Aspen 101

Best Run on a Powder Day: According to big-mountain skier Chris Davenport, there’s no better bet than Aspen Mountain on a powder day. After riding the gondola to the top, the adventurer does a Face of Bell to the Dumps or Kristi’s to Jackpot or Bingo Glades.

Best Spa Treatment in Town: After a long day on the slopes, indulge yourself in a little R&R at Remède at St. Regis Aspen. The signature Remède facial is the best. Your skin glows for days.

Best Spot for Breakfast: If you’re looking for a more low-key bite, the Main Street Baker and Café, owned by Bill Dinsmoor, has delicious fresh-baked goodies, oversize omelets, and lattes that served up daily along with the latest political gossip. If you’re looking to class up your morning, head over to Montagna at the Little Nell for the best huevos rancheros this side of the border.

Best On-Mountain Grub: Dena Marino, owner of Ellina Restaurant, says you can’t beat the fare at Goodfellows Pizza in Snowmass Village Mall. For authentic Italian, this is your place.

Best Place to Shop to Look the Part on the Slopes: When it comes to finding a great pair of Prada sport boots or a selection of ski pants from Jet Set, Prada or Roberto Cavalli, run, don’t walk to Performance Ski for its selection of functional fashion.

Best Workout off the Mountain: We all know one of the hidden joys of skiing is the health benefit but if you’re looking for a little extra push off the mountain, call Janet Miller at the newly remodeled gym at Aspen Alps. Janet focuses on integrative training, combining classic Pilates, core training, and strength training. She’ll work your little tush off.

Table to Book: Cache Cache serves up the best French bistro grub with superb ambiance. Jodi Lerner and chef Chris Lanter have one of the best restaurants in town—it’s one-of-a kind.

Place to Stay if You’re an Out-of-Towner: The Little Nell is your go-to luxury ski resort to frequent as an out-of-towner says Devin Padgett, producer of Aspen’s Food & Wine Classic. World-class dining, expert service, and beautiful accommodations make this a legendary option for travelers only wanting the best.

Favorite Local Treat: Nothing screams yum like Blended Black and White from Ink Coffee Company! This decedent treat is a perfectly balanced blend of sweetness and caffeine for a quick pick-me-up.

Via: Vanity Fair