Cuisine: Bistro-inspired comfort food
Location: Aspen Mountain, Base of Silver Queen Gondola
Serves: Lunch, après ski and dinner
Style: Table service
Reservations: Yes, but not required
Phone: 970-920-6334
Hours: 11:30am - 9:00pm

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Best known for: Après ski + truffle fries + people watching
Don’t miss: A seat on the sun-drenched patio with round of drinks as the mountain closes

Say “apres ski” and most people picture something strikingly similar to Ajax Tavern — glamorous yet easy. Its sun-drenched, mountainside patio can be seen from halfway up the mountain — a simple target for lunch or cocktails. Arrive, and let the people-watching begin: there’s no better seat in town.

Located right next to the Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Tavern is the hub for casual fine dining in an unbeatable atmosphere. The Tavern comes to life at lunch, and the party rolls on well into the night. If you go no further on the menu, try the truffle fries and Ajax double cheeseburger — they earned their reputation.


Rehearsal dinner? Birthday? Anniversary? Corporate event? The Little Nell’s Event Team will help you design exactly the experience you envision. You can throw a reception inside for up to 110 of your best friends, seat 86 inside, or host up to 250 inside and outside for a reception. Aspen Mountain is close enough to reach out and touch!