The reinvention of Sam's atop the Village Express Lift and Sam's Knob at Snowmass is sure to make the scenic restaurant a new classic. Take a break from your ski boots and slip on a pair of slippers for a lunch you won't soon forget. Featuring innovative and updated Italian cuisine, a live-action kitchen, as well as an impressive wine list to match the equally impressive view.
At the Little Nell Hotel, Aspen
Dining at element 47 at the Little Nell, where contemporary gourmet cuisine is complemented by a massive wine list (no worries … there is a Master Sommelier on staff to help out).
Breakfast at Bonnie's is a local's favorite way to begin an incredible day on the slopes. With unforgettable oatmeal pancakes, a side of bacon and extra maple syrup, this on-mountain restaurant has become an Aspen staple.
Pine Creek Cookhouse
11399 Castle Creek Rd., Aspen
Travel by cross-country skis or snowshoes to the Pine Creek Cookhouse for a gourmet dinner. Or opt for the sleigh ride (no shame in going the easy route).