Mr. Luxury Ski
For an après-ski drink with a stunning view of tony Telluride take the gondola to the St. Sophia Station and happy hour at Allred’s. Lunch here is a members-only affair and dinner requires reservations well in advance. However, this perch's cozy bar opens for après at 3 p.m., and you best slide in there soon after to score a seat by a picture window peering out at sunset alpenglow on 14,000-foot San Juan peaks including, Ajax Peak (12,785 feet), Mt. Emma (13,581 feet), Dallas Peak (13,809 feet), and Mt. Sneffles (14,150 feet).
Start your sundowners off with the barrel-aged Oaxaca old fashioned with tequila, mezcal and orange bitters paired with the crispy shishito peppers. You also can’t go wrong with Allred’s double dose of pinot grigio: chilled in a glass and as a broth base for steamed mussels with dash of chorizo.