After a long day of hitting the slopes at Purgatory Ski Resort, there’s nothing better than kicking back with friends and family over good food and drinks. From the slopes to downtown Durango to right here at Glacier, you’ll find plenty of options for continuing the fun after skiing. Here are our go-to spots to aprés right now.
Prospector | Glacier
Located in the Valley Clubhouse, Prospector at Glacier offers the ultimate aprés setting framed by panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains. After a day on the slopes, join us from 4pm to 6pm for good chat, great drinks and delicious eats like French onion soup and lobster mac. And the best part of it all? You’re already home.
The Bear Bar | Purgatory
The Bear Bar at Purgatory Ski Resort is best for soaking in the San Juan Mountain views, listening to live tunes, sipping Bloody Marys and socializing slopeside. Here, you can warm up in the sunshine in the iconic Adirondack chairs on Purgatory’s famous “Ski Beach” while listening to live music. The Bear Bar is located right at the base of the Purgatory Village Express ski lift (Lift 1) for easy access.
The Nugget | Durango
Just half-a-mile south of Purgatory, The Nugget is a quintessential ski-lodge themed bar featuring a food truck, patio seating with fire pits and a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. Pull up an Adirondack chair by the fire and indulge in mouthwatering eats like sliders and fries while enjoying live music with a beer in hand. It doesn’t get any better than that.
11th Street Station | Downtown Durango
The 11th Street Station in downtown Durango is a unique culinary collective housed in a former 1920s car repair shop and gas station, now home to a variety of popular Durango food trucks encircling Ernie’s Bar built into the original service station. From tacos to sushi and gourmet sliders, each locally owned food truck offers diverse, crave-worthy fare in a relaxed open-air setting right in the heart of downtown.
Ska Brewing | Durango
Ska Brewing in Durango has been brewing beer since 1995 and offers their signature brews like True Blonde Ale alongside rotating seasonal and specialty small-batch beers on tap in their modern tasting room. With a casual food truck culture and lively vibe, Ska Brewing is a laidback aprés hotspot where you can sample the latest creations from one of the region’s original craft breweries.