Apres-ski in Aspen

Apres-ski in Aspen


After a hard day tackling Aspen’s legendary drops, head to town and enjoy the vast range of restaurants and nightlife there are on offer.  With its history as a mining town, Aspen is so more than just a ski resort. Known as a cultural and arts centre, it’s probably this fact as much as the great skiing that keeps the US’s upwardly mobile coming back year after year. It retains a small-town feel while offering the varied and cosmopolitan nightlife and art venues of a city. Aspen Theatre, Aspen Art Museum and a plethora of festivals throughout the year mean there is always plenty to do off-piste. Whether you’re into all-night partying, live music or a few quiet drinks by a roaring fire, you’ll find it all in Aspen.

The nightlife sprawls right across the town from the foot of Aspen Mountain, and even Snowmass is beginning to build up a good bar scene. A competitive rivalry between the two areas ensures innovative and high-quality bars and restaurants remain in abundance.

J Bar in Jerome’s makes a great start to the evening. This quiet venue is a great opportunity to people-watch millionaires and celebrity-spot while supping on a J-rita, the bar’s own twist on a margarita. Other nightspots include member’s only bars, such as The Caribou Club, more down-to-earth venues including Bentley’s and Zane’s and everything in-between. Microbreweries, including Aspen Brewery and cigar bars such as Eric’s are a particularly popular way to unwind.

If you prefer your off-piste time to be as high octane and active as the rest of your holiday, there are also options to ice-skate, go for husky rides and snowmobiling.