Snowbasin’s Burger Bar: Something for Everyone

Kids enjoying food at Snowbasin resort

Those dog-days-of-summer… If you are a parent with school age kids, then sure, the summer might feel over. School is starting and life is becoming unmeasurable busy again.

But summer isn’t over! In fact, the weather is perfect in the mountains (you won’t melt sitting in the afternoon sun anymore) and Snowbasin still has some great weekends for Brews, Blues and BBQs lined up for the month of September.

So before summer slips through our fingers for good, we headed up to Snowbasin to grab some BBQ and play in the sun. We brought the mountain bikes, took to the trails and frolicked at the playground before lunch.

playingground at Snowbasin resort

After the kids had worked up an appetite, we went in search of food. Snowbasin has a good thing going on when it comes to food. And not just for adults. But for kids too. We ordered a smattering of food including a “plain” cheeseburger (per request of the kids), all beef hot dog, and the pulled pork BBQ sandwich. There really is something for everyone, my kids loved it all.

And thank you Snowbasin for always being generous with the french fries!

food at Blues, Brews, and BBQs

 

But the biggest hit was the snow cones. :) “Mom, it is like ice cream only made out of snow!” And we all love the taste of snow at the end of a hot summer… Bring on Labor Day Weekend!

Kids enjoying food at Snowbasin resort

Culinary Expedition: Indian Cuisine

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While dining at Needles Lodge with breathtaking views, experience traditional Indian cuisine and exciting live entertainment!

The menu will include Kachumber Salad, Raita, Aviyal, Lamb Vindaloo, Goan Fish Curry, Kashmiri Palav, Butter Chicken, Kheer, Mango Cheesecake and many more delicious traditional Indian dishes. See the full menu here: Culinary Expeditions – Indian

‘Raks Sharki’ dancers will serenade and mystify the audience with enchanting dance and music.  Entertainers will use fire and swords to add an element of danger to the performance while still remaining elegant.  The dancers will perform from 7pm-9pm during the Culinary Expedition.

The Dining Discovery: Indian Culinary Expedition is $70 per person. It will be held on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Needles Lodge and includes tax, gratuity, a ride up the gondola and live entertainment. To make reservations, please call (801) 620-1021. For more information on Dining Discovery events, click here.

 

Culinary Expedition: Farm-to-Table Dining

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Take a culinary expedition of Northern Utah’s locally sourced food, designed and prepared by the Snowbasin culinary team in four courses. Talk with the purveyors of these delicious local items and discuss why local is better!

The menu will include a local cheese plate from Gold Creek Farms in Kamas, Utah, Smoked Duck Breast Glazed with Slide Ridge Honey and salt harvested from the Great Salt Lake, Mountain Valley Trout from Smithfield, Utah, a Yak, Apple & Gorgonzola Meatloaf with spicy bourbon peach glaze with Yak from Yakety Yak Farm in Huntsville, Utah, and more. All produce will be sourced from local farm stands and Borski Farms in Kaysville, Utah. Purveyors include Borski’s Farm Produce, Morgan Valley Lamb, Fog River Salmon, Beehive Cheese, Gold Creek Cheese, Daily Rise Coffee Co., Lehi Roller Mills, Creminelli Fine Meats, and Cox Honey Farms.

See the full menu here: Culinary Expeditions – Farm to Table

The Dining Discovery: Farm – to – Table Culinary Expedition is $70 per person. It will be held on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Needles Lodge and includes a ride up the gondola, tax, gratuity and live entertainment. To make reservations, please call (801) 620-1021. For more information on Dining Discovery events, click here.

 

Culinary Expedition: Caribbean

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While dining at Needles Lodge with breathtaking views, be whisked away to the Caribbean for delicious cuisine and exciting live entertainment!

The menu will include Herb and Coconut Crusted Mako, Shark Fillets with Sauteed Kale, Mofongo, Pineapple Fried Rice, Jicama Salad, a Caribbean fruit display, Spiced Rum Cake, and a live Jamaican Jerk Goat carving station, as well as many more traditional Caribbean dishes. See the full menu here: Culinary Expeditions – Caribbean

The Dining Discovery: Caribbean Culinary Expedition is $70 per person. It will be held on August 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Needles Lodge and includes a ride up the gondola, live entertainment, soft drinks, tax, and gratuity. To make reservations, please call (801) 620-1021. For more information on Dining Discovery events, click here.

Live entertainment from The Cabana Band :  https://www.gigsalad.com/the_cabana_band_salt_lake_city

Steel Drum Island Music and  Covers of Jimmy Buffet, UB40, Harry Belafonte, and more.

