Here in Park City, we love hitting the slopes. But there is nothing quite as divine as a perfectly cooked meal after a day of play. If you're looking to add a bit of adventure and really make your meal unforgettable, check out these five unique dining experiences.
Snowed Inn Sleigh Company
Keen to experience that quintessential winter wonderland? Then, cozy up in an old-fashioned, horse-drawn sleigh as it takes you across the shimmering night slopes of Park City Mountain and up to the Snowed Inn. After a brisk ride (about 10 mins), you'll enter a rustic lodge with a blazing fireplace and festive atmosphere. Enjoy the live music as you tuck into delicious western dishes, such as slow-roasted prime rib and Utah trout. Both vegetarian and kids' menu options are available upon request. Even if the sleigh ride is short, make sure to bundle up because it gets chilly out there at night! Get all the details and make your reservations here.
Fueled by a slightly different kind of horse-power, the 23-minute snowcat sleigh ride up begins the magical Nordic-themed culinary adventure at the Viking Yurt. Upon entering the toasty warm yurt (located at 8,700 feet), you'll be greeted by the sounds of piano and sweet fragrance of holiday spice. Capped at 40-people with communal dining arrangements, the intimate six-course dinner features a stellar lobster and salmon bisque, cheese course, braised rib, and more (vegetarian/vegan/food allergies available at booking). For a fun photo op, try on the Viking helmets and sip Gløgg from large goblets. Again, make sure you dress in layers to stay warm for the outdoor part of the adventure! For more information and to make your reservation, visit the Viking Yurt website.
High West's Nelson Cottage
One door down from the popular High West Saloon, you'll find the cozy blue bungalow that is the Nelson Cottage. Here, High West serves up elegant, weekly prix-fixe dinners, offering guests the chance to savor their famous signature whiskeys alongside sumptuous dishes designed to complement nuanced flavors. Expect to be regaled by the whiskey sommelier and to learn a little bit about the cottage's history and the art of distilling. While we highly recommend trying out the whiskey pairing, wine and beer is also available. Winter Season: Two Seatings on Wednesday through Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be booked here.
For a romantic evening and cheesy goodness with every bite of food, Deer Valley's Fireside Dining is a must for winter visitors to Park City. Inspired by Europe and the Alps, Fireside Dining features sumptuous fare served right from the hearth, meaning diners wander from fireplace to fireplace loading their plates with everything from roasted lamb leg, to pickled veggies, and, of course, raclette. While it isn't a must, we certainly recommend you make the night an adventure by adding a horse-drawn sleigh ride or a snowshoe hike as part of your booking. Reservations are required and can be made via the Deer Valley website.
Rime Raw Bar
Utah might be landlocked, but you can still enjoy the fruits of the sea while skiing Deer Valley thanks to Rime Raw Bar, one of the newest restaurants on the Park City dining scene. Situated at the top of the Jordanelle Gondola, Rime is the first ski-in/ski-out raw bar and serves up oysters, clam chowder, lobster rolls, and more. While beer and wine are available, the best thing about Rime is the $2.50 oysters during happy hour (2-3 p.m.). Rime Raw Bar is open Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Note to sea-foodies on foot: Lift tickets for the Jordanelle Gondola are $20 and must be purchased via Deer Valley Resort.