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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.

CCY Architects interior redesign SAMS Snowmass
Sams Snowmass CCY Architects on mountain experience
CCY Architects Sams Snowmass Interior design




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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