As Female Foodie Amanda Proudfit and I compiled our list of top ski resorts in Utah for a quest to find the best dishes to go with them, we concluded that Snowbird could simply not be left off this list. Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort has been a Salt Lake City fixation since 1971. Originally with three lifts, The Tram, and two lodges, Snowbird has since expanded to over 11 trams and lifts, half a dozen on site lodging locations, and is now home to hundreds of thousands of skiing crazed locals and tourists annually. Snowbird has invested over $35 million in new capital improvements for the current 2015/16 skiing season, including a newly remodeled Cliff Lodge, smartcard ticketing, expanded snowmaking, and a brand new mountaintop guest experience- The Summit.
On this particular visit, we were able to visit this new Snowbird gem and see what the fuss was all about. I exited my ride via the Aerial Tram, and was completely taken aback by the incredible views from the top of the mountain. In all directions we admired the never ending views of the gorgeous Wasatch Mountains. After gawking and gazing a little bit more, my small group and I headed into The Summit Restaurant, where we feasted on the Meditteranean panini (served on focaccia with fresh mozzarella, spinach, cured tomatoes, & basil), a margherita pizza, roasted New York strip loin, and a bowl of chilean butternut squash stew with chickpeas and couscous (personal favorite). A perfect mountain meal filled with warm comfort items and lots of carbs- an excellent refuel before heading back on the mountain.
Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is an incredible Utah icon with some of the greatest ski runs and terrain that Salt Lake City has to offer. Head up Little Cottonwood Canyon next time you’re in town for a ski experience you’ll never forget. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced skier, there’s undoubtedly a place for you at Snowbird. Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. and closes for the season on April 18, 2016.
Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort (9600 Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, Sandy, UT // 801.933.2222)