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Moonlight Dinners

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 and Executive Chef Christopher Rybak and Chef Clint Ketchum bring extensive culinary experience and passions for creativity to these unique dining events. Chef Ketchum will take your palate on a journey around the world, sourcing the ingredients, spices and recipes that make for a memorable night. Come learn about and enjoy global cuisine! 

Moonlight Dinner Dates for 2019-20

  • December 7: Spain; Randonee Dinner (not lift-served) * SOLD OUT

  • December 31: New Year's Eve in the Mountains * SOLD OUT

  • January 11: Central & South America * SOLD OUT

  • February 8: Pacific Rim * SOLD OUT

  • March 7: Italy * SOLD OUT

  • April 11: Hawaiian Luau; Randonee Dinner (not lift-served) * CANCELLED

All dinner reservations must be booked online in advanced. Sales begin at 8:00 a.m. MST on the Monday dates listed below. Be aware that they sell out fast!

General Moonlight Dinner Itinerary

  • 6:00 p.m.: Check-in begins at the Winter Sports Center. Join us in the 6th Alley Bar & Grill, which 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*

*Only for lift-served dinners. The December 7 and April 11 events do NOT have a lift-served option. You must skin/ski/ride/snowshoe to and from mid-mountain. 

Moonlight Dinner Slideshow

Black Mountain Lodge_Dave Camara
Black Mountain Lodge Interior_Dave Camara
Bridal Party_Brian Kraft
 Ceremony at Black Mountain Lodge_Caroline Colvin
Ceremony Space_Gillespie Photography
Chairlift Ride_Brian Kraft
Couple in Wildflowers_Brian Kraft
Post Ceremony Chairlift_Gillespie Photography

How to Make Your Reservation (Required)

Reservations are required and take place online, ONLY. Sales begin at 8:00 a.m. MST on the Monday roughly one month prior to the dinner (see dates below). We no longer accept bookings by phone and online bookings are limited to 8 per reservation. If you want to book more than 8 per party, you'll need to do separate orders. 

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On-Sale Dates for 2019-20

If you do not make your online reservations on these days, you will not get in! Please see above for actual Moonlight Dinner dates. These are purchase dates. 

  • November 4: Spain; Randonnee Dinner (not lift-served) * SOLD OUT
  • November 4: New Year's Eve in the Mountains * SOLD OUT
  • December 2: Central & South America * SOLD OUT
  • January 6: Pacific Rim * SOLD OUT
  • February 3: Italy * SOLD OUT
  • March 2: Hawaiian Luau; Randonee Dinner (not lift-served) * SOLD OUT

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.

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