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Exciting New Ski Country Restaurants Take Foodies to New Heights This Ski Season

A great day on the slopes isn’t complete without a delicious meal and this season, Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts are serving up an incredible array of cuisines and new foodie experiences. Whether you’re tucking into a hot slice from Echo Mountain’s Two Miles Pie pizza truck or indulging in mountaintop après at Winter Park’s Sunspot Mountaintop Lodge, you can find the perfect meal for your best day on the slopes. Check out the new offerings that will be available this season while you’re taking advantage of the best snow in the country!  

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area 

Steilhang is a brand-new alpine hut serving Colorado-made specialty German Sausages, Colorado-brewed German draft beer, and soft pretzels and strudel made by Denver bakeries. Located on-mountain sitting just above the tree line, this will be a place to grab a quick, tasty meal and cold bevy while resting your legs for another trip into Montezuma bowl.    

Il Rifugio will reopen this winter after a complete renovation and expansion project. North America’s highest-elevation restaurant offers European-style menu options. This is the perfect place for a relaxed, gourmet lunch with stunning 360-degree mountain views.  


Buttermilk’s base area restaurant is now called the Buttermilk Mountain Lodge (formerly known as Bumps). The space has undergone a top-to-bottom remodel that includes a new entrance, new interior finishes, an updated servery, a new bar area and a renovated outdoor space. The outdoor bar and grill has also been renamed The Backyard and includes wood-burning fire pits, electric seating areas and an outdoor bar and grill. Buttermilk’s updates set the stage for a welcoming, laid-back community atmosphere.


Getting in on the pub action is Ski Cooper’s new base-area spot called the Timberline Taproom. An updated menu this year features a variety of smoked meats prepared onsite. With additional outdoor firepit seating, the Timberline Taproom is the perfect stop to refuel while enjoying a day the slopes at one of Colorado’s oldest ski areas.  

Copper Mountain 

Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Copper Mountain is celebrating with specially-crafted food and beverage items including a 50th Anniversary cocktail and pastries. And if you’re looking for the best bites to refuel and get back on the mountain, you can swing by Sendy’s Food Truck for a specially crafted selection of tasty street tacos and to-go burritos. 

Steamboat Ski Resort 

The changes powered by Steamboat’s Full Steam Ahead project include The Range Food and Drink Hall which will offer four new eateries with a variety of options for guests. Opening mid-winter, Sunshine Bowl Ramen, Twister Tacos, Why Not Sweet Spot, and Pioneer Pie will be located on the main floor, with the second floor featuring an outdoor deck space overlooking Steamboat Square and the resorts’ lower mountain. Did I forget to mention there will be a full bar on each floor?  

For more après options, check out this article >>