On the fourth day, I spent the morning in a ski lesson, though, when the rest of the class went to Bumps (a restaurant at the base of Buttermilk) for lunch, I met my dad, and we took the Summit Express chairlift to have lunch at The Cliffhouse, a restaurant that serves more interesting foods, such as the Mongolian Grill.
If you would like a Mongolian dish, then you have to fill your bowl with vegetables and take a card, then mark what meat, sauce, and carbohydrate you want. Next, you hand your bowl and card over to the cook, and they will grill the vegetables in your bowl, and add the sauce, meat, and carbohydrate you requested, and ask you what you want on top. My Mongolian dish was delicious, with beef, teriyaki sauce and brown rice.
On our last day, we went to another ski area called Snowmass, which is further away from Aspen than Buttermilk, though much bigger.
I skied there with my dad while my mum and sister went on a snowshoe tour. The terrain at Snowmass can be very hard, though I managed to tackle the most difficult bits. My mum and sister had already got us a table at Elk Camp Restaurant, and we were very lucky they did as the restaurant was jam-packed when we arrived. Afterwards, we returned our skis and took the bus back to Aspen, and spent the rest of the day relaxing. I think I improved lots since the last time we went skiing!
There are two more restaurants in Aspen that we went to, both of which I enjoyed. The first is Hops Culture, which serves mainly American food. It has a bar and a lot of TV screens, though the bacon and jalapeño macaroni and cheese, which I had ordered, was very tasty and it inspired us to make it at home! My favourite restaurant in Aspen, however, is called Hickory House, and it serves scrumptious barbecued ribs.
I ordered a half-rack of ribs (about seven pork ribs) with sides of fries, coleslaw, garlic bread, and especially good baked beans. It was the perfect treat for our last day in Aspen.
Overall, I had a wonderful time in Aspen, and if you are into skiing and good food, it is the place to go!