Culinary Expedition: Wine Maker’s Dinner with Iron Gate Wines

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Part of our Culinary Expedition: Spirit & Food Pairings, the first Wine Maker’s Dinner will feature Iron Gate Wines from Utah. This is a unique opportunity to learn about wine from the person who knows them best, the wine maker.

The meal is perfectly paired with a flight of wine, expertly chosen by the wine maker himself. The meal includes hors d’oeuvres while meeting the wine maker, a presentation of the wine flight by the wine maker, followed by a four course dinner paired with the wine. See the full pairing menu here: Meet The Winemaker Menu

The Wine Maker’s Dinner is $75 per person and includes the suggested paired wines, taxes, and gratuity. Wine from Iron Gate Wines will also be available for sale. The Wine Maker’s Dinner presented with Iron Gate Wines will be Friday, September 5th at 6:00 pm.

For reservations, please call (801) 620-1021.

For more information on Dining Discovery events, click here.

Dining Discovery: Shellfish Cooking Class

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Learn about purchasing, preparing, cooking, and eating wonderful items from the sea such as lobster, clams, mussels, oysters and shrimp!

Learn how to:

  • Properly clean and inspect shellfish
  • Prepare ingredients using multiple techniques such as boiling, broiling, steaming & sauteing
  • Pair shellfish with various herbs, vegetables, and starches
  • Prepare cocktails that compliment these wonderful treats from the sea

A ‘mocktail’ bar will be available for learning how to make and taste cocktails at no cost and the same real cocktails will be available for purchase.

The shellfish cooking class will be just $45 per person and includes all food and ‘mocktails’.

It will be at Earl’s Lodge at 6:30 pm on July 18th, 2014.

Class limit is 50 people – make your reservation today!

For reservations, please call (801) 620-1021.

More information here: Shellfish Cuisine Menu

For more information on Dining Discovery events, click here.

Dining Discovery: Explore your Cravings

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We are revamping our summer dining with the new Dining Discovery: Explore your Cravings program. The Dining Discovery program will encompass many aspects of dining at Snowbasin Resort and include Culinary Expeditions, Cooking and Eating Classes, Mountain Top Brunches,  Burger Spa, and Spirit & Food Pairing Series.

The Dining Discovery: Culinary Expedition dinners will replace the weekly Saturday night dining at Needles Lodge, with several events throughout the summer, each with its own theme. These top of the gondola dinners are an exciting and unique experience, with live music and atmosphere to give a taste of the culture that encompasses the designated cuisine.

For reservations, please call (801) 620-1021.

Schedule of Dining Discovery Events:

Saturday, July 5th - Culinary Expedition: Mediterranean

Friday, July 18th – Dining Discovery: Shellfish Cooking Class

Saturday, August 2nd – Culinary Expedition: Caribbean

Saturday, August 30th - Culinary Expedition: Indian

Friday, September 5th - Spirit & Food Pairings: Wine Maker’s Pairing Dinner

Saturday, September 27th – Culinary Expedition: Farm to Table

 

 

Summer Opening Day June 14th, 2014

We will be opening  for summer activities on Saturday, June 14th.   Enjoy scenic Gondola Rides to Needles Lodge, mountain bike and hike on 26 miles of trails, try the award winning BBQ, go on one of the free guided tours, enjoy the “burger spa” for lunch with breathtaking views, play some Disc Golf on the 9-hole course, enjoy brunch at the top of the gondola, explore your cravings at a themed mountain top dinner, or come to a free outdoor concert in the beautiful high alpine environment.

Snowbasin Resort will be open for Summer operations on Saturdays and Sundays only. – Except Friday, July 4th and  Labor Day Monday, September 1

  • The Gondola will run from 10 am – 6 pm Saturdays and Sundays.
  • The Grizzly Center retail and rental shop will be open from 10 am – 6 pm Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Needles Lodge is open for lunch and the “burger spa” on Saturdays from 11 am – 3 pm and for Mountain Top Brunch on Sundays from 10 am to 2:30 pm. (First Brunch will be June 22nd)
  • Earl’s will serve their award winning BBQ on the patio from 12 – 5 pm on Sundays during the Blues, Brews & BBQ free summer concert series.
  • You can pick up or purchase your season passes at the Grizzly Center Rental Desk Saturday or Sunday 10 am – 6 pm.
  • There will also be special Dining Discovery : Culinary Adventure Dinners throughout the summer on Saturday nights – Stay tuned for more information!

There will be no services available Monday – Friday at Snowbasin Resort throughout the summer - except Friday, July 4th and  Labor Day Monday, September 1