• • Cross-Country Skiing
    • Mountain Gourmet Lunches
    • Ski to Dinner by Miner's Light
    • Sleigh Rides and Snowshoes
  • Pine Creek Cookhouse is
    Located at the Base of the
    Spectacular Elk Mountain Range
  • Snowshoe and Cross-Country
    Ski Rentals, Lessons
    and Guided Tours
  • Mountain Gourmet Lunches at
    the Base of the Spectacular
    Elk Mountain Range
  • A Stunning and Memorable
    Setting for Your
    Outdoor Aspen Wedding
  • Celebrate Your Next
    Aspen Private Event at a
    Unique and Special Venue
  • Exquisite Gourmet
    Lunches and Dinners
    in an Amazing Setting

Winter Hours of Operation:

– LUNCH –
Two Lunch Seatings, 7 days a week
11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.


– DINNER –
Open for dinner everyday, except Tuesday.
Arrive at the Ashcroft Nordic Ski Center no later than 6:30pm for ski and sleigh departures.

For Winter Season reservations,
call us at (970) 925-1044.


Aspen’s legendary restaurant, the Pine Creek Cookhouse, is nestled at the base of the Elk Mountains.

Alpine gourmet food featuring wild game and fresh fish is brought to life with organic, locally-sourced ingredients. From field to stream our chefs prepare cuisine made from scratch every day. Join us for lunch or dinner.

Ski, Snowshoe, and Sleigh Rides

An Aspen tradition. A nighttime, guided cross country ski or snowshoe tour by miner’s light, or sleigh ride to the Pine Creek Cookhouse. During the day, explore 35 kilometers of groomed trails at the base of the spectacular Elk Mountain Range. Hearty gourmet lunches served daily.

Pine Creek Cookhouse at Ashcroft

The Pine Creek Cookhouse is located at the base of the spectacular Elk Mountain Range, serving exquisite gourmet lunches and dinners. Dinner is an Aspen tradition with an adventurous guided cross-country ski or snowshoe tour to the restaurant. The romantic sleigh ride is unique.

Private Events and Weddings
The Pine Creek Cookhouse welcomes groups of all sizes and hosts a variety of private functions including weddings, luncheons, barbecues, and corporate events. Enjoy healthy lunches on the sunny deck, wild game and fresh seafood as the sun goes down.
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