Going out for dinner means something special in Snowmass, where you can travel by snowshoe, ski, gondola, snowcat or dogsled, over breathtakingly luminous snow, and find yourself in the warm embrace of great food and great company. Here, we’ll walk you through the options mentioned above, so that you can choose the option that suits you and the rest of your crew the best.
At 4pm each day, Krabloonik offers twilight tours, typically lasting over an hour long depending on snow conditions. The sleds are pulled by 8-10 Alaskan Huskies with up to two others bundled up in the sled (two adults, one child max). Halfway through, the musher will stop and make a campfire for you to spend some time eating and petting the dogs while they have a short break. Once you’re finished, head into the Krabloonik is renowned for its exquisitely-prepared wild game and fresh seafood, and also offer a wide selection of entrees, giving you that quintessential Colorado experience.
Every Friday night of the winter season and several bonus Tuesdays, head up the gondola to Elk Camp. Guests can make a night of it, with classic winter activities, such as sledding, guided snowshoe tours with ACES, rides on the new Breathtaker alpine coaster and snow tubing on four lift-served lanes (tubing and coaster tickets required; advance purchase recommended), and a visit to Ullr’s ghost ship. Enjoy an à la carte culinary celebration with live music, and top it off with s’mores and hot chocolate by the campfire.
Travel up the ski area after the lifts close for an exquisite Western mountain dinner. A snowcat will whisk you to and from the quaint cabin as you enjoy a quieter side of the mountain. At the cabin, the Executive Chef will serve four courses of New American cuisine while live music by local guitarist Rich Ganson entertains you throughout the evening.
By the light of the moon, take part in a 1.2-mile snowshoe or cross-country ski tour around the Snowmass Golf Course. Stop along the way for cocoa and cookies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. New this year, an ACES naturalist will be on-hand, providing information on flora and fauna of the local region. At the end of the evening, enjoy a pasta dinner and s’mores under the stars at the Black Saddle Bar & Grille.