Thursday, 08 December 2022 08:35

Best Spots for Après Ski in Colorado’s Front Range

After a long day on the slopes, you’ve definitely worked up an appetite. For many, the final ski run of the day is just the start of a perfect evening out with friends and family. So, where should you go after for Après ski in Colorado?

It’s not always easy to find the right place, but don’t worry: The Golden Mill has you covered!

Where to Après Ski in Colorado

Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts from all over the world flock to Colorado for its famous slopes, which seem to go on forever. But the parties and festivities aren’t solely reserved to the slopes! Coloradans (and those of us who came here specifically for the skiing) have adopted and amplified the French tradition of après ski: Going out, having drinks and socializing after a day on the slopes.

Make the most of your skiing experience with friends by closing out your day at one of these après ski spots along the Front Range.

1. The Bakers’ Brewery

Located in the historic town of Silverthorn, The Bakers’ Brewery is a great place to grab a bite to eat and a beer after a long day on the slopes. The Bakers’ Brewery offers a selection of craft beers, as well as pub-style food.

2. The Little Nell

Right in the heart of Aspen, you’ll find The Little Nell: one of the most popular spots for après ski in Colorado. This luxurious hotel and restaurant offers an extensive wine list, craft cocktails, and food.

3. The Stanley Hotel

Located in Estes Park, The Stanley Hotel is a historic destination location that has been around since 1909. While it might not be the first choice in your head for a meal after some skiing, the Stanley Hotel is a great spot for a meal and some craft cocktails.

4. The Brown Palace

Located in downtown Denver, The Brown Palace is one of the most iconic hotels in Colorado. It’s an especially great après ski spot for any Denverites. After a day on the slopes, head to the Brown Palace for a classic meal and some cocktails in a scenic and stunning location.

5. The Golden Mill

Obviously, this is our favorite place to eat and drink after some skiing! Located in the heart of downtown Golden and right next to the world-famous Coors Brewery, this cozy spot is a great place to relax after a day on the slopes.

The Golden Mill is equipped with more than enough outdoor seating for your group, and even has heaters and blankets for those extra chilly days! We have 2 self-pour tap walls and 5 amazing food vendors on site, so everyone in your skiing party can get something to eat and drink regardless of any dietary restrictions. With an extensive beer list, delicious food and live music, it’s the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy some après ski vibes.

Visit The Golden Mill for Après Ski in Colorado

Featuring plenty of heated outdoor seating, diverse food choices and self-pour tap walls, The Golden Mill is an ideal venue for any occasion with any group size! With gorgeous views of North and South Tabletop Mountain, and picturesque visibility of Clear Creek, The Golden Mill is the spot to be after your day on the slopes. Plus, our food hall is right in the foothills of the Front Range, making it a quick drive from many popular ski resorts like Breckenridge, Keystone, Loveland, A-Basin and many others.

Après at The Golden Mill today!