For all of my guests that came out on the Interconnect Tour this winter… hope you had fun!! For those of you that didn’t get a chance… get ready for next year!!
Heart-Racing High Altitude Adventure: Utah’s Wasatch Mountains
If lazing on the beach isn’t your idea of recharging your batteries, try the polar opposite with a winter venture through Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range, just a stone’s throw from Salt Lake City. With direct flights on Delta from every major metro city in Texas, Utah skiing is conveniently accessible.
Ski Utah offers a unique program that gives the advanced to expert skier the opportunity to ski six resorts in the Wasatch Range in one day. The Interconnect Tour allows skiers access to beautiful backcountry led by 25-year veteran guide Deb Lovci, who was named “Best Skiing Guide” in Outside Magazine’s 2015 Best of Travel guide.
Your 26-mile skiing experience starts at Deer Valley, continues to Park City, then to Solitude Mountain Resort, on to Brighton and back to Solitude for lunch. Carb-loading at the Round House at Solitude is a must to tackle what lies ahead on the Interconnect. The Himalayan and Wasatch-inspired cuisine includes mountain-sized portions of shepherd’s pie, lamb curry and chicken makhani.
After lunch, take a lift to the top of Solitude, cross over the ropes and traverse a ridge, aptly named Highway to Heaven.
For a Texan who was breathing sea level air just a few days before ascending to above 10,000 feet, this traverse was tough. Physical fitness is as important as skiing ability for the tour.
After skiing the famous Grizzly Gulch at Alta, cross over to Snowbird for the sixth and final resort of the day. If you can ski groomed black trails, you won’t have a problem with this backcountry.
Celebrating a frosty beverage with your fellow backcountry adventurers is a perfect ending to an unforgettable day. When you cover 36,000 vertical feet in one day, there are plenty of stories to share!
Hauling ski gear with you all the way to the mountains can be daunting and expensive. Ski Butler will completely change the way you think about ski rentals. Instead of waiting in long lines at rental shops, Ski Butler comes to you. Have a problem with your gear once you start skiing? They’ll meet you at your resort and make any adjustments you need on the spot. Ski Butler supplied our group with Rossignol Soul 7’s, all-mountain, extremely versatile skis that perform beautifully on groomers as well as backcountry powder.
Skiing is the first outdoor activity that most folks think of when planning a Utah trip. However, for the traveler looking for adventurous and relaxing activities off the beaten path, the Wasatch Range offers many options:
- Have you always been an alpine skier and want to try something new? The Nordic Skiing Center at Solitude Mountain Resort offers a heart-pounding alternative to downhill. Be patient, it’s more difficult than it looks!
Park City Mountain Resort knows how to throw a good party, and their annual Easter egg hunt is an event some people look forward to all year. The eggs are plentiful with some so special they are golden.
For several years now, Park City Mountain Resort celebrates Easter Sunday with a visit from the Easter Bunny, free hot chocolate and pastries, a kids-only egg hunt and the All-Mountain hunt. The party starts at 8:45 a.m. in the Resort Plaza with plenty of free hot chocolate and pastries for resort guests. At 9 a.m. the Easter Bunny shows up to meet and greet children 6 and under for their own egg hunt in the Kids’ Korral. Older children and adults are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt on the First Time face where they will find candy-filled eggs.
For the serious egg hunters be prepared to begin at 9 am when the lifts start up the all-mountain “Hunt for the Golden Egg” begins. Guests participating in the all-mountain hunt will find hundreds of prize-filled eggs across the resort, including vouchers for summer activities, lift tickets, and two golden eggs – each with a season pass for 2013-2014. The all-mountain egg hunt is what its name implies–all over the mountain.
EASTER WEEKEND IN PARK CITY Park City is the place to be this weekend! Enjoy skiing, dining, shopping, concerts, spoken word, and Easter Egg hunts.
EASTER WEEKEND IN Park City. Come and stay at Old Town Guest House, Park City’s only B&B!! Walk to skiing and all the fun Easter events.
Here is some fun information for all my guests staying at Old Town Guest House… the only B&B in Park City, Utah!!!
