Fancy an original brunch? Try the Snowbasin Mountain Top Buffet

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Sundays are for decompression and self-care. Only a few hours separate you from a hectic new work week, so you need to make the most of it.

The first step of a relaxing Sunday is often to have brunch with friends and/or family. After all, what’s better than good food and good company? The hardest part is often deciding where to go.

And while Utah offers an embarrassment of riches when it comes to brunch, one place (figuratively and literally) stands out above the rest by offering not only delicious food, but also a unique experience and incredible views.

A unique brunch experience

The Snowbasin Mountaintop Brunch Buffet takes place at Needles Lodge every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until October 3. You might be wondering, “Wait, that Snowbasin? The world-class ski resort? It’s true. The hidden gem that’s home to some of Utah’s best powder is also one of the best brunches in the state.


To understand why brunch at the top of the mountain is spectacular, you must first imagine the setting. Imagine yourself taking a scenic 15-minute gondola ride through the high alpine slopes of Snowbasin, slowly admiring breathtaking mountain views. Point your phone anywhere and take a photo for guaranteed Instagram likes. Oh, and that’s just the trip.

Fancy an original brunch?  Try the Snowbasin Mountain Top Buffet
Photo: Snow basin

The destination is a spectacular log lodge originally built for the 2002 Winter Olympics that sits 8,700 feet high in the crisp mountain air. Step inside and the scenic fun continues; the lodge offers panoramic views of the rugged Snowbasin ridgeline and the vast valley below with Pineview Reservoir.

The food

Pretty views are nice and all, but they don’t mean much if the food is disappointing. Luckily, that’s not the case at Snowbasin, where the culinary team uses the finest local ingredients sourced through community-focused agricultural partnerships to craft their decadent buffet.

In fact, the buffet menu is adapted from week to week to ensure the freshest ingredients are used and the chef’s creative inspirations are satisfied. This means you can go there every Sunday and never tire of the new selection.

Fancy an original brunch?  Try the Snowbasin Mountain Top Buffet
Photo: Snow basin

Presentation is also key at the lodge – dazzling dishes and desserts are presented on a large buffet in the center of the room, many of which are prepared before your eyes by the resort’s culinary experts. For breakfast lovers craving mimosas, a full bar with liquor service is available from 10:30 a.m.

Due to the brunch’s popularity, reservations are highly recommended and can be made here. Indoor lodge or outdoor patio seating is available.

But wait, there’s more

Snowbasin’s brunch might be amazing, but the resort’s 3,000 acres and 3,000 vertical feet of diverse rugged terrain offer so much more than that. Every Sunday, the resort is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for many outdoor activities.

For hikers, Snowbasin offers over 26 miles of gondola-accessible trails that begin near Needles Lodge. Mountain bikers looking to lower their watts have access to even miles of single-track trails that wind through aspen groves and pine glades.

Fancy an original brunch?  Try the Snowbasin Mountain Top Buffet
Photo: Snow basin

If you’re looking for something less strenuous and more competitive, try Wildflower Mini-Golf, a challenging 18-hole mini-golf course with a beautiful backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains.

Finally, live music fans will enjoy Snowbasin’s popular outdoor concert series – Blues, Brews & BBQ – taking place every Sunday until July 31 (except July 10). You’ll also want to be there for SnowWisen Oktoberfest, which takes place every Sunday in September.

Book a table today

Ready to impress a difficult date or family? The brunch of your life awaits you at the Snowbasin. Make a reservation today. Come hungry and don’t forget to bring your camera.

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