Snippets from our neighbors in Summit
BRECKENRIDGE — Breckenridge Ski Resort recently opened the brand-new Pioneer Crossing restaurant, a 490-seat on-mountain establishment located at the top of the Independence SuperChair on Peak 7.
“The opportunity to offer on-mountain dining of this magnitude to guests on this side of the resort is something we’ve been looking forward to for some time,” said John Buhler, vice president and chief operating officer of Breckenridge Ski Resort, in a statement. “The Peak 6 and Peak 7 experience will be dramatically elevated for our guests with the combination of tremendous terrain and a state-of-the-art restaurant with incredible views of Summit County.”
The new restaurant offers a variety of house-made options such as fresh-made salads to order, signature dishes like Pioneer Lamb Pie and a Mediterranean station. The restaurant highlights the mining history of Breckenridge’s past and caters to skiers and snowboarders who spend time on the north side of the resort, including Peak 6.
Outer Range Brewing Co. opened Monday in Frisco
Outer Range Brewing Co., Summit County’s newest craft brewery, opened on Monday in Frisco, specializing in IPAs and Belgian styles. This is the first brewery for owners Ryan Chang and Lee Cleghorn, who recently moved to the county for the business. Chang said opening the brewery has been a dream in the making for years, and Frisco was a prime location to “live where you work.” Cleghorn had been living in Colorado Springs for the past six years, and Chang enjoyed coming to the high country for vacations, so the area was a natural fit for the business, Chang said. The brewery does not currently serve food, but guests are welcome to bring food in, and “dogs and families are welcome,” he said.
Outer Range Brewing is located 182 Lusher Court, Unit 2, attached to Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant near Whole Foods. Hours are weekdays, 3 p.m. to close and Saturday and Sunday, noon to close.
Summit ski resort, Vail Resorts appointing new executive chef
Breckenridge Ski Resort and Vail Resorts recently announced the appointment of the resort’s new executive chef, Ernest Brown. Brown oversees food operations at on- and off-mountain restaurants that are part of the Vail Resorts family at Breckenridge, including Ski Hill Grill, TBar, Vista Haus, Overlook Restaurant, The Maggie, TenMile Station, Sevens and Pioneer Crossing.
Brown’s resume includes opening the House of Blues inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, creating large epicurean events for Bon Appétit and networking with various chefs, including Francis Payard, Giada, Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse.
“We are so happy to welcome chef Brown to Breckenridge Ski Resort,” said Amy Geppi, senior director of mountain dining for Breckenridge Ski Resort, in a statement. “His extensive experience and knowledge will elevate the on-mountain experience for all guests and we know he’ll work well with our current team of experienced chefs and staff.”