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Sam’s, the newly remodeled and rebranded 7,270-square-foot on-mountain restaurant, is Aspen Snowmass’ newest dining experience offering a fine dining atmosphere with a lively ski-in bar culture. This extensive transformation creates a fresh space and experience, with minimal architectural changes and adherence to a modest budget.

The Aspen Skiing Company wanted to create the premier on-mountain dining experience in the snow sports industry by repositioning their former BBQ restaurant, Sam’s Knob at Snowmass, to be a contemporary alpine trattoria.

The dining room is open to the charcuterie kitchen and surrounded by table-to-ceiling glass on the remaining three sides, while a floating wine storage wall casually subdivides the space for a private dining area. A slipper room adjacent to the front door provides guests the opportunity to remove their ski boots and replace them with a comfortable pair of slip-ons before settling into fireside lounge seating while tables clear. Outdoor tables and soft seating gathered around an exterior fireplace fill out the offering from a sunny, southwest facing deck surrounded by mountain peaks.




Snowmass, Colorado

Project Size

7,270 SF

Primary Scope

Architecture and Interior Architecture

Interior Design CCY in collaboration with River+Lime Interiors

Primary Materials

Wood and Metal

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