Rejoice après-ski the best way it was
After a pair extra hours exploring Steamboat’s huge path system (170 runs in all), your legs will likely be eager for après-ski. More and more, the end-of-the-ski-day ritual appears to be entering into a Champagne-and-caviar route. Not on the TBar. Although it’s solely been open since 2008, this self-proclaimed “five-star dive bar,” in a former ski patrol constructing off the Proper-o-Approach run close to the bottom, looks like the kind of place that’s been quenching ski bums’ thirst for many years. Inside, the partitions are lined with stickers and trail maps from dozens of ski areas; exterior, skiers and snowboarders chill at picnic tables to a soundtrack of jam-band tunes. The menu is decidedly trendy, nonetheless, with choices like roasted beet gorgonzola dip ($15.75). Order an I.P.A. from the native brewery Storm Peak and toast your day on the slopes.