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This Ritzy Hot Chocolate Costs $38, and It's Worth Every Cent

by Matador Creators Mar 2, 2023

Tucked away in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Vail is a world-renowned ski resort town that offers visitors picturesque mountain views, luxury hotels, spas, excellent shopping, and more. Known for its luxurious and opulent offerings, it comes as no surprise that everything in Vail — from food to retail experiences — is both of the highest quality and also incredibly pricy. Hot chocolate is no exception.

When you think of winter activities in Vail, skiing and snowboarding probably come to mind first. While those are probably the two most popular reasons to visit this beautiful mountain town, there’s another reason that’s not quite as active, but is certainly more relaxing and (to many) enticing: hot chocolate. When it comes to the best hot chocolate in this ritzy town, it’s tough to beat the Four Seasons, which takes the beverage as seriously as anywhere in the world.

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The Four Seasons is located in the heart of Vail Village, just steps from the ski lifts. Its Remedy Bar is small but cozy, with a fireplace and comfortable seating area where you can enjoy your hot chocolate. There are also a few outdoor tables if you prefer to people-watch while you sip. The bar and lounge is defined by its elevated menu of “elixirs,” potions,” and “antidotes,” designed for beleaguered skiers looking for some respite after a long day on the mountain.

The bar’s signature drink, however, is the “Haute Chocolate,” created using house-made marshmallow, chocolate tuile, and chantilly creme, and is served in a traditional French hot chocolate pot. A dark chocolate lattice and marshmallow sit on top of the cup, melting as the drink is poured. Delicious? Of course? A price tag to match it decadent description? Also yes. This hot chocolate will set you back about $38, but can you really put a price on a little post-slopes indulgence?

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