Aspen Mountain Colorado (US)

Ski Resort Apres Ski, Dining, Bars and Nightlife Guide

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Mountain Summary:

Apres Ski: 1
Dining: 3
Bars: 1

Town Summary (Aspen):

Dining: 100+
Bars: 20+

Drinking Age:

State of Colorado: 21

Virtual Tours:

Virtual Tour of Mountain Bowl at Aspen Mountain
Gondola Peak

Virtual Tour of the base village at Aspen Mountain
F.I.S. Lift Peak

Virtual Tour of the Aspen Mountain Base
Mountain Base

Outdoor patio at the Ajax Tavern at the base of the Silver Queen gondola
Aspen Mountain Apres Ski:

Apres Ski at the mountain base:

On warm sunny days the patio at the Ajax Tavern (part of The Little Nell hotel complex) at the base of the mountain, will be hopping. Other options include other bars in The Little Nell hotel at the base or walking to some bars deeper into town. Other bars at The Little Nell hotel include the bar at the Element 47 restaurant, Chair 9 (opens after the lifts close and often has live bands) and The Oasis, a "pop-up" Veuve Clicquot champagne and caviar bar which relocates itself on the mountain every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in spring. Check The Little Nell social media (Follow Twitter or Instagram: @TheLittleNell or @AspenNitelife look for #AspenOasis).

Dining And Where To Eat:

There are three on-mountain dining options: at the top of the Silver Queen Express gondola you will find the Sundeck, Bonnie's near the peak of Ruthie's lift and at the bottom you will find Ajax Tavern. In addition to the on-mountain options, The Little Nell hotel at the base (behind Ajax Tavern) has "Element 47", an upscale restaurant for gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sundeck Lodge at the peak of the Silver Queen Gondola

Sundeck Lodge at the peak of the Silver Queen Gondola. Spectacular view of Castle Peak and Hayden Peak.

Inside the Sundeck Lodge at the peak of the Silver Queen Gondola

Inside Sundeck Lodge

Bonnie's Lodge near the peak of Ruthie's lift

Bonnie's Lodge

Aspen CO:

In-town dining options reside along Main street, Hopkins and Hyman Avenue, the main roads in town. Aspen cuisine does not disappoint, although it is more expensive than most ski towns (which typically overcharge).
Restaurant: Acquolina

Acquolina: one of the many fine dining options in Aspen

Aspen Mountain Bars and Night Life:

Nightlife ends early (usually before dark) on the mountain and is centered on apres ski activities. The town of Aspen will open up your options.

In Aspen try Aspen Brewing Company, Belly Up (if there is a band you want to see) or The Red Onion.

Note that Zax is a fictional Aspen nightclub from the erotic romance book "Fifty Shades of Freed" and movie "Fifty Shades of Grey". It's not real so don't expect it to be listed!

Aspen Taxi services:


Aspen is known as a ski town for the wealthy, the private jets at the airport, multi-million dollar ski chalets, fine restaurants and of course spas to pamper one's body after a day of skiing or strenuous shopping.


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