To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, April is the cruelest month, mixing memory and desire. Is it really April? But I still have so much skiing to do… Like a student before finals, I feel the pressure to cram. There are still two days (at NINE resorts) to ski as many runs as possible. Here are some quick eats you’ll need to hit the slopes!
Salt Lake Valley
Kneader’s: This is a chain with multiple locations across the valley, but I list one because it’s closest to the canyons. Their breads are baked every morning in-house and everything is made to order. Hot egg, ham and cheese sandwiches on croissants or ciabatta can be snagged at the drive-through for $3.59. Opens at 7 a.m. 742 E Fort Union Blvd. Midvale.
Pierre’s Country Bakery: Tucked in a shopping center right off of I-215 at the 3300 exit this little gem of a local bakery has been creating beautiful breads and pastries for years. Breakfast croissants here are flaky and enormous for $3.50. Opens at 7:00. 3239 E. 3200 South.
Murdock’s at Canyons: While this is a sit-down café, service is pleasingly quick. On the hearty side, try the Junipers burrito with Murdock’s chili, eggs, jalapenos, cheddar and sour cream. Feeling like it’s time to work on your ski-beach figure? Yogurt parfaits with fresh fruit are ready to go for $6.99. Opens at 7:30 a.m.
Kristi’s at Park City: Locally roasted coffees and hot baked goods are the fare at this easy-access café located in the Legacy Lodge. Opens at 7:30 a.m.
Creekside Café and Grill at Snowbird: At the base of Gad Valley this cool spot has a great deck where you can enjoy coffee and soak up the spring sunshine. Get in a couple runs, then head in for what you deserve: Hot, fresh cinnamon rolls from the Cliff Lodge bakery. They also have yummy vanilla yogurt with or without berries. Opens at 8 a.m.
Goldminer’s at Alta: It isn’t pretty, but the English muffin egg sandwich at Goldminer’s is ready in five minutes and hits all the notes of hot and cheesy. If your belly is rumbling, get the breakfast burrito. It’s not huge, but enough to last a few traverses. Opens at 7 a.m.