Après-ski and the 19th hole may seem like two completely different concepts as they relate to two sports that are polar opposites skiing/snowboarding and golf. However they may have more in common than you think. Both share the idea of unwinding and relaxing after a day of activity.
Après-ski is a term used to describe the social activities and entertainment that take place after a day of skiing or snowboarding. On the other hand, the 19th hole is a term used in golf to describe the bar or clubhouse where golfers gather after playing a round of golf. In both cases, the focus is on winding down and enjoying oneself in a casual and convivial atmosphere.
Can Après-ski and the 19th Hole Take Place Simultaneously?
Taking part in après-ski and the 19th hole are both distinct activities that each take place in their respective seasons. Typically, golf is played in the warmer months, while skiing and snowboarding are more popular in the winter season. It may seem impossible to combine these two social events in one location, but it is indeed possible in a place like Bend, Oregon. In Bend, you can find a mountain that remains open and covered in snow even as nearby golf courses are open for the season, making it the ideal location to indulge in both après-ski and the 19th hole.
Tucked away in the Tetherow Resort in Bend, Oregon, The Row is a fantastic restaurant and bar that offers a wide variety of elevated pub fare that is perfect for aprés ski after hitting the slopes at nearby Mt. Bachelor or for a relaxing meal after a round of golf at Tetherow.
Ski at Mt. Bachelor in the Morning, Golf at Tetherow in the Afternoon
Guests at Tetherow Resort can take in the breathtaking views while relishing a warm and welcoming ambiance. The resort spans across picturesque grounds that showcase panoramic views of both the golf course and the surrounding area, including the striking peak of Mt. Bachelor. Since the ski resort remains open through Memorial Day weekend, visitors can take advantage of the spectacular setting by enjoying skiing or snowboarding in the morning before transitioning seamlessly into a round of golf at Tetherow in the afternoon.
Once named The Best New Course You Can Play in the Country by Golf Magazine, Tetherow turned 15 years old when it opened for the season on April 9. A Scottish Highlands inspired course designed by local Bend resident, David Kidd, it is not for the faint of heart. Its faded fescue fairways, thin lies, firm-and-fast playing conditions, dramatic bunkers, and prominent elevation changes can humble even the best of golfers. This ultimately makes your combination après ski and 19th Hole at The Row that much more important.
Food, Drinks at Views While You Reflect on Your Full Day of Adventure at The Row
Once there guests can then reflect on their full day of adventure while relaxing with friends amidst the memorable atmosphere and delicious food of The Row. With dishes ranging from hearty appetizers to soups, salads, and entrees, there is something for everyone on the menu.
If you are looking for something to share with the group or just starving from your audacious day you can and should order up some appetizers. The deviled eggs at The Row at Tetherow Resort are a must-try for anyone who visits this establishment. They have a perfect balance of spices and creaminess, which makes them an ideal appetizer to set the tone for your meal. The eggs are garnished with a dash of paprika and chives, which adds to their visual appeal and creates a beautiful presentation.
Similarly, the pub wings are also sensational. The chicken is cooked perfectly, and the sauce is a unique blend of hot and sweet flavors that gets your taste buds buzzing. Whether you’re a fan of spicy food or someone who enjoys milder flavors, these wings are sure to cater to all palates.
One standout dinner offering is The Truffle Marrow Burger, a juicy and flavorful patty topped with bone marrow butter, fresh horseradish, IPAioli, caramelized onions, white cheddar and crispy prosciutto. The dish is served on a brioche bun and comes with a generous portion of fries. It’s an absolute must!
In addition to the food, The Row also offers a variety of expertly crafted cocktails, beer, and wine options. If they have it on tap Boneyard Brewing’s RPM IPA is quintessential Bend and as good of an IPA that you will find. The house Aperol Spritz is also an excellent choice for anyone looking to indulge in a unique take on this refreshing cocktail.
The Perfect Destination to Après-ski at the 19th Hole
Overall, The Row at Tetherow Resort is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a delicious meal and a cozy atmosphere after a day of outdoor adventure. Whether you’re skiing at Mt. Bachelor, playing a round of golf at Tetherow or doing them both in one day, stopping at The Row will make for a memorable après ski 19th Hole experience.
Rich Stoner is the founder of the après-ski lifestyle clothing and media brand, All About Après, and the co-host of the Beyond the Après podcast. No stranger to the ski and après-ski scene, Rich has been a long time contributor for many publications on topics like skiing, gear, beer and food. However, his passion is on the slopes and enjoying good times with good people. You can find him perfecting his craft carving turns and drinking beers in the Green Mountains of Vermont. @allaboutapres