ASPEN MOUNTAIN APRES SKI
Rising from downtown Aspen, Ajax (aka Aspen Mountain) presents the shortest path from skiing to après. After you've chased down the sun, post up at one of these epic venues:
Ajax Tavern - In the spring, the tent over the patio comes down, revealing tables aplenty to soak in the afternoon rays. Starting after the time changes in mid-February, champagne flows freely as Clicquot in the Snow presents Veuve Clicquot specials at The Tavern. Reservations recommended!
CHICA ASPEN - The new hotspot in Gondola Plaza, Chica serves up Latin American cuisine plus an incredible apres-ski scene at 2 p.m. every day.
W Aspen's WET Deck - Located a block from the base, W Aspen's rooftop bar - The WET Deck - adds an extra hour of sunshine to your apres ski. Set around a fire pit, enjoy great views, and drink specials and delicious bites,
Aspen Art Museum - If you're willing to walk a few more steps, the Aspen Art Museum hosts a weekly Après Party every Saturday from 5-9 PM on their rooftop. The event features cocktails from The Slippery Slope, snacks from the new Rooftop Cafe, and music by their resident DJ: Golden
Local Faves: Venture into town and mingle with the locals. Mezzaluna has a locals' favorite happy hour with great drink specials and pizza deals. Aspen Tap's sunny patio is perfect for a cold beverage and hot bite.