A Brief History

Los Amigos opened its doors in November of 1976. Vail was a different place back then but Los Amigos has continued to be a local favorite and must visit for apres ski. Los Amigos was purchased by Ron Riley in 1985 and has continued to embody the original vision behind Los Amigos. Los Amigos is historically known for watching people try and make it down Pepi's Face. If there is a skier stumbling down Pepi's Face there is always a loud roar from the Los Amigos deck. There is no better way to recuperate energy after a long day of skiing than eating some nachos and enjoying a margarita with good friends.

Ron Riley

Ron Riley has been in Vail for over 55 years and helped transform Vail into what it is today. Ron is extremely passionate about skiing (why else would he move to Vail) and even started the employee ski race series. Like other locals, Ron came for the winters and stayed for the summers.

Ron has a always been an entrepreneur and businessman. A few years after he arrived in Vail, he started other restaurants and bars such as: The Slope, Baxters and Nicks. Ron also started Russell's in 1989. Long time locals probably remember the animated short: "Thank You Masked Man" which aired on the big screen in The Slope. Ron has recently retired and now his son Drew Riley is operating Los Amigos and Russell's.

Drew Riley

Drew has grown up in Vail and graduated high school from Vail Mountain School. Drew remembers the old Vail and can see the vision for Vail in the future. From this, Los Amigos will continue to be in the lime light for years to come. Drew loves to ski and raced for Ski Club Vail back in the day. During the summer, you can catch Drew at the Vail Golf Club. 

Management Team

Rodney Johnson

Rodney is a long time local and is the General Manager of Los Amigos. Rodney has worked in many restaurants throughout the valley and has been with Los Amigos for the past 8 years. Rodney does not ski much but loves to play golf during the summer. If you meet him you will always remember him.

Tim Curran

Tim has worked at Los Amigos since 1983 and is the other Manager of Los Amigos. Tim lives to ski during the winter and water sports during the summer. You can catch him going skiing almost every day and he even makes his own trails on the mountain.

Todd Purse

Todd has been the Executive Chef at Los Amigos for the past 10 years. Todd has been in the culinary world for the past 25 years and has always had a passion for Mexican food. Todd loves to take his camper out during the off seasons and get in touch with the out-doors.