après–ski: social activity after a day’s skiing.

Our recent ski weekend spent at Silver Star Mountain included not only several days of wonderful skiing, but also the opportunity to indulge in après-ski activities. This included sipping on a favourite glass of wine, digging into a pot of chili, indulging in my favourite chocolate cake, as well as endless games of Wizard and Blackjack (we’re practising for Vegas!). There’s nothing quite like relaxing after a day on the slopes, when your muscles ache (but in a good way) and time spent with good friends seems even more special.

Food always tastes better after a day of skiing… not sure why, but it’s probably a combination of fresh air and exercise. A pot of chili is always a hit or try making your own pizza or shish-kabobs. This year I made my chili a few days in advance, as it tastes better when it’s mellowed for a few days. Just pull out your crock pot and try this easy chili recipe:


2 cans kidney beans, drained (14 oz)

2 cans chopped tomatoes (14 oz)

2 pounds (1 kg) ground beef, browned and drained

2 medium onions, coarsely chopped

1 green pepper, coarsely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2-3 Tbsp. chilli powder (to taste)

1 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. cumin

Salt to taste

Directions: Pull all ingredients in crock-pot in order listed. Stir once. Cover and cook on Low 10-12 hours or High 5-6 hours.

Did someone say Wine and Cheese? Happy Hour treats!

Chocolate Bundt Cake – the best way to finish of the Apres-ski experience.

Hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy the slopes this winter!

Ski Bunnies – having a bit of fun with iPhone apps!


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