Vail, Colorado’s wide variety of skiing and boarding terrain invites beginners and experts alike to hit the slopes and experience fresh Colorado powder in an exhilarating way that is uniquely Vail. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Once the lifts stop running for the day, the tradition of apres ski, or socializing slopeside with food and drink, is just getting started. Whether you are looking for the hottest spot to sip your favorite cocktail with friends while you relive your epic mogul run, a family-friendly atmosphere to unwind, or a quiet place to cozy up with a Hot Toddy and rest tired legs, the Vail Resort apres ski scene has much to offer.
There are many popular places in the charming European-style village to grab a drink in an upbeat party vibe…
Claim your spot on the front deck at The Red Lion in Vail Village
Watch the game at Garfinkels in Lionshead Village
Enjoy the spectacular scenery and delicious Mexican fare at Los Amigos
Hang with the locals at Vendetta’s – an Italian favorite
Shoot pool with your friends at The George in Vail
If you’re looking for sophisticated venues offering signature drinks and gourmet cuisine…
Visit a local craft distillery – 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company in Vail Village
Try the Crimpster and grab some hooch at Hooked in Beaver Creek
Enjoy the patio at Tavern on the Square in Lionshead at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola
Once you’ve had your fill of food and drink, browse through these specialty shops and art galleries in Vail Village before heading back to the condo:
The Golden Bear
The Englishman Fine Art and Antiques
Enjoy a Free Concert!
For the Family
To keep the kids happy, visit Adventure Ridge where kids can ride ski bikes, drive snowmobiles on a kid-friendly track, and go tubing. Family food favorites can be enjoyed at Bistro Fourteen. Adventure Ridge is open until 7:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday, beginning December 19 – March 31.
Looking for more of an adult version of this? Check out Colorado Backcountry Snowmobile Rentals. Really escape on an unguided tour of the Rocky Mountains. This ride is worth the view. Don’t forget to grab our discount coupon for 20$ off.
Pazzo’s Pizzeria has two locations in Vail and Avon. Parents and kids will be pleased with the playful Rasta atmosphere and tasty pizza and calzones. Another family fun event is the Bearcat Stables guided horseback rides or sleigh rides. Be enchanted with a sleigh ride under cozy blankets and see the wildlife Vail has to offer then sit down and enjoy an unforgettable dinner with the whole family.
Take the family to Bol, located in the shops at Solaris in Vail Village, for a dining and entertainment experience. Bol offers 10 bowling lanes, full-service dining with a relaxed menu, and a 60-foot bar.
Be sure to take the whole family shopping at The Toy Store, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Fuzziwigs.
However you define apres skiing, Vail is sure to hit the mark in creating an enjoyable, memorable experience.