The Tenth

American in Vail

And you thought ski-lodge fare had to be tasteless frozen burgers and microwaved nachos. No longer: the Tenth ratchets up Vail's ski-in, ski-out dining up a notch, with a smorgasbord of gourmet alpine cuisine. Think porcini and Colorado bass, elk chili with goat cheese and Spatzle with pork bratwurst. Or you could just have a brick-oven pizza.

If you're in a hurry to get back on the slopes, opt for the express menu in the lounge. Reservations recommended.