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
      Friday 23rd 32%
      Monday 26th 10%
      Tuesday 27th 5%
      Thursday 29th 0.10%
      Friday 30th 0.50%
      Saturday 31st 3%
      Saturday 4th 48%
      Saturday 11th 100%
      Tuesday 14th 90%
      Saturday 18th 58%
      Saturday 25th 3%
      Saturday 4th 33%
      Saturday 11th 97%

  • 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

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

    December 23rd SOLD OUT

    December 26th

    December 27th SOLD OUT

    December 29th SOLD OUT

    December 30th SOLD OUT

    New Year’s Eve SOLD OUT
    A New York New Year’s (10 p.m. celebration)
    Doors at 6:30, dinner at 7:00 p.m.  Adults only. ($150/person).

    February 4th

    February 10th

    February 11th SOLD OUT

    February 14th SOLD OUT

    February 18th SOLD OUT

    February 25th SOLD OUT

    March 4th SOLD OUT

    March 11th SOLD OUT

    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.