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Log Cabin Caffe Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Get there early or risk waiting in a very long line. The Log Cabin Caffe, 10 minutes from Northstar-at-Tahoe, is a North Shore institution known for its eggs (including five kinds of eggs Benedict), waffles and pancakes as well as their weekend brunch. 530-546-7109
Ioka Valley Farm Jiminy Peak, Mass.
At the farm’s Main Barn Calf-A (Calf-A=Cafe, get it?), five minutes from Jiminy Peak, fill up on pancakes doused with Ioka’s fresh maple syrup made on-premises. The Pancake Breakfast Special—three ‘cakes, three meats, homemade applesauce and three mini corn muffins—should be ample fuel for the slopes. Open weekends Feb. 12—April 10; 413-738-5915
The Foundry Grill Sundance, Utah
The Sunday buffet brunch at the rustic wood-beamed grill features an all-you-can-eat spread of made-to-order omelets, French toast, fruit, fresh-baked breads, cheeses and more. And there’s a dessert buffet, too. 801-223-4220; sundanceresort.com
Inn at Quail Run Wilmington, Vt.A gourmet menu is on offer every Saturday and Sunday morning at this 11-room inn secluded on 15 acres three and half miles from the slopes of Mount Snow. Must-tries include the lobster-and-boursin-cheese omelet, crème brà»lée French toast and pumpkin pancakes with ginger butter. 800-343-7227; bbonline.com/vt/quailrun
Sweet Basil Vail, Colo.With a new brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays, chef Bruce Yim offers a grilled beef tenderloin with poached eggs and seared tomatoes, and golden malted waffles with vanilla yogurt and blueberry compote, among other sophisticated culinary concoctions. 970-476-0125; sweetbasil-vail.com