Winter Cheers with Veuve Clicquot

If relaxing your weary muscles in the Jacuzzi after a day of hitting the slopes isn’t quite nailing it for you anymore, consider making a pilgrimage to the Après Lounge at Montage Deer Valley. Located in Empire Village, directly behind the resort with easy access to Ruby, Empire and Lady Morgan ski lifts, the bright yellow-orange yurt, an ode to the impressive quantity of Veuve Clicquot Champagne that is poured there, is impossible to miss against a backdrop of gleaming white snow.

The Apres Lounge at Montage Deer Valley (Sparkle Photography)

The luxe yurt, outfitted with all manner of chalet-style coziness by distingushed mountain lifestyle brand Gorsuch (think: oversize fur-draped sofas, lots of wood paneling, antlers and more antlers and animal-print rugs), is positively teeming with buckets of Veuve Clicquot bubbly for maximum après-ski enjoyment, as well as fittingly sophisticated bites such as Tsar Nicoulai caviar or smoked salmon rillette. Local charcuterie and cheese, black truffle, Korean chili-lime and butter sea salt popcorn and homemade barbecue chips are also available, as are newly introduced this seaqson sauvignon blanc and cabernet. Open noon to 4 p.m. during the winter season.

By Jessica Husami

Feature Image: Guests can get cozy inside the Après Lounge, with interior furnishings and decor from Gorsuch. (John Thompson)