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 is a world-class experience. Here, contemporary gourmet cuisine is complemented by an enormous wine list. In fact, the wine program of this vaunted restaurant has earned national awards and been a career springboard for many famous sommeliers.
303 E. Main St., Aspen
Sitting at the chef’s counter at Matsuhisa is one Aspen's top dining experiences. On the one hand, you can eagerly await the incredible sashimi and unique sushi rolls as they're prepared for you. On the other hand, it's like attending a masterclass in knife skills and culinary acumen. A must for foodies.
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).