Utah Ski Itinerary | For the Foodie

Utah Ski Itinerary | For the Foodie

Yeti

By Yeti \ November 5 2019

words by Jeremy Pugh

So you officially came here for the skiing but, umm, how long do you actually have to ski before it’s time to eat? We have you with a weekend at Sundance Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain to fulfill all your schussing and epicurean dreams.

FRIDAY

1 p.m.
Shuttle up to Sundance Mountain Resort owned by Robert Redford and named for his famous role in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Check into a Sundance Suite, cozy stand-alone cabins with fireplaces and sitting areas.



2 p.m.
Night-skiing goes until 9 p.m., giving you plenty of time to get out there. Before the sun goes down, however, head to Red’s Summit (the top of the mountain) and let your jaw drop over the sweeping, 360-degree views of the Wasatch Range.

8 p.m.
Dinner at the Tree Room, winner of the Forbes Travel Guide four-star rating and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Yes, that’s a tree in the middle of the room. Redford prides himself on preserving the natural landscape and, well, no need to cut down a beautiful tree, right? 

10 p.m.
Take your whiskey neat at Sundance’s Owl Bar. This bar, as in, the actual bar was salvaged from a watering hole in Thermopolis, WY. where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid plotted their schemes.


Spring Skiing at Deer Valley

SATURDAY

7 a.m.
Sit down for a breakfast of chilaquiles or smoked salmon eggs benedict at Sundance’s Foundry Grill or grab a breakfast burrito and coffee from the Sundance Deli.

8 a.m.
Say good-bye to Sundance and head to Park City. Drop your bags at the Torchlight Inn, conveniently located in Park City’s picturesque historic district and on the free bus line accessing your next stop: Deer Valley Resort

Noon
After some blissful schussing around Deer Valley’s immaculately groomed terrain make your way to lunch at Rime Seafood and Raw Bar, which offers flown-in fresh oysters and Connecticut-style (no mayo) lobster rolls, really. 

4 p.m.
Take your afternoon après with a glass of gewürztraminer and a fondue session at the Goldener Hirsch Inn  at the Silver Lake Village base area of Deer Valley.

6 p.m.
Time to go to Park City's Historic Main Street to stroll the shops and people watch until a late dinner at High West Distillery's Nelson Cottage which offers lavish, one-seating-a-night dinners complete with whiskey pairings from the world’s only ski-in/ski-out distillery.


Groomers at Park City Mountain

SUNDAY

8 a.m.
Sip cold-pressed morning joe while fueling up with a Buddha bowl at Harvest, a hip little restaurant just off of Main Street.  

9 a.m.
Clomp over to the Town Lift and get ready to explore Park City Mountain which, at 7,300 acres, is the largest resort in the U.S. Yeah, it’s exhausting but don’t worry, lunch will come soon. Work up an appetite with laps on the intermediate runs under the Silverlode Lift like Parleys Park and Mel’s Alley. Take the Quicksilver Gondola to the Canyons side (where lunch is). 

Noon
Cloud Dine, perched on Dream Peak, is a cafeteria-style lunch stop with gourmet-level food and stellar views. The Niçoise salad with sushi-grade tuna, is a perfect example. Be sure to save room for the house-made doughnuts. Burn off those extra calories in the chutes, glades and bowls off of the Ninety-Nine 90 lift. On your way down the mountain, you’ll surely be reeled in by the perfume of smoking meat as you pass the Tombstone Grill (at the Tombstone lift base) with its daily bounty of smoked brisket, pork and sausage. The perfect quick snack before heading to the airport with a full belly, tired legs and lots of fun memories.


Originally written for Ski Utah magazine
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