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Best après-ski and accommodations in Vail

Those looking for the latest and greatest when it comes to après-ski won’t be disappointed if they decide to kick up their ski boots at Grand Hyatt Vail (formerly Hotel Talisa) at day’s end, thanks to the hotel’s brand new, ski-in, ski-out yurt (open 4 to 8:30 p.m. daily). Although, the amenities at the Grand Hyatt’s pop-up lodge are a little more luxe than your standard backcountry abode. Think of it as a happy hour base camp; you can snuggle inside the yurt—which comes decked out with plush couches and a bartender—for a cocktail tasting (or sip on a cup of peppermint schnapps-spiked hot cocoa), or mingle by the fire pits just outside. There’s also skate rentals for guests to channel their inner Dorothy Hamill and hit the local ice—plus, live music, s’mores, and complimentary cookies and hot cocoa (served from 4 to 5:30 p.m. daily).


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Food and drink celebrate the culinary heritage of the Colorado Rockies. This delicious blend of cultures echoes Vail’s own heritage.

Open all day, Gessner, the resorts signature restaurant is open breakfast through dinner, showcasing authentic flavors from the Colorado Rockies.

Enjoy breakfast buffets, relaxed lounge lunches and refined dinner experiences all overlooking Gore Creek and Vail Mountain.


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