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Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro

113 reviews
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$50 and over
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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European, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(970) 923-8715
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Johnston
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Cross street
Top of Cloud Nine ski lift
Banquet, Beer, Dancing, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 113 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Moni (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

It was everything it said it would be.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Great, over priced

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018


OpenTable Diner (Monaco)
5.0  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)

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Maybe the best dining experience in Aspen!

mamatx (El Paso)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  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.

CaaR (Denver)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  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