Park City presents the 9th annual Spring Grüv. For 16 days we’ll be having huge, free concerts in the two villages, as well as the famous Pond Skimming Contest! It’s one of those traditions that has been wild from the start. The Pond Skimming Contest is Park City’s most popular party and is the true indicator that spring has arrived. Contestants must dress in costume (the funkier the better) as they attempt to cross a 100-foot pond on skis or a snowboard. The pond and the excitement happen at mid-mountain just outside Red Pine Lodge. Must be 10 years of age or older to enter. Spectators will need a lift or gondola ticket to watch. Then, hit up the Resort Village for a free concert with headliners like Michael Franti & Spearhead on March 26th and John Brown’s Body on March 19th.
Here is the official line up!!! Book your lodging at Old Town Guest House…. Park City’s only Bed & Breakfast! Space is limited… make your reservations soon.
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today announced its first batch of concerts for the 2016 Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City, Utah. Highlights of the six-week music festival, which begins on July 2, 2016 and runs through August 6, 2016, include Utah Symphony performances with high-energy, new wave rock band, The B-52s; Matthew Morrison, who starred as teacher Will Schuster on TV’s “Glee”; DreamWorks Animation in Concert with scenes from favorite movies including “Home,” “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar;” a tribute to the music of late rock legend David Bowie, and violinist Robert McDuffie performing Philip Glass’ The American Four Seasons.
“With the exponential growth of the Deer Valley® Music Festival each season, Park City really feels like the summer home of Utah Symphony,” said Interim President and CEO Patricia A. Richards. “We are excited to return for a 13th season to that spectacular mountain community and share the fantastic live music experience with fellow Utahns and visitors alike at the various venues throughout Summit County, including on the hillside at the incredible Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, inside the intimate venue at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and at salon events in private homes around Park City.”
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater Performances
The thirteenth annual Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City will launch on July 2, 2016 with a Patriotic Celebration conducted by Festival-favorite, Jerry Steichen, and featuring Broadway singer Doug LeBrecque, who has portrayed The Phantom and Raul in “The Phantom of the Opera.” It will continue for six weekends with a dozen pops, rock, country and classical concerts on the main stage at Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater and four chamber concerts at the intimate venue of St. Mary’s Church.
The second weekend of performances at Deer Valley Resort will start on Friday, July 9, 2016 with Randall Craig Fleischer conducting the Utah Symphony in Rock On! featuring hit songs from the 70s and 80s including music from Bruce Springsteen, Cindi Lauper, the Eagles, Whitney Houston, Dusty Springfield, Chicago, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Diana Ross, Queen, the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Journey, and Elton John. The following evening, Saturday, July 9, 2016, The B-52s, the world’s greatest party band, performs their hit music with the Utah Symphony.
The Festival continues on Friday, July 15, 2016, when Under the Streetlamp, featuring lead cast members from the Tony Award-winning sensation “Jersey Boys,” performs with the Utah Symphony and brings their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to favorite Doo-Wop, Motown and old time Rock-n-Roll hits. On Saturday, July 16, 2016, Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe-nominated actor and singer Matthew Morrison, who starred as Will Schuester on TV’s “Glee,” performs an evening of Broadway standards including “Luck be a Lady,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing” and “Singin’ in the Rain” with the Utah Symphony and conductor Jerry Steichen.
The fourth weekend of performances includes Jerry Steichen conducing a Rodgers and Hammerstein celebration and sing-a-long concert on Friday, July 22, 2016 with Broadway stars Christiane Noll, William Michals and John Cudia performing classics from “Showboat,” “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” “Carousel,” and “Oklahoma.” On Saturday, July 23, 2016, the Utah Symphony performs The Music of David Bowie with conductor Brent Havens and a full rock band in a symphonic tribute that explores the incredible range of David Bowie’s music.
On Friday, July 29, 2016, the Utah Symphony will entertain the entire family with music from “Home,” “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar” and more in DreamWorks Animation in Concert. Then, on Saturday, July 30, 2016, Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, the Bluegrass band known to be just as at home taking the stage at Carnegie Hall as they are fly fishing knee-deep in a mountain brook, returns to the Festival to perform with the Utah Symphony.
