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A Finer Vintage of Apres Ski at Aspen Highlands

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Enjoy some champagne with that champagne powder. At the base of Aspen Highlands , the Ritz-Carlton Destination Club hosted a holiday open house, just in time for opening day, fresh snow, sun and wind and a welcome to winter. The outdoor firepits were a popular destination, around which specialty cocktails and smore’s, alike, were savored. Willow Creek Bistro hosted an ice bar and the first taste of the winter lunch menu; highlights include the trout and green bean casserole, fresh salads and superb bread bowls soup options, like tortilla soup with fresh guacamole. From the grill, any manner of gourmet burgers and sandwiches, elk to lamb to steak, or a camembert grilled cheese sandwich for a fancy twist on the old favorite.

And as always, there are truffle fries; It’s Aspen, after all. Willow Creek Bistro provides ambiance with warm, heat-lamp lit slopeside seating and a cozy indoor setting. Frequent live music an intimate après setting offers something different, expanding both the menu and the scene out at Aspen Highlands.

Whether you’re a Member of the adjoining Ritz Carlton Club, or a visitor; enjoying a few runs in the sun or doing Highlands Bowl laps till it’s time to call it après, you’re welcome to enjoy the tastes at Willow Creek Bistro.

Then be sure to discover the new space at the adjoining Ritz Carlton Destination Club .

The Ritz Carlton Destination Club celebrates its 10th anniversary, and the renovations are making it feel young again. The newly refurbished lobby and newly renovated Elkhorn and Trailhead Lodge Residences fuse mountain elegant with environmentally friendly touches, including sustainable woods, reclaimed products and natural finishes. Persian rug meets Colorado Buffalo sleeper sofa; oil paintings share air space with 52 inch Sony Bravia flat screen TVs. Up next for new digs, The Ritz Carlton Club Bachelor Gulch, scheduled for refurbishment of its 54 ski in, ski out residences. And if the firepits just aren’t enough, try the newly refurbished Ritz Carlton Club St Thomas for the warmth of the Caribbean.

For more info, log on to For slopeside cocktails and that highly talked about ice bar, log off, then ski right over to Willow Creek Bistro at The Ritz Carlton Destination Club at Aspen Highlands.