If you ride the gondola up, walk in; if you’ve skied over, slip out of your boots and put on some complimentary footwear in the changing area that will make your feet as satisfied as your eyes and mouth will be. The view from this 13,000 square-foot restaurant whose awe-inspiring vistas of the Gore Mountain Range competes with its vaulted ceiling and welcoming fireplace are the second greatest draw to The 10th.
For 7 years, their modern Alpine cuisine has been heavenly consumption at 10,000 feet. A gondola ride from the base of the Look Ma run at Mid-Vail takes you to a place where chicken and pheasant are among the most popular dining choices. Although non-skier (foot passenger) traffic for lunch requires a scenic ride ticket or purchase of the Lift & Lunch dining package, you’ll not have to add the cost of the ride to your day’s budget, the price of that ticket is credited to your lunch check. Their signature drink, hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream is available from 11AM – 3 PM during ski season, and in Summer on weekends. Let’s just say it’s worth the trip.