The 13th annual Festival closes on Saturday, August 6, 2016 as the Cannoneers of the Wasatch join the Utah Symphony for its traditional performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with live cannon. Additional performances at Deer Valley Resort for the final week of the Festival will be announced at a later date.
Chamber Orchestra Series at St. Mary’s Church
The Utah Symphony will present four concerts at the intimate venue, St. Mary’s Church, as part of its chamber orchestra series. On July 6, 2016, conductor Jayce Ogren, former assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, and soprano Simone Osborne, winner of the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, will make their Utah Symphony debuts on a program that includes Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5.
On July 13, 2016, Jeannette Sorrell, founder of Apollo’s Fire (the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra), conducts a program featuring selections from Handel’s Water Music and Terpsichore, Haydn’s Overture to The Uninhabited Island and Mozart’s Ballet Music from Idomeneo.
The series continues on July 20, 2016 with Utah Symphony’s Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda conducting a program with Mussorgsky’s “Dawn over the Moscow River” from Khovantchina, Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4 “Mozartiana” and Grammy Award-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie performing and conducting Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 3, “The American Four Seasons.”
It concludes on July 27, 2016 with conductor Pierre Bleuse leading Mozart’s Overture to “Cosi fan tutti” and Sinfonia concertante for solo Violin, solo Viola and Orchestra, Handel’s (arr. Halversen) Passacaglia and Haydn’s Symphony No. 92 “Oxford.” Utah Symphony Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle and Principal Viola Brant Bayless will be soloists on the program.
Concert Ticket Information
Subscription, group, and VIP tickets for the Deer Valley® Music Festival are on sale now. A local sale for residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties will take place on April 2, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Park City Utah Visitor Information Center (1794 Olympic Parkway, Park City, Utah). Concert tickets for the general public will go on sale on April 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. Lodging packages including tickets to performances will be available through lodging partners starting in May. Performance tickets and lodging information are available by calling (801) 533-6683 or online at deervalleymusicfestival.org.
VIP packages for both Friday and Saturday performances will continue at this year’s festival and can include VIP parking, pre-concert gourmet dinner at the resort, premium reserved seating and access to the intermission reception. VIP package pricing includes a charitable contribution built into the various package options. Salon Events will also continue, featuring intimate performances in luxurious private residences by festival artists. Cost for the Salon Events will be $125 per person. For more information regarding VIP packages and our Salon Events schedule please call (801) 869-9010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 DEER VALLEY® MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Patriotic Celebration with Broadway’s Doug LeBrecque and the Utah Symphony
July 2, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor Doug LeBrecque, vocalist
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Rock On! Hits from the 70s and 80s with the Utah Symphony
July 8, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m. Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor Morgan James, vocalist LaKisha Jones, vocalist Rob Evan, vocalist Utah Symphony Orchestra
The B-52s live with the Utah Symphony
July 9, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m. The B-52s, guest artist Utah Symphony Orchestra
Under the Streetlamp with the Utah Symphony
July 15, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m. Jerry Steichen, conductor Michael Ingersoll, vocalist Christopher Kale Jones, vocalist Brandon Wardell, vocalist Shonn Wiley, vocalist Utah Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Morrison with the Utah Symphony
July 16, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor Matthew Morrison, guest artist
Utah Symphony Orchestra
A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration & Singalong with the Utah Symphony July 22, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor
Christiane Noll, vocalist
John Cudia, vocalist
William Michals, vocalist
Utah Symphony Orchestra
The Music of David Bowie with the Utah Symphony
July 23, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Brent Havens, conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra
DreamWorks Animation in Concert with the Utah Symphony July 29, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m. Utah Symphony Orchestra
Steep Canyon Rangers with the Utah Symphony
July 30, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Rei Hotoda, conductor Steep Canyon Rangers, guest artist Utah Symphony Orchestra
August 6, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Cannoneers of the Wasatch, cannons
Utah Symphony Orchestra
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SERIES – ST. MARY’S CHURCH
Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 July 6, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Jayce Ogren, conductor Simone Osborne, soprano
BARBER Adagio for strings
Handel’s Water Music July 13, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor Utah Symphony Orchestra
HANDEL Water Music, selections from Suites in D, F, and G HANDEL Selections from Terpsichore
HAYDN Overture to L’Isola disabitata (The Uninhabited Island)
McDuffie plays The American Four Seasons July 20, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Rei Hotoda, conductor Robert McDuffie, solo violin and conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra
MUSSORGSKY Dawn over the Moscow River from Khovantchina
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite No. 4 in G, Mozartiana
Haydn’s “Oxford” Symphony July 27, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Pierre Bleuse, conductor
Kathryn Eberle, Utah Symphony associate concertmaster
Brant Bayless, Utah Symphony principal viola
MOZART Overture to Così fan tutte, K.588
Kathryn Eberle, violin and Brant Bayless, viola
HAYDN Symphony No. 92 in G, (Oxford)
On any given day at the resort, we encounter people from all walks of life. Whether you are from 300 or 3000 miles away, our culinary team does its best to offer something for everyone. One thing we focused on this season is providing gluten free options at each mountain dining location.
