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About Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro is a ski-in/ski-out, cozy European style cabin, a legendary restaurant on top of Aspen Highlands. With views of the iconic Maroon Bells, dining here is a bucket-list worthy experience.

Lunch service feels like a slice of Switzerland in the Rocky Mountains with layered helpings of fondue and raclette as well as steak tartare, caviar and delectable daily specials. The wine list includes an ever-changing array of international varieties and fine Champagne. For dessert: strudel, anyone?

At the top of the Cloud Nine Ski lift, we are a ski-in, ski-out restaurant.
Join us every Wednesday and Thursday night for our public open-snowcat dinners! Seating is limited to 40 guests, and has an 18 person minimum. To learn more please visit our website at https://www.aspensnowmass.com/our-mountains/aspen-highlands/dining/snowcat-dinners-at-cloud-nine

Aspen Highlands Mountain
Top of Cloud 9 Lift
Aspen, CO 81611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Top of Cloud Nine ski lift

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 923-8715

Website:
http://www.aspensnowmass.com/our-mountains/aspen-highlands/dining/cloud-nine-alpine-bistro

Executive Chef:
Michael Johnston

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Dancing, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Hot Spot (4)
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Creative Cuisine (2)
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Authentic (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food! Great experience! Great service! Best music!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always an A++ experience from the food to wine, service, ambiance, and on...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

It was everything it said it would be.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great, over priced

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Monaco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Cloud Nine is an absolute must when in Aspen. Book the 2pm seating 30 days out to guarantee a spot. We booked it two days in a row. First day we hit the mountain runs and the second we hiked the bowl and went directly to cloud 9 from there, but be sure to leave yourself plenty of time. Order food if you plan to drink more than 1 or 2 drinks as they wont serve you without ordering food because of the liability which makes complete sense. The music and crowd gets super rowdy by the last 45 mins or so. We danced on chairs to some classic hits and sprayed veuve everywhere it was epic!! friends of ours were recently engaged at the top of the mountain and the restaurant manager gave our group a bottle of champagne to enjoy. highly suggest going-- it was an incredible apres experience!! (Cost$$-- food for 6 and 3 bottles of Veuve and a couple of beers split between 6 people came to about $130 USD each)

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food and service were great, but if you can not get the second seating it is not worthwile. Our reservation was for the first seating and were rushed to eat and leave the table.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Really bad and expensive experience... will never come back and will never tell anyone to go there neither

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 8, 2018

A must for anyone who has not been who travels to Aspen. I can’t put in words how much fun we had. Worth every penny.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Maybe the best dining experience in Aspen!

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 (El Paso)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This place is as delicious as it is fun. Two thumbs up. Ricardo took excellent care of us!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Skip the food, which was good but overpriced, and ski straight into the apres outside.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 6, 2017

This review won't matter because I understand that Cloud 9 is the most profitable restaurant owned by the Aspen Ski Company and it's nearly impossible to get a reservation during the season, especially for the ever lively 2 PM seating which becomes a bacchanalian festival reminiscent of the movie "Caligula." I mean seriously, when people start spraying $125 bottles of Verve Cliquot around the room, you know there's too much money in the world. The food is good -- not great and seriously, $49 plus tax and service for a quinoa salad or bowl of pasta bolognese is pretty outrageous. However, it's not the food people come for. It's the jaw dropping, spectacular setting of the mountains in the backdrop of this Swiss inspired restaurant. In the "old days" the party thing seemed spontaneous... for 15 minutes at the end of the meal, suddenly the music got cranked up and everybody went crazy dancing on tables and chairs. Now there is an anticipation and almost expectation that this is going to happen and the restaurant orchestrates it especially with the new sophisticated sound system throughout the restaurant and the longer playlist of songs...always the same mix of party favorites I might add. THE TRUTH is that if you are with the right group and have had enough to drink, THIS IS A FUN TIME for sure. But you will pay through the nose for it. AND, be sure to check you bill. We had a mistake on our and somehow I don't feel like it was all that accidental.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Very disappointed with our meal. Had waited a long time to eat here. Fondue was decent, but soup was not very good, call it Campbell's. Salmon flavorless. Raclette was imitation. way overpriced. Will not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Its very overrated and over priced the food wasn't good at all. The location and mountain views are spectacular

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Epic time - really enjoyed the overall experience. Cloud Nine is a must.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on March 13, 2017

when we orderd the first bottle of champagne we were forced to order some food as well (although we asked before, if it's ok just to have some drinks - and that was answered with a "yes") - when we wanted to order the second bottle of champagne, we were not allowed to!
very strange

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Good thing you don't go for the food,
As it is terrible. But otherwise, what a ball.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Berlin)·Dined on March 6, 2017

High Attitude Champagne Spray!
Lovely Staff, Terriffic Energy - celebration of the bubbly side of Life!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Excellent, as usual ! Table was ready, very kind staff, excellent food !

