At a certain age, the après becomes just as important as the skiing. Perhaps this is why resort towns spend so much effort making sure skiers and riders have a warm place to bend their elbows come 4 p.m. This year’s winner for Best Ski Resort Nightlife, Aspen Snowmass, is home to well over 100 restaurants, bars, clubs and lounges. Throw in an internationally known live music scene, and you’ve got a ski-town that truly knows how to celebrate from closing bell to first chair.
Here’s what you had to say about Aspen’s legendary nightlife through OnTheSnow App’s firsthand comments tool:
“They have everything, starting with plenty of black diamonds and a great nightlife perfect for singles and couples."
“I think the skiing is second to none. Add to that great après ski, amazing food and great nightlife, and there is no where else in the world like it.”
“Grab some lunch at Venga, a Mexican restaurant right on the mountain. Great margaritas! Or, grab a beer and some barbecue at Sam's Smokehouse on top.”
“Snowmass is my all-time favorite place to ski. They have great restaurants (Gwen's High Alpine, Elk Camp, Ullrof and Sam’s Smokehouse are my favorites) and lots of land and trails.”
“Aspen’s après and nightlife has always been the stuff of legend," boasts Jeff Hanle, director of public relations for Aspen Skiing Company. "Beer or champagne, a burger or a filet, nationally renowned musical acts or local bands cranking up the crowd. You can find something no matter what mood you are in.”