Location: Summit / Top of Lenawee Lift
Located at 12,456 feet at the summit of A-Basin, il Rifugio at Snow Plume is the highest-elevation restaurant in North America. Following an extensive renovation, il Rifugio is bigger and better than before. Table service is now offered. No reservations needed.
il Rifugio offers a European-style bistro specializing in wine and charcuterie pairings featuring both imported and local-to-Colorado meats and cheeses. Guests can also enjoy soup, salad, flatbreads, and espresso drinks. This restaurant concept was inspired by the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, reminiscent of the Alps.
We are proud of our sustainability upgrades to Snow Plume. The building has no running water, composting toilets, creates minimal waste, and features the highest solar array in North America on its roof.
Find Il Rifugio at the summit of our lift-served terrain (top of the Beavers, Lenawee, and Zuma Lifts). Guests must be able to ski or ride at least a blue / intermediate run to get down from the restaurant. There is no foot-passenger lift service.
PLEASE NOTE: The Snow Plume Refuge building no longer serves as a warming hut and deck access is for restaurant guests, only. There are bathrooms available at all times but il Rifugio is for paying customers to enjoy; no outside food is allowed.
Ski Season Hours
il Rifugio is now closed for the 2022-'23 season. We will reopen during the 2023-'23 winter season.