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2017

The restaurant is great and lots of fun, but you have to make a reservation on the 2pm slot. Otherwise is a packed, overcrowded restaurant with overrated really horrible-horrible food! Our party of four were all sick afterwards from their food. And really overpriced!! Maybe you should try the raclette.. we didn't try that. Other than that is a fun place!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2017

This was our second time eating at Cloud-9 and the food was average and very over priced - but I guess they can charge more because they are on the mountain. We had a noon reservation, but if you can get a 2pm reservation I'm told this is better because there is a DJ at that time. If you can't get the 2pm reservation I would recommend to eat someplace else on the mountain.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Our group was unaware of the options that they offered for lunch. We still wanted to enjoy The remaining part of the afternoon on the slopes so we did not want to eat too much. When we ordered small portions and did not have bottle service the waitress had a real attitude towards us and was very unfriendly. She made several rude comments to our group like we did not belong there. We will never go back there to eat but rather maybe have a drink outside on the deck.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Olga was a bit snippy and condescending. She made our group feel as if we weren't good enough to be there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

The lunch we had at Cloud Nine was as good, fun, energetic and full of atmosphere as we had expected and wanted it to be. A definitive must in Aspen if you want a lunch in a place like the ones you're sometimes lucky to find in the Alps, but that you hardly ever find in US skiing areas.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Best mountain bistro there is!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Cloud Nine might just be the best lunch in the ski business! So fun, so beautiful 😍 add a gass of champagne and it's easily the best time you'll have at the Highlands (well, except the Bowl with pow). "Ski in Dance out" is the motto ... it's a good one. We can not wait to go again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Loved celebrating my bday at Cloud Nine! Extremely fun, upbeat and hilarious!! Great lunch, happy time!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2017

THE mid-mountain experience. Great food, wine and party atmosphere for lunch (watch out for the Veuve). The T-shirts say it best: "Ski In, Party out".
Gourmet dining with transportation by sno-cat for dinner.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Lives up to its reputation! One of a kind gem. Pre and apres ski. Ski in ski out only...not for the beginner skier. We sat in the back room which had an amazing view but all the action is in the main room. We missed out on the fun. Until next time!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Scenic View, People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Could I give it 6 stars? Absolutely delightful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

The early seatings are quiet. Late seatings are rowdy, so if if you go after 1:30pm, do not expect a quite meal. Portions are large.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The most fun place to have lunch in Aspen. The food and service are impeccable. And the people watching and dancing is a blast!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2017

If you want to get a little rowdy, get there at 2 PM. They crank the music up and everyone gets wild. Expect champagne showers!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Second time at Cloud 9 in a few years, and it just keeps getting better!! A truly memorable way to end an Aspen vacation. Will be back again soon I hope!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Always FUNNNNNN !!! And delicious !!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

So much fun! In the mountains, delicious food, very lively, and a great staff! An experience like no other! Going back!

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fun, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Absolute blast! My husband and his friends randomly walked in to Cloud 9 a couple years ago for après ski, totally stumbling onto an awesome party at 3:00 in the afternoon. So when we planned a Snowmass couples ski trip this year, Cloud 9 was a must. Reading the other reviews was helpful, 2:00 reservation is key. If you go for the 12:00 reservation, you won't be disappointed by the food, drinks and view, you just won't get to p-a-r-t-y. My girlfriend and I stopped in early at 1:30 for our 2:00 reservation (low season during the week so it wasn't super busy) and ordered some amazing pâté, beef tartare and great wine before the rest of the party arrived. If cost is a concern, it is slightly overpriced, but you're at 10,000' enjoying an amazing view and eating "fit-for-foodies" food. The rest of the group arrived for raclette, fondue and a couple (or 3) bottles of Veuve. Because it was early season, the main room wasn't full, but the few groups present danced like it was! Our servers were so much fun, knowledgeable and honored our crazy song requests. Cant' think of a better party - great friends, super yummy food, awesome sound system, drinking (and spraying) bubbles all at 10,000 feet!

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 11, 2016

The view speaks for itself, absolutely amazing and the best black truffle risotto ever!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 10, 2016

We had the best time at Cloud 9 on closing day. The service was great, everyone was friendly. It's worth it, don't forget a reservation!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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