Legendary Mountain Dining Located 11 miles outside Aspen at the base of the Elk Mountain range the Ashcroft Ski Touring cross-country area has over 35 km of groomed trails. At the heart of the area, the Pine Creek Cookhouse is the premier Aspen dining experience for cross-country skiers, snowshoers, nature lovers and gourmands. Originally built in 1971 and destroyed by fire in April 2003, the Pine Creek Cookhouse—spectacularly re-created as an authentic log cabin of native Colorado logs— once again delights diners with unique mountain gourmet cuisine. Guests leave their cars behind at the historic Ghost Town of Ashcroft to cross country ski, snowshoe, or ride the horse drawn sleigh to the Cookhouse. For lunch, skiers enjoy freshly made soup or Wild Game Sherpa stew along with our infamous Smoked Rocky Mountain Trout. At dinner, take a guided ski adventure by miner’s light or a romantic sleigh ride to the Cookhouse. Enjoy such legendary traditions as Elk, Buffalo, Wild Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Vegetarian and Vegan delights. Serving lunch daily 11:45am and 1:45pm dinner nightly arrival time 6:30 p.m. to ski or sleigh to the Cookhouse
Gift Certificates Gift certificates for lunch or dinner at the Pine Creek Cookhouse or a day of skiing at Ashcroft Ski Touring make great gifts for any occasion. To purchase yours please call 970.925.1044.