The Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner Experience

The Magic Meadows Yurt

Dinner Experience

Gourmet Backcountry Dining 

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    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 Butteā€™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 Tim Eggelhof.  One of the most highly regarded chefs in Crested Butte today, Tim Egelhoff has received critical acclaim for his signature Colorado Inspired Cuisine, a style which reintroduces classic European techniques using American artisanal products, local and organic produce and is driven by the dramatic seasons.  At the end of the night, your servers will guide you back to the trailhead.   

    Adults – $135
    Children – $85
    Equipment, passes, guides, food, libations, live music, and gratuity are all included.

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    Private Gatherings

    A One-of-a-Kind Venue
    The Magic Meadows Yurt is a perfect venue for a private party whether it is for a business, a birthday, or a gathering with friends and family.  The Yurt can comfortably seat 40 people and accommodate more if sitting room is not a priority.

    How It Works
    For private gatherings, we light the wood stove ahead of your event to warm the Yurt and provide a staff member to assist with logistics, clean-up, dishes, and snowmobile transportation of equipment.  You are welcome to use the Yurt dishes and kitchen or we can recommend a caterer for your gathering.  Trail passes for all members of your party are included in the cost of the Yurt rental.  Equipment rentals are not included.

    Equipment Rental and Passes
    All members of your party must be wearing trail passes and have cross country ski or snowshoe equipment to reach the Yurt.  Stop by the Nordic Center the day of your gathering to pick up equipment and passes.

    Cost: $1,000

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellations made more than two weeks in advance will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee. 
    Cancellations made less than 2 weeks before your event will be refunded 50%.

    Reservations for the 2017/2018 season are not yet open.


  • Backcountry Bistro >>>

    Backcountry Bistro

    Welcome to the Backcountry Bistro!
    We serve organic and gluten-free pastries, treats, teas, fruit and soup, as well as local coffee, delicious pie, hot chai and refreshing libations with a warm fire, sunny deck and local hospitali-tea every Sunday from 10-2 at the Magic Meadows Yurt, on the Nordic trail system. 

    The Bistro is hosted by CB Nordic, and sponsored by Mountain Oven Organic Bakery, First Ascent Coffee,Two Leaves and a Bud, and Bhakti Chai. 

    Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    2017 December 18, January 1, 8,15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19

    Our Magic Meadows yurt is located approximately one mile from town, just north of Peanut Lake, on the Nordic Trail System. There are two trail heads located on Peanut Lake Road, with parking and trail head signs accessing our groomed Nordic Trail System. Skis, snowshoes and trail passes are required to reach the yurt. Walking and biking are prohibited on these Nordic trails. The yurt is located on the Inner Magic Meadows Trails which are accessed by the Beaver Trail and the Peanut Lake Trail to the South, or the Pooches Paradise trail to the North. All trails are marked.