Top Ten Nightlife Ski Resort Towns


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The best ski resorts for nightlife.
Aspen Lots of well populated clubs. Fun town. Check out Mezzaluna (upscale), the Little Nell bar (jazz), Bar Aspen (DJ), Eric's Bar (14 beers and 50 scotches), Aspen Billiards, J-Bar (at the Jerome), the Red Onion, Syzygy (more jazz), Speakeasy (DJ), Lava Room (DJ), McStorlie's Pub (beer bar) Cigar Bar (microbrews on tap), Cooper Street Pier (locals), the Terrace Room Bar (Little Nell hotel), 39 Degrees (SKY Hotel - Apres ski), Bentley's at the Wheeler (downtown), ... See why we like Aspen!

Taxi: 970-927-9239

Whistler Garfinkels (my personal favorite), Moe Joe's, the Longhorn Saloon, Merlin's, Whistler Brewhouse, Black's Pub, Citta's, Tapley's Pub, Tommy Africa's (especially on Monday's), Boot Pub (live music), Dubh Linn Gate (apres ski), Max Fish, the Savage Beagle, Buffalo Bill's, ... See why we like this place!

See our review of Whistler-Blackcomb BC for more information.

Mammoth Mountain This crowd travels from Los Angeles where it continues its beach party style and attitude. Check out the Yodler for "apres ski" and then move on to "The Village" and visit the Clock Tower, Auld Dubliner and Whiskey Creek. The biggest party weekend in Mammoth is Presidents Day Weekend.

Taxi: 760-934-8294

See our review of Mammoth Mountain for more information.

Killington VT Check out the "Wobbly Barn" for live bands and fun nightlife. Other options include McGrath's Irish Pub but really, the "Wobbly Barn" is your best bet.

See our review of Killington for more information.

Lake Tahoe This resort is located in South Lake Tahoe which is located on the California-Nevada border. At night the casinos come alive.

See our review of Heavenly for more information.

Nigtlife This resort is located Northwest of Montreal Quebec, Canada (it can be cold). Warm up at "Le P'tit Caribou" (legendary party action. Live bands and DJ), "Le Shack Resto Bar" (apres ski), "Le Forge" (popular apres ski, beer), "Cafe de l'Epoque" (live rock), "Microbrasserie La Diable" (brewpub), "Octobar Rock" (dance club).

Yes they speek French but you will still be welcome even if no one understands you.

Vail Nightlife Vail Village: Mickey's (piano Bar at Vail lodge), Los Amigos (base of Vista Bahn), The Red Lion (live music), FuBar, Sarah's and Vendetta's (locals).
LionsHead: Garfinkel's
Also: The Tap Room (on Bridge Street), Samana (rock and roll), The Club (acoustic guitar), 8150 (live alternative)

See our review of Vail CO for more information.

Steamboat CO Check out Lupo's (beer and billiards) and Tugboat (Apres ski, live music) at the ski village square.

In town check out The Tap house (sports bar) and Mahogany Ridge (microbrews).

See our review of Steamboat Springs CO for more.


Great terrain, great town, great time! Relaxed nightlife can be found at Noir Bar (Apres ski at base of gondola), Fly Me to the Moon Saloon (live rock, jazz, blues, funk. Has dance floor.), Last Dollar Saloon (popular beer bar), Smuggler's (micro brews and food), Leimgruber's Bierstube (Apres ski and german beer) or Sheridan Bar (in Sheridan Hotel. Billiards). In mountain village visit "Bar at 9545.

Nightlife The town of Ketchum at Sun Valley has about 100 restaurants and about a dozen bars to take care of you.

Check out Grumpy's (beer bar,locals), Whiskey Jacques' (bands, sports bar and food), Duchin Lounge (swank) and The Mint (billiards).

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