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4 Après Ski Hot Spots!

Make tracks to our favorite new après-ski spots this season.

Photo credit Matt Harrington

Aspen

An avalanche of crudos, ceviches, aguachiles, and bivalves fills the raw-bar menu at Clark’s Oyster Bar. This offshoot of the Austin original is housed in a classic Aspen cabin whose interior has been given a nautical overhaul.

Deer Valley

After a $14 million renovation, Stein Eriksen Lodge has debuted the family-friendly Champions Club, which serves the famed Stein’s Burger (an established hit in the hotel’s Troll Hallen Lounge) plus nachos and pizza in a game room with Skee-Ball, pool, pinball, and reportedly the world’s largest Pac-Man.

Steamboat

In addition to Steamboat Resort’s new snowcat-based street-food purveyor Taco Beast, the ski area has introduced Timber & Torch, opposite the gondola, which offers an outdoor barbecue pit, heated patio, two bars, and a crew-pleasing menu serving the likes of beer-steamed mussels and steak sandwiches.

Photo credit Leila Kwok

Whistler Blackcomb

Toptable Group, owner of British Columbia standouts such as Blue Water Grill in Vancouver, has acquired the classic Il Caminetto, remodeling it with a stone fireplace and bringing in Araxi chef James Walt to update the menu with house-made pastas, bistecca alla Fiorentina, branzino, and more.