Jack Affleck, Vail Resorts
Mountain Standard -- Rex Keep Photography
Crazy Mountain Brewery -- Charles Townsend
Vail Apres -- Jack Affleck, Vail Resorts
Vail SpringBack -- Zach Mahone, Vail Resorts
Vail snowshoe -- Chris McLennan, Vail Resorts
1. Mountain Standard193 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail
2. Sweet Basil193 Gore Creek Drive, Vail
3. Flame at Four Seasons Resort Vail1 Vail Rd, Vail
4. Swiss Chalet Restaurant20 Vail Rd, Vail
5. Crazy Mountain Brewing Company439 Edwards Access Rd, Edwards
6. Four Seasons Vail1 Vail Rd, Vail
7. Bonfire Brewing127 W 2nd Street, Eagle
8. Los Amigos400 Bridge St, Vail
9. Garfinkel's Bar & Grill536 E Lionshead Cir, Vail
10. Vendetta's291 Bridge St, Vail
11. Bart & Yeti's551 E Lionshead Cir, Vail
12. Frost Bar16 Vail Rd, Vail
13. Red Lion304 Bridge St, Vail
14. Whiskey Jack's333 Bridge St, Vail
15. Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum231 South Frontage Road, Vail
16. Vail Nordic Center1778 Vail Valley Dr., Vail
17. The Arrabelle at Vail Square675 W Lionshead Cir, Vail
18. The Sebastian16 Vail Road, Vail
19. Lion Square Lodge660 Lionshead Pl, Vail
20. Antlers at Vail680 Lionshead Pl, Vail
Offering modern cuisine made using an ancient form of cooking, Mountain Standard’s menu is entirely prepared over an open wood fire.
Voted Colorado’s Most Popular Restaurant by Zagat, this spot is a must-hit for anyone with a mouth, taste buds, and a stomach.
Don't miss Flame's house-made rubs and sauces like the San Juan ancho rub and Breckenridge Bourbon nectarine demi-glace.
This super-Swiss-looking (think lots of wood, felt and Swiss flags) restaurant will put even the toughest guy into a cheese coma with their Käse Spätzle (kinda like gourmet Mac n Cheese) and fondues.
Get to it before everyone knows about it, because the craziest thing about this brewery is how fast it's growing: it just finished a $4 million expansion allowing it to go from producing 1,500 barrels per year to over 20,000, and now it's secured statewide distribution.
Satisfy your thirst for beer and treat your body with some skin beer care. There's not much else you need after a day on the slopes than a fireplace in your room, a beer in your hand and now... some stout on your scalp.
Open since 2010, this brewery -- which sells its suds across the Valley -- started as two beer-lovin' roomies brewin' beer in their garage.
Stop by here for some traditional, no-frills Tex-Mex, with a great view of the gondola and mountains.
A seat on the massive patio is prime real estate on a sunny day at this aprés ski fave.
Stop by here and pick up some no-frills pizza in the heart of Vail Village.
Their website states that they are open "every day from 11 a.m. 'til whenever", which should be a good indicator of how laid-back this almost 40yr-old pub is.
Inside the swanky Sebastian Hotel, you'll find this equally swanky bar; it's lounge-y and ice-shingled, and serves excellent cocktails and tapas.
This divey bar -- which serves excellent, extremely generously portioned grub and features live bands and DJs -- demonstrates that oldies are goodies, since it's been around since 1962.
Name-appropriately but un-Vail-like, this clubby bar has an affordable whiskey shot and beer combo that you should totally try out.
Thought you were passionate about skiing? Well, you've got nothin' on the folks behind this free museum, which honors locals that have contributed to the sport and industry in Colorado.
The 10 miles of ski trails and 6 miles of snowshoeing trails here make for one epic adventure.
This luxe hotel was inspired by the architecture of European cities like Innsbruck, Prague, and Salzburg.
No more hobbling around in those ski boots: this swank boutique hotel helps you waste zero skiing time thanks to its proximity to Gondola #1 and its many private ski valets.
Super cozy and really rustic, this is exactly what you'd imagine a mountain lodge in Colorado to look like.