7 places to grab slopeside food while skiing in Colorado

From Kelly Hepburn, Special to The Denver Post

A day on the slopes can cause your body to burn though some severe calories. Remaining hydrated and fueled are all key to being able to make it into the day’s end. Gone are the times of cups of crushed and noodles PB&Js. Here are a few spots without requiring much time to satisfy those snack attacks.

Taco Beast
The Taco Beast debuted to the slopes in Steamboat this year. (Provided by Steamboat Ski Resort)

Mountain: Steamboat
Where to find it: Roaming around the mountain. Follow it upon Instagram using hashtag #tacobeaststeamboat to locate its existing site.

Street tacos, or will we say “trail” tacos, created for the 2018/19 ski season. The taco-equipped snowcat remained static in the base of this mountain that this summer, but started drifting the mountain on opening day, shooting “slopeside” dining to another level. The Taco Beast includes a variety of tacos, such as beef barbacoa, elk chorizo, pollo asado and a veggie alternative, Esquites (Mexican street corn, off the cobb), as well as a range of Mexican sodas.

Waffle Cabin
Waffle Cabin in Winter Park Resort provides Liège-style Belgian waffles, plain or drizzled with creamy smooth Belgian chocolate. (Carl Frey, supplied by Winter Park Resort)

Mountain: Winter Park Resort
Where to get it: Three places: in the village, alongside the Olympia lift and alongside the Gemini Express lift

Just take a journey to Belgium without leaving the hotel. Waffle Cabin provides Liège-style Belgian waffles, plain or drizzled with creamy smooth Belgian chocolate. Grab one prior to getting on the chair in the base, or ski into scoop one up near the Olympia Lift. Wash it down with cider, coffee or a hot cocoa. A sugar might only give you that extra energy boost you had to get a few runs .

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Koko’s Hut
The deck of Koko’s Hut provides opinions of the Ten Mile Range. (Tripp Fay, supplied by Copper Mountain Resort)

Mountain: Copper Mountain
Where to get it: At the top of the newest Kokomo Express Lift

Kokomo is kokoslow — the newest express lift will zip up you to Koko’s Hut to get a snack in four minutes. Providing traditional favorites like grilled cheese, hand pies and (unsmashed) PB&Js, this beginner-friendly lodge is an excellent choice for novices to recharge and take in the extraordinary views of Copper Mountain and the Ten Mile Range.

The Coop
People grab food out of The Coop. (Cody Mendoza, Breceknridge Ski Resort)

Mountain: Breckenridge Ski Resort
Where to get it: Walk-up window outside of Sevens restaurant at the Bottom of the Independence SuperChair on Peak 7

They say you are what you consume, but no one would like to become a poultry around the mountain. However, you can get your protein repair in the grab-and-go express window in Sevens in the base of Peak 7. Ski in, ditch your skis, grab your poultry and fly the coop. Now we understand why the chicken crossed the road… to return to the chairlift.

Labonte’s Smokehouse BBQ
Labontes Smokehouse BBQ’s pulled pork sandwich. Mallory Van Zyl, Vail Resorts)

Mountain: Keystone Resort
Where to find it: At the base of North Peak and the intersection of the Santiago and also Ruby Express lifts, accessed by ski or snowboarding down.

Take a visit to the Outback, Keystone’s farthest and maximum peak, to — no, not possess a Bloomin’ Onion — earn your turns to get a barbecue treat that is real. Hike to terrain that is unbelievable or perhaps take a snowcat into a number of the stashes ride or ski down to the base of the North Peak to grab some of their best bbq. The secret is always in the sauce, however, the house-smoked brisket, pulled pork, pork and brats might spill the beans. Grab an Adirondack chair, soak in the sunshine and revel in the tunes on the snow beach. As long as the lifts are running, Labonte’s will be available for business.

The Ice Cream Parlour
Beaver Creek’s Ice Cream Parlor also chocolate chip cookies. (Jack Affleck, supplied by Vail Resorts)

Mountain: Beaver Creek
Where to get it: Inside the Ranch in the top of Haymeadow Park (through the Haymeadow Express Gondola, that is free to ride )

At times you might want to chill out after doing hot laps all day. Traveling back in time with this ice cream store, where you’ll come across single-scoop ice cream. Don’t blow this popsicle stand without trying their signature Cookie Time Milkshake, that boasts Beaver Creek’s renowned chocolate chip cookies and a small-batch taste from Boulder Ice Cream (locate only the cookies for free at the base of Lift 6 in 3 pm ). The Parlour also serves sauces and sandwiches.

6th Alley Bar & Grill

Mountain: Arapahoe Basin
Where to find this: Base Area in the Mountain Goat Plaza

Liquid lunch? Why not? The Bacon Bloody is similar to a meal in and of itself. The bacon-infused vodka is followed closely by the majority of the main food groups: some house-spiced tomato juice, also a strip of bacon (that somehow it stays at crispy and attention until the conclusion ), a zippy pepperoncini pepper and topped with an oliveoil There’s a reason why it has won best Bloody Mary in Summit County for the previous six decades. Grab one from the pub and head out into the deck, where you can find an epic chance of your Bloody Mary in the front of the slopes. (Pro- suggestion: We would not recommend submitting this to a insta narrative if you called out sick this day…)

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