One of the many perks of spring skiing in Colorado is the chance to end the day on a sunny deck, cold drink in hand and great music in the background. So we’ve gathered up a few of our favorite spots for aprés ski festivities during the late ski season, and thought we’d share them with you.
After a great day on the slopes, hop on the gondola once more and head to Thunderhead for drinks, live music, and a phenomenal sunset view from your 9100′ perch.
This two-level bar with ample deck space is not only great for its full pub-style lunch menu, but it’s apres ski scene can’t be beat. Find a seat on the deck and enjoy a drink and Frickles (fried, spicy pickles) while you trade stories of your best runs of the day.
If sitting outside on the sunniest of spring afternoons still sounds cold to you, check out Pepi’s Deck – its heated patio. Smack in the middle of Vail Village, Pepi’s offers a fantastic assortment of Austrian beers. And if you are too cozy to get up and leave, just stay for Pepi’s delicious dinner and some great entertainment.
With a tagline like “A sunny place for shady people,” its just begging for you to try it out. This brewpub features some fine handcrafted Crested Butte brew and filling snacks after a day of burning calories on the slopes. The sunny deck is the perfect end to your day.
Do you have a favorite apres ski spot? Share it with Ski Daddy – we’d love to try it out.