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Arapahoe Basin's annual Moonlight Dinner Series highlights cuisine from mountain regions of the world, all specially sourced and prepared for these legendary dining experiences. Executive Chef Christopher Rybak brings years of culinary experience and a passion for innovation to our Moonlight Dinner Series at Black Mountain Lodge. The classically-trained chef gathers inspiration from across the globe, and puts his own "A-Basin" spin on traditional flavors. "I love holding these Moonlight Dinners because they challenge me to evolve my culinary creativity," said Rybak, who also serves as the Food and Beverage Director for all on-mountain dining options. Generally held on Saturdays during the full moon cycle, these dinners allow A-Basin guests to experience the mountain in an intimate yet social evening setting, while also enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors.

Dinner Itinerary

  • 6:00 p.m.: Check-in begins in the Winter Sports Building
    * The 6th Alley Bar & Grill will remain open until the lift begins turning for pre-dinner happy hour
  • 6:45-7:00 p.m.: Loading begins on the Black Mountain Express lift
  • 7:00 p.m.: Doors open at Black Mountain Lodge
  • 10:00 p.m.: Dinner service ends; downloading on Black Mountain Express

Our 2016-17 Moonlight Dinners will go on sale October 1, 2016; at that date, dinners may be purchased either online or over the phone.

Please note that because Chef Rybak focuses on sourcing local and sustainable ingredients, menus are flexible and subject to change.

Randonee Dinner - Foods of Latin America

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This randonee dinner kicks off the Moonlight Dinner series. This season, enjoy foods from Latin America. Unlike other Moonlight Dinners, this is not a lift-served event; guests may skin or snowshoe up to Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain and ski or hike down afterward. This is a special dinner that celebrates A-Basin’s 70th Anniversary.

Cost:

$70 plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.

New Year's Eve in the Mountains

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ring in 2017 with a special dinner by Chef Christopher Rybak in a beautiful mountain setting. Celebrate New Year's Eve with New York at 10 p.m. with live music, a glass of champagne, party favors and a balloon drop. A classic dinner with seafood appetizers and entrees of beef and lobster.

This is a lift-serviced only event. Guests are not permitted to snowshoe before or after dinner. For more information please call 888-ARAPAHOE.

Cost:

TBD plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.

A Night in Italy

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Take a culinary journey through the Italian countryside. This is one of our most popular Moonlight Dinners and is sure to sell out, so book your reservation early! Live Music will be provided.

This event is lift-served. Guests are also welcomed to hike or snowshoe to and from mid-mountain.

Cost:

$88 plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.

A Night in Spain

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Travel along the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees for unique, bold flavors of Spain! Live music will be provided by our friends Amanda and Harold from Seattle with Spanish guitar themed influences.

This event is lift-served. Guests are also welcomed to hike or snowshoe to and from mid-mountain.

Cost:

$88 plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.

Foods of the Pacific Rim

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Join us for this special night inspired by regional dishes of Asia! Chef Rybak will take classic flavors from the diverse regions of Japan to Thailand and countries in between. This event is lift-served and will have live music.

This event is lift-served. Guests are also welcomed to hike or snowshoe to and from mid-mountain.

Cost:

$88 plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.

Polynesian Luau Randonee Dinner!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Our second randonee dinner of the season will feature foods of a classic Polynesian Luau. Bring your Hawaiian shirt and watch Hawaiian dancers entertain during the evening. Everyone will receive a lei upon arrival . Unlike other Moonlight Dinners, this is not a lift-served event; guests must skin or snowshoe up to Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain and ski or hike down afterward in the moonlight.

Cost:

$75 plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.

Stay tuned for more information on our special 6th Alley dinners through the season!