Sonnenalp to host two nation houses during Championships
VAIL — The Sonnenalp Hotel will play home to not one, but two nation houses during the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February. These nation houses serve as the central hub for each ski team’s nightly celebrations for the duration of the World Championships. The German Ski Association will take up residence each evening in Bully Ranch Restaurant, and Swiss Ski will host their celebrations each evening at Swiss Chalet.
The German House
The German Ski Association will host The German House at the Sonnenalp Vail presented by Hofbrau in Bully Ranch Restaurant every evening from Feb. 1-15. From 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. each night, guests are invited to enjoy a delicious three-course German dinner, beverages (beer, wine and soft drinks), live entertainment and the chance to meet the German Ski Association stars. Tickets are available to the general public for just $175 per person and include food, beverages and entertainment. Call the Sonnenalp Conference Services Department to book your tickets at 970-479-5435. Tickets are selling quickly and reservations in advance are highly recommended for the German House, as walk-in business will be taken each night on a space available basis only.
For the duration of the German House at the Sonnenalp, Bully Ranch will operate on different hours than normal. The restaurant will be open to the public as usual for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the restaurant will close from 4:30 to 6 p.m. each afternoon to prepare for the German House. Starting at 6 p.m., Bully Ranch will operate as the German House, serving only the special menu created for the event.
House of Switzerland
Swiss Chalet Restaurant will transform into the House of Switzerland from Feb. 2-15. Open daily from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. and serving a specialized menu of authentic Swiss food, the House of Switzerland will be hosted by Swiss Ski and St. Moritz and will be home each evening for the team and their guests. Reservations for the House of Switzerland are open to the public on a space available basis and can be made by calling the restaurant directly at 970-479-5462 after 2 p.m.
Ludwig’s, Kings Club and Sonnenalp Breakfast
Ludwig’s, the signature restaurant at the Sonnenalp Hotel, will be closed on Feb. 1. Ludwig’s will then be open for dinner every night from Feb. 2-15 for dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Ludwig’s features a brand new menu this season, consisting entirely of gluten free dishes. Featuring items like rice popped black tiger shrimp served over mango gazpacho and couscous, lavender lamb carpaccio and chilean sea bass served with black and white quinoa, pineapple, squash, bacon and a green curry sauce, the new menu at Ludwig’s has been met with rave reviews. Reservations for Ludwig’s can be made by calling 970-479-5429 or by visiting http://www.ludwigs retaurant.com.
No changes will be made to the operating schedule for King’s Club, which is open daily from 4 p.m. to midnight with live entertainment every night from 8-11 p.m. There will also be no changes to the operating hours for the Sonnenalp’s breakfast buffet during the World Championships. Guests are still invited to enjoy the lavish spread from 7-11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Sundays.
Call the Sonnenalp Hotel at 970-476-5656 for more information.