When you head to the mountains, what do you typically do? Ski? Snowboard? Snowshoe or snowmobile? You need energy to do all those activities. So, how about eating? What better way to energize than to take a moment off the slopes to eat? While Utah is touted for having some of the best snow, some ski resorts in the state have something else to be proud of--their restaurants!
Skiing Magazine went out to all the different ski resort restaurants in the U.S. and came up with a list of the top 10 best "ski-resort cafeterias". Three of Utah's resorts made the cut, with one of them evening earning the top spot! Can you guess which one won?
Coming in at number seven was The Canyons Pine Red Lodge in Park City, noted for its gourmet pizzas, made-to-order burgers and a hefty selection at a meat carving station.
The Earl Lodge at Snowbasin ranked even higher, snagging third place. Skiing Magazine applauded its wood-fired pizza oven, baked potato and Asian noodle stations.
The number one ski resort cafeteria? Deer Valley's Snow Park Restaurant in Park City!
Though a little bit more pricey than average, everything about Deer Valley is luxury, including what is on their menu. Snow Park Restaurant serves up scrumptious breakfasts, lunches, afternoon snacks and dinners to-go (which must be picked up by 4:30). Snow Park Restaurant is said to have some of the best made-to-order breakfasts. Those on a budget should opt for the signature chili that comes with all you can eat bread.
Other ski resort restaurants that made the list include Whitewater Fresh Tracks Cafe in British Columbia, Winter Parks Moffat Market in Colorado, Stowe's Great Room Grill in Vermont, Vail's Two Elk Lodge in Colorado, Jackson Hole's Casper Restaurant in Wyoming, Northstar's Summit Deck and Grill in California, and of course, Sun Valley's Seattle Ridge Day Lodge in Idaho.
So what do you think of the top 10 ski resort restaurants? Have you tried any them? If so, which one(s) and what's your favorite thing to order?