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Après Season Games

  • Montana Tap House 845 Wisconsin Avenue Whitefish, MT, 59937 United States (map)

Montana Tap House, Great Northern Brewing Company & Smoking Aces Events have come together to bring to the Flathead Valley the Après Season Games! On April 22nd we will pay homage to the epic winter that we all experienced this winter here in Northwest Montana! 

Teams will compete against one and other in three separate events in the efforts to walk away the 2017 Après Season Games Champions! The Overall Champions will win a Pontoon Boat Rental outfitted with a full keg of beer and lunch. Say what?

Get your team together now! Registration is $50 for teams of four, and is limited to 32 teams. Get signed up right now online at All teams will get free beer from Great Northern Brewing Company, a complimentary T-Shirt from Powderhound t-shirts and memories for the ages!

Teams of four will compete in three beery competitions:

WRECK'EM RENTAL RACE - sponsored by Tamarack Ski and Lake Shop

Each team will select one participant to race in this event. Participants will race to be the fastest person to navigate a 20 yard dash on pavement while wearing rental skis. Participants will be broken up into separate qualifying heats. Winners of each heat will the race each other in a final race. 

SKI BOOT RELAY RACE - sponsored by Smoking Aces Events

Teams will have to race together against the clock while navigating a circular course with ski boots on their feet. Each participant will have to carry a pint glass around the course, and then pass it off to their teammate. This will continue until the entire team has made it around the course. Teams must make it around the course and still have beer left in the pint glass. The fastest team wins. Each team will have one chance to race around the course.

GELANDE QUAFFING - sponsored by Great Northern Brewery

Gelande Quaffing is a game that brings together the elements of après skiing and snowboarding with the all-out sendy nature of our sports. Teams of four will engage in a tournament style event in which they will have to push mugs down and off a 10 ft. long table and their teammates must catch the beer and consume its contents. Teams will have one minute to get as many points as they can. Teams get one point for catching the beer on the body of the glass and two points for catching it on the handle. After the opening round each round gets more difficult. In the second round each participant must do a 360 before catching the mug. In the third round each participant must catch the mug between their legs. In the fourth and final round, teams will have two minutes to go head to head to get as many points as they can. This round is a Freestyle Round. Judges will score each catch based on the gelande quaff's style and production (max 5 points). The team will the highest score in final round will be crowned the Gelande Quaffing Champions.

Each event will score your team points based on how your team finished within the event. A breakdown of the points for each event:
1st Place - 100 Points
2nd Place - 90 Points
3rd Place - 80 Points
4th Place - 70 Points
5th Place - 60 Points
6th Place - 50 Points
7th Place & Bellow - 40 Points

Each team's scores will be added up to give their team a final score. The team with the highest score will walk away the 2017 Après Season Games Champions! Awards will be given away to the top three finishers in each of the events.

Earlier Event: April 19
Firkin Tapping
Later Event: April 27
Big Mountain TPA Release