fun choice for après.

My all-time favorite and the first Ski Like a Girl item I purchased is the fleece pullover. The super soft fleece and slightly oversized fit make it a staple piece to throw on after skiing, no matter where the après activities are going to take me.

When I’m needing a little extra warmth, I reach for the Ski Like a Girl Fleece Hoodie with a fun design on the back. I like to throw this hoodie on year round, from my post ski wear to snuggling up at home.

Ski Like a Girl Light Blue Shirt


Ski Day Adult T-Shirt


Ski Like a Girl Purple Ombre Tee


For the Little Shredders

From our young Ski Like a Girl followers, to our little Timber Tuckers, our collection of youth and kids sized styles fits the vibes of our young skiers.

Some of my favorite ski day moments including skiing alongside my 9 year-old cousin. She is a huge fan of our youth Ski Like a Girl styles. As we’re headed to grab a cup of hot cocoa (extra whipped cream please!), she loves to throw on an adorable Ski Like a Girl Kids Slate Checkerboard Hat to tame her wild hair and show off her braids. 

When she’s getting ready to throw down in a snowball fight outside the lodge, she’ll throw on her Freshy Queen hoodie for extra warmth. She loves the fun bright red color and coziness of this soft hoodie.

Ski Like a Girl Kids Slate Checkerboard Hat


Freshy Queen Youth Hoodie


Ski Like a Girl Kids Checkerboard Beanie


Ski-Styled Drinkware

Sometimes the après festivities land on my back porch around the fire pit. I love having a few options for some fun and rowdy drinkware to serve beer and warm cocktails.

The Ski Day beer can glass is such a fun way to level up from drinking beer out of a can - the 16 ounce size is perfect!

I love the old-school diner style of the Freshy Queen mug. It has a nice heavy feel, perfect for holding a hot toddy or spiked hot cocoa.