It’s snowing again today in the High Country! Winter Park is leading the pack with 8 inches!

If you are looking for a unique dining experience while in the Colorado ski country, how about dining at altitude? I recommend The Lodge at Sunspot Sunspot, only open on Fridays and Saturdays and select holidays through April 2012.  Ride a moonlit gondola to the top of the mountain for an incredible evening of Colorado’s finest cuisine. Reservations are requiredIf you aren’t in the mood for a gourmet dinner, toast to your winter vacation with a moonlit gondola ride, a fireside cocktail and delicious appetizer at The Lodge at Sunspot. Enjoy diverse drink selections and a newly added appetizer menu by a heartwarming fire. Gondola rides leave from the Zephyr Express Lift and tickets can be purchased for $10. Restaurant reservations are required.

VAIL / BEAVER CREEK: If you’re thinking about the Vail Valley or Beaver Creek for your Colorado ski vacation, you don’t want to miss dinner at Beano’s Cabin located atop Beaver Creek Mountain. Accessible in the winter only by a 20 minute snowcat-powered open sleigh, Beano’s cabin is a great experience for the whole family.There’s a kids menu with toned down selections for the smaller palates. The food, wine, and service team up as an impeccable trio, topped only by the live musical entertainment. Reservations are required and fill up quickly.

KEYSTONE VILLAGE: Another family favorite of ours is Der Fondue Chessel at the top of Keystone Mountain. We always make it a point to go up to Keystone for fondue at least once a year!Be whisked away by a gondola to the top of North Peak where you are welcomed by Bavarian-style entertainment and a warm, welcoming fire.The traditional Swiss cheese fondue is creamy and delicious, but make sure you save room for the chocolate fondue to finish off your meal. It’s a fun, family-oriented casual dining experience. 

So whether you are looking for a gourmet dining experience or a fun family meal, the Colorado ski country offers many dining options with amazing views. There are still accommodations available for Presidents’ Day and Spring Break at many of our Colorado Resorts. What are you waiting for… the powder is awesome!!!

The Rocky Mountain Ski Report comes to you from Lisa Hulbert out of our Arvada, Colorado office. Specializing in ski and golf vacations, wine and culinary tours of the world, and destination weddings, Lisa has 32 years of experience planning extraordinary travel experiences for her clients. She can be reached by phone at 303-577-2725, or email at