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When it comes to après ski we certainly don't discriminate against any particular day of the week. All days that end in "Y" work for us as we are firm believers that if you don't après ski, you were never really skiing at all.
Clearly The Golden Mill in Golden, Co supports our mantra. Proving that Après ski is not just for the weekend The Golden Mill is bringing back its ever-popular Après Wednesdays this winter much to the delight of their fans.
The Golden Mill in Golden, Co Is All About Après
The Golden Mill first opened its doors in the spring of 2021. Since that time, they have become a popular après everything destination year-round.
"The Golden Mill is always a fantastic destination for après adventure of any kind – year-round. We often have guests who stop by not only after a day on the slopes but after a hike in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, a mountain biking excursion or summer tubing on Clear Creek, says Susan Ganter, co-owner of The Golden Mill.
Whether hiking, biking, tubing or more many people stop in for some libations and food post-activity. However, the people at The Golden Mill aren't necessarily all about après.
Earning Your Après at The Golden Mill
Knowing full well that fitness is an essential component of many of our favorite outdoor activities The Golden Mill has also hosted a variety of conditioning classes for its patrons.
This summer their Keg Konditioning class was extremely popular, drawing in many patrons for the fitness class and then staying for a few pints after. Now, building on the popularity of Keg Kondtitioning The Golden Mill has partnered with national physiotherapy and fitness brand, Evolution PT, to stage a Wintervention – ski conditioning classes for all levels.
Talk about earning your après.
I guess it's a good thing that beginning January 4, 2023, The Golden Mill will bring back their popular Après Wednesdays.
Après Wednesdays Returns this January
This year Après Wednesdays will run from January 4 - March 9 and is going to be bigger and better than before. Sponsored by New Belgium, every Wednesday from 5-8, guests can enjoy live music, giveaways, ski/snowboard merchandise, ski/snowboard tunes, happy hour drink specials and more.
Each month there will be raffles and giveaways at a bigger event on the last Wednesday of each month. They are even adding an “end-of-season bash” in April.
Additionally, for every pint of Fat Tire (a New Belgium flagship beer) that’s sold, The Golden Mill will donate $1 to Protect Our Winters.
A Convenient Location in Golden, Co.
Although not a resort town itself, Golden is a convenient stop on the way to Denver from the I-70 corridor. This ultimately makes The Golden Mill a perfect place to escape the traffic for a bit and stretch your legs, while enjoying some refreshing beverages and a good meal.
This puts The Golden Mill roughly 1 hour away from Arapahoe Basin and Eldora and only 50 minutes from Loveland. With a location like this, it’s a great option for people who live or are staying at hotels in the Golden and metro Denver area.
"Many of the people who visit us for après are either residents on the Front Range of the mountains (Golden, Boulder, Denver, metro area) or visitors from out of state. We have more, cheaper, and better food and drink options than most on-hill après spots – as far as I know, none of them have five distinct cuisines and 50+ self-pour taps!" says Susan Ganter, co-owner of The Golden Mill.
The Triple Threat of Après Ski in Golden, Co
The Golden Mill is the triple threat of après ski options away from the mountain resorts. Their location in Golden, Co is a reasonable drive from a few major resorts and a great halfway point between the resorts and Denver. It also has a fantastic menu and 50 self-pouring taps to wash all that tasty food down with. Therefore, it only seems natural that hosting a weekly event called Après Wednesdays is as much of a no-brainer as it is for you to take a slight detour and stop in for the party on your way home.
While there it only makes sense for you to rock your best and most comfortable apres ski clothing. Our Raised on Après Ski Hoodie is the perfect fit. Easy enough to throw on for your car ride home but with cool graphics that highlight your love for the best part of the ski day. You will certainly fit in when wearing it at your next Après Wednesday party.