From seafood to pizza, the 100 plus restaurants and bars of Aspen offer every type of cuisine imaginable. On the slopes, the Sundeck restaurant at Aspen Mountain has good self-service food and live music in the afternoons. At Highlands, try Cloud Nine for breathtaking views and Alpine fare from an Austrian chef. At Buttermilk the Cliffhouse has great views up Maroon Creek Valley and a Mongolian barbecue, whilst Snowmass has an even bigger choice. In town the Red Onion bar is currently closed for refurbishment this season, but Bentley's comes highly recommended. Little Annie does Elk chilli. For those with a sweet tooth, the bakery shop on the corner of Main and South Aspen should not be missed!
Après-ski ranges from the sublime – the members-only Caribou – to the ridiculously accessible – the Red Onion. Fill up on cheap appetisers at their Happy Hour, or sup Fat Tyre, the well-respected local brew. Watch out for ski instructors on the prowl at the Sky Hotel's 39 Degrees bar, where the Altitude Martinis will literally blow you away, but for the wildest time in town try 70s night at Bar Aspen. Celebrity star spotters could hang out at Little Nell, but if it's a real shake down you're after the early hours dancing at Club Chelsea cannot be beaten.
Shopaholics will be in seventh heaven with designers like Gucci, Prada and Ralph Lauren. Enough said! Culture vultures will be spoilt for choice with over 50 art galleries.