Everyone knows the best part of skiing is the après-ski party, when drinks and hot tubs join forces to shake off the winter chill.
Everyone also knows you can't ski in Las Vegas, but that isn't stopping Circa Resort & Casino from turning its massive Stadium Swim pool club into an après-ski-themed winter wonderland dubbed Winter Swim.
Located in downtown Vegas, the multi-level destination pool has two swim-up bars, 337 chaise lounge chairs and 38 daybeds, plus a 143-foot screen that shows the day’s top sporting events. Not a bad place to hang out, no matter the season.
But during Winter Swim, the complex will feature six heated pools reaching temperatures from 94 to 103 degrees, so think of those as massive hot tubs. There are also 30 heated cabanas, which all feature large TVs, towel service, plush robes and dedicated servers.
Throughout winter, guests can partake in seasonal cocktails, including boozy hot chocolate and pumpkin spice mules. And Penalty Shots are essentially a shot ski, in which patrons take simultaneous shots, but instead of a ski the glasses are housed on a hockey stick.
There will also be three signature events taking place over the next couple months. A football watch party on December 3 will features games on the extra-big screen, plus activities like beer pong and a ski lodge experience with drink tastings. The '80s Heat Hot Tub Party is happening January 6 and will take guests back in time, with colorful retro ski gear, DJs, a silent disco and more ski lodge drink tastings. And on February 4 there's a bikini contest, where up tp 50 contestants will have the chance to compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes.
If you want to ski this winter, you'll have to go elsewhere. But if you want to partake in all the extracurriculars—frolic in huge hot tubs, take shots off a hockey stick—and not be sore the next morning, well, now you can.