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Black Mountain Lodge

Black Mountain Lodge

Location: Mid-Mountain Lodge

Black Mountain Lodge (aka BML) is our mid-mountain restaurant featuring house-smoked BBQ, bison stew, hearty salads, and other delicious favorites. On nice days, the BML deck--with beautiful views of the East Wall--is THE place to enjoy a hot drink or award-winning bloody Mary (bacon or regular?).

Located at the top of the Black Mountain Express Lift and accessible from all parts of the mountain, BML is a great meeting spot for skiers and riders of varying ability levels. Stay tuned for the winter 2021-22 menu and operating hours. 

You may access BML as a foot passenger on the Black Mountain Express Lift. 

The 2021-22 winter season is Arapahoe Basin's 75th anniversary!

Black Mountain Lodge opened in 2007, replacing the beloved but aging Midway Barbecue. Midway opened not long after Ralston Purina acquired A-Basin in 1978 and began funding significant infrastructure upgrades. Jon Reveal was the ski area manager at the time. He got into an argument with his food and beverage director, Robert Miller, who claimed he could "make a gallon of money if he could put a little barbecue at the top of the mountain ... He could take the soup up the chairlift."

Reveal was against it, but it happened anyway. "[Miller] made more money on the first weekend at Midway than we did at the base. No cash register. I think he put the money in a cigar box. It was right out of hippiedom -- how to run a business. It was so successful I probably started telling people it was my idea." The following season, outdoor seating was added and the little "beach" at Midway was created. The rest is history.

Ski Season Hours

Daily for lunch, 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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