Colorado Mountain Top Restaurant Adventure

Sleigh Ride, Ski Lift (Gondola), Snowshoe, Ski and Hike to Dine at a Mountain Top Restaurant Adventure

Mountain Top Restaurant Adventure

You’ll feel like you’ve earned your dinner as your mountain top restaurant adventure takes you on a trek through the crisp mountain air. An evening dining adventure into a Colorado national forest or ski resort is an experience and sight like you've never seen before. The night light and snow reflection enhances the environment as the moon and stars explode out of the sky. Many Colorado resorts offer memorable mountain top restaurant adventure via sleigh rides, gondola rides, lift rides, snowshoeing, skiing and hiking. Dine in magnificent mountain top lodges or inside a yurt found deep inside a forest. If you’re dressed warm and do what the guide says, you’ll create a Colorado mountain top restaurant adventure that stays with you forever. Here’s a few top choices for a Colorado mountain top restaurant adventure. All these adventures require reservations, and many sell out so make a call before you go.

What to expect (check with your mountain dining provider first): Cross country skis, Snowshoe, Blankets, Headlamps, Fireplaces, Wood burning stoves, Warm spirits, Gourmet dining,Live music

What you’ll need: Winter clothes, boots, gloves, hats, hand heaters, (snowshoe and cross-country excursions may need head lamps)

  • Mountain Top Yurt Dinner, Ski Cooper, Leadville Get info

On selective Saturdays Ski Cooper will offer snowcat rides to the top of the mountain for a gourmet meal.

  • Beaver Creek Dinner Sleigh Ride Get info

The only way to get to Beano’s Cabin for a five-course gourmet dinner is by sleigh ride.

  • Tenmile Twighlight Tour & DInner @ 10 Mile Station, Breckenridge Get info

Snowshoe or ski uphill from the base of Peak 9 to TenMile Station for a buffet dinner.

Cross-country ski or snowshoe to the base of the Elk Mountain Range for a gourmet lunch or dinner.

  • Krabloonik: Twilight Dog Sled and Dinner, Snowmass Get info

At 4pm Krabloonik loads sleds that are pulled by 8-10 Alaskan Huskies for an hour long ride. Half way through, you get to take a break for an appetizer. Then it’s off the Krabloonik for a wild game and fresh seafood dinner.

  • Lynn Britt Cabin Snowcat Dinner Rides, Snowmass Get info

Take a snowcat ride up the mountain after the lifts close for a four course New American meal and music by local guitarist Rich Ganson.

  • Snowmass Moonlit Trek and Dinner Get info

Enjoy a pasta dinner after 1.2-mile snowshoe or cross-country ski around Snowmass Golf Course.

Mountain Top Restaurant Adventure

  • Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, Leadville Get info

Located at the base of Ski Cooper in Leadville, Tennessee Pass Cookhouse is the granddaddy of the Colorado dining adventure as they’ve been doing it for a long time. You start at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center and hike, snowshoe or ski to the magic yurt about one mile away. Be prepared for extraordinary appetizers, salads, entrees and desert.

  • Magic Meadows Yurt dining experience at Crested Butte Nordic Center Get info

The Magic Meadows Yurt Experience sets you up with everything you need: skis, headlamps, a guide and groomed trails. Once you get to the Magic Meadow yurt on Nordic skis, you’re treated to a warm cozy yurt filled with live music, all you can drink wine and beer and gourmet dining. The Magic Meadows yurt experience is part of the CB Nordic Center, a non-profit operation that maintains ski and snowshoe trails 

  • Copper Mountain Moonlight Dine & Ski Get info

Copper Mountain offers four evenings during the ski season where you can either take the American Eagle chairlift up to Solitude Station or ride the snowcat up to enjoy a fine dining experience. After the meal, you can ski or snowboard down the mountain under the moonlight and gather for a celebratory cocktail in Center Village. You never felt so good.

  • Steamboat Springs Haymaker Dinner Sleigh Rides Get info

This experience involves a little less effort than a hike or ski, but still offers an experience you won’t soon forget. The sleigh is pulled by horses over a snow-covered road through Yampa Valley's Rolling hills.

  • Steamboat Springs Ragnar Sleigh Ride Dinner Get info

After a ride up the Steamboat gondola, board a 25 minute snowcat driven sleigh ride to Ragnar’s for a gourment meal.

  • Steamboat Springs Four Points Snowcat Dinner Get info

Four Points is known as one of the best Italian restaurants in Steamboat. Board the Gondola for a ride to the top of the mountain, then take a 15 minute snowcat ride to Four Corners.

  • Uley’s Cabin Sleigh Ride Dinner in Crested Butte Get info

This sleigh ride starts at the base of Crested Butte and guests enjoy a scenic ride up the mountain to Uley’s Cabin. Uley was a miner, moonshiners and mountain man who lived in a small cabin in on Forest Hill in Crested Butte. This adventure will give you an idea of what it took for him to live through a Crested Butte winter.

  • A-Basin Moonlight Dinner Series Get info

Each full moon dining experience at Arapahoe Basin features a meal from somewhere in the world and is so popular, you may have to settle for a spot on the waiting list. Guests take the Black Mountain Express lift to the Black Mountain Lodge located at mid-mountain and are welcomed to a spacious dining room filled with live music and libations.

  • 2 Below Zero Dinner Sleigh Rides in Frisco Get info

It’s a special thing to take a sleigh ride in the snow to a yurt filled with warmth, libations, hearty food and live music. 2 Below Zero Dinner sleigh rides provides such an experience in Summit County.

Know of a mountain top restaurant adventure that would fit here? Send a note to shibleyjeff@gmail.com

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DaVinci X - The Machines & You Exhibition
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Sep 29 - Jan 13
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A Christmas Carol, the Musical
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Santa’s Wonderland
Nov 10 - Dec 24
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The Polar Express™ Train Ride
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Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park
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Constellations
Nov 23 - Dec 16
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11th Annual Wassail Days
Nov 30 - Dec 09
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Broomball Tuesdays
Dec 04 - Mar 26
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Campfire Music Series Wednesdays
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The Chocolate Village at Keystone Lodge & Spa
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State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara's "The Nutcracker" featuring the San Juan Symphony
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Fire Festival
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Annual Georgetown Christmas Market
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Christmas Train Show (29th Annual) pres. by the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club
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Christmas Train Show (29th Annual) pres. by the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club
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Country Christmas Ice Show
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The Music of Bob Marley for Kids at Boulder Theater
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Sunday Night Jam Session
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Ars Nova Presents “In the Moon of Wintertime”
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Ayla Nereo
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The Ten Tenors
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