With 2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain, a 4,139' vertical rise, and seemingly endless backcountry access, it is easy to work up an appetite at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Whether you are looking for an award-winning, gourmet lunch or a quick ski-in, ski-out bite to eat, the following guide to on-mountain dining will help you navigate your way to the perfect meal. Non-skiers can enjoy dining at altitude at many on-mountain spots with a sightseeting ticket for gondola access.
At The Top
At the top of Rendezvous Mountain, you will find dramatic 360-degree views of jagged mountain peaks and the valley below, unparalleled access to backcountry skiing, and the best waffles west of the Mississippi. In an unassuming, quaint cabin just to the side of the tram dock, indulge in freshly made, "top of the world" waffles served hot with brown sugar butter, Nutella or fruit toppings. Drop by before dropping into Corbet's Couloir! Open daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
At the top of Bridger Gondola, Rendezvous Lodge offers station-style dining with options ranging from Asian noodle bowls to wraps, burgers, soup, and an Idaho baked potatoe bar with your choice of toppings. Rendezvous Lodge also now offers a full service bar and dramatic scenic views of the summit and Corbet's Couloir. Grab a floor-to-ceiling window seat to watch skiers descend the headwall. Open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The bar remains open until 3:30 p.m.
Piste Mountain Bistro & Off-Piste Market
This new restaurant is located off the 9,095-fooot summit of the Bridger gondola and serves locally-sourced fare for lunch and dinner with floor-to-ceiling views of the entire valley. Warm up with warm cheddar biscutis and fennel seed honey butter and try a burger or salad from the lunch menu. The dinner fare includes savory and creatively plated entrees like the shortribs, steak, duck, and more. The bar and restaurant are open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and for dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. For quick eats, the Off-Piste Market has gourmet grab-and-go items, espresso, beer, and wine plus ski essentials too.
Come for the cold beer and soft pretzels; stay for the raging fire and sunny picnic tables. This cozy, mid-mountain restaurant is located at the base of the Casper chairlift. The bar serves a variety of comfort food, such as overstuffed burritos and tasty burgers. Open in the winter from 9:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m with hot food available from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
At The Base
The General Store
Located at the base of the Aerial Tram, The General Store offers convenient coffee, fresh pastries, smoothies, shakes, and hot chocolate. Stop by in the morning for a quick-fix or make a run to the store in the afternoon for a pick-me-up, beer and wine to go, and other sundries and souvenirs. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Conveniently located on the first level of the Bridger Center and a stone's throw from the gondola, this slope-side cafe is a good option for a quick breakfast, hot cup of coffee, or light lunch. Toasted bagels, baked goods, and a variety of gourmet wraps make Cafe 631 a popular spot to start your day or for a quick mid-day recharge. Open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Nick Wilson's Cowboy Cafe
Located at the base of the tram, Nick's serves pub-style food from 10:00 a.m until 6:00 p.m. This classic local's hangout is a popular après ski destination. From breakfast sandwiches to pizzas, soups and burgers, Nick's has a sunny deck and great views of the mountain and tram. Rehash your day of skiing with friends over daily drink specials and après apps. Try the nachos!
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For more information about the restaurants mentioned above, visit Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's dining guide.