Nightlife on the slopes: Bars, Clubs, Apres Ski
After you are done skiing – head out for some apres ski in one of Colorado’s most popular ski towns. Most of these towns have plenty of lodging within walking distance of the bars and restaurants, so take advantage of it. There are also free shuttles/buses at most of these resorts to help skiers get around each area.
Just like Aspen; Vail has a two large areas of the village where cars cannot drive. Shopping and dining is abundant here and there is plenty of nightlife for skiers to enjoy after they are done on the slopes. There is everything here from luxurious fine dining restaurants to traditional bars and grills where you can walk-in with your ski boots on and sit down for a drink.
Main Street in Breckenridge has plenty of bars and restaurants to visit while you are on your ski vacation. This is one of the highest rated ski resorts in Colorado for apres ski activities, bars, and restaurants. A night at the bars in Breckenridge will only cost a fraction of what it might cost in Aspen or Vail.
Aspen has some great upscale restaurants, but this is not a vacation resort for families on a tight budget. There is a pedestrian mall at the center of Aspen and you can find many different types of fine dining restaurants here. Most of the lodging in Aspen is located within walking distance from the bars and restaurants; just be sure to dress warm during the winter months.