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Best Mountain-Top Meals

A handful of on-mountain restaurants are reinventing the cafeteria concept.

Heavenly,
California: Tamarack Lodge

Peak Pick: Seared peppercorn-encrusted ahi sandwich and house-made peach cobbler.
Getting There: California Trail, a blue run offering views of Lake Tahoe from 3,000
feet up.
Top of the
gondola; 775/586-7000; lunch for two $32–$40.

Niseko
Village, Japan: Goshiki

Peak Pick: Hokkaido-crab miso soup and local lily bulb tempura.
Getting There: Misoshiru (which means miso soup), a black diamond featuring Niseko’s
signature powder.
The Green
Leaf; 81-136/443-311; lunch for two $52.

Stowe,
Vermont: Great
Room Grill
(above)
Peak Pick: Chef Gary Crouse’s cioppino with scallops, mussels, and clams.
Getting There: West Run, an intermediate slope with a panoramic vista of Mount
Mansfield.
Spruce Camp
Base Lodge; 802/253-3000; lunch for two $40.

Whistler,
Canada: The Marketplace

Peak Pick: Local Fraser Valley grilled chicken saltimbocca with prosciutto, provolone, and
roasted-garlic aioli.
Getting There: Pika’s Traverse, a beginner trail off Little Whistler Peak.
Roundhouse
Lodge; 800/766-0449; lunch for two $35.

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