I enjoy skiing and snowboarding at A-Basin so much I bought a hat. So it’s no surprise that on an early-season weeknight, bored out of my mind, I would cruise arapahoebasin.com searching for any info on when new terrain will open.
Knowing full well that winter needs to really arrive in order for more of Arapahoe Basin to open, I piddled around and instead came across information on the Black Mountain Lodge Full Moon Snowshoe Dinner Series.
Once a month in February, March and April (of 2010), Black Mountain Lodge will open its doors after dusk for themed cuisine, booze to match and live entertainment. I’m always a fan of earning my burgers, chocolate and cheese with runs and other types of aerobic activity, but the Snowshoe Dinner Series holds a different magic.
Snowshoes in hand, diners ride the Exhibition Lift to the Black Mountain Lodge. After an evening of music and fine cuisine, the whole lot snowshoes dinner away with a hike to the base (under a nearly full moon, of course).
A similar summer affair, with a sunset wildflower hike and gourmet cuisine, took place in July after last winter’s snowshoe dinner sold out. We’ll be buying our tickets early and taking pictures. What’s in the queue?
February 27, 2010: Dinner in the Dolomites, featuring food from Northern Italy
March 27, 2010: Under a Fiji Full Moon, showcasing Asian flavors
April 24, 2010: A Night in the French Alps with classic French entrees and cheeses
For more info, visit the Arapahoe Basin Dinner Snowshoe Series page.
Photos in this post courtesy David Watson. http://watsonphoto.com