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Refuel At These 7 Park City Mountain Eateries

Eating your way around the new Park City.

By Kelley Epstein January 1, 2016 Published in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Park City Magazine

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One of the best parts of skiing or snowboarding all day is getting to eat just about whatever you want. Sixteen on-mountain eateries dot the new Park City from north to south. Here are a few of the best places to nosh—and best dishes to nosh on—this winter.  

Canyons Village side of Quicksilver

Would you believe that the best donuts in Park City can be found at 9,000 feet? Cloud Dine (top of the Dreamcatcher and Dream-scape lifts)serves up homemade sinkers daily. (Show up around 10:30 when they’re hot from the fryer.) Lunchtime winners include “Pig in the Parka,” a Kobe hot dog wrapped in a homemade soft pretzel. You’re welcome.

Lookout Cabin (off the Orange Bubble lift) offers local and seasonal fare in a stunning setting. The only things more impressive than this cozy eatery’s 360-degree views of the Wasatch Range are its Kobe burger and Euro-delicious cheese fondue, although you can’t go wrong with the new lamb osso buco or the High West Whiskey–glazed flatiron steak, either.

If you want a quick, laid-back lunch where you can sit outside and be back on the lift in minutes, Tombstone Grill (Tombstone lift base) is where it’s at. The brisket and pulled pork, both smoked in nearby Kamas, are awesome. Order both (along with two cans of PBR) and find a friend to share.

Park City base area side of Quicksilver 

With 500 indoor seats and 200 on the patio, there’s plenty of room for you and all your friends at the new Miners Camp (Silverlode lift/Quicksilver gondola base). Glide in here for homemade focaccia pizza, local Beehive Cheese fried curds, a full espresso bar, and 12 beers on tap.

Once a miners’ boarding house, later a US Ski Team dorm, the Mid-Mountain Lodge (on the Mid-Mountain Meadows run near the base of the Pioneer lift) is now home to an ample one-third-pound Angus burger, topped with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, and white cheddar.

Last summer’s complete remodel of the Summit House (top of Motherlode, Silverlode, and Bonanza lifts) led to a rethinking of its fare. Fresh and fast are the watchwords, with sliced-to-serve baguette sandwiches, salads, and soup. Make a beeline for the buffalo bratwurst and bison chili and enjoy your lunch on the heated deck.

Walk into the quaint Viking Yurt (at the five-way intersection on Homerun) and you’ll swear you’ve been transported to Chamonix. The grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup are popular lunchtime hits here. But our favorite late-afternoon indulgence is the yurt’s new heart-shaped Norwegian waffles with a glass of hot mulled wine. 

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