With one of the hottest après-ski spots in all of Aspen, Sky Hotel exudes a youthful energy and party vibe. The 90-room hotel, part of the Kimpton group, is beloved by ski enthusiasts for its location at the base of Aspen Mountain and its rare ski-in access. Plus, Four Mountain Sports has a shop in the basement of the hotel, which makes renting and storing gear effortless. From Aspen Mountain you can practically ski into the popular 39 Degrees bar. In fact, the cocktail table next to the pool was installed to keep people from skiing off the mountain and into the water. When the ski lifts close, the outdoor hot tub and heated pool are jam-packed, as are seats surrounding the indoor fireplace. In summer there’s no better place to take in mountain views than the Sky Hotel’s pool deck as a DJ spins tunes.
The hotel’s bold colors and crazy-patterned furnishings echo its high-energy vibe. A racing stripe accents the walls in guest rooms (a nod to ski racing), while the headboards are meant to resemble a cable-knit sweater. You’ll probably need to detox at some point in your stay. Luckily, every room is stocked with a yoga mat, and the fitness center is open around the clock.