Category Archives: Food & Beverage

The Sled: Yes, We Now Have a “Food Truck”

The Sled food truck restaurant

Just a few weeks ago, our crafty food-and-beverage team realized a dream of theirs: to bring the foodie-culture phenomenon of the food truck to the slopes of Snowmass. Yep. There it is. We called it The Sled. Now, technically its not a truck. It’s a trailer behind a snowcat (which is five times cooler anyway). […]

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Pho Noodle Bowl Lunch at The Cliffhouse

The dragon atop the gong at The Cliffhouse.

A while back, I was chatting with Jim Butchart — the Executive Chef of Aspen Snowmass — and the topic of favorite on-mountain meals came up. The first thing that sprung to his mind, literally, were the vegetable spring rolls at The Cliffhouse atop Buttermilk. “Nobody knows about them,” he noted. That last line — nobody knows […]

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How to Spend Hump Day at Aspen Highlands

Merry Go Round at Aspen Highlands

If you live in the Roaring Fork Valley, you have good reason to consider Wednesday your favorite day of the week. Starting tomorrow (January 14), Aspen Snowmass will once again be having a local’s appreciation day every Wednesday at Aspen Highlands, which includes such Hump Day bennies as free parking at the base, and lunch and beer specials at […]

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Lynn Britt Cabin Chuck Wagon Dinner Snowcat, Snowmass Mountain

If you are a parent who is planning a ski trip for your family, odds are you’ve wrestled with what to do after the slopes close, especially if your kids are under 10 and if (how should we say this?) sitting still in a restaurant is not their forte. I was thinking about this conundrum last Wednesday […]

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locally sourced salad greens from Elk Camp

Aspen Snowmass has long been committed to operating a four-mountain resort in the greenest way possible. From generating carbon-negative energy at a nearby coal mine to qualifying for LEED certification in four of our buildings, our resort has always gone the extra mile to demonstrate a commitment to our environment. That desire carries over to our acclaimed restaurants as […]

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The Return of Valhalla Nights

Valhalla Nights at Snowmass

This past Friday, Aspen Snowmass kept the Elk Camp Gondola running until sunset as a mix of locals and vacationers, families and couples, foodies and revelers headed up to Elk Camp for the first of 10 Valhalla Nights this summer. Held every Friday through the end of August (as well as select Tuesdays), this evening party serves up delicious […]

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Aspen Food + Wine festival

The Food & Wine Classic is coming up, June 20-22, and it is easily the most prestigious annual event for foodies and wine connoisseurs in the United States. More importantly, it’s the most fun. We talked to two insiders — Carlton McCoy (Master Sommelier at The Little Nell) and Jim Butchart (Executive Chef at Aspen Skiing Company) […]

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Behind the Scenes at Elk Camp with Chef Jim Butchart

Elk Camp at Snowmass

Jim Butchart is the Executive Chef of Aspen Skiing Company, a role that gives him oversight of the on-mountain restaurants at Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk. With his training in classical French cuisine — and a background that includes stints at Joel Restaurant in Atlanta, Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago, and Thomas Keller’s acclaimed restaurant The […]

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