After a long week slaloming through Washington's corridors of power, the city's residents were free to cut loose on Friday evening at The University Club of Washington, DC
during a special, holiday-themed 'Après Ski' party.
Now in its fourth incarnation, the 'ski bunny chic' affair saw some 300 guests crowd the second floor of the institution's storied 16th Street, NW building. Much like last year, Friday's festivities quickly sold out. And it's easy to see why.
Beyond being given the chance to don their finest Apres Ski outfits (think fleece, flannel, goggles, etc.) despite nary a mountain in sight, attendees were treated to a buffet of heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar from which flowed an endless pour of mulled wine, beer, hot chocolate, and apple cider.
All the while, The Jangling Reinharts
stood at the ready in order to help everyone burn off any calories consumed, with what Richmond.com called their "chunky, hook-laden [style of] melodic rock."
After the merriment concluded at around 11:30 p.m., guests made the short trip to Georgetown where they were granted special line-skipping privileges at 'list only' nightspot George
at the official after party.
Friday's Apres Ski event was part of The Proctor L. Dougherty Society's (PDS) UnderCurrent Party Series at The University Club, for members under the age of 35.
Taking its name from one of the Club's founders, who also served as the mayor of Washington, D.C. during prohibition, PDS strives to promote the involvement of young professionals and their guests in the life and activities of the organization.
Via bunny slopes and black diamond trails alike apparently.