Resort Report-Late Winter 2010


Alta Ski Area

Dine mid-mountain at the newly built Watson Shelter, which offers Alta’s best 100% grass-fed Utah beef hamburger, tasty french fries, deli sandwiches, salads, pizzas, soups, candy and more. For snacks, coffee and pitchers of beer, visit the Espresso Bar downstairs.

Brian Head

Enjoy the Skiers Buffet Breakfast at Cedar Breaks Café and get fully charged for a day of skiing. Return in the evening a fine dining experience at the Double Black Diamond Steak House or return to the Cafe for casual dining and sumptuous desserts. New this season is Leany’s Steakhouse (located at the Grand Lodge) that features upscale American comfort food for breakfast, lunch and hearty dinners. The Lift Bar & Patio features lighter, affordable dining fare including burgers, pizza, sandwiches, salads and soups.


No visit to Brighton is complete without a stop at Molly Green’s for a gigantic order of their famous nachos. Now that the private club status is gone, it’s more affordable than ever to visit! There’s a wide variety of microbrews on draft and a cozy fireplace to warm up by. Molly Green’s is also accessible on foot for non-skiers that want to take part in the après ski fun.

The Canyons

For on-mountain dining, Lookout Cabin offers astounding views and features a unique menu with Kobe beef burgers, homemade chili, award-winning crab, Ahi tuna rolls and the best Caesar salad at The Canyons. If you’re on the far side of the mountain and craving a snack, stop for the crispy, fresh french fries at Dreamscape Grill. After a long day on the slopes, enjoy socializing and snacks at Smokie’s Bar & Grill. This local’s hangout has plasma TVs, a full beer selection and a spacious deck. Smokie’s nachos should not be missed.

Deer Valley Resort

Looking for a quick bite to eat while on the mountain? Stop by Snowshoe Tommy’s at the top of Bald Mountain for chili, sweets and espresso drinks. For a more filling dining experience, try Royal Street Cafe or the famous Seafood Buffet for dinner. The Buffet is Zagat rated as one of America’s favorite restaurants, and offerings include sushi, pasta, chilled shellfish and delicious homemade desserts. Reservations are recommend.

Park City Mountain Resort

Take a break at the base of the Pioneer and McConkey’s lifts to eat at the Mid-Mountain Lodge. On a nice day, pull up a chair on the outdoor deck and enjoy a gourmet grilled cheese, homemade chicken noodle soup or a nutritious salad. After skiing, head to Legends Bar & Grill on the ground floor of Legacy Lodge for a tasty dinner and great atmosphere. The Legends Burger and Chop Chop Salad are highly recommended.

Powder Mountain

Check out the Powder Keg Saloon on Friday and Saturday for live music from 2 – 6:30 p.m. The Timberline Restaurant is a great choice for lunch and features sandwiches like the James Peak that have homemade condiments and guacamole. For après ski dining, visit Eden’s Double Diamond Bar & Grill ( On Thursday nights, they have Powder Mountain Movie Night with ski and snowboarding adventure movies.


Earl’s Lodge, at the base of the resort, serves up tasty pizzas, grilled sandwiches and homemade soups (Try the Tomato Basil Bisque.) all day long. For a real treat get the apple cider or hot chocolate, it’s some of the best at ski resorts. For on-mountain dining, John Paul Lodge serves hearty Italian and salads with a spectacular view!


On a budget? Grab a made-to-order sandwich from General Gritts. The Godfather and Reuben are both local favorites. Or for a bigger lunch, opt for the buffet at the Atrium in the Cliff. It’s delicious and filling!

Solitude Mountain Resort

Start your day right with breakfast at Moonbeam Lodge. Eggs, oatmeal and other hot dishes are available. Or stop in at lunchtime for specialties like Swedish meatballs, soups and yummy sandwiches. If you ski on Wednesdays, experience fine dining at St. Bernards three-course wine dinners. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, stick around after riding and visit the Thirsty Squirrel for made to order sushi rolls from 3–8 p.m.

Sundance Resort

Enjoy a quick lunch on the mountain top at Bearclaw. You’ll see beautiful views of Heber and Utah Valleys and enjoy ski food like soup and burgers. In the evening visit the Owl Bar for live music and affordable, tasty bar food like macaroni and cheese, nachos, burgers, ribs and more. If you’re looking to splurge on dinner, the award-winning Tree Room offers fine cuisine in a beautiful setting.

Wolf Creek Utah

Visit Harley and Bucks ( in the Wolf Creek Utah Clubhouse for gourmet post-ski dinning. Their extensive menu has affordable, delicious items like Texas-style barbecue, steaks, seafood and more. For a unique treat, try the Scare Canyon Snow Ball for dessert. It’s a vanilla ice cream ball hand-packed with chopped Snickers, Oreo cookies, Kit Kats and Mars bars that’s served with hot caramel and fudge.


About Author

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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