The Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner Experience

The Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner Experience

All Inclusive Backcountry Dining 

  • About

    All Inclusive
    The Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner Experience includes trail passes, equipment rentals, guides, a five course dinner, live music, and libations.

    On the evening of the dinner, you will meet your guides at the Crested Butte Nordic Center who will help you select the proper cross country ski or snowshoe equipment if needed, and then organize transportation from the Nordic Center to the trailhead which is a quick five minutes away.  

    In the Backcountry
    Once at the trailhead, your guides will escort you to the Yurt but the more adventurous are welcome to head out to the yurt on their own.  The trail is about a mile and is mostly level with a few rolling hills, taking about 30-45 minutes for beginner skiers and 15-20 minutes for skiers with a bit of experience.  After about a mile, you will see the glow of the warm Yurt which is lit with solar power and heated by a wood burning stove.  

    At the Yurt
    Once in the warmth of the Yurt, your guides will become your servers and offer you specialty cocktails from Crested Butte’s Montanya Distillery, wine selections, specialty non-alcoholic drinks, and beer from Elevation Beer Company.  Live music, performed by local musicians accompanies the meal which is prepared by Chef Josephine Kellet of Creative Catering.  At the end of the night, your servers will guide you back to the trailhead.   

    Request a Reservation
    When you request a reservation, you will receive a phone call within 24 hours Monday through Friday,  confirming the reservation with your payment and answering any questions.

    Host Your Own Yurt Gathering
    The entire Magic Meadows Yurt is available for private rental which includes snowmobile support, setup, and cleanup.  We can also recommend a caterer.

  • Calendar

    5 p.m. – Convene at the Crested Butte Nordic Center
    6 p.m. – Arrive at the Magic Meadows Yurt
    6:30 p.m. – Hors D’oeuvres are served

    21 Solstice
    23 Waxing Gibbous
    26 Full Moon
    31 New Year’s Eve*

    16 Crested Butte Nordic Team Fundraiser 6 p.m.

    6 Waning Crescent
    14 Valentine’s Day
    20 Waxing Gibbous
    27 Waning Gibbous

    5 Waning Crescent
    12 Waxing Crescent
    19 Sat Waxing Gibbous

    *New Year’s Eve Dinner- Join us for a New York New Year’s (10 p.m. celebration) and you can still make it back to town for a Crested Butte New Year’s celebration at your favorite establishment.  Doors at 6:30, dinner at 7:00 p.m.  Adults only ($150/person).

  • Menu

    Select Wines – Elevation Brewing Company Beer – Montanya Rum Cocktails – Non-Alcoholic Cocktails


    Hors D’oeuvres beginning at 6 p.m.
    Chef’s selection of small bites to amuse the palate.


    Plated Dinner Beginning at 6:30

    House Salad
    Seasonal ingredients freshly prepared.


    Rotating Soup Selections
    Butter nut squash, roasted red bell pepper bisque, tuscan white bean
    (all soups are gluten free and vegetarian).


    Entrée Selections

    Bistro Steak
    Angus choice tender, sliced with demi glace brown sauce, roasted carrots and parsnip mashed potatoes.

    Encrusted Filet of Salmon
    Fresh herbs coat organic Norwegian salmon and topped with lemon aioli, with creamy polenta and vegetable medley.

    Boneless duck breast served with dried cherry sauce, wild rice pilaf and fresh vegetables.

    Winter Risotto
    Creamy Arborio rice cooked with aromatics and vegetable broth, selected wild mushrooms and truffle oil finish this dish with seasonal vegetables.


    Save room for our enticing desserts!

  • Request a Reservation

    Adults – $125
    Children – $75
    One time CB Nordic passholder discounted dinner – $90
    Equipment, passes, guides, food, libations, live music, and gratuity are all included.

    Within 24 hours (M-F) of your reservation request you will receive an email invoice for your reservation. We ask that you confirm your reservation by paying the invoice online, with a credit card, within 24 of receiving it.  If you do not pay within 24 hours, we will no longer be able to hold your spot. Thank you for your understanding.

    Cancellation Policy
    All reservation cancellations incur a $10 per person cancellation fee to cover reservation costs that CB Nordic incurs.

    More than 2 Weeks Out
    Reservations cancelled more than two weeks out will be refunded.  Cancellation fee applies.

    Less than 2 Weeks Out
    Reservations canceled less than two weeks out and more than 48 hours out will be refunded ONLY if the reservation can be re-booked. Cancellation fee applies.

    Less than 48 Hours Out
    Cancellations made less than 48 hours out will not be refunded.

    Request a Reservation