Below is a list of our Gluten Free options across our mountain dining locations, however please be aware that we CANNOT guarantee against any sort of cross contamination as we have items containing gluten across our kitchens and dining rooms, so there is always the possibility of crumbs of flour in the air.
Cloud Dine– Thai Salad, Tuna Nicoise Salad, Bison Chili and most of the soups
Legacy- Gluten free personal pizza, Most items on the salad bar, most of the soups
Legends- The charcuterie plate minus the baguette, Brussel Sprout and Cauliflower with Tallegio Cheese appetizer, Bison Chili, Beet Salad, Local Pork Chop
Lookout Cabin- Fondue minus the bread, Pork Belly appetizer, Bison Chili, Chicken Souvlaki Salad minus the cracker, Salmon Salad, and the vegetarian quinoa stuffed bell pepper.
Mid Mountain lodge- Bison Chili, Superfood Salad, and Spinach Salad
Miners Camp- Hobo Stew minus fried onions, Miner’s Potatoes, Chicken Souvlaki minus the Naan, Gyro minus the Naan, Beet Salad, Wintergreen and Asian Pear Salad
Red Pine Lodge- The Vietnamese Salad, Quinoa Salad, Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup, Bison Chili
Sun lodge– Posole soup, Corn tortillas offered to make all tacos GF
Summit House- Gluten free pizza, all the salads minus the croutons, Bison Chili
Whether setting off for a romantic vacation in the mountains or you’ve found yourself lucky enough to find love in a ski town, Park City has all the tools to make any night on the town a romantic getaway. I’m one of the lucky ones who found that special needle in a haystack in this town and I’m delighted to share some secrets to making your significant other the upmost priority while visiting town. On assignment for this blog, I’ve covered a few of my favorite date spots, or Go-To’s as I call them. Take these tips of advice gentlemen and women take note!
1) Après at High West Distillery:
Taking your date skiing could be a challenge, no doubt about it. I lost a girlfriend or two up at the top of the mountain…. I was young and put the pow before the gal if you know what I mean. Don’t make the same mistake my friends. Instead, get on board with something everybody gets down for. Whiskey. Park City has Utah’s first legal Whiskey distillery and only Ski-In, Ski-Out gastro-distillery in the world. High West Distillery is located right off the Town Run/Town Lift and is perfect for a romantic après ski date. With a variety of whiskey and a decorative western building right in the heart of historic old town, High West has become a staple in this community. Great whiskey lives here so be sure to sample with a Whiskey Flight. As you unbuckle your boots for the day, test out the menu! One of our favorite burgers in town is here, but the rest of the options are delicious as well. On your way out, stop by the gift shop and pick up a bottle of whiskey for the rest of your trip, you may want to bring it along for your next adventure.
2) Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride
After a few core warming cocktails, my guy and I headed back to Canyons Village for our scheduled Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride. Underneath a starry night, we cozied up for a journey through the snow covered aspens. We were wrapped tight in the heavy wool blankets provided and had the whiskey stirring in our bellies for easy warmth. The scenery was breathtaking the entire ride. but the best moment was when we stopped short due to a moose trying to mingle with our horses. Romance truly is everywhere folks!
