Après Like You Mean It

Après ski in Aspen and Snowmass Village is treated as more than just something to do after a day of skiing and riding — it’s considered a lifestyle. Recognized by Conde Nast Traveler magazine as having the best après ski scene in North America, Aspen is the epicenter of it all, but outstanding options can be found in Snowmass Village, around the valley, and of course, at the world-famous Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro on Aspen Highlands.

Ingredients for a Lively Après Ski Scene

1. Ingenuity

There are those who want to party. And then there are those who want to party in only the way Aspen can. The Oasis — a pop-up mobile Champagne bar towed around Aspen Mountain on a snowcat — is the very essence of Aspen après ski.
Vimeo Oasis Our Story Aspen Snowmass
Vimeo Oasis Our Story Aspen Snowmass

2. A Care-Free Attitude

At Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro on Aspen Highlands, they usually start popping the corks around 1pm. Considering the often sun-soaked view from the patio, why not? Some days the vibe here is more raucous than others, but one thing is always certain: afternoons at Cloud Nine are always a good time.
Cloud 9 Apres Ski jump

3. Location, Location, Location

Location is everything. As you ski down Little Nell on Aspen Mountain, you’ll see its namesake hotel and what appears to be a sprawling party taking place on the patio. That would be the famous Ajax Tavern, Aspen’s top spot to see and be seen … and eat truffle fries with a locally brewed draft beer.
Ajax Tavern Apres Ski

Where to Go For Après Ski

Where to Go For Après Ski