12 Chic Après Ski Decorating Ideas for Winter

Bring slope-worthy style to your home with the best après ski decor buys.

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October 28, 2021

Après ski is a longstanding ritual of socializing, snacking and sipping much-deserved cocktails after an eventful day of braving the slopes. The term translates to “after skiing” in French, and the pastime rose to popularity in the Alps during the 1950s.

Fast-forward 70 years and après ski — and all the unbridled design flair that comes with it — continues to be a celebrated pastime at ski resorts, chalets and mountainside retreats.

Bring the chic, après ski spirit into your home for the holiday season with a few slope-worthy buys. From cozy knit pillow covers and captivating coffee table books to luxe barware and sustainable gift wrapping, we're sharing the best après ski and woodland decor to deck out every corner of your home for winter. Oh, and you can find our favorite cold-weather cocktail recipes down below, too. You know, so you can embrace the après ski scene without booking a flight. (Or breaking a leg!)

How darling is this embroidered après ski cocktail napkin collection? The slope-ready set includes four fabric napkins embroidered with four unique motifs: crossed skis, skiers on the mountain, a swirling script and a cherry-red lift. Snag the bundle for your bar cart or coffee table and scoop up an extra to gift your fellow skiing (or cocktail) enthusiast.

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From $129

Après ski snuggles are made extra stylish (and comfortable!) with a hand-hooked ski mountain pillow from Mark & Graham. Each slope-inspired pillow is handmade to order by Vermont-based artist Laura Megroz. The handcrafted design features high-end New Zealand wool and a silky velveteen backing. Treat yourself, parents or adult children to the keepsake pillow in one of 13 unique motifs including, but not limited to: ski rack, skier, snowboarder, black snow dog, ski mount, ski crest and ski poles.

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Add après ski charm to your bar cart for the holiday season with this darling snow bunny wine bottle holder. Another idea? Scoop up the snow-ready holder, plus a bottle of your go-to chianti or pinot grigio, to create the ultimate gift for your wine night partner.

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$59 (Set of 4)

What's après ski without a hot toddy, mulled wine or Irish coffee on hand? Keep your spirits bright, mugs full and tables ring-free with this whimsical, monogrammed ski coaster set. The four-piece, made-to-order bundle comes in your choice of red, navy or tortoise acrylic. Each coaster features a dual-letter, laser-cut monogram and crossed snow skis for a festive, seasonal appeal. We'll drink to that!

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Add a touch of chalet style to your front stoop with this chic après ski doormat. Each doormat is made from coconut husk bristles and comes with hand-painted customization so you can personalize it with your last name or address. Layer atop a plaid or buffalo check mat to create an ultra-cozy winter vignette that greets guests the moment they come to your door.

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Snuggle up after a day on the slopes with this après ski-inspired wool throw. The white blanket is embroidered with lively skiers in vibrant red, navy and gold hues befitting the season. Customize your throw with one of 21 unique monogram options and create a keepsake accessory you’ll look forward to pulling out for many winters to come.

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$42.50

Cozy up to your sofa or loveseat with this charming ski slope pillow cover. Color-clad skiers and snowboarders enliven the snowy-white fabric. Some ride the lift with dangling feet; others race down the mountain. Style the wintry, whimsical pillow cover with a red, blue or aqua accent blanket to create a well-rounded, comfortable spot to unwind at the end of the day.

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Sustainable and beautiful holiday gift wrap? We’re here for it. The snowy reusable gift wrap from Williams Sonoma is a great investment for parents. You can reuse the scenic wrapping year after year, and it adds après ski style beneath your tree all season long.

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‘Tis the season to spruce up your bookcase and hallway art, and this festive watercolor print is just what Santa ordered. The timeless print features a pair of crossed snowshoes tied together with lush pine branches and a plaid ruby bow. Add the art print to a white frame to embrace the snowy look, or pair it with a carved gilt frame for a fancier appeal.

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Yes, you need a lumbar pillow cover that coordinates with your favorite ski sweater. Is that even a question? This classic red cover boasts the iconic fair isle motif complete with white snowflakes, making it a timeless addition to your winter decor arsenal. Scoop up the pillow cover to add après ski coziness to your living room sofa or a pop of luxurious chalet appeal to your primary bed.

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$17.59

All you need to zhuzh-up your coffee table or home office desk for the holiday season? Inspired reading. Vintage Skiing by Ray Atkeson is a gorgeous, glossy hardcover coffee table book that packs a punch of slopestyle to any surface in your home. The book offers readers a peek into the height of the golden age of skiing and all the unfettered glamour that came with it. Bonus: The book cover’s holly-red lettering brings cheer and holiday appeal to your space, too.

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From $49

Few barware sets spell après ski drinks like the bronze stag glassware collection from Pottery Barn. The antler-clad collection includes stag medallion Old-Fashioned glasses, martini glasses and a liquor decanter crowned with a dapper deer head. Treat yourself to the items you need to embrace mountain cabin vibes. Feel free to tell your kids they are Santa's helpful reindeer during the holiday season, too. (Which is not, not the truth with you think about it, right?)

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