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Snowcat Dining Excursions

Passengers unload the snowcat at Powderhouse to enjoy a mountain top dining experience

Back by popular demand! Enjoy this rare opportunity for spectacular views and a unique mountaintop culinary experience by booking a snowcat dining excursion. Guests will enjoy views of the alpenglow over the Needles Mountains from an enclosed snowcat as it ascends the trails on the way to a five-course meal. The only guests in the restaurant will be those who arrive by snowcat, providing an intimate and exciting feel — plus our Executive Chef will create entrees that are sure to impress even the most decadent diners.


Cost$175 per person
includes snowcat ride, dinner, tax & gratuity.
DatesApril 1, 2023
December 10, January 7, February 4 & March 4 – SOLD OUT
Time4:00pm – 9:00pm

February 4th Menu

1st Course

Cold smoked hamachi crudo, with beets, spicy greens and aged goat cheese with a warm lemon vinaigrette.
Paired with: Ridge Vineyard, 2020 Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel

2nd Course  

Foie terrine, pistachio, leek, and apple fig purée
Paired with: Ridge Vineyard, 2021 Ridge Grenache BIanc 

3rd Course

Smoked char sui pork belly steam bun, pickled carrot, onion, and cucumber
Paired with: Ridge Vineyard, 2019 Ridge Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 

4th Course

Tagine spice crusted Lamb rack with Dove Creek mortgage lifter beans 
Paired with: Ridge Vineyard, 2020 Ridge East Bench Zinfandel

5th Course

Pear and Bacon tartan with salted caramel
Paired with: Ridge Vineyard, 2020 Ridge Pagani Zinfandel 

How it Works

Guests meet at the main Purgatory Ticket Office no later than 4:30p to pick up their tickets and will then be directed towards the Beach in front of Purgy’s Restaurant. Guests will see the snowcats pull up to the Beach area between 4:30p and 4:45p. Please allow the snowcats plenty of room to park and do not begin boarding until your operator has checked your ticket and given you permission to board. The excursion will depart at 5:00p and return around 9:00p. 

  • Snowcat arriving at the beach area to taker passengers to Powderhouse for an elegant dinner
  • Guests take photos of the beautiful sunset outside of snowcat
  • Guest unload the snowcat at Powderhouse during a beautiful sunset
  • Chef explains the menu to guest at Powderhouse
  • Employees passing out plates to guests
  • Guests enjoying a handcrafted meal at Powderhouse

The fine print

Terms, Conditions & Refund Policy

  • Reservations are required 48 hours in advance of the day of the dinner excursion. 
  • A minimum of 10 dinner guests is required for each trip.
  • Dining excursions are weather and condition dependent.
  • If weather or mechanical issues arise, Purgatory may choose to cancel and will provide a full refund. Reservations are otherwise non-refundable.
  • For more information call (970) 385-2115

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