In case you haven’t noticed, Team FREESKIER has posted up in Aspen, Colorado for our annual all-mountain ski test this week. Aside from all of the ski testing going on, there’s also plenty of other activities to engage in around town. We caught up with Aspen local and pro skier Matt Walker to get the intel on the best spots in town.
Walker’s Aspen Go-Tos:
Best ski shop: Radio.
Best lift at Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Mountain Gondola.
Best lunch: Johnny McGuire’s.
Best après: Venga Venga in Snowmass.
Best dinner: Kenichi.
Best meal under $5: New York Pizza.
Best coffee shop: Paradise Bakery.
Best off-hill antics: Partying.
Best night life: Belly Up.
Best dive bar: Eric’s.
Best music venue: Belly Up.
Best beer: The seasonal choice at Aspen Brewing Company.
Best line in Aspen: Burn Cliffs; skier’s left of the Rock Island entrance at Snowmass.
Best skier in Aspen: Torin Yater-Wallace.
Easiest place to pick up a girl: Berkel Beats night at Belly Up.
Best hotel or place to stay: The Little Nell.
Best place to meet Matt Walker: Snowmass Park.
Worst place to meet Matt Walker: Aspen Art Institute.
Best place to meet a celebrity: The St. Regis.
Cheapest liquor store: Stop in Glenwood Springs for cheap gas, dry goods and booze. 45 minutes from Aspen. Stock up before you drive up.