Here’s a list of where to find the best burgers either on-mountain at every resort in Utah or within a short drive. Start up north at Cherry Peak and Beaver Mountain and eat your way down to Brian Head. Feel free to add your favorites. There are a lot of burgers out there and I’m only one woman.
If you head north to ski Utah’s newest resort, Cherry Peak, pop into one of these two options to satisfy your burger craving.
The Beehive Grill: The King Kobe burger features a Snake River Farms Kobe beef patty, apple wood smoked bacon, swiss cheese, house-made onion jam and bleu cheese aioli. $12.99 255 S. Main, Logan 435.753.2600. Closed Sundays
Morty’s: Kimchi on a burger is my new favorite thing. After all, it’s just a more flavorful pickle! This burger features kimchi, pickled carrots, Korean barbeque sauce and Sriracha mayo. $7.25 780 East 700 North, Logan. 435-535-3276. Closed Sundays.
Powder Mountain: In the Powder Keg at the Timberline Base area, check out the Powder Burger, served up classic-style on a nice bun with great fries.
In the Valley, do not miss the Shooting Star Saloon, where you’ll find the famous Star burger: perfectly seasoned beef patties topped with a split grilled knockwurst. The old-time cowboy bar atmosphere alone makes it worth it, but the burger is delicious. $8
Snowbasin Resort: The Cinnabar at the base of Snowbasin is a cushy haven from the elements, with plush chairs and a roaring fireplace. The ½-pound Bison Burger is loaded with flavors, topped with sautéed wild mushrooms, whiskey bacon onion jam and blue cheese, served with waffle fries. $18
Solitude: The newly renovated (thanks to a fire at the end of last season) Roundhouse at mid-mountain is another killer spot for a burger break. Either head upstairs to enjoy the circular hearth and the views, or snag a spot on the sunny patio. The burger here is classic, with bacon and cheese, on a soft, flaky bun.
Alta, Watson Café: The burgers here are made from 100% grass-fed Utah beef and they are solid, tasty burgers. I tried the mushroom, which is yummy, and the Supreme, also yummy, but I’d order a double patty as they are a bit on the svelte side.
Snowbird: Conveniently located at the Tram base is the Forklift, another classic spot and a great place to sink into the Smokehouse Burger, a beef patty covered in smoked bacon, and smoked Irish cheddar by local maker Beehive Cheese, plus house BBQ sauce on a toasted ciabatta bun. $17
Mining town? This is a burger town. There are burgers on every menu and while I am determined to try them all, for now, let’s stick to on-mountain choices. I recommend one of the BEST burgers I have ever eaten, at J&G at St. Regis. Ski Deer Valley Resort and shoosh right onto the patio, enjoy the views and try the Snake River Farms burger with Gold Creek Farms cheddar, topped with bacon onion jam and served with hand cut fries. At the base of Park City Mountain, Legends Bar & Grill features a Durham Ranch Wagyu beef patty, apple wood smoked bacon, white cheddar cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, onion, tomato, served on a soft, perfectly-toasted brioche bun.
At beautiful Sundance Mountain Resort, both The Foundry Grill and Owl Barserve essentially the same burger, a deliciously seasoned, juicy Black Angus Wagyu burger, with melty Gold Creek White Cheddar, a local cheese, served on a poppyseed sourdough bun. $17.00
Down in Happy Valley (Provo), a local told me about CHOM burger, where the burgers are tasty and cheap. I would chomp into the Green Chile Avocado burger, on a toasted potato bun covered in pepper jack, roasted green chiles and guacamole. $6.95! 45 West 300 North, Provo. 385-241-7499
Eagle Point. At this secluded resort, there is one place to eat and one burger. Good thing they make a solid one. The Canyonside is a hefty ½ pound burger topped with caramelized onions, smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, and garlic aioli. $13
Brian Head: I actually cannot claim I have tried this burger, but it’s now on my bucket list because it sounds freaking awesome. I’ll be down there soon! At the Last Chance Saloon, they serve a Gorgonzola stuffed elk burger, with “Four Corner Sourced Elk,” which I assume means it’s from the local mountains, topped with fried shallots, roasted red peppers, arugula and bacon aioli. $16
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