By Rachel Walker
Following a day on the slopes with libations is de rigeur when you’re logging time in ski country, and for Front Rangers headed back east from the mountains, après ski is an opportunity to let others sit in Interstate 70 traffic while you reminisce about the day (and take advantage of happy hour prices).
Naturally, we don’t condone drinking and driving, so fill up with those wings and nachos (or the gastro pub alternatives like farm-to-table trout and fresh-baked bread) and drink plenty of water as you enjoy those happy hour specials.
Beaver Creek may boast that visitors are “not exactly roughing it,” and the Dusty Boot backs that claim up with après ski specials like $8 pulled pork tacos and a pint. From 3 to 5 p.m. daily, Beaver Creek’s “best little steakhouse” fills you up with a range of après options — all without emptying your wallet. dustybootbeavercreek.com; located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village; 970-748-1146