The 10 Best Resorts in the West for Dining (2024)

This article originally appeared on Ski Mag

Whether you prefer a grab-and-go snack from the cafeteria or opt for a lingering Euro-style midday meal complete with wine and a digestif, dining options at North American ski resorts vary widely. While heat-lamp burgers and fries are still on offer at most places, healthier dishes such as ramen, pho, and poke can be found in more and more resort food courts and restaurants.

See the Full Rankings: The Top 3o Resorts in the West for 2024

If you brown-bag it most days or eat like a queen all week, it’s good to have options. Good news: The dining choices are abundant at these Western resorts, so dig in.

Top 10 Resorts in the West for Dining

No. 10: Park City Resort, Utah

Score: 7.73
Other Strengths:
Guest Service, Parking
Lodging, Access

Park City dining
(Photo: Courtesy of Vail Resorts)

What Readers Say

“This resort has something for everyone plus great access to apres, dining, and nightlife in and around Park City.”

“Great Terrain! Vail paid attention and fixed the labor issues. Dining areas were well stocked, lifts were all opened.”

No. 9: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyo.

Score: 7.79
Other Strengths:
Challenge, Apres
Family Friendly, Value

Jackson dining
(Photo: Courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)

What Readers Say

“Very friendly, helpful locals and employees. Great restaurants and nightlife. Loved the live music at the Million Dollar Bar and Silver Dollar Bar. Great apres and music at the Mangy Moose.”

“The waffles at Corbet’s Cabin at the top of the tram are almost worth the visit alone!”

No. 8: Vail Mountain, Colo.

Score: 7.83
Other Strengths:
Terrain Variety, Lodging
Weaknesses: Value, Local Flavor

Vail dining
(Photo: Courtesy of Vail Resorts)

What Readers Say

“The resort is huge--no crowds. The terrain is vast and varied, you never get bored. The base areas are full of good restaurants and ski shops. The public transportation is excellent. You don’t need a car. The vibe is both friendly and upscale. It’s a pleasure to visit.”

“I love the terrain, the grooming, and the back bowls. Great dining options on and off the slopes, and they’re a good overall value.”

No. 7: Snowbasin Resort, Utah

Score: 7.96
Other Strengths:
Guest Service, Access
Nightlife, Lodging

Snowbasin dining
(Photo: Courtesy of Snowbasin Resort)

What Readers Say

“Snowbasin is incredible, the lodges are like nothing you’ll see at any other resort. Being only 30 mins from my front door in Ogden, I feel so lucky to ski somewhere so incredible. Front the highest peaks down to the learning terrain, Snowbasin has everything.”

“The staff and service was incredible, the atmosphere was fun and lifelong memories were made. We had some great days and great food. Would highly recommend!”

No. 6: Telluride Ski Resort, Colo.

Score: 8.01
Other Strengths:
Local Flavor, Terrain Variety
Access, Value

Telluride dining
(Photo: Courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort)

What Readers Say

“Awesome in all respects, especially on-mountain food and scenery.”

“The most beautiful scenery of any U.S. resort! Great terrain with variety and challenge. Really cool authentic town with great dining options.”

No. 5: Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.

Score: 8.11
Other Strengths:
Terrain Variety, Apres
Value, Guest Service

(Photo: Courtesy of Vail Resorts)

What Readers Say

“Tons of skiable acreage, varied terrain, walkable village, amazing apres and dining, and a great value for the USD.”

“Why would you ski anywhere else? This place is awesome. The size, terrain variety, and village amenities are unparalleled in the industry. A little bit of a hike to get there so plan on staying for a week. Car not needed. Everything is at your fingertips.”

No. 4: Steamboat Resort, Colo.

Score: 8.18
Other Strengths: Guest Service, Family Friendly
Weaknesses: Terrain Variety, Challenge

Steamboat dining
(Photo: Courtesy of Steamboat Resort)

What Readers Say

“Small Western Town, friendly, great food. I know I am always getting a great ski vacation!”

“Great place with laid back vibe. Great snow and good mix of terrain. Great restaurants down in town. They continue to make good improvements.”

No. 3: Aspen Snowmass, Colo.

Score: 8.24
Other Strengths:
Terrain Variety Lifts
Access, Parking

Aspen Snowmass dining
(Photo: Courtesy of Aspen Skiing Company)

What Readers Say

“Snowmass is the best ski mountain I have ever visited, with its amazing base village. Aspen is only 20 minutes away and very easy to get to has all the dining and nightlife you can imagine. The best ski experience I have ever had.”

“Nice variety of skiing and great shopping and restaurants plus other activities around town.”

No. 2: Sun Valley, Idaho

Score: 8.66
Other Strengths:
Guest Service, Lodging
Terrain Variety, Value

Sun Valley dining
(Photo: Courtesy of Sun Valley)

What Readers Say

“Excellent all around resort for the whole family. Great resort town. Excellent dining options. Friendly town. Doesn’t feel crowded or overly posh like Park City. Great vibes at Sun Valley!”

“Baldy is best true ski mountain in the world. Fantastic local vibe. World class dining, lodging, apres, etc.”

No. 1: Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Score: 8.75
Other Strengths:
Lodging, Access
Weaknesses: Challenge, Value

Deer Valley dining
(Photo: Courtesy of Deer Valley)

What Readers Say

“Wonderful customer service. The mountain is perfect for advanced skiers. Park City is a fun town with a variety of dining options at all price levels. And easy to get to. Base lodge is well organized.”

“Favorite place--not just for skiing, but for eating and winter fun, too. Nicest employees, even the ones not working still helped us out, including giving out their own handwarmers on a chilly day.”

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