The 7 Best Ski Towns in Colorado, From Traveler Favorites to Locally-Loved Villages

When it comes to Colorado ski towns, Breckenridge wins the superlative of most popular. Easy to access from Denver with a wide variety of terrain spanning five peaks and a charming Victorian downtown full of down-day distractions, it really does offer something for everyone. Some lament its crowds, but with nearly 3,000 skiable acres and 11 bowls, it’s just a matter of knowing where to go to score untracked snow.

Yurts Considered For Outdoor Dining In Breckenridge During COVID-19

With the town’s walkable main ending by October, the city has allowed restaurants to set up winterized tents on private property, to help expand dining capacity.

For Phil Armstrong, owner of Aurum Food & Wine in Breckenridge, the plan revolves around building yurts.

The Colorado Ski Lodge Gets a Makeover

A festive spirit had lingered into late February; snow, piled high along the sidewalks, reflected the Christmas lights that still adorned Main Street. The scene warmed up chilly evenings as we walked to outstanding restaurants like Aurum.

Mountains, 5-Star Meals, and Craft Beer: The 4-Day Weekend in Breckenridge, Colorado

Since Breckenridge is at a base altitude of 9,600 feet above sea level, take it easy for a night while your body adjusts to the altitude. There’s an impressive culinary boom happening (more than two dozen restaurants opened in the last year alone). One such place: Aurum. Opens a New Window. It’s a high-end option serving modern American cuisine with a laidback, come-in-your-jeans vibe.

Colorado’s 10 Best Ski Town Restaurants

If you haven’t yet found yourself at Aurum sipping a Manhattan enlivened with Green Chartreuse and dining on burnished Parker House rolls, crispy curried cauliflower, and duck confit, you haven’t experienced the new face of dining in Breckenridge.

Where to Eat Now in Breckenridge

Aurum has become the newest see-and-be-seen along Ridge Street’s restaurant row. The Steamboat original’s contemporary Breckenridge outpost opened in July 2018, becoming a popular date night spot and ideal pre-Backstage Theatre stop.

Hungry in Breckenridge? Head Straight to Aurum Food & Wine

When Aurum Food & Wine opened in Breckenridge last month, it was a win for Summit County. Denverites might remember co-owner Phillips Armstrong from his time launching Hush Concepts, arguably Denver’s first pop-up dinner series, back in 2007 and opening Tangerine in Boulder in 2011.

Aurum opens in Breckenridge intent on being the gold standard of restaurant experiences

The founder of a new high-end restaurant in Breckenridge is so focused on the guest experience, he made time to ensure his staff got some experience of their own.


Off the Slopes in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs used to be a snow globe filled with champagne powder snow, cowboys and gold miners. That’s changing through a community renaissance sparked by chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and farmers who make the Yampa Valley their home.

Ski Towns, Resorts And Restaurants Get Creative To Entertain Guests This Season

Even as ski towns and the businesses that call them home headed into a season they knew would be full of losses, they spent money. They added yurts, tents and glass enclosures for outdoor dining. More fat bikes were ordered, additional trails were opened and they invested in safety equipment and gear.

12 Must-Try Restaurants in Steamboat Springs

If it had nothing to offer but its primo location across the river from Howelsen Hill, this contemporary go-to would live up to its moniker, Latin for “gold.”

Exceur Sint DolorSki Resort Life: Steamboat, Colorado

In an increasingly brilliant downtown dining scene, Table 79 stands out, and has even made up a new word, calling itself a “Foodbar.” Try the Smoked Elk & Chorizo Meatballs.