25 Jan Iron Mountain Hot Springs: Colorado’s Soak & Sip Après Ski
After the slopes close, soak, sip and nosh at the Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Après ski in Colorado is as much a part of the skiing experience as knee-deep powder runs or first tracks on groomed corduroy. If your Colorado ski trip takes you to Vail, Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Beaver Creek, Snowmass, Buttermilk or Sunlight, you’re in luck. Each of these seven Colorado ski resorts is within an hour’s drive of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where the après ski at Iron Mountain Hot Springs is as social as it is soothing.
Soak. After the last run of the day, round up family and friends and head over to the Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs where 16 soaking pools, ranging in temperature from 99°F to 108°F are filled with pure, no-chemicals-added geothermal spring water. The combination of minerals, salts and heat is a balm for sore muscles. Sample them all and choose the one that’s right for you.
For parents, relax and still keep an eye on the offspring. Our freshwater family pool at 95°F is just the right temperature with plenty of room to play; it’s perfect for kids. Meanwhile, adults can oversee the splashing from our elevated jetted spa where water temps are a bit cozier at 103°F.
Sip. It wouldn’t be après ski without a few cocktails. The Sopris Café serves up plenty of pool-ready options that you can sip while you soak. Grab a refreshing cold beer or kick back with a “glass” of wine. For extra zip try the decadently delicious hot sangria or premixed specialty drinks that feature Cuervo, Jim Beam and other spirits. If you do imbibe, remember to designate a driver for the ride back to the hotel.
Nosh. Whether you need a hearty post-slope entree or a late night nibble, place your order at the Sopris Café, open until 10 p.m. daily. Our yummy flatbread pizzas are perfect as a meal or for sharing; try some of our more unusual topping combos like brie with cranberries or basil pesto drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Other appetite-satisfying menu items include delicious soups, wraps, sandwiches and salads.
To warm up to Colorado’s best après ski experience, visit IronMountainHotSprings.com for more information.
Photos by Jack Affleck Photography