The excuse: “Nachos and beer just don’t cut it.”
Solution: Sushi and sake.
After a while, every après-ski snack in a wood-beamed lodge tastes the same. But pull into the Nest at the Viceroy Snowmass, at the base of Snowmass Mountain in Colorado, and you can sit at the sleek modern sushi bar sipping sake, slurping steamy bowls of miso-udon soup, and dipping especially good sashimi into freshly grated wasabi. Nest open Dec 10–Apr 15, $$$; rooms from $495; viceroysnowmass.com