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Best Ski Restaurant (2022)

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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 stray too far from 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 Sunday River 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

  • The Goldener Hirsch Restaurant at Auberge Resorts

    The Goldener Hirsch Restaurant at Auberge Resorts
    Park City, Utah

    The Goldener Hirsch Restaurant at Auberge Resorts aims to marry Bavarian specialties with locally sourced ingredients. From fondue to bright cranberry orange chutney and crispy wiener schnitzel, you'll be taken in by Goldener Hirsch's old-warm charm.
    Photo courtesy of Goldener Hirsch, Auberge Resorts Collection

  • The Mariposa at Deer Valley

    The Mariposa at Deer Valley
    Park City, Utah

    The Mariposa at Deer Valley offers a sophisticated dining experience for those looking to unwind after a day on the slopes. Six- and eight-course seasonal tasting menus are offered alongside carefully selected wine pairings.
    Photo courtesy of Deer Valley Resort

  • Cliff House

    Cliff House
    Stowe, Vermont

    The Cliff House at Stowe Mountain Resort offers award-winning regional, seasonal cuisine combined with a rustic Vermont flair. Surrounded by breathtaking alpine peaks, this lunch-only restaurant is located on the side of Mount Mansfield and accessible only by gondola. The Austrian-styled chalet features floor-to-ceiling windows and offers panoramic-view seating, with an open kitchen and bar which serves wine and cocktails to compliment every meal.
    Photo courtesy of VisualCommunications // Getty Images

  • The Chalet at Alpine Meadows

    The Chalet at Alpine Meadows
    Olympic Valley, California

    The Chalet at Alpine Meadows is a Bavarian-style beer garden offering cozy booths indoors and picnic tables outdoors for those who enjoy embracing the weather. Family Travel Expert Kyle McCarthy tells us, "By day, this on-mountain chalet serves a great raclette, variety of wursts and a good beer menu. At night, it transforms into a special venue for on-mountain dining by snowshoe, where an Oompa band serenades diners enjoying gourmet German fare."
    Photo courtesy of Lyamport Galina Vyacheslavovna // Getty Images

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cascade Dining Room at Timberline Lodge

    Cascade Dining Room at Timberline Lodge
    Government Camp, Oregon

    Expert Laura Sutherland shares with 10Best, "Timberline Lodge is a gorgeous, rustic 1937 lodge with many elements created by artists during the WPA era. The ski runs are on a mountain glacier, so skiing here lasts through the summer. The Lodge's Cascade Dining Room features seasonal local menus, like Puget Sound manilla clams with chorizo and roasted shallots in a saffron broth."
    Photo courtesy of Imgorthand // Getty Images

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The top 10 winners in the category Best Ski Restaurant are as follows:

  1. Whitehorn Bistro - Lake Louise, Alberta
  2. The Mountain Room - Sunday River, Maine
  3. The Bavarian Restaurant - Taos, New Mexico
  4. The Goldener Hirsch Restaurant at Auberge Resorts - Park City, Utah
  5. The Mariposa at Deer Valley - Park City, Utah
  6. Cliff House - Stowe, Vermont
  7. The Chalet at Alpine Meadows - Olympic Valley, California
  8. The Roundhouse - Sun Valley, Idaho
  9. Eagle's Eye Restaurant - Kicking Horse, British Columbia
  10. Cascade Dining Room at Timberline Lodge - Government Camp, Oregon

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!

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10Best Editors

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Chez Chesak

Chez Chesak

Chez Chesak

Cindy Hirschfeld

Cindy Hirschfeld

Cindy Hirschfeld

Kyle McCarthy

Kyle McCarthy

Kyle McCarthy

Laura Sutherland

Laura Sutherland

Laura Sutherland

Kristen Lummis

Kristen Lummis

Kristen Lummis
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