Ask those who have skied Aspen Mountain what it is like, and you are likely to hear them talk about the dining at some point. The après ski at Ajax Tavern is world-famous for good reason. Up top, the Sundeck* takes in one of Colorado’s very best mountaintop views, while Bonnie’s and Element 47 anchor opposite — yet unique Aspen — ends of the dining spectrum.

On-Mountain Restaurants & Dining

$ = $10/pp at lunch; $$ = $11-20/pp at lunch; $$$ = $21-30

Sundeck

Location: Atop the Silver Queen Gondola
Price range: $$–$$$
Service style: Quick eats cafeteria
Sample menu items: French dip, pizza, burgers, burritos or pad thai from the famed wok station

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Ajax Tavern

Location: Base of the Silver Queen Gondola at The Little Nell
Price range: $$–$$$
Service style: Full-service
Sample menu items: Beef carpaccio, kale & quinoa caesar salad, Wagyu cheeseburger, scallops, and the famous truffle fries

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Bonnie's

Location: Mid-mountain off Tourtelotte Park
Price range: $–$$
Service style: Quick-eats cafeteria
Sample menu items: Assortment of breakfast items including famous pancakes, as well as hot/cold sandwiches, salads and soups at lunch

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Element 47

Location: Base of Aspen Mountain inside The Little Nell Hotel
Price range: $$$
Service style: Full service
Sample menu items: Tortilla soup, quinoa energy bowl, omelette, French toast, crab cake, wagyu tacos

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Après Ski Hot Spots

Chair 9 The Little Nell Apres Ski
Chair 9 The Little Nell Apres Ski

Chair 9

Location: The Little Nell Hotel

One of the hottest après ski scenes in the country, the bar opens inside The Little Nell just as the lifts are closing, and DJs spinning from 3:30–7:30pm daily.

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Ajax Tavern - Après Skiing
Ajax Tavern - Après Skiing

Ajax Tavern

Location: The Little Nell Hotel

The perfect outdoor terrace in the sun, a mix of who's who, truffle fries, and a drinks menu to die for. Every day is a good day for après ski at Ajax Tavern.

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LimelIght Lounge Aspen - Apres
LimelIght Lounge Aspen - Apres

The Lounge

Location: The Limelight Hotel, Aspen

A few blocks from the base of Aspen Mountain, you'll find the Limelight Hotel and the cozy, living-room vibe of the Limelight Lounge, one of Aspen's top places for après ski.

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