Cloud Nine

By Kim McHugh Serving Zagat Survey-worthy cuisine and postcard views, these snow country restaurants invite you to pull up a chair and eat yourself silly. From entrées such as Pecan Crusted Elk Tenderloin and Sea Bass with Manila Clams, Apple Cider and Chili Braised Beef Short Ribs, Crab Stuffed Rocky

By Amiee White Beazley If you ask any Aspen skier or snowboarder about Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro high atop Aspen Highlands, located just beneath the Cloud Nine chairlift, responses are often “great food,” “charming,” or “Andreas!” Cloud Nine has it all: indulgent European-inspired cuisine, out-of-this-world alpine atmosphere and one of