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Live Like A Local
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Our staff knows just where to go!

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. The Sky Hotel helps you make the most of your Aspen stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Aspen, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Drink
Denis Cote

Denis Cote - Local for 10 years

39 Degrees GM & Mixologist

  • For another delicious libation, head over to Jimmy's American Steakhouse for a Dark N' Stormy.

  • A Sweet & Spicy right here at 39 Degrees Lounge. This local favorite gets the night started off with a kick!

One of a kind
Corey Enloe

Corey Enloe - Local for 6 years

General Manager

  • Hiking up Highlands bowl to take in an amazing view. This double diamond is easily worth the 20-30 minute hike.

  • I love going to Ute Mountaineer for all my hiking and climbing gear. Their motto says it all- "It's because we love what we do."

Eat
Chef Shawn Lawrence

Chef Shawn Lawrence - Local for 16 years

Executive Chef

  • The award-winning 39 Degrees hamburger here at The Sky Hotel is always a crowd pleaser. Top it off right with cheese, bacon, and a fried egg!

  • Dinner with some friends at Matsuhisa is always an experience. I highly recommend the Adam Roll or the Dragon Roll.

Wellness
Betsy Crofoot

Betsy Crofoot - Local for 10 years

Reservations Agent

  • Go to the Aspen Club & Spa for a solid workout, and then get pampered by their massage therapists.  You won’t be disappointed!

  • Hiking at Maroon Bells is one of the most beautiful and cathartic experiences you can have in Aspen.  The two most popular trails are the Scenic Loop Trail and the Crater Lake Trail.  

Retail therapy
Leah Stroup

Leah Stroup - Local for 3 years

Catering Sales Manager

  • Shopping in Aspen doesn’t need to be only for the rich and famous.  Check out two great thrift shops in town- Susie’s Consignment & The Aspen Thrift Store for your more frugal shopping needs!

  • Breakfast at Aspen Over Easy.  Nothing better than a Bloody Mary plus a Mini-Beer Chaser.  It makes me feel like home in the Midwest!

Play
Shani Crider

Shani Crider - Local for 2 years

39 Degrees Cocktail Waitress

  • If a sports bar is what you're looking for, check out Zane's Tavern, the best Buffalo wings in town and an excellent happy hour from 4-6pm.

  • After a night of partying don't go to bed on an empty stomach. Hit up New York Pizza. Pizza by the slice and open till 2.

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Sky Hotel's Concierge at (970) 925-6760.

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