We are here today to talk about the unsung hero of meals: Lunch. We always talk about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, and dinner is where we get to sit down and relax and relive the day. Other than business meetings and ladies lunches we rarely talk about lunch. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why it isn’t more of a focal point in our lives, especially on a ski day. Keep reading to learn more about how to make sure your ski day is properly fueled courtesy of Alta’s Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge.

Raise your hand if your ski day lunch usually consists of a Clif Bar or a peanut butter & jelly sandwich? Maybe you just power through your ski day and end up famished and grumpy. It’s ok, we get hangry too, but we’d rather not end our epic ski day feeling tired and weak from lack of nourishment.

So, what’s a skier to do? Take a breather in between laps, rest your legs and fill your belly. You may even grab a beer if you feel inclined.

Slope Side Café serves lunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily.

The Goldminer’s Saloon  opens at 11 a.m.

Both options welcome children and offer tasty menu items to keep you going from bell to bell on Alta’s deepest powder day.

Slope Side Café – you barely have to take off your skis to get to Slope Side Café. Steps from the Wildcat and Collins lifts Slope Side café provides a tastier option than your traditional ski lunch.

A few favorites include:

  • House Roasted Pork Sandwich– There isn’t much more filling that a bbq pork sandwich and the house roasted pork sandwich at the Slope Side Café is one of the best.
  • If you are looking for a lighter fare, try the spinach salad. You’ll stay ‘strong to the finish if you each your spinach’…at least that’s what Popeye has to say.

Goldminer’s Saloon is best known for it’s après and evening entertainment, but the Saloon opens at 11:00 a.m. making it a great option for a midday meal. Belly up to the bar or grab a table and admire the view.

The pizza at the Saloon is somewhat of a claim to fame, but we happen to love the nachos almost as much. Or, grab some chips and salsa and wings to hold you over.

Whatever you do next time you plan on skiing from open to close don’t make the mistake of skipping lunch. We’d argue lunch might be the most important meal of the day when you are skiing Alta’s famed powder all day.