Resort Guide

Best in the West 2018: Dining and Après

The results of our reader-ranked survey of the top 10 resorts for dining options in Western North America - Presented By Mount Gay Rum


No. 1: Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia

“Any food choice you want you can have, both on and off the mountain.”

Photo courtesy of Amy McDermid, Whistler Blackcomb.


No. 2: Aspen Mountain, Colorado

“The town is charming and has amazing restaurants, and the food on the mountain is outstanding! Just one of the many reasons I cry when I have to leave Aspen.”

Photo courtesy of The Caribou Club.


No. 3: Deer Valley, Utah

“On-mountain dining, while not inexpensive, is the highest quality of any ski area and totally worth the price.”

Photo courtesy of Deer Valley Resort.


No. 4: Sun Valley, Idaho

“The resort dining facilities are so good you’ll probably feel like you’re in Europe.”

Photo courtesy of Sun Valley Resort.


No. 5: Vail, Colorado

“The food and food service here is unparalleled!”

Photo courtesy of Abby Hein, Vail Resorts.


No. 6: Telluride, Colorado

“The town is charming and artsy with great restaurants and some cool local bars and breweries. Also, because it’s a bit of an ‘adventure’ to get to Telluride, nothing is ever crowded!” 

Photo courtesy of Telluride Ski Resort.


No. 7: Breckenridge, Colorado

“Plenty of great dining options in Breck’s cute victorian town, great vibes and a fun scene.”

Photo courtesy of Breckenridge Ski Resort.


No. 8: Steamboat, Colorado

“Excellent lodges and bars for quality food and drink on the mountain, and it’s all very accessible.”

Photo courtesy of Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort.


No. 9: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

“Jackson is an awesome cowboy town with endless food options and a cool western vibe.”

Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.


No. 10: Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

“The town of Park City is so much fun, from great restaurant and dining options to a killer nightlife scene, you really can’t go wrong.”

Photo courtesy of Park City Mountain Resort.

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