Aspen: 1st Time Skiing

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This was the first trip I think I was ever hesitant to take. I had never skied before and was going with all my friends who have been skiing since before they could remember. Intimidated and nervous, my family and boyfriend pushed me to go to Aspen and hire an instructor to teach me how to ski, so I did. I fell on my butt a few times and couldn’t have been happier!

I only skied for a day but ate as much as I could and walked around town. So, here’s a quick guide from my quick trip!

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Where to Eat

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  • Cache Cache

    • Formal, French cuisine
    • Loved the black truffle pasta and for dessert the parfait (Camille’s favorite)
  • Matsuhisa

    • Japanese cuisine owned by Chef Nobu’s daughter so the menu is very similar to Nobu’s
  • White House Tavern

    • a Hillstone restaurant Group restaurant
    • Spinach dip is always a must!
  • La Crêperie du Village

    • a cute fondue spot right in town
    • the crepe’s are apparently to “die for”
Where to Ski/Snowboard

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  • Snowmass Village

    • Tons of runs for everyone and they offer group classes and private lessons
What You Will Need

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  • So to ski, I rented ski boots, skis, ski poles and a helmet
  • 1/2 day, day or week pass
    • Passes are sometimes included in lessons so double check that
  • Aside from the heavy duty equipment, to ski you’ll need thermals (I use “Hot Chilly), ski pants, ski jacket, a sweater, ski socks, gloves and goggles.
    • They don’t rent these!
Aprés-Ski

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** These can also be enjoyed without having to ski!

  • Venga Venga Cantina and Tequila Bar

    • I was so exhausted after my first time skiing that I was practically falling asleep at the restaurant lol
    • The gaucamole was so so yummy!!
    • They have fire places outside and you can order a s’mores kit and prepare it yourself by the fire and watch people ski down the mountain!
      • This was the first time i ever ate and made a s’more!
      • It was so adorable!!
  • Ajax Tavern

    • yummy lunch spot
    • The burger was so so so good! ?
    • Lots of people were there in their ski boots and outfits
  • The Little Nell

    • It’s a hotel but they have a cute tavern and restaurant
    • Perfect for a cup of tea/coffee and a quick bite

 

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  • Leah Arango

    love love love this!!

  • ahh!! so happy you loved it!