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Snowmass Debuts Two New Restaurants in December 2017

TORO Kitchen & Lounge and State 38 Join Snowmass’ Wide Variety of Dining and Après Options

Snowmass Village, Colo., (November 20, 2017) – Snowmass announces the addition of two new restaurants to the broad array of dining options in Snowmass, as well as a new après experience for the whole family: Snowmass S’mores.

Debuting in December 2017, Toro Kitchen & Lounge at Viceroy Snowmass offers an approachable yet sophisticated Pan-Latin inspired menu that melds the flavors of Peru, Mexico, and other South American regions, while using locally-sourced ingredients from the mountains of Colorado. Acclaimed chef-restaurateur, Richard Sandoval, worked with the Viceroy Snowmass culinary team to create the menu. TORO Lounge, a cocktail-focused bar, features hand-crafted cocktails and a barrel-aged program. The Viceroy Snowmass also sees the addition of a new lobby coffee shop, Café V, featuring espresso and coffee drinks alongside house-made pastries and treats. 

December 2017 also features the opening of State 38. Snowmass’ newest restaurant, located at the base of Snowmass Ski Area, focuses on local Colorado ingredients, including farm fresh vegetables and meat, and features an extensive whiskey program and wine list. State 38 is a nod to Colorado as the 38th state to join the union in 1876.

New for the winter 2017.18 season is a different kind of après scene: Snowmass S’mores. Guests of all ages can enjoy Snowmass S’mores, free s’mores with a unique Snowmass spin from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. every day. Guests can find branded s’mores carts at the fire pits in Base Village and the Snowmass Mall, where they can choose from a menu of out-of-the-ordinary s’mores fixings to roast and build their perfect s’more. Suggested s’more flavors include The Classic (marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker); The Stroopwafel (waffle crisp cookies, milk chocolate caramel, and marshmallow); and the Candy Cane (peppermint bark chocolate, marshmallow, and chocolate thins), to name a few. The menu of s’mores offerings changes every day and guests are encouraged to return to try new combinations. Free and open to all ages, this new après tradition makes for a distinctively Snowmass experience and truly Instagrammable moment.

Snowmass features over 35 bars and restaurants, ranging from Asian to Italian, BBQ to Latin, each serving up a unique dining experience. Snowmass also offers dining of a different sort – adventure dining – for those looking to experience Snowmass’ dinner options in a different way.


Adventure Dining in Snowmass

  • Starlit Treks & Moonlit Treks – Spend the evening under the stars with a 1.2-mile snowshoe or cross-country ski around the Snowmass Club golf course, with a mid-way stop for cookies and hot chocolate. End with a family-style pasta dinner at Black Saddle Bar and Grille with live music featuring Tom Paxton. Starlit Treks and Moonlit Treks occur on the Saturday nearest darkest night (Starlit Treks) and full moon (Moonlit Treks) of each month. Starlit Treks feature an ACES (Aspen Center for Environmental Studies) night sky interpreter, while Moonlit Treks feature a guided tour with an ACES naturalist.
    • Starlit Trek Dates – Saturdays, December 16, January 13, February 17, March 17 & April 14
    • Moonlit Trek Dates – Saturdays, December 30, February 3, March 3 & 31.
    • Dinner is $19.67/person. Optional snowshoe rentals are available for $10/person.
  • Lynn Britt Cabin Snowcat Dinner Rides on Tuesday and Thursday nights, ride a snowcat up the mountain for a four-course gourmet meal under the stars. For a more family-friendly affair, Wednesday nights the Chuckwagon Dinners are a must.  
  • Twilight Dogsled Rides, Krabloonik set in a romantic log cabin, nestled among the spectacular mountains of Snowmass with magnificent views of Mt. Daly and Capitol Peak, this is a one-of-a-kind dining. Start the evening with a dog sled through Snowmass backcountry and end it with a hearty dinner in a 100-year-old, gas-lit cabin.
  • Ullr Nights at Elk CampElk Camp Restaurant – 15 minutes from Base Village by scenic gondola – is a must visit. On Friday nights and select Tuesday nights throughout the season, Elk Camp is transformed into a winter playground, offering family activities from tubing to snowbiking, and fireside s’mores. Guests can choose from a wide array of locally sourced and inspired cuisine from pizza and sandwiches to roasted chicken and homemade stews.  New for the winter season is the Breathtaker Coaster, featuring a 5,700 foot track that winds through the trees outside the restaurant. The mountain coaster features individual cars that are controlled by the rider with a ride time of seven to nine minutes. The Breathtaker Coaster is part of the new Lost Forest, slated to open Summer 2018. Guests can purchase an Activities Pass, good for two hour sessions from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., which includes unlimited rides on the Breathtaker Coaster and tubing hill.

For a complete list of Snowmass dining options, please visit www.gosnowmass.com/snowmass-dining/.

About Snowmass Village, Colorado – A renowned winter playground and vibrant mountain community just 9 miles from downtown Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best ski areas in the world and was listed as the #4 resort in the west by SKI Magazine in 2018. Celebrating 50 years of operations during the 2017/2018 ski season and part of Aspen Snowmass, Snowmass Ski Area offers guests 3,332 acres of multi-level terrain and boasts the second largest vertical drop in the United States. 95% ski-in/ski-out lodging, over 35 restaurants, numerous shops and boutiques, a bounty of off-piste activities, and a friendly, small town feel beckon visitors year-round. For more information and a complete calendar of events and activities, please visit: www.gosnowmass.com.

Snowmass Tourism Media Contact: Sara Stookey, Public Relations Coordinator, Snowmass Tourism, 970-922-2285 or sstookey@SnowmassTourism.com.

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