We’re on the countdown to ski season beginning. And we’re not only salivating about the snow storms that keep dumping mother nature’s goodness on the slopes, but also about the slopeside favorite eateries that will be open for ski season starting next week.
Here are a few of our favorite spots for fueling up in the middle of your ski day…
Our Top Picks (Which are all around the Base of the Ski Area):
This ones for the top DAWGS. This infamous spot is located right along side the ski slopes in Torian Plum plaza. The “beach” is the apres-ski hot spot of Steamboat. And the brick oven pizzas are a favorite of all – and they’re named after our favorite ski runs. After nailing Vagabond, Wally World, The Chutes or Morningside, you deserve a hot pizza pie! Pour yourself a cold one, order up the tongue-in-cheek “Yard Sale” pizza and share the extravagant story of your epic crash(es) on the mountain with friends.
The New York Times took notice of this tiny little mountain eatery that’s located in Slopeside’s shadow. USA Today did too. Paramount might be small in square footage, but it’s HUGE on taste. Paramount is a mountain must do at some point during your stay. They’re open for breakfast and lunch and have a serious selection of sugary delights for anytime of day. Can’t decide? Do the brunch-inspired sandwich that we’re all raving about: the egg BLT. One of our Simply Steamboat staff members (we won’t name names!) has a reputation for a small addiction to Paramount’s Reuben.
Truffle Pig is located at the base area adjacent to Gondola Square. They have a great outdoor porch with gas fireplace, heat lamps and beautiful ski mountain views. The menu is sophisticated, yet still boasts an out of this world bison burger with tomato jam and pancetta on a brioche. We also highly recommend the mussels and french fries. And just like most spots in Steamboat, you can easily bring the kids there. Order up any number of flatbread pizzas and they won’t even notice they’re in a swankier spot. They’re happy hour deals are a steal too.
On the Mountain….
So our favorite spots are technically off of the mountain (Slopeside, Paramount, Truffle Pig), but there are still some nice spots for belly filling on the ski mountain. We love the fiskesuppe ( a Norwegian Cod and Root Vegetable Chowder) at Ragnar’s or the expansive valley views from the window seats at Hazie’s. And we have yet to try the new 4-Points Lodge (because it’s brand new and opening this season) – but we’re quite certain it’ll be a welcome respite spot for healthy and fresh fare while schussing down Storm Peak.
So plan on grabbing more than a power bar for your mid-day meal on the mountain. Unbuckle your boots, warm up your gloves and sink your fork into Simply Steamboat’s favorite lunch time eateries…. Your tastebuds won’t be disappointed.
Don’t forget that we have ski-in, ski-out properties such as Storm Meadows and Edgemont where you can sneak off the slopes in a jiffy to grab a quick bite to eat in the comfort of your own home away from home. Alternately, Trappeur’s Crossing Resort and Waterstone offer shuttle services from the Gondola to the properties, so you can be home and standing ravenously in front of your fully stocked fridge in minutes!