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)

Your Mountain Top Restaurant Adventure starts right here

  • 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.

  • Snowcat Dining Excursion, Purgatory, Durango 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.

Mountain Top Restaurant Adventure

  • 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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Boulder County Farmers Market Saturdays
Apr 06 - Nov 23
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Longmont Farmers Market Saturdays
Apr 06 - Nov 23
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Sweat
Apr 27 - May 26
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Boulder County Farmers Market Wednesdays
May 01 - Oct 02
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Governor’s Art Show
May 03 - Jun 02
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Cherry Creek Fresh Market Saturdays
May 04 - Oct 26
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Metro Denver Farmers’ Market at Southwest Plaza
May 04 - Oct 26
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Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market
May 05 - Oct 27
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Southlands Farmers Market Saturday
May 11 - Oct 26
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Union Station Farmers Market Saturdays
May 11 - Oct 26
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Parker Farmers Market Sundays
May 12 - Oct 27
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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
May 16-26
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Sister Act The Musical
May 17 - Jun 16
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Louisville Farmers Market Saturdays
May 18 - Oct 12
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Mosque
May 19 - Jun 02
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Klaus Johann Grobe + Vinyl Williams
May 20
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Lord Buffalo - Palehorse - Palerider - Green Druid
May 20
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Vinyl Williams/ Klaus Johann Grobe
May 20
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Camp Cope
May 21
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Sego
May 21
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The Elovaters
May 21
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Food Truck Rally with Music from CJenn Cleary
May 21
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Briargate Farmer’s Market Wednesdays
May 22 - Oct 09
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2019 Grande Olde West Days
May 22-27
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Derek Hough: Live
May 22
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Rhett Miller
May 22
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The Family Peach - Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band
May 23
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B2K - Pretty Ricky - Chingy - Mario - Ying Yang Twins - Lloyd
May 23
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Chicken Fight Festival 2019
May 23
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Mezz Talks
May 23
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Phour Point O
May 23
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Memorial Day Encampment at Fort Garland Museum
May 24-27
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DeadPhish Orchestra
May 24
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Blues, Brews & BBQ's Festival
May 24-26
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Discs-n-Dabs™ 2019 May
May 24-27
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Longmont Patio & Home Expo
May 24
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Tea Leaf Green
May 24
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Chuck Prophet
May 24-25
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Break & Digital
May 24
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Davy Knowles
May 24
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Dragondeer with A.J. Fullerton
May 24
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Roger Creager
May 24
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Stitched Up Heart
May 24
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The Greeting Committee/Haley Blais
May 24
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The Pietasters
May 24
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Tonight We Rise/Your Own Medicine
May 24
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Eilen Jewell
May 24
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Strange Americans
May 24
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Spring Sidewalk Sale
May 24-26
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Shakin' at the Basin Spring Concert Series
May 25
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Nattali Rize
May 25
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Colorado Remembers
May 25
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Boulder Creek Festival
May 25-27
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Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis
May 25
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Last Saturdays Car Show
May 25
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Territory Days
May 25-27
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The Original Growler Bike Race
May 25-26
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88Glam
May 25
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David Phipps
May 25
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Denver Arts Festival
May 25
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Denver Day of Rock: Eli Young Band, Barns Courtney, Austin Young Band, Wild Belle and Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers and more
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Lavender Jones and MoonRadish
May 25
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Tough Old Bird/Josh Moorehead/Sawmill Joe/Many Mountains
May 25
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Ultimate Colorado Pinball + Gamer Festival Experience
May 25-27
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University Hills Farmers Market
May 25 - Oct 19
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Veterans Memorial Day Tribute
May 25
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“Astonishment Artist” Mat LaVore
May 25
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Clear Creek Pack Burro Race Weekend
May 25
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Junior College World Series 2018 (JUCO)
May 25 - Jun 01
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Clear Creek Pack Burro Race Weekend
May 25
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“Run for Your Life” Survival 5k
May 25
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Eilen Jewell
May 25
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FAF Airsoft Summer Kickoff
May 25
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Bluegrass on the Arkansas Festival
May 25-26
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18th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs
May 26
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Los Hermanos Rosario
May 26
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Memorial Day Observance Concert
May 26
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Cordera Farmer’s Market
May 26 - Sep 01
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South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Festival
May 26-27
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Tea Leaf Green with The Jive Tribe
May 26
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Ten Miles South
May 26
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Veterans Tour at Fairmount Cemetery
May 26
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The Epic Mini Triathlon
May 26
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Molly Hatchet
May 26
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Grist brew run
May 26
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Run, Walk or Ruck
May 26
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Backwoods Riot Music Festival With Adam Calhoun/Seckond Chaynce/Jelly Roll/Struggle Jennings
May 26
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Blue Canyon Boys
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