Perhaps the most unique of the intimate experiences at Telluride is the collection of on-mountain and ski-in/ski-out restaurants across the resort. Each offers a signature twist on epicurean delights matched only by the spectacular views that accompanying them. From feasting on duck cassoulet al fresco in the shadow of Palmyra Peak to grabbing a bowl of Chuck's Famous Chili in Mountain Village, Telluride Ski Resort has a restaurant for every taste bud. No need to fight the cafeteria lines here, small-scale experiences focused on fine food and service define high-altitude dining like no other.
"Perched on a ridge at the 10,550-foot midpoint of the gondola is the resort’s premier dining spot, Allred’s. Huge windows deliver diners unparalleled views to go along with outstanding, locally-sourced food and a fabulous wine list." -Randall Weissman, Chicago Tribune
Telluride Ski Resort has become a destination for food-lovers with the ambition to enrich people’s lives through culinary experience, boasting surrounding natural beauty, sincere elegant service, luxury beverages and authentic delicious food. Telluride is the only ski resort in North America with an appointed Wine Director to train staff and manage the wine program across all our signature dining experiences.
Signature Culinary Locations
Gondola Station San Sophia, elevation 10,551 feet
Open Summer & Winter for Après-Ski & Dinner
(970) 728-7474 (Reservations Recommended)
Allred’s is Telluride Ski Resort’s flagship restaurant located at the top of San Sophia Station, the mid-station along with the free pedestrian gondola. One can enjoy exquisite American Cuisine while admiring a breathtaking view of downtown Telluride and the surrounding peaks. As your hosts, Mario Petillo and his staff welcome you to unparalleled dining where the superb cuisine and wine list are equaled only by the panoramic views of the surrounding San Juan Mountain. Allred’s bar also hosts one of Telluride’s finest après skis with delectable happy hour specials and hand-crafted cocktail menu.
Bar open from 3pm-close. Dinner service from 5:00pm-9pm.
Italian Delicacies & Fine Wine, elevation 11,996 ft.
Open Luncheon & Sleigh Ride Dinners—Winter Only.
A short ski down on See Forever run from the top of Gold Hill Express—Lift 1—on Telluride Ski Resort.
(970) 728-7474 Dinner Reservations Required
Alpino Vino is North America's highest elevation fine dining experience. Sitting just under 12,000 feet, Alpino Vino offers amazing views from its expansive heated deck. Chef Nicola Peccedi, born and raised in the Alpine Ski Village of Bormio, Italy, prepares handmade pasta dishes, panini, soups, antipasti, and other traditional Alpine dishes. Sommelier Andrew Shaffner compliments Chef Nico's dishes with the widest by-the-glass wine selection in Telluride and some of the finest wines in the world available on the bottle list.
In the evening, Alpino Vino transitions into a truly unique venture. Twenty-six opportune guests ride the gondola to San Sophia Station where they are greeted and chauffeured via enclosed, heated snow-coach to a private dining experience like no other. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed into the quaint hut by a roaring fire and a glass of Prosecco. Following is a freshly prepared five-course meal of Northern Italian fare, a true epicurean delight. Guests can choose to complement their meal with the specially designed wine pairing or make a selection from Alpino Vino’s impressive wine list.
Nighttime guests must be over 21.
ALTEZZA AT THE PEAKS RESORT
Casual Mountain Dining, elevation 9,500 ft.
Open Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
A short ski down The Peaks trail, from the top of Chair 1
(970) 728-2525 (Dinner Reservations Recommended)
Altezza restaurant at The Peaks Resort & Spa offers casual mountain dining with regionally sourced ingredients and panoramic Telluride views from both the restaurant and outdoor deck. We welcome you to savor breakfast, lunch, après-ski, and dinner in relaxed comfort with genuine hospitality. The Altezza to-go menu presents a wide variety of items to enjoy in the privacy of your room or anywhere else in the resort (available daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Ski-in/ski-out, take the gondola or stay with us!
Classic Country French Cuisine, elevation 11,220 feet
Open Winter Only – Weather Dependent
Top of Polar Queen Express (Lift 5) on Telluride Ski Resort
Bon Vivant means, “One who enjoys life in luxury, elegance, and epicurean tastes in food & drink." Relish an afternoon outdoors surrounded by 360-degree majestic views of the San Juan Mountains and Palmyra Peak while enjoying authentic French cuisine and libations, all underneath our 40-foot retractable umbrella. Chef Jared Campbell drives a decadent French menu with selections like Specialty Crepes, French Onion Soup, Elk Sausage Cassoulet, and Desserts. Bon Vivant also features fine wine reflecting all the producing regions of France along with Trappist Beers and Hand Crafted Cocktails. Later in the afternoon partake in the “French Underground Après” with music and specials on food, wine & beer. To experience Bon Vivant is to live the good life.
New Orleans Inspired Fare, elevation 11,885 feet
Open Winter Only
Top of the Legendary Plunge Lift (Lift 9) on Telluride Ski Resort
A long time local’s favorite Giuseppe’s provides the perfect stop for a refuel while making laps on Plunge Lift’s legendary terrain. Serving New Orleans inspired fare, Giuseppe’s offers items such as Giant Muffuletta Sandwiches, the iconic Black Bean Sauté, and of course the Crawfish Gumbo. With ample outdoor seating kick back and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or a cold beer while soaking in endless views of the San Juan Range all the way to the La Sal Mountains in Utah.
Burgers, BBQ, and Chili, elevation 10,000 feet
Open Winter Only
Located Under the Village Express (Lift 4) on Telluride Ski Resort
Situated mid-mountain on Misty Maiden, this historic Basque sheep herding ranch serves up mouthwatering burgers, Chuck’s Famous Chili, soups, a variety of fresh salads, and other casual fares. Stop in to the Smokehouse for unbeatable Rotisserie Chicken right off the spit, house-made smoked Pulled Pork sandwiches and real Alligator Ribs. Or kick back and relax with a cocktail on Gorrono's famous beach and listen to live music daily while enjoying the majestic view of Mount Wilson.
SIAM’S TALAY GRILLE
Contemporary Asian Tapas and Seafood, elevation 9,545 feet
Open Summer, Fall & Winter
Slopeside on Sunset Plaza, inside The Inn at Lost Creek
A favorite phrase in Thailand, “Same-Same but Different”
Siam’s Talay Grille, located inside the Inn at Lost Creek, is the sister restaurant to the ever-popular Siam down in the town of Telluride. Talay, meaning seafood in Thai, is the focus of this exquisite menu featuring a rotating selection of flown-in fresh fish complimented by unique house-made sauces. Jeff Badger and his team carry their superb food to Mountain Village presenting a high-end Thai seafood and tapas experience with all the elements that have made the original Siam one of Telluride’s favorite restaurants.
Colorado Comfort Food, elevation 9,540 feet
Open Summer & Winter Only
Slopeside in Heritage Plaza, Mountain Village Core
Paying tribute to Telluride’s rich mining history, Tomboy Tavern takes you back in time with authentic décor like the original Baffle and beautiful hand pounded Zink bar. Located slopeside at the base of Village Express (Lift 4) in Mountain Village. Tomboy Tavern serves up hearty dishes of American Tavern style fare for lunch and dinner. Come in and try delicious appetizers, juicy burgers, or one of their signature creations like the Pork Schnitzel Sandwich & Truffle Fries. An energetic pub atmosphere, over 30 local and domestic beers on tap, and original cocktail list make Tomboy Tavern a favorite for après ski. Tomboy also offers an outside bar, with Mountain Village’s largest heated patio, to create an enjoyable outdoor area year-round.