After a long day on the slopes, nothing feels better than grabbing a filling meal at one of the many on-site restaurants or bars. Here are a few of the dining options on offer at Canadian ski resorts.
Chuck Burger, Blue Mountain Resort
This restaurant only serves up burgers, but it’s not your typical burger joint—all patties are organic and made with local, 100 per cent hormone and antibiotic-free beef. There are also veggie and chicken burgers on the menu, which pair perfectly with a side of shoestring fries or beefeater onion rings.
Must try: The Norris is a popular beast of a burger, with double meat and cheese and toppings that include onion rings, bacon, pickles and Chuck sauce.
Cirque Restaurant & Bar and Ice Bar, Fernie Alpine Resort
Take the whole family to breakfast, lunch or dinner at this restaurant or grab a seat at the bar to appreciate Cirque’s recently renovated space. Don a parka and check out the Ice Bar, a frozen vodka tasting room beside Cirque, where more than 20 kinds of vodka are available for sipping.
Must try: The Bison Carpaccio is Cirque chef Vic Spicer’s signature dish, and features bison tenderloin, truffle aioli, arugula pesto, Dijon mascarpone and crustinis.
Kuma Yama, Lake Louise Ski Resort
Kuma Yama (which translates to “bear on the mountain”) opened in Lake Louise Ski Resort’s Lodge of Ten Peaks in December 2015. Ramen bowls, maki rolls and sake are just some of the delicious Japanese options available at this sushi bar.
Must try: Taking its name from resort owner Charlie Locke, the Locke, Stock & Barrel roll is a lobster roll that features mouth watering Alberta beef and jus.
Laurent Louis, Mont Tremblant Ski Resort
This French bakery and bistro opened this past December in the Old Tremblant Village, and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner dining options. Grab some baked goods and pastries to go, or dine in to experience French cuisine with a glass of imported wine.
Must try: The cassoulet confit de canard (duck confit) is Laurent Louis’ specialty dish.
The Red Antler, Silver Star Mountain Resort
Taking pub food to the next level, executive chef Scott Sanderson and his team offer up juicy burgers, house-smoked barbecue and delicious appetizers at The Red Antler, which is located on the Vance Creek Boardwalk. Stop in on the weekend for a beer or glass of wine and live music.
Must try: The Red Antler Elk Burger, which features a flame broiled burger, cream cheese, bacon and red pepper aioli on a brioche bun.
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