Enjoy a memorable evening with your loved ones while riding our enclosed snowcat to the Powderhouse, then savor a gourmet 5-course dinner, paired with beer or wine. Book your scenic dining experience today!
A handcrafted five-course dining experience at 9,000 feet.
Back by popular demand! Enjoy this rare opportunity for spectacular views and a unique mountaintop culinary experience by booking a Snowcat Dinner 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.
The dinner begins with mulled wine or champagne while guests are allowed time to socialize and select their seats. Guests will then savor a sophisticated five-course tasting menu, complete with beverage pairings from our wine or beer partners.
Snowcat Dining Excursions:
$175 per person
Minimum 10 people Limited space available.
December 10, 2022, January 7, 2023, February 4, 2023, March 4, 2023, April 1, 2023 These dates allow you to experience the mountain by the light of a full moon.
Guests meet at the Purgatory Snowcat Adventures Office (Located in the Main Purgatory Plaza) no later than 4:30pm to pick up their tickets and will then be directed towards the Purgatory Beach area in front of Purgy’s Restaurant. Guests will see the snowcats pull up to the Beach area between 4:30pm and 4:45pm. 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 5:00pm and return around 9:00pm.
Purgatory Snowcat Adventures RNDC / DAOU Vineyards Snowcat Dinner Excursion for January 7th, 2023
First Course Shrimp Profiterole Paired with Sauvignon Blanc Paso Robles 2021
Second Course Beef Carpaccio Paired with Sequentis Reserve Merlot 2013
Third Course Smoked Elk Tenderloin, Croquettes, Maple Apple Reduction Paired with “Bodyguard” Red Blend 2019
Fourth Course Pear & Bruelled Bleu Enslade Paired with Reserve Chardonnay Willow Creek District
Dessert Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Bacon Tart Paired with Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2021
The fine print
Terms: $175 per person, including snowcat ride, dinner, tax, and gratuity. Dinner menus will be available for viewing online 2 weeks prior to each dinner. 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.