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Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro

4.6
4.6
125 Reviews
$50 and over
European
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

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    European, American

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (970) 923-8715

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Johnston

  • Private party facilities

    Riding in a open-snowcat to Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro with your closest friends and family is an experience you will never forget! Private dinners have an 18 person minimum and can be booked in advance through Eva Pekkala.

  • Private party contact

    Eva Pekkala: (970) 300-7681

  • Neighborhood

    Aspen

  • Cross street

    Top of Cloud Nine ski lift

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Dancing, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 125 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. S

    Spyderrss

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    They were kind enough to change our reservation from first seating to second seating, and told us they would put us in a closed room, which we were happy. We ended up in the middle of the place without knowing what was going to happen. Incredible experience, though our electric grill was brought to our table minutes before the first song. We were transferred outside after we just walked out. Would have appreciated experiencing the food more and told not to order what we did as they were not going to get it on time for us for the “tradition”. Hence, serving is too short for the party experience.
  2. l

    liketoeat2014

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    * champagne 'rain' w/DJ party starts in the afternoon, w/ people standing/dancing on tables. if you want to stay 'dry', sit on the smaller back room side (but you'll still hear/see the party) * steak tartare, charcuterie and fondues--and champagne rule the day! * this place is on the Aspen Highlands mountain--great views, and you'll need to be at least an Intermediate-level skier to access
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Cloud Nine. The views are breathtaking.
  4. E

    Erics

    West Palm Beach

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cloud 9 is a must go to for anyone skiing in Aspen!!!
  5. C

    Cook

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent! The atmosphere was lively and most of the staff was great. Some of the crowd seemed a bit pretentious... It was a nice break from the snow. Not your typical on the mountain restaurant.
  6. j

    jb8s

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It’s an experience
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Awesome experience
  9. MM

    MikeM

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great crazy experience that you would expect at the 2 pm seating at Cloud 9. It’s a great fun experience.
  10. P

    Polilla

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2018

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    You could not describe it!!!!! Totally worth it! We had a blast
  11. NS

    NaomiS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the champagne
  12. M

    Mule

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely perfect! We ordered the Tomahawk ribeye which was unbelievably delicious and the cloud 9 experience is simply the best apres ski.
  13. SS

    SanjaS

    Naples

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time there and we love it. If we ski in Aspen/Snowmass we love to eat here. Fun way to eat and nice staff!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great experience! Great service! Best music!
  15. AG

    AGC02554

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an A++ experience from the food to wine, service, ambiance, and on...
  16. M

    Moni

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was everything it said it would be.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great, over priced
  18. M

    marianaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monaco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2018

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    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)
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2018

    overall2food5service4ambience4
    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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Really bad and expensive experience... will never come back and will never tell anyone to go there neither
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Maybe the best dining experience in Aspen!
  24. m

    mamatx

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is as delicious as it is fun. Two thumbs up. Ricardo took excellent care of us!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Skip the food, which was good but overpriced, and ski straight into the apres outside.
  26. A

    Albert

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2017

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    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.
  27. CR

    CaaR

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    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.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2017

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Its very overrated and over priced the food wasn't good at all. The location and mountain views are spectacular
  29. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Epic time - really enjoyed the overall experience. Cloud Nine is a must.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Frankfurt

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2017

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    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
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2017

    overall4food1service3ambience5
    Good thing you don't go for the food, As it is terrible. But otherwise, what a ball.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    High Attitude Champagne Spray! Lovely Staff, Terriffic Energy - celebration of the bubbly side of Life!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent, as usual ! Table was ready, very kind staff, excellent food !
  34. C

    Chrissa

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2017

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    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!
  35. K

    Keri

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    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.
  36. CM

    ChuckM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2017

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Olga was a bit snippy and condescending. She made our group feel as if we weren't good enough to be there.
  38. CL

    ChristinaL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best mountain bistro there is!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!

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Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Top of Cloud Nine ski lift

  • Neighborhood

    Aspen

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    European, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Johnston

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Dancing, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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