Dates: May 29-31, 2021, June 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 2021
Hours: 10:00am - 3:15pm
Cuisine: American, Asian
Location: Buttermilk, Top of the Summit Express and Tiehack Express Lifts
Serves: Lunch
Dining options: Limited indoor seating and outdoor seating available
Takeout Mobile Ordering Available:
Grab-and-Go items available: Yes
Reservations: No
Phone: 970-925-1220

Best known for: Asian cuisine options with a priceless view of Pyramid Peak
Don’t miss: The make-your-own Mongolian BBQ wok station

At the top of Buttermilk with panoramic views of the dramatic Pyramid Peak and the entire Maroon Creek Valley is Cliffhouse. Pop in to this laid-back restaurant for a midday break to recharge with great food, including the popular Mongolian grill — where you can choose protein and sauces, and let the chefs do their work. Also on the menu: our fresh juice bar, Thai tea and high-protein grab-and-go snacks like super-food grain salads and energy bars inspired by Tiehack uphillers.


JANUARY 8, 2021 - APRIL 2, 2021

Uphill Breakfast Club at Buttermilk
Uphill Breakfast Club at Buttermilk

The Cliffhouse restaurant, located at the top of Buttermilk Mountain, plays host to a Friday Morning Uphill Breakfast Club in which uphill skiers will be able to enjoy french toast, oatmeal, or breakfast fried rice in the restaurant after hiking up the mountain.

The Cliffhouse breakfast will be available for purchase from 8:45 a.m.-10 a.m. with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and other beverages!

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Buttermilk Cliffhouse Full Moon Uphill Dinners
Buttermilk Cliffhouse Full Moon Uphill Dinners

In alignment with state and county health guidelines and for the wellbeing of our guests and locals, we are canceling the Full Moon Dinners at the Cliffhouse this winter. We will remain fluid and if circumstances shift later in the season, we will reassess and do everything we can to bring back this popular community event if possible.

Skin or hike up Tiehack on Buttermilk under the full moon to dinner at Cliffhouse. Get there early to enjoy free hot chocolate from 5-6 pm around the Cowboy Cauldron over a roaring fire. À la carte dinner options, snacks and a cash bar will be offered inside Cliffhouse.

No lift/vehicular access. All guests must skin/hike up and ski/snowboard/hike down. No sleds of any kind. Ascend the designated uphill route on Tiehack. Descend the designated route. Headlamps and reflective clothing strongly recommended. Uphill route on main Buttermilk closed for X Games. No ski area services provided outside of designated routes. Learn about our uphilling safety and policies here.

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Kids Combo Logo
Kids Combo Logo food and beverage

Look for the Kids Combo symbol next to select menu items at Cliffhouse.All Kids Combo meals come with your choice of two items out of our Kids Cooler. Fuel up and play all day! Kids Combo items may include:

  • Fresh Fruit & Veggies
  • Hummus, Applesauce & Yogurt
  • Fruit Juice, Lemonade & Milk


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