3) Dinner at The Farm
After a magical ride through the forest in our horse drawn sleigh, our appetites were built up and it was time for dinner. Now, I don’t know about you, but when I take my guy out, I want simply the best. In my opinion, The Farm delivers on this request. Locally sourced ingredients allow a seamlessly fresh, Farm-to-Table quality that is missed at many other local restaurants. Pair this with a 500+ bottle wine list and you’ve set your taste buds up for the perfect dinner.
Ready for you’re romantic getaway in the mountain? Look no further than Old Town Guest House Bed & Breakfast. This small B&B has been around for 25 years and is Park City’s only Bed and Breakfast.
To book, you must go online to www.oldtownguesthouse.com.
|Quicksilver Gondola Grand Opening|
Today, Park City celebrated the grand opening of the new Quicksilver Gondola and Miners Camp Restaurant, making history as the largest ski resort in the United States.
Access to 7,300 acres begins now! Walk from Old Town Guest House B&B in Park City to the lifts at Park City and ski to Canyons!!
“On this historic day for our company, the debut of the Quicksilver Gondola connecting the two mountains and Miners Camp restaurant brings to life one of the most ambitious capital projects undertaken at any resort in industry history,” said Rob Katz, chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts. “Bill Rock and his team have delivered on their promise to create an experience of a lifetime at Park City and we hope all of our guests enjoy everything that this world-class mountain and iconic mountain town have to offer.”
Construction on Quicksilver and Miners Camp began in the summer of 2015 as part of a $50 million improvements campaign to connect Park City and neighboring Canyons Resort. Now, a quick, 8 ½ minute ride on Quicksilver is all that separates guests from experiencing hundreds of trails across Park City and Canyons Village
“Park City is one of the most spectacular places on Earth and now, for the first time ever, our guests will have unprecedented access to over 300 trails, 41 lifts and 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.
Ribbon cutting at Miners Camp
Miners Camp, located at the base of the Silverlode Lift, replaces the old Snow Hut and offers guests a cozy retreat from the slopes. The new on-mountain restaurant features 500 indoor seats and a fresh menu highlighted by local ingredients, daily specials, handmade flatbread pizzas, Mediterranean dishes and local drafts on tap.
In addition to Quicksilver and Miners Camp, guests will also find additional snowmaking across the resort, two new trails off of Pinecone Ridge and major upgrades to the King Con and Motherlode lifts.
|Top 5: Mountain Dining Like Never Before|
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 09:00 AM PST
Over just a few short years, mountain dining has changed significantly at our resort. It began when Vail first began managing Canyons, remodeling the popular Cloud Dine restaurant and upgrading various menus at other location on-mountain. After merging our resorts to become one, the same commitment to the on-mountain dining experience has been expanded across the entire resort with the introduction of the brand new Miners Camp restaurant, upgraded menus and the remodeled Red Pine Lodge. The day of soggy french fries and thin hamburger patties are over, Park City’s goal is to keep you fueled and healthy to ski all 7,300 acres without a mid-day slump.
For one day, I teamed up with Executive Chef Alex Malmburg to explore the various mountain restaurants. We’ve stuffed our faces and skied off the calories to provide you with our top recommendations for this winter. Enjoy.
1. Miners Camp
Walking in the door for my first time in the newly built 500 seat Miners Camp restaurant, I instantly felt like it was chow down hour back in the mining days. The Camp is beautifully decorated with a rustic yet state of the art dining facility, featuring historic decorations from the old mining days. The menu is decorated by dishes like the house made Artisan Focaccia Pizza, and a hearty Hobo Stew with braised beef and winter root vegetables amongst other gut-warming dishes. My recommendation: Miner’s Pie. With the first bite, I was taken back to my childhood when only my mother was able to make something so comforting on a cold winter day. Miner’s Pie includes peas, corn, fresh herbs Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and the most important ingredient, local braised lamb. How local? Well, one of the ranches is located right here on the property. During the summer, bike with caution, you may encounter the free-range lamb grazing on the mountain.
