Best On-Mountain Restaurant (2020)


Gone are the days when ski-in dining meant a sad, overpriced sandwich and a bag of chips. These days, on-mountain restaurants are upping their culinary game. Skiers and snowboarders will find everything from craft beer bars to fine dining establishments without having to leave the slopes. 

  • Whitehorn Bistro

    Whitehorn Bistro
    Lake Louise, Alberta

    Whitehorn Bistro, located at 6,700 feet above sea level, offers upscale food in a comfortable environment paired with stellar views. Some of signature dishes include seafood chowder, cheese fondue or a Whitehorn burger.
    Photo courtesy of Lake Louise Ski Resort

  • The Mountain Room

    The Mountain Room
    Sunday River, Maine

    Portland, Maine chef Harding Lee Smith brings is Rooms restaurant concept to Sunday River at the Mountain Room. Set mid-mountain at the Peak Lodge near the Chondola, the restaurant serves a lunch menu of small plates and heartier options, served alongside Maine craft brews and cocktails. An outside deck offers spectacular views of the front range.
    Photo courtesy of Marina French/Sunday River

  • The 10th

    The 10th
    Vail, Colorado

    The 10th, a full-service lunch restaurant overlooking the Gore Range, serves a menu of classic, alpine-inspired dishes at the top of Gondola 1 in Vail. It’s a great excuse to slip out of those ski boots and into some comfy slippers for a bowl of chili or a Wagyu beef burger.
    Photo courtesy of Ric Stovall, Vail Resorts

  • Rustler Lodge Dining Room

    Rustler Lodge Dining Room
    Alta, Utah

    The fine dining restaurant inside Alta’s Rustler Lodge pairs magnificent views with a diverse menu highlighting local ingredients. You don’t have to be a guest of the hotel to ride the Rustler lift and enjoy lunch overlooking the ski area.
    Photo courtesy of Alta's Rustler Lodge

  • Eagle's Eye Restaurant

    Eagle's Eye Restaurant
    Kicking Horse, British Columbia

    Have lunch or dinner on top of the world at Eagle’s Eye at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Soak up the views of five Canadian National Parks while enjoying salmon, elk, buffalo and other native ingredients.
    Photo courtesy of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

  • The Bavarian Restaurant

    The Bavarian Restaurant
    Taos, New Mexico

    The European-inspired Bavarian Lodge at Taos Ski Valley in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains has everything you'd want from a German biergarten, including lederhosen-clad staff, beer steins, a sundeck and a menu of hearty Bavarian fare. Its location at the base of Kachina Peak means the views are as good as the food.
    Photo courtesy of Taos Ski Valley

  • Collins Grill

    Collins Grill
    Alta, Utah

    Diners can ski up to Collins Grill at Alta, change into a pair of complimentary cabin slippers and enjoy a European bistro-style meal. The restaurant, located mid-mountain near the Wildcat lift, crafts their food from locally sourced ingredients when possible and serves them alongside an extensive wine and spirits menu.
    Photo courtesy of Alta Ski Area / Rocko Menzyk

  • Allie's Cabin

    Allie's Cabin
    Beaver Creek, Colorado

    Diners arrive at Allie’s Cabin via an open air sleight ride. Upon arrival, they’re treated to a three course dinner in a cozy cabin on Beaver Creek. On select nights, the restaurant also hosts exclusive five-course wine dinners. The restaurant is closed for the 2020/2021 season but plans to return next year.
    Photo courtesy of Bob Winsett / Vail Resorts

  • Corbet's Cabin

    Corbet's Cabin
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    No trip to Jackson Hole would be complete without tucking into some waffles atop Rendezvous Peak. Waffles from Corbet’s Cabin (altitude 10,450 feet) are made to order with topping options like Nutella, peanut butter, brown sugar butter or bacon.
    Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

  • The Roundhouse

    The Roundhouse
    Sun Valley, Idaho

    This restaurant atop the Roundhouse Express gondola on Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain has been serving hungry skiers since 1939. Ski in or ride the gondola up for lunch or dinner.
    Photo courtesy of Sun Valley Resort


The top 10 winners in the category Best On-Mountain Restaurant are as follows:

  1. Whitehorn Bistro - Lake Louise, Alberta
  2. The Mountain Room - Sunday River, Maine
  3. The 10th - Vail, Colorado
  4. Rustler Lodge Dining Room - Alta, Utah
  5. Eagle's Eye Restaurant - Kicking Horse, British Columbia
  6. The Bavarian Restaurant - Taos, New Mexico
  7. Collins Grill - Alta, Utah
  8. Allie's Cabin - Beaver Creek, Colorado
  9. Corbet's Cabin - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  10. The Roundhouse - Sun Valley, Idaho

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!

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