Best Apres Ski in Colorado

Apres ski is the best place to be when you want to spend time with the best looking skiers and riders off the mountain. It won't be difficult to find an Apres Ski happy hour at any resort in Colorado but here's a few favorites.


Ajax Tavern - Located at the base of Aspen Mountain and famous for people watching.

Limelight Aspen - Located a few blocks from the base. Happy hour takes place from 3-7 daily and includes $10 pizzas, $3 Bud Lights, $4 drafts and more. Local bands fire up Monday to Thursday 6:30-9:30pm.

Lynn Britt cabin in Snowmass combines a Western ambiance with elegance and give you the feel of isolation.

Summit County

Arapahoe Basin
The 6th Alley Bar and Grill, Located at the base of A-Basin, its best known for its bacon bloody marys and is open until 5:30 Mon-Thur and 6:30 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

New Moon Café – Located next to Warren Station in Keystone’s River Run Village, this intimate spot serves $3 beers from 3:00 pm until close daily. There’s a kid happy hour too featuring “kid favorite” food.

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Cantina – Located across the street from the Village and Maggie Pond, Mi Casa is a great place for big groups.  With free chips from 3-6pm and over 100 tequila options how can you go wrong?

Gold Pan Saloon - Located at Main and Ski Hill Road, this historic building holds many secrets that are revealed thanks to alcohol.

Copper Mountain
Incline Bar & Grill - At the base of the American Eagle lift, the Incline bar features live music on the weekends, but specials every day from 3-6pm. $2.50 PBRs rule.

Winter Park
Derailer bar - Located at the base of Winter Park offers slope side views, food and drink specials.

Deno’s - Located in downtown Winter Park, Deno’s is a locals favorite. Happy hour takes place 3-6 daily.

Steamboat Springs
Slopeside Grill – Located slopeside at the Steamboat base and features the best looking skiers and riders sitting outside with their beverages watching other fine looking skiers and riders coming down the mountain.

The BARley - Located in downtown Steamboat Springs boasts the best beer selection in Steamboat and happy hour takes place from 5-8pm.

The Red Lion - Located in Vail Village, the Red Lion has filled up at the end of every ski day to enjoy fantastic live entertainment, a great atmosphere and all the best looking people on and off the slopes.

The Altitude Bar and Grill - Located in the Evergreen Lodge. Since it’s not in Vail Village or Lions Head Village, it’s not as crowded, but has a great selection of drink and food specials. There’s plenty of TVs to eEnjoy your favorite sport event.

Beaver Creek
Coyote Café - located at the base of Beaver Creek, the Coyote Café is going to serve you fantastic margaritas with a side of satisfying nachos.

Hop Garden - Located at the base of Telluride Mountain, this place offers Margarita Mondays and Whiskey Wednesdays.

Purgy’s - located at the base of Purgatory Ski Mountain, Purgy’s offers an upscale Après Ski menu from 3-6pm.

Crested Butte
Butte 66 – Located at the base of Crested Butte Mountain, the Butte 66 has been satisfying the best skiers in Colorado for a long time. Great deck to watch skiers come in for the day.

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