The Highest Restaurant in North America Is Reopening — and It's Only Accessible By Skis
Reclaiming its title as the highest restaurant in North America

It's not often you can dine at the top of a mountain with 360-degree views of snow-covered peaks, but that's the norm at Il Rifugio, the highest restaurant in North America. But to get there, you'll have to put in a little work. Il Rifugio, meaning "the shelter" in Italian, sits at 12,456 feet above sea level at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The European-style bistro first opened in late 2019 but closed shortly after due to the pandemic. But finally, after years of expansion and renovation, the highly anticipated restaurant is set to reopen in January 2023.

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Evie Carrick
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