Category Archives: Restaurants

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


Reasons to Love Lynn Britt Cabin

Lynn Britt Cabin, Aspen/Snowmass

On a recent powder day, my wife and I, along with some friends, enjoyed a late lunch at Lynn Britt Cabin. We’d spent the first four-and-a-half hours of our day covering Snowmass from top to bottom — blasting down runs in the Elk Camp, Two Creeks, Alpine Springs, Big Burn and Sam’s Knob sections of […]