Lynn Britt Cabin (On-Mountain)
Snowmass skiers seeking a cosy lunch spot similar to Cloud Nine need only park their skis (or boards) at Lynn Britt Cabin, a log cabin once used by miners.
“Lynn Britt Cabin is the best restaurant in the Valley,” says Grant Griffiths, an Australian entrepreneur who comes to Aspen every year for weeks at a time, and has tried out all the top spots in town. He recently enjoyed a leisurely lunch there with a group of friends, who filled up on such Rocky Mountain specialities as elk green chilli and polenta fries, or venison shepherd’s pie, paired with several bottles of fine wine; Grant loves the cabin’s “Expensive Sandwich” of sliced beef sirloin Chateau, demi-shallots, truffled cheese served with sweet potato fries (not too exorbitant at $18). On Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays, Lynn Britt is open for dinners accompanied by live music (expect people to don cowboy hats and dance), and it can be rented for parties. You need to book in advance for dinner, and take a snowcat to get there, so dress warmly!