Ski resort food used to translate to burnt burger and liquid nacho cheese over suspect “nachos.” Not so much anymore.
Shannon Bahrke, two-time Olympic medalist for her mogul work, now owns Silver Bean Coffee in Park City, and she is a resident expert on slopeside noshing.
Shannon recommends turkey chili at J&G Grill in the nearby St. Regis Deer Valley– and if you click on the next link, you can peruse some 16 online pages of ski resort food commentary. “Ski huts” have become five-star – you can dine on everything from ridiculously fresh seafood to equally ridiculously wild game to the most amazing soups to ever pass your lips. Sommeliers are part of the staff, and craft beers are on the menu. We just can’t make this stuff up, and you’re going to have to read it for yourself to get full impact. Please. Just do it.
If you’re into numbers, read this for some generational enlightenment about marketing snow sports to Millennials.
And last but far from least, there’s the nightlife/restaurant ratings for various ski resorts. We’ll list the best in various categories, and we’ll link you to the story that tells how the ratings came to be.
Best On-Mountain Restaurants are at Telluride, Deer Valley, Snowbasin and Whitefish
Best Après Action is at Vail, Aspen and Squaw Valley
Best Nightlife is found at Breckenridge, Heavenly and Vail
Best Evening Restaurants are in Park City, Sundance, Aspen, Heavenly and Vail
Each of the winners is linked in the article. Tips up!