City: Arapahoe Basin, Colo.
Address: 28194 U.S. 6
Website: arapahoebasin.com
Song on repeat: Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me”

The Beach, situated in the A-Basin parking lot, is a different kind of après-ski destination. Backing up to the three lower mountain chairlifts, The Beach is a glorified tailgate, a perfect spot to drink a beer and a hearty lunch on your gas grill for lunch or after a full day of skiing. There are 10 spots available for reservation and the rest are first-come, first-served. Pack up your car the previous night and get there early on Saturday morning. And hey, if you don’t get to enjoy The Beach as an après-ski destination because you never made it to the slopes after your AM Bloody Mary, we don’t blame you.