Countdown to slopeside hot chocolate!

img_6680One of snowgrrl’s favorite resort town activities is swooshing down the slopes into a cozy little apres-ski destination to sip a warm, rich hot chocolate.   All of the vigorous ski activity deserves a sweet warm reward, don’t you think? Listed here are five favorite places to find a H.C.:

  1. Rimini Gelato in Vail (Lionshead) or Beaver Creek – Somehow, the Europeans seem to have a sixth sense for Euro-friendly cafes, so this place not only has amazingly rich hot chocolate, if you pull up a wicker chair to a marble table and sit for a bit, you can also do some good people-watching. The Vail location is in Lionshead, tucked away next to the ice skating rink and about a block away from the gondola.
  2. Starbucks in Keystone.  What, Starbucks, you say? Can’t I find that anywhere?  Yes, yes, you can, but where else can you take your fancy coffee outside and sit by a fire pit?  So this is on the list because of the interesting location.
  3. The “Living Room” at the Little Nell in Aspen.  I met a Kennedy here.  No joke.  I hear Mariah Carey has been spotted sipping champagne by the fireplace, too.
  4. Burke and Riley’s in Breckenridge – if an Irish Coffee is more your thing.  Right on Main Street.  Don’t expect to be able to ski afterwards, as you will likely be at the bar for hours.
  5. Though its ownership has recently changed, snowgrrl’s crew used to stay at the Cascades in Vail, where there was *complimentary* apres-ski hot chocolate, and on some days, even s’mores by the fireplace!  We’ll see if the newest iteration of the hotel & creek-side restaurant continues the same cozy atmosphere!

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