Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Outside picks the "best ski town."

And it's Aspen.

Now, a few caveats. The glossy magazine didn't rate towns on quality of skiiing, but on quality of apres ski partying (which might be why hedonistic Aspen won out over Mormon-influenced Park City or Sun Valley). And, don't tell anyone, but media "best" lists are usually anything but merit-based and methodical.

With that in mind, Outside liked Aspen's pedestrian-friendly downtown full of high and low brow watering holes.

"One moment you're gawking at a jet-lagged millionaire parsing brandies more expensive than your car; the next, you're grinding with the pierced midriff of an X Gamer," the intro to Aspen nightlife reads.

Their favorite bars: 39 degrees, The Double Dog Pub, Caribou Club, Eric's Bar and Club Chelsea.

On the list of other great ski bars beyond the Aspen city limits, Outside lists The Club in Vail and The Secret Stash in Crested Butte.

We'd like to add South Street in Breck and the tent with the woodstove and the keg at Silverton Mountain.
Anyone not see their favorite post ski watering hole? Add it below.

1 comment:

Phaedrus said...

The Goat