AAA Travel Tips / Inspector Picks: Our Favorite Restaurants in Ski Destinations

Inspector Picks: Our Favorite Restaurants in Ski Destinations

AAA/Inspector 39
November 12, 2019
These are our favorite restaurants near popular ski destinations such as Park City, Utah. Enjoy the snow-covered mountain views and taking horse-drawn carriages or funicular trams to the winter-wonderland restaurants. These places are sure to please with their delicious food and beautiful locations.
Mountains, entrees, view
AAA/Inspector 599

Pine Creek Cookhouse

Aspen, Colorado
AAA Inspector 599: Hands down this is the best mountain view from a restaurant I've ever seen.
Views of flowers, aspens and mountain scenery creates a special ambiance as you dine. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers, like the artisanal cheese and cured meat plate, beside the outdoor wood-burning stove before selecting an entrée featuring buffalo, elk or line-caught fresh fish. In winter, the road to the restaurant closes and guests meet at 11399 Castle Creek Rd to take a horse-drawn sleigh to the final destination. The more adventurous can arrive on skis or snowshoes.
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Pork belly
AAA/Inspector 39

J&G Grill at St. Regis Deer Valley

Park City, Utah
AAA Inspector 39: If you're searching for an unusual dining experience, I'd take the funicular tram ride up the side of a mountain to this elegant restaurant.
The dining experience begins with amazing views from a funicular tram ride up the mountain to this slope-side restaurant. Their impressive wine selection is the largest in Utah. The menu mainly offers steaks, chops and seafood. Foods such as the “RR” Ranch prime filet mignon and the Snake River Farms kurobuta pork chops are locally sourced. Named after the altitude at the sophisticated communal table, highlights of the "7542 Bloody Mary" include wasabi foam and a black sea salt rim—in other words— order one.
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Kalani's

South Lake Tahoe, California
AAA Inspector 557: Who would've thought an incredible Hawaiian restaurant would be found at the bottom of a ski mountain? Not I! Amazing seafood and BBQ pork is served.
If you are longing for a taste of the islands, this restaurant offers an opportunity to savor contemporary Hawaiian cuisine, such as island style baby back ribs or fresh fish, which is flown in from Hawaii three times a week. An extensive sushi menu and a variety of rolls are available.
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Open faced turkey melt with salad
AAA/Inspector 557

Sprouts Natural Foods Cafe

South Lake Tahoe, California
AAA Inspector 557: NOT FOUND
A variety of juices with names like "Hot Shot" and "Tahoe Turmeric" are a perfect way to start the morning along with a breakfast burrito or a bowl of raspberry granola. Salads and sandwiches are piled high with fresh vegetables. Pair a "Funky Monkey" or "Mango Tango" smoothie with a turkey melt for a tasty lunch.
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AAA/Inspector 334

Westbank at Four Seasons

Teton Village, Wyoming
AAA Inspector 334: I will never tire of watching excited skiers and bicyclists going up and down on the chair lifts or families taking an evening walk up the slopes.
After a day skiing or white-water rafting, guests can savor a creatively presented, regionally influenced meal made all the more enjoyable by warmth from a massive stone fireplace. The grand dining room continues the resort's elegant rustic theme featuring floor-to-ceiling windows which offer panoramic views of the slopes and the mountains. Prepared in the 1,800-degree infrared grill, you may see cider glazed wild boar, dry-aged buffalo rib-eye, smoked Colorado lamb rack or corn-fed Washington filet mignon listed on the menu.
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