Turkey Day is often a slow time for Utah ski resorts. Yes, most of the ski areas will be open by then (Deer Valley and Sundance are the exceptions) but the terrain is limited and bookings don't yet reach half of what they'll be over Christmas.
Still, that doesn't mean you'll be able to waltz into any old restaurant and be seated for Thanksgiving dinner. You might find yourself dining on giblets and gravy at a Salt Lake City Village Inn if you don't plan extremely far ahead. FYI: some of these are last year's prices, so expect to pay a few bucks more.
Give thanks at Snowbird:
Whether you book a room at the Cliff Lodge or just drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon for the evening, book now for dinner at the Atrium Restaurant. The T-Day buffet goes from 12:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Adults $32.95; Children (6-12) $17.95.
The Aerie Restaurant will serve a five-course sit down dinner from 11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. Adults $37.95; Children (6-12) $18.95. The Lodge Bistro (Pool Level at the Lodge at Snowbird) will have their own buffet from 4 to 10 p.m. Adults $36.95; Children (6-12) $18.95. Reservations are recommended: (801) 933-2181.
Glitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge, mid-mountain at Deer Valley, offers brunch buffet with traditional roast turkey and trimmings for $59 for adults, $25 for children. Serving from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; limited reservations at 435-649-3700.
Needles Lodge serves up a mouthwatering feast for $48 in the Needles Lodge from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Children under 5 are free. Reservation Required (801) 620-1021.
Foundry Grill, Sundance Resort, $48 for adults, $24 for children. (801-223-4567).
Zermatt Resort: $44.95 for adults, $22.95 for children (435-657-0180)
Homestead Resort: Fanny's Grill at the Homestead, Midway, $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children, no reservations (800-327-7220)
Westgate Grill will have a four-course plated dinner with prices ranging from $29 to $39 for five entrée choices, including roast turkey, beef, lamb, duck, or Utah trout. Serving from noon-8 p.m.; reservations required at 435-940-9444.
The Cabin, in the Grand Summit Lodge, will hold its annual buffet. $39 for adults, $12 for children (435-615-8060).
Alta's Rustler Lodge has a buffet dinner with traditional turkey and trimmings for $48. Serving from 4-9 p.m., reservations required at 801-532-ALTA (2582).
Alta Lodge will offer a four-course turkey dinner for $35 from 6:15-8:30 p.m.; reservations required at 801-322-4631.
Here's our Top Insider's Pick For Thanksgiving Dinner:
Silver Fork Lodge in Brighton. You get an all-you-can-eat, sit down style dinner for $24 for adults, $12 for children. The food is awesome and they don't take reservations (you may have to wait an hour if you arrive during peak times). Call 801-533-9977 for more information.