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February 1, 2005
Where Glitretinde shines is the lunch buffet, of which there are three versions—the Skiers’ Buffet ($27 Monday to Saturday) during the Deer Valley ski season is the best deal; holiday buffets, which seemed to be modestly more elaborate Skiers’ Buffets for an extra $10; and the Sunday Jazz Buffet, which we have not tried, as it costs $15 more than the Skiers’ Buffet, which is the best buffet we have ever encountered anywhere.
Every year, we have a family argument over how often we should go to the Skiers’ Buffet. In favor of going every day is the great food. Against going are the calories and the problem of having to ski 3 miles back to our car after gorging. We settle on twice a month.
The offerings change somewhat from day to day, so you could happily eat here every day of your ski trip, but then you would miss lunch at the not-to-be-missed Goldner Hirsch and the Deer Valley cafeterias.
Among the regular offerings, don’t miss the venison chili, creme brulee, chocolate decadence, iced tea, and the smoked salmon—the best we’ve ever had outside France.
Access the Skiers’ Buffet from the top of the Viking lift. Non-skiers: use the free PC shuttle bus or drive to Stein’s.
From journal Ski Deer Valley, Expensive but Worth It