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Moonlight Dinner Series

Moonlight Dinner Series

Arapahoe Basin's annual Moonlight Dinner Series highlights cuisine from mountain regions of the world. These dining experiences are held at the beautiful Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain, and include a four-course buffet-style dining experience and live entertainment.

Food and Beverage Director Christopher Rybak welcomes Executive Chef Steven Vlass, who brings extensive culinary experience and a passion for creativity to these unique dining events. Chef Vlass will take your palate on a journey around the world, sourcing the ingredients, spices and recipes that make for a memorable night. "These dinners are a night for everyone attending to enjoy and to be educated about global cuisine," said Chef Vlass.


General Dinner Itinerary

  • 6:00 p.m.: Check-in begins in the Winter Sports Center
    * The 6th Alley Bar & Grill will remain open until the lift begins turning for 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*

*These times are for lift-served dinners only.


Cancellation Policy

Moonlight Dinner reservations are NON-REFUNDABLE. A-Basin Moonlight Dinners will take place in any weather conditions, so please keep an eye on the forecast and plan accordingly.


New On-Sale Dates for 2018-19

Please note that we are changing the way we sell our Moonlight Dinners for the 2018-19 season. Pay attention to the on-sale dates below; all dinner sales begin at 8:00 a.m. MST.


Saturday, December 1, 2018
Randonee Dinner - Taste of Africa

This randonee dinner kicks off the Moonlight Dinner series with a new theme! Come experience new flavors as we explore a diverse continent rich in culture and flavor. This dinner will feature live entertainment.

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.

Cost: $85 per person plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.


Monday, December 31, 2018
New Year's Eve in the Mountains

Ring in 2019 with a special dinner by Chef Steven Vlass in a beautiful mountain setting. Celebrate New Year's Eve with New York at 10:00 p.m. with live music, a glass of champagne, party favors and a balloon drop. A New Year celebration to remember with lobster, filet mignon, and other delicious offerings.

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

Cost: $125 per person plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.


Saturday, January 19, 2019
Taste of Italy

This Dinner is SOLD OUT.  Please call 1-888-Arapahoe if you have questions. ​​

Take a culinary journey through the Italian countryside at our most popular Moonlight Dinners. This event will have live music/entertainment.

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

Cost: $95 per person plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.


Saturday, February 23, 2019
Taste of Spain

ON SALE JANUARY 20 at 8:00 a.m.

Buy this dinner

Explore the diverse influences across Spain, from the coast to the Pyrenees. This event will have live music/entertainment.

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

Cost: $95 per person plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.


Saturday, March 23, 2019
Taste of France

ON SALE FEBRUARY 24 at 8:00 a.m.

Buy this dinner

Enjoy the deep culinary traditions of France at this popular dinner, celebrating classic techniques with our chef's personal touches. This event will have live music/entertainment.

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

Cost: $95 per person plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.


Saturday, April 20, 2019
Randonee Dinner - Hawaiian Luau

ON SALE MARCH 24 at 8:00 a.m.

Buy this dinner

Our second randonee dinner of the season will feature foods of a classic Luau. The Hawaiian culture is filled with fascinating customs, music, legends, and - most importantly - incredible food. This dinner features live entertainment from a Hawaiian dance troupe, so you may also learn some new moves!

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: $85 per person plus tax
Adult (ages 13+), price includes gratuity. Cash bar.

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