On-Mountain Restaurants

Gorrono in Telluride

Gorrono Ranch

Gorrono is a must-stop for lunch when on a ski vacation in Telluride. Located mid-mountain on the Misty Maiden ski run, it is a happy place for many. On a bluebird day, you'll find skiers breaking for lunch or apres ski, playing corn hole and basking in the sun, while families kick back watching their little ones slide down the snow stairs. Musicians play daily to entertain the crowd. 

 

Inside the main restaurant are two levels of seating plus a roaring fire where you can warm up frozen fingers and toes. Food ranges from chili, bbq, burgers and chicken fingers to a salad station to order. For grab-and-go ease, there is a smoke shack and two beverage huts located around the patio. 

 

 

 

Bon Vivant in Telluride

Savoir Faire at Bon Vivant

Bon Vivant is located at the top of Lift 5 and offers jawdropping views along with quality french food. Warm up with a bowl of french onion soup, croque monsieur or a savory crepe. The wine list is completely French and there are cocktails and beers, too. 

Giuseppe's in Telluride

Old School Experience at Giuseppe's

If you yearn for yesteryear and the simple era of day ski areas before the arrival of world-class ski resorts, then prepared to be taken back in time at Giuseppe's. Located near the top of Lift 9, the restaurant is barely bigger than a hut, but what is done within that limited space is nothing short of amazing. Sandwiches, black bean saute, soups and pasta are all prepared for hungry skiers and snowboarders. Snacks, drinks, and a few desserts are also available.

 

Take in the panoramic views from the outdoor area, where you can spy Wilson, Sunshine, the La Sals and more!

Allreds in Telluride

The Grande Dame - Allred's

Enter Allred's and be prepared to receive a full-on assault of the senses. From the breathtaking views to the unbeatable service and delectable food -  it's worth the hefty price tag. Accessed by the gondola at Station San Sophia, Allred's is only open to Telluride Ski and Golf members for lunch. Non-members are welcome for happy hour and dinner. Arrive as early as possible to snatch a seat near the floor-to-ceiling windows that frame awe-inspiring views of the San Juan range. In the summer, it's nice to linger over dessert and watch the alpenglow fall across Ajax.    

 

Alpino Vino in Telluride

Alpino Vino - The Most Coveted Deck on the Mountain

Alpino Vino is located at 11,966 feet near the top of Telluride Ski Resort. Take Lift 14 and ski down See Forever to this European-styled restaurant. Inside, a cozy atmosphere greets patrons complete with a wood-burning stove, stone walls and exposed wood beam ceiling. Lunch options include a charcuterie and cheese platter, marcona almonds, gourmet grilled cheese with tomato soup and a few other sandwiches and salads.

 

The ideal time to visit Alpino Vino is on a clear day when you can stake out a deck table with friends. Pop open champagne, gaze out at Wilson Peak, share some appetizers and revel in the fact that this is a once in a lifetime experience.