2. Red Pine Lodge
The Brand New Red Pine Lodge
I’ve always loved Red Pine Lodge specifically for their lesser known breakfast options. If not blitzing off the Red Pine Gondola for powder turns, stop in a try the breakfast, their biscuits and gravy won’t let you down. Previously, Red Pine was a traditional lodge with variety mouth-watering options. Over the summer they’ve made their appearance match their taste by adding an additional 250 seats, a huge upstairs deck, and added a variety of other menu options. As soon as I unbuckled my boots, Chef Alex presented me one of the new options at Red Pine, a simple, made-to-order deli sandwich at their new deli counter. As an east coaster, I feel I have a pretty good grasp on what a deli sandwhich should taste like and up until this day, I haven’t found a shop in town that delievered the goods until bit into the Sweet Chili Pork Banh Mi Sandwhich. The Sweet Chili Pork Bahh Mi is made up of Sriracha Aoili, Vietnamese pickled vegetables, Thai basil, mint cilantro, chili peppers, and cucumber all served on a French baguette. While I’m still searching for the east coast style Bacon, Egg and, Cheese on a hard roll, I am very pleased with my newfound sandwich spot.
3. Lookout Cabin
For those searching for a sit-down, dine-in type of meal, look no further than Lookout Cabin located off the Orange Bubble Express. Unfortunately, we weren’t unable to sit on the outdoor deck due to the weather, but when the sun shines and those mountain peaks show themselves, don’t be surprised if one cocktail turns into four as Lookout is our only on-mountain restaurant with a fully stocked bar. Lookout is a bit more upscale than our other lodges and after the first taste of food, you’ll be perfectly fine with it. Chef Alex brought me out the Moroccan spiced meatballs as an appetizer. The savory, sweet, slightly addictive meatballs melt in your mouth with an African spiced tomato tagine sauce. To balance out the burst of flavor and spice, the meatballs come prepare on a crisp, fresh, watercress salad.
4. Cloud Dine
Kobe Pretzel Dog
Cloud Dine has been my favorite on-restaurant ever since its remodel two years ago. Here again, the views are spectacular with 360 degrees of mountain peaks. Stuffed from the day’s tastings, I settled with the Kobe Pretzel Dog. A gourmet hot dog wrapped and baked in house pretzel dough, cheddar cheese dipping sauce and an assortment of toppings. I have a soft spot for this dish as it’s usually my mid-day snack while skiing. I’ll buy one, ski down, and eat it on the lift. Simple, fast, clean and easy. If looking for a meal, try one of the freshly made salads. The Stratocumulus is a great recommendation served with sushi-grade seared tuna, baby tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, French green beans, hardboiled egg, olives, shaved red onion, Bibb lettuce, all coated with red wine mustard vinaigrette.
5. Mid-Mountain Lodge
Chef Alex and I had one more stop to go, but we had to make room in our stomachs first. We began lapping the Bonanza Express debating how we would attack our next menu at the Mid-Mountain Lodge. On the chairlift, Chef Alex described the menu at Mid-Mountain lodge as a twist on traditional lodge food with menu items like a Grilled Cheese featuring Bacon & Heirloom Tomato, house made salads, and a grill with popular items like the Buffalo Bratwurst and Mid-Mountain Burger. Somehow my appetite caught up to itself when Chef Alex began talking about the Prime Rib French Dip. Before I knew it, I was ready to eat again. Thinly sliced prime rib coated with melted Swiss, horse radish cream and drizzled with a house made Au Jus made this dish melted in my mouth every bite. I was surprised to have finished the dish with 30 pounds of food resting in my stomach from the days tour, but I couldn’t stop. It was too good not to finish.
With a nap looming on the horizon, there were a few conclusions to gather from my foodie tour. 1) Quality is of upmost importance. All of the mountain restaurants use fresh, high quality ingredients in all their dishes. It’s amazing when most of those ingredients are delivered via a Snowcat during the night. 2) Prices can be expensive when dealing with fresh, local ingredients so don’t be afraid to opt out from a meal and bring your own food. Park City has done a great job creating a certain atmosphere within each lodge, if not tasting the delicious food; interact with the beautiful scenery and settings. Lastly, I must thank Chef Alex and the Food & Beverage team for allowing me to participate in this personal foodie tour. Chef Alex has created the best on-mountain dining menus ever witnessed and I look forward to enjoying more and more menu items each time I’m out skiing.