The Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner Experience

The Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner Experience

Gourmet 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 Tim Eggelhof.  At the end of the night, your servers will guide you back to the trailhead.   

    Adults – $135
    Children – $85
    One time CB Nordic Member discounted dinner – $100
    Equipment, passes, guides, food, libations, live music, and gratuity are all included.

    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


    December Day Date Full Moon
    Saturday 23rd 23%
    Tuesday 26th 52%
    Wednesday 27th 62%
    Friday 29th 82%
    Saturday 30th 90%
    Sunday 31st 97%
    Tuesday 2nd 100%
    Wednesday 3rd 98%
    Friday 12th 18%
    Saturday 3rd 89%
    Saturday 10th 25%
    Wednesday 14th 2%
    Saturday 17th 3%
    Friday 23rd 52%
    Saturday 24th 64%
    Saturday 3rd 98%
    Saturday 10th 41%
    Saturday 17th 1%

  • Menu

    Rotating Soups

    Leek and parsnip with almonds and black pepper cream

    Potato leek with apple

    Tortilla soup with black beans

    Celery soup with bacon croutons, lemon oil

    Spinach Salad

    Cracked toasted hazelnuts, oranges, wheat berries, honey/balsamic



    Beef Tenderloin
    pureed potatoes, local seasonal vegetables, sauce au-poivre, fried tobacco onions.
    Roasted Boneless Quail 
    filled with herbed chicken mousseline, brown butter/barley/sage/corn pilaf, local seasonal vegetables, wild apricot glaze.

    Olive Oil Seared Salmon
    wasabi potatoes, salmon bacon,  citrus ponzu sauce, and cucumber noodles.

    “Scallopine” of Portobello Mushroom
    thin slices of roasted portobello breaded and sautéed crispy, served with browned butter/sage and barley pilaf, tomato sauce, with braised winter greens, onions and mushrooms.

  • Reservations

    Winter 2017/2018 reservations are now open.

    Please click on the date below of the dinner that you would like to reserve.

    December 23

    December 26

    December 27

    December 29

    December 30

    New Year’s Eve

    January 2

    January 3

    January 12

    February 3

    February 10

    February 14

    February 17

    February 23

    February 24

    March 3

    March 10

    March 17

    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.