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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.

Pyramid peak above Cliffhouse restaurant

Hours of Operation

Closed for the Summer

Dates of Operation

Open: December 14, 2024

Close: April 6, 2025

Cuisine: American, Asian
Location: Atop the Summit Express and Tiehack Express Lifts
Serves: Lunch

Grab and go 9am - 3:15pm | Lunch 10:45am - 2:30pm

At the top of Buttermilk with panoramic views of the dramatic Pyramid Peak and the entire Maroon Creek Valley is Cliffhouse. The make-your-own Mongolian BBQ pairs well with a fresh made juice — you pick your fruit! Also on the menu: Thai tea and high-protein grab-and-go snacks like super-food grain salads and energy bars inspired by Tiehack uphillers.

Meat All Seven Aspen Snowmass Signature Burgers

At Aspen Snowmass, we offer seven signature burgers across our four mountains. Whether you’re seeking a classic cheeseburger or a tasty twist on your patty, each burger is crafted using grass-fed beef and offers a nod to the eateries in which they’re served. Try all seven burgers at Aspen Snowmass this season. Participating restaurants include: Buttermilk Mountain Lodge, Cliffhouse, Elk Camp, High Alpine, Ullrhof, Merry-Go-Round, and Sundeck.

Cliffhouse Signature Burger

An extension of the Cliffhouse’s Asian cuisine, this banh mi-style burger includes two locally raised, grass-fed beef patties and Asian BBQ pork belly layered with Vietnamese marinade, house-pickled vegetables, and kimchi sriracha mayonnaise served on a brioche bun.

Uphill Breakfast Club

Last day March 31, 2023

Uphill skiers at Aspen Snowmass
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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Full Moon Dinners

March 7, 2023

Full Moon Dinners
Skin or hike up Tiehack on Buttermilk under the full moon to dinner at Cliffhouse. Get there early to enjoy free hot chocolate from 5-6pm 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. No ski area services provided outside of designated routes. Learn about our uphilling safety and policies here.
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Private Events & Groups

Aspen Snowmass Weddings & Catering will make any event as memorable as its Rocky Mountain setting. Offering five on-mountain venues and the ability to travel to your location, we cater intimate gatherings to elaborate celebrations. Our top-notch Chefs and Event Managers create culinary experiences to suit any vision using only the finest and freshest ingredients available. Your guests will rave over our exquisite food and impeccable service.

Aspen Snowmass provides a picturesque and unique setting year-round for any private event from on-mountain wedding receptions to corporate retreat meetings and anything in between. Contact Aspen Snowmass Weddings & Catering to find out more.

Aspen Snowmass Weddings & Catering