dining can be an adventure. Be sure to try these one-of-a-kind experiences.
This alpine ski hut offers fine dining with an outdoor deck that boasts majestic views of the Maroon Bells. The European-style restaurant offers lunch daily and on Thursday nights Snowcat Dinners with a 6pm pickup at the base of Highlands Mountain with an approximate 10:30p.m. return time.
Cross-country ski, snowshoe, or take a sleigh ride through the historic ghost town of Ashcroft to enjoy mountain gourmet cuisine at the Pine Creek Cookhouse. Located 11 miles from downtown Aspen and accessible by private car, or taxi, call for reservations. 970-925-1971.
Easily reached by a 15-minute gondola ride, and especially enjoyed after a few laps on the slopes, The Sundeck offers guests rustic mountain splendor combined with incomparable alpine cooking and unmatched service. Lunch Daily. Call for ticket information 970-925-1220
Road bike up Castle Creek road from downtown Aspen to this rustic mountain dining experience (approx. 13 miles). Dine with incredible mountain views then coast down the valley returning to downtown Aspen.
Skip the easy option and instead hike up Aspen Mountain. There are a variety of hiking routes, some more difficult than others, from switchbacks up a road to rocky vertical climbing. Reward yourself with a meal at the sundeck and a cold beer while soaking in the 360 degree views. The the gondola for free back down into Aspen.
Photo Courtesy Aspen Skiing Company