Snowmass Near Aspen Offers Fine Dining and Skiing

The Snowmass area is legendary for its huge diversity of quality dining options. A morning or afternoon of some of the best skiing on the planet can be followed immediately by fantastic meals and innovative menus at Snowmass restaurants.

One of the newer hits on the Snowmass restaurant scene is Garnish at the Timberline Hotel. The Timberline is one of the premier Snowmass lodging options and Garnish is the newest fine dining locale in town. Long-time favorite Butch’s Lobster Bar closed its Timberline location and chef Clark Church stepped in with Garnish. Church has run a very successful catering operation in Aspen for years, and Garnish is bringing Chef Clark’s vision to Snowmass.

For a unique gourmet dining experience, make reservations at Krabloonik. Krabloonik offers wild game choices like venison, caribou, Pizza near me and wild boar inside a rustic log cabin with a large sunken fireplace. They also serve excellent fresh fish dishes and offer one of the area’s better wine lists. While the food is superb, Krabloonik’s other attraction is the dog sled excursions through the Snowmass back country offered after lunch or dinner.

Despite the well-earned reputation of being a posh retreat for the high rollers, there are plenty of down-to-earth Snowmass restaurants with a local vibe and great food.

Upstairs in the Village Mall is Zane’s Tavern, a local favorite and hot après ski destination. The owner is a Philadelphia native and the philly cheesesteak is out of this world. A real, home town kind of place, Zane’s consistently attracts fun and boisterous crowds with cheap delicious wings, tasty Mexican and a big beer menu. Zane’s also has something rare in Snowmass bars- a pool table.

Sneaky’s tavern is another casual dining spot popular with locals. At first glance, the menu may seem to be typical tavern fare, but a closer view shows little twists and interesting variations on timeless dishes. Sneaky’s also has lots of beer choices and can be a cheerfully raucous place as people wander in after work and sit around the big fireplace.

A day of skiing can really drain you, so if you would rather stay in a few Snowmass restaurants deliver. Taster’s Pizza in Snowmass Center offers delivery and is consistently rated high by the locals. Taster’s is also a favorite for its cheap beer and friendly atmosphere. GoodFellows Pizza, near the slope at the Snowmass Village Mall, has huge slices of New York style pizzas and subs and free delivery after 5 p.m.



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