A dining experience unlike any other.
By Julie Hooker

68bAt an elevation of 8,700 feet and settled into the heart of Park City Mountain Resort, the Viking Yurt offers lunch, après-ski and dinner. The domed tent-like structure is nestled into the snow and features expansive views, gracious hosts, and a true Norwegian dining experience.

During the day, skiers can stop for homemade sandwiches, distinctive soups, artisanal cheeses and apple strudel with warm vanilla sauce at lunch while warming-up next to the wood-burning stove.

This year, the Viking Yurt will offer après-ski featuring Norwegian heart-shaped waffles. Joy Vik, owner and host, explains, “Norwegians never eat their waffles for breakfast! They taste very different from American or Belgium waffles.” Après-ski will also include the yurt’s famous apple strudel, fresh-baked cookies, chips and drinks.

The Viking Yurt is the only on- mountain restaurant that serves hot-spiced wine at lunch. It is also the only restaurant serving Ullr Schnapps in Utah.

Renowned for serving more Aquavit than anyone in the state, the deck outside the Viking Yurt provides a unique place to enjoy creative Norwegian drinks before skiing off the mountain.

In the evening, guests impart on a 23-minute sleigh ride to the yurt, where a six-course gourmet dinner awaits. The four-hour dinner experience is intimate — just 40 guests — and features luxuries such as pewter dinnerware and music from the yurt’s baby grand piano.

“Dinner at the Viking Yurt with our family is a winter tradition,” explains local Melissa Maxwell. “Our extended family loves the sleigh ride on the quiet snow under the stars, delicious food, warm hospitality, and intimate setting.”

Stop by the Viking Yurt on skis for lunch or après-ski; reservations are required for dinner.

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