Finding a place to eat is not the chore it usually is at many resorts for guests who ski Beaver Creek. That hassle is taken care of by the ‘Greet and seat’ team based at Spruce Saddle Lodge, the main mountain restaurant, who will find you a spot to refuel with your family.
Over at Bachelor Gulch, Mamie’s (pronounced ‘May- Me’s\) operates an outdoor grill near McCoy Park at mid-mountain where it offers soups, Euro dogs, Panini’s and “grill your own” kebabs. Shared picnic tables are available on the deck, providing views of the surrounding mountains and aspen groves in McCoy Park.
Despite its reputation as a rather pricey option, Beaver Creek’s ‘Lunch for Less’ programme provides an entrée, side and drink for just $9.95 at any eatery on the mountain, every day of the season.
You could try Beaver Creek’s signature Epic Mountain Burger that features a freshly baked bun, two Angus quarter-pound beef burgers with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, organic white cheddar cheese and a special sauce.
Restaurants In Town
There are several dozen places to eat at Beaver Creek. As you’d expect given its reputation, these include more than the usual proportion of fine-dining gourmet establishments.
Toscanini (+1 (970) 754 5590) located in Market Square next to the ice rink, serves modern Italian cuisine. Blue Moose Pizza (+1 (970) 845 8666) nearby is a little more laid-back serving New York style pizza and giant sub sandwiches. To take Italian cuisine up a further notch, D'Oro from the award-winning Ristorante Ti Amo, is the place to go. It is located in The Charter at Beaver Creek (+1 (970) 949 6660).
Elsewhere, Foxnut Foxnut (+1 (970) 845 0700), located in the Ford Hall plaza level, is good for sushi and other Asian dishes.
Two of the après centres have good food too, the Coyote Café (+1 (970)949 5001) offers Mexican food and The 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill (+1 (970) 827 6600) is good for organic meats. The Dusty Boot Steakhouse and Saloon (+1 (970) 748 1146) in St. James Place serves up Colorado cowboy cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Fine dining choices include the Grouse Mountain Grill (+1 (970) 949 0600) located in The Pines Lodge and offering wonderful views as well as superb food. Mirabelle Restaurant (+1 (970) 949 7728) serves gourmet-standard European cuisine from its location in a turn of the 19th/20th century ranch house just inside the main gates of the resort.
Most guests in Beaver Creek will dine out for breakfast, lunch and dinner but the Beaver Creek General Store (+1 (970) 949 0742), located in Park Plaza near the ice rink, is the main stop for food buyers. Popular purchases include homemade ice cream, smoothies, chocolates and fudge but you can buy gourmet foods and regular groceries.
For drinks, Beaver Creek Fine Wines (+1 (970) located in St. James Place sells wines from around the world, as well as a choice of beers, spirits and cigars with free delivery available. There’s also a deli-cafe, McCoy's Cafe and Bar (+1 (970) 949 1234). Otherwise head down to Avon for some regular grocery shops.