Mountain Morsels: Wholesome Fare at Utah's Top Resorts

Mountain Morsels: Wholesome Fare at Utah's Top Resorts

Abby Stanislaw

By Abby Stanislaw \ January 12 2024

As you gear up for the slopes at Utah's ski resorts it's not just about the gear or the terrain but choosing what you eat is essential for performing your best on the mountain. This guide is your practical roadmap through the healthy eating options at some of Utah's larger ski resorts: Park City Mountain, Deer Valley Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Snowbasin Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, and Brighton.

Whether you're into a relaxed sit-down meal or need something on the go, each resort has a mix of places to keep you fueled. Let's dive into the goodness of healthy eating to keep you in top form for the slopes!

Park City Mountain Resort

When exploring Park City Mountain Resort, consider dining at The Farm located at the Canyon's Village or Legends Bar & Grill inside the Legacy Lodge for a sit-down experience. The Farm offers a delightful farm-to-table menu with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. If you're on the go, First Tracks Café in the Grand Summit Hotel is a convenient spot for grabbing a healthy bite. At the Park City Mountain Village, you can also go to Harvest Park City to get a great cup of coffee and healthy grab-and-go snack options.


Deer Valley

At Deer Valley, the Deer Valley Café near the Deer Valley Plaza is a fantastic option for a sit-down meal on your way to or from the resort. The café provides a variety of fresh and healthy choices, including salads, soups, and sandwiches. For those wanting to return to the slopes quicker, the Royal Street Cafe Express in Silver Lake Lodge offers grab-and-go options, ensuring you can quickly refuel with nutritious snacks.

Friends exiting Deer Valleys Snow Park Lodge

Wasatch Front

Before heading up Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, stop by Alpha Coffee at the base for a boost. In addition to various coffee options, Alpha Coffee offers healthy snacks to keep you energized on your journey.

Alta

Alta Watson Cafe in the Watson Shelter offers healthy and delicious options for a quick mid-day ski break at the angle station of Collins Chairlift. If you're looking for a quicker option, Alta Java in the Albion Day Lodge provides a range of grab-and-go choices including bars and veggie-filled frittatas for skiers on the move.


Snowbird

When enjoying the slopes at Snowbird, make a reservation at Wildflower in the Iron Blosam Lodge for a fine dining experience featuring seasonal and healthy dishes. Alternatively, for a quick refuel, stop by Snowbird The Atrium in the Snowbird Center, offering grab-and-go options, including chia pudding, salads and snacks.


Snowbasin

At Snowbasin, sit down at Snowbasin Needles Lodge to enjoy stunning mountain views along with healthy options like grilled fish and large fresh salads. Snowbasin Earl's Lodge at the base area offers a unique curry station at their buffet for healthy vegetarian options. For those looking to grab a quick bite, the Snowbasin base lodge typically offers grab-and-go options such as sandwiches and salads.


Solitude

Roundhouse at Solitude offers a plethora of warming vegetarian options including curries! Solitude's Honeycomb Grillin the Solitude Village provides a sit-down experience with a diverse menu, including healthy choices like grilled chicken and vegetable plates. For a faster option, visit Stone Haus Pizzeria and Creamery in the Solitude Village, offering grab-and-go items such as salads, avocado toast and wraps.


Brighton

In the Brighton Center, consider dining at The Alpine Rose for a sit-down experience featuring a variety of healthy options, including salads and grilled items. If looking for some pocket snacks, go to the The Brighton Store to pick up snacks to save for later. For a quick and convenient choice, the Milly Chalet often has grab-and-go options like wraps and fresh fruit. Note that Brighton has changed to a cashless system so make sure to bring your credit card!

Menus and offerings may change, so it's recommended to check with the resorts and establishments directly for the most up-to-date information. Enjoy a nourishing and delightful dining experience at Utah's stunning ski resorts!
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