Steven Topple Named New Executive Chef of Vail’s Game Creek Club and Restaurant

13 August 2015
  • Game Creek Restaurant is open for summer operations through Sunday, Aug. 30 
Vail Mountain announced today the appointment of Steven Topple to executive chef of Game Creek Club and Restaurant, one of Vail Mountain’s premier Signature Clubs and fine-dining establishments. Chef Topple will begin his new role in mid-September in preparation for the upcoming 2015-2016 winter season.
“Game Creek is a unique and exceptional on-mountain club and fine dining experience at Vail,” said Mike Friery, senior director of Vail Mountain dining. “We are excited to have Chef Topple bring his experience and leadership to the kitchen at Game Creek and help to deliver an experience of a lifetime for club members and guests.”
A native of Portsmouth, England, Chef Topple graduated from the culinary school of Highbury College before immigrating to the United States in 1999. Since coming to America, Topple has worked at a diverse range of storied and prestigious restaurant properties including the Lake Placid Lodge in New York, the Wilcox Inn in South Carolina, Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio in San Francisco, and the Lodge at Sea Island in Georgia. 
Chef Topple joins Game Creek Club and Restaurant most recently from the Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho, where he has been leading the reputed hotel and resort property for the past two years, overseeing seven different culinary operations. Steven is no stranger to Vail Resorts, as he was previously the Executive Chef at Beano’s Cabin for five years from 2006-2011. 
“I’m thrilled to return to Vail Resorts as executive chef at Game Creek Club and Restaurant,” said Chef Topple. “I look forward to bringing my personal culinary vision to the classic Game Creek menu in a way that respects and enhances the award-winning legacy of the restaurant’s exquisite cuisine.”
Located in an old-world chalet nestled within Vail’s scenic Game Creek Bowl, Game Creek Club and Restaurant offers a members-only club experience by day and elegant fine-dining for the public by night. Game Creek Club members receive private access to the Club’s facilities and amenities and can enjoy exclusive access to club services and social events.
Guests of Game Creek Restaurant can enjoy distinctive American cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and superior service complimented by magnificent views and sunsets. During the summer season the restaurant offers late-afternoon drinks and appetizers on the deck or a complete culinary experience with a multi-course dinner menu every Thursday through Saturday. Sunday brunch is also served each week during summer operations. In winter, guests are whisked to the restaurant via snow cat for nightly dinner service Tuesdays through Saturdays. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (970) 754-4275.
For more information about Vail Mountain visit, stop by the Mountain Information Center, or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
About Vail Mountain
Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication. Offering more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven legendary Back Bowls in winter, and flourishing with new summer activities in preparation for the debut of Epic Discovery in 2016, the options for year-round adventure are endless. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher, Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is



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