Contests, Spring

Vote for the Best Bar on the Mountain!

VOTING IS CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who voted to help us determine the Best Bar at Winter Park!

There are few combos better than a kicking back with a great cocktail after a long day on the slopes. Making a stop at a slopeside bar, chatting up the bartender for the best runs and spots in town, and trying their latest après drink of choice is all a part of a day on the mountain. In honor of our dedicated bartenders, the month of March will be dedicated to them. We’ve selected one bartender at each of our bars to craft a signature cocktail and take up the challenge to crown their bar the Best Bar on the mountain!

After you try each drink between March 10 – April 3, come back to this blog to rate the bar and their featured drink. At the end of the competition, the drink with the highest average rating will be crowned the winner! Enough of this jibber-jabber, get to know the locations, the drinks, and the bartenders behind them.

Derailer: Spring Splash Shot!

Created by Nancy McDermott

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Tell us your favorite run at Winter Park?  

My favorite run is Bradley’s Bash. I like the skiers left tree line on a fluffy day. 

What’s your favorite hobby outside of bartending and skiing?  

I love watching my son’s hockey team. I like to golf and paddle in the summer. 

Can you share a local tip for anyone visiting? 

Rollin’ Street bakery chimney cake, and Fontenot’s brunch. 

What specialty cocktail will your bar be featuring?  

We are making a Spring Splash Shot! It has Patrón Silver in Small Shot Glass and Coco-Berry Redbull, Mango Citronage, and a squeeze of lime in another glass. Drop in the Patrón and there you have it, our own version of a shot!

Retta’s at Snoasis: Sunshine in a Glass

Created by Brittany Petitt

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Tell us your favorite run at Winter Park? 

Depends on conditions, so many come to mind having basically grown-up riding Winter Park and Mary Jane being from Denver…. Going to work via Bradley’s Bash on a powder day is pretty dang FUN! 

What’s your favorite hobby outside of bartending and skiing? 

Doing anything outside! Cross country skiing, hiking, boating, rafting, gardening, golfing, roller skating. Who can pick just one? Love to be out and feel like a part of the place I live. 

Can you share a local tip for anyone visiting? 

Slow down, take in what is all around you. Whether it’s the mountain, sky or the interesting people that work on the mountain and in town. Even just yourself. Slow down and enjoy the minutes! Locals will recognize this and share any good tips we have for you. 

What specialty cocktail will your bar be featuring?  

We will be making a Sunshine in a Glass. A fun cocktail for any day on the Snoasis Beach! It’s a twist on a margarita/ boat drink that includes Patrón Citrónge Mango, Triple Sec, pineapple, cranberry, and lime juice.

Club Car: Winter Kiss

Created by Amanda Croke

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Tell us your favorite run at Winter Park? 

Perry’s Peak off of the Pano lift. Perfect combo of shredding and cruising with some gnarly trees off the side.  

What’s your favorite hobby outside of bartending and skiing? 

I love traveling on my off time. Most of my traveling consists of eating and drinking at restaurants I have never been to before. 

Can you share a local tip for anyone visiting? 

Check out the Hot Sulphur Springs. It’s a short drive and so worth it after a day on the slopes.

What specialty cocktail will your bar be featuring? 

I named this one the “Winter Kiss”. It’s a twist on a Cosmo with just a “kiss” of amaretto. It features vanilla bean vodka, amaretto, cranberry juice, and orange juice.

Lunch Rock: Berry Spice Margarita

Created by Alicia Bertling

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Tell us your favorite run at Winter Park?  

My Favorite run in Belle Fourche.

What’s your favorite hobby outside of bartending and skiing?  

My favorite hobby is spending time with my daughter shooting hoops. 

Can you share a local tip for anyone visiting?  

My tip for people visiting is to drink a lot of water. 

What specialty cocktail will your bar be featuring? 

Our specialty cocktail will be a Jalapeno Blackberry Patrón Margarita. The drink includes freshly squeezed lime, a fresh jalapeno, blackberry syrup, and Patrón Silver Tequila.

Sunspot: Patrón Pear-loma

Created by TJ Bass 

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Tell us your favorite run at Winter Park?  

Mary Jane Sunnyside laps. Please don’t groom Mary Jane!

What’s your favorite hobby outside of bartending and skiing?  

Winter months are long and busy. I look forward to getting the clubs out and heading to the golf course.  

Can you share a local tip for anyone visiting?  

Take advantage of the guided tours through Winter Park Resort. Avoid weekend traffic and score during the week for shorter lift lines. 

What specialty cocktail will your bar be featuring?  

A Patrón Pear-loma made with pear nectar, Patrón, and a lime slice for a garnish.

Pepperoni’s: Jim & Mary Jane

Created by Kyle Ciccarrelli

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Tell us your favorite run at Winter Park? 

Dilly Dally Alley!

What’s your favorite hobby outside of bartending and skiing?  

I l love to disc golf around the valley. We have 3 different courses all within town. 

Can you share a local tip for anyone visiting?  

Go outside your comfort zone and try new things, Venture Out! 

What specialty cocktail will your bar be featuring?  

We call it a Jim & Mary Jane. We will have an Upslope Mary Jane with a stinger shot of Jim Beam Honey Whiskey & Fireball. The perfect combo to warm you right up.

Mary Jane Ale House: Iced Vanilla Latte Cocktail

Created by David 

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Tell us your favorite run at Winter Park? 

So far it is Cranmer. It is a laid-back run for me so it’s great for jamming and just coasting down. 

What’s your favorite hobby outside of bartending and skiing? 

Watching the Miami Dolphins lose and frisbee golf. 

Can you share a local tip for anyone visiting? 

Arrive to your The Lift bus stop at least 5 minutes early. The busses are typically early.  

What specialty cocktail will your bar be featuring?  

An Iced Vanilla Latte Cocktail. It has Pearl Vanilla Bean Vodka, Horchata, coffee, and shake it all up! Strain over ice then top with whipped cream.

Doc’s Roadhouse: Roadhouse Lemonade

Created by Courtney

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Tell us your favorite run at Winter Park?  

I think the best runs are at the top of Parsenn Bowl. The views, the trees, the excitement, all of it!

What’s your favorite hobby outside of bartending and skiing? 

I love to consider life an adventure. So traveling, singing by campfires, going to concerts, dancing, and belly laughs. 

Can you share a local tip for anyone visiting? 

Try something new and go to the Winter Park Pub. It has a great atmosphere and the staff is amazing.

What specialty cocktail will your bar be featuring?  

Texas Lemonade! It has Bare Bones Vodka, simple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon, lemon juice, and a squeeze of orange then shaken and poured into the pint!

VOTING IS CLOSED!

Guests must be 21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages at Winter Park Resort. Please drink responsibly.

3 thoughts on “Vote for the Best Bar on the Mountain!

  1. TJ made me a bomb pear patron cocktail. I wanted a lemon drop and he improvised with a fruity concoction that’s hella nice! Thanks, TJ!!!!

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