"Leave the Car, Take the Free City Bus!"
City buses provide transportation from all areas of Aspen to the main lifts at The Little Nell. City buses also take skiers to Rubey Park where they can board buses to the other three ski areas and down valley.
Smugglers mine is located in Smuggler Mountain, across from Aspen mountain. A walking tour leads you 1,200 feet into the mountain. The world's largest silver nugget was extracted from this mine.
Compromise Mine, on Aspen mountain, allows you to ride a mining car 2,000 feet underground below the Little Nell ski run,
The Red Onion: An Aspen...
The Red Onion: An Aspen tradition for more than a century and still a local favorite. Drink specials nightly; happy hour specials; 3:30-6 p.m.; half-price wings. A rowdy, casual crowd. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. Bar open till 2 a.m. 420 E. Cooper Ave., 925-9043.
The Mezzaluna: A hip, high-energy hot spot with a happening après-ski scene. World-class people-watching, cutting-edge food, and wood-burning-oven pizzas. Specials 3-5:30 p.m.; pizzas $5; Heineken and Amstel Light $2. Open from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.. 624 E. Cooper Ave., 925-5882.
The Hotel Jerome Bar: A long-time favorite local watering hole, the newly remodeled J-Bar serves a full menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Local bands play on selected nights; 2-6 p.m.; 25% off menu; beer and liquor specials.
The Little Nell: The bar of this beautiful hotel offers live jazz, a moderately-priced prix fixe supper, a lively après-ski scene, and cozy couches by the fireplace in the luxurious Little Nell lobby. Lounge music Tuesday through Saturday nights. Open daily 4 p.m.-2 a.m. In the Little Nell, 675 E. Tableside Ave., 920-4600
Some great restaurants to...
Some great restaurants to visit! I have to split my vote for my favorite between Matsuhisa and Pinons.
Little Nell and Ajax Tavern are also great. Prepare to spend.