Adventurous Winter Dining Experiences
Are you the type who looks for adventurous winter dining experiences? Whether you ski in, ride a snowcat, gondola or sleigh up for dinner, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience. These dining adventures are the ultimate treat for a holiday vacation or special occasion. Just remember to make your reservations far in advance!
Abasin Moonlight Dinners
Arapahoe Basin’s Moonlight Dinners highlights cuisines from mountain regions of the world. These adventurous winter dining experiences are held at the beautiful Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain with views of the Continental Divide. Experiences begin and end with a ride under the stars on the Black Mountain Express Lift. Each dinner features a multi-course, buffet-style dining experience, live entertainment, and specially chosen drinks.
2022-23 Winter Dinners
- December 31, 2022: New Year’s Eve Celebration
- January 7, 2023: Argentina
- February 4, 2023: Rocky Mountains (wild game and fish)
- March 11, 3023: Southern France
- April 8, 2023: Hawaiian Luau (tentative)
Abasin Uphill and Chill Breakfast
Skin or snowshoe to Black Mountain Lodge before lift hours for a delicious, chef-prepared breakfast complete with coffee and mimosas! The perfect way to go uphill and chill!
Time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location: Black Mountain Lodge
Tennessee Pass Cookhouse – Leadville
A four-course feast awaits those who snowshoe or cross-country ski 1 mile from the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center to the idyllic cookhouse, perched at 10,800 feet. Extend your visit by booking a night in one of their super-cozy sleep yurts to rest your head in a handcrafted log bed.
With the sun setting behind the stunning backdrop of Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert, ski or snowshoe on an easy mile-long track through the tranquil woods to a fabulous four-course gourmet dinner.
Moonlight Dine + Ski – Copper Mountain
Start your Moonlight Dine + Ski with a ride up the American Eagle chairlift for a gourmet buffet, live acoustics and gorgeous whitewashed views. Don’t forget your headlamp for your final event. You’ll be skiing down the mountain under a blanket of stars.
Keystone Sleighride Dinner
Go dashing through the snow on your way to a charming homestead in the beautiful Soda Creek Valley. On this Sleighride Dinner in Keystone, you’ll be greeted by a hearty meal fit for only the finest of cowboys and girls. A true Wild West experience, complete with our wranglers sharing stories of the area’s earliest settlers.
Golden Horseshoe Tour Co – Breckenridge
This sleigh ride is an interactive dinner show that guarantees belly laughs! In 1859, the gold-threaded hills just northeast of Breck drew floods of prospectors. Today, the grounds offer up a replica mining camp complete with trading post and dining hall. Climb aboard the horse-drawn sleigh with hot cocoa and fleece blankets and schuss through the snowy forest to a log cabin where you’ll settle in among antique wood stoves. The two-hour tour and dinner theater experience is hilarious and historically accurate with costumed Western characters and a three-course tin-plated feast.
Two Below Zero Sleigh Rides – Frisco
Your experience with Two Below Zero Sleigh Rides begins with a quiet sleigh ride amidst snow-capped mountains and the crisp starry skies of the Frisco Peninsula. The drivers will welcome you and fellow guests aboard a draft mule-team-driven sleigh. This magical sleigh ride through the beautiful landscape of the Frisco Peninsula will be remembered for years.
Wild Game & Wine Pairing dinner Sleigh Ride
A Five Course Wild Game and Wine Pairing Dinner Sleigh Ride will be offered on six select Fridays in early 2023: January 20 and 27; February 3, 10, and 24; and March 3. Enjoy a 2 ¼ hours long experience with a sleigh ride to a secluded spot for a 5-course dinner, wine pairing with each course, live music show, and sleigh ride back at the end of the night.
Adventurous winter dining experiences come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes you’ll be accompanied by fury friends, crooning cowboys, hot chocolate connoisseurs, snow shoes or skis clamped to your feet or just an old fashioned lift ticket for a frosty ride up the snowcapped mountain. I can promise you one thing. This is an adventure you will never forget. Visit my website to learn more about the communities of our mountain towns.