Stoked by cannabis on the slopes? Read this

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A day of mountain sports, whether skiing or snowboarding, is often followed by an après-ski. The term means after-skiing in French and includes any activity done after a day on the slopes, like a martini or a THC gummy. ZAprès Events‘ upcoming Ski & Ride Day calls weed lovers to the mountain to connect and enjoy the season.

“With ZAprès Events, we aim to create a one-of-a-kind experience that combines the joy of snow sports with the emerging cannabis culture,” said Jamie Cooper, founder and owner at ZAprès Events. “Our goal is to bring the cannabis industry and community together and to foster connections and friendships in an enjoyable and relaxed environment.”

Cooper has been hosting cannabis events since 2016, but this series is a new kind of weed gathering for her. ZAprès Events marries cannabis with appreciators of the outdoors, starting with the mountains.

Après-ski is all about chilling out after a day of skiing or snowboarding. ZAprès aims to bring together the joint-lighting crowd for an evening of food, drink, and general merriment.

The event starts on the slopes. Cannabis and snow aficionados will take over the lifts before the real fun starts at the après. The après-ski will have vibey music and giveaways, but the core goal is to offer people space to network with industry folks or meet fellow cannabis-loving friends.

Cruise up to private venues and enjoy catering by a private chef while rubbing elbows with the cannabis community. Tickets are $50, not including the separate lift ticket cost. Guests can enjoy dinner and refreshments, and everyone leaves with a goody bag.

There are four upcoming ZAprès parties. It all starts on February 5th at Highlands at Harbor Springs, Michigan. On February 8th, the crew will be hosting on Mount Bohemia in the Upper Peninsula.

Colorado parties will commence in April, with an April 3rd party near Keystone Ski Resort and a ZAprès event the next night at Cooper Mountain Ski Resort. All events will be in a venue separate from the ski area, where cannabis is often not allowed.

In the summer months, Cooper plans to throw beach parties and seasonal events.

“It’s been a blessing to be able to take two things I am passionate about, cannabis and the outdoors, engage our communities and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that so many people love,” Cooper exclaimed.

Cannabis-friendly ski slopes are few and far between, so ZAprès Events takes the party off campus for connection and cheer. Locals and travelers alike will appreciate these weed-centric parties after a day of working hard for the bliss of a ski day.

Cara Wietstock is Senior Content Producer of and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.