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If you love lots of cumin then you will enjoy the chili but otherwise, stay away. Too much tomato and too thick. I was super hungry and ordered a large and could not eat it and I usually eat anything. There were 8 of us...and most others enjoyed their choices. But White Grass ski area can't be beat so go for the ski and maybe the cooks will change the chili recipe.More
Please ignore the “crunchy spaghetti” review. White Grass is amazing, just go ski and eat soup. If it’s crowded, sit at an open chair (don’t worry about securing a whole table). You’ll pay right after ordering and you can take your soup (with bread or...chips) and eat immediately. The hot cider is also perfectly spiced.More
Brilliant selection of soups, signature chili, homemade cookies, brownies, and tangy hot cider represent a sample of what awaits the ski hungry, smiling lucky souls who find their way to White Grass Nordic Ski Center. The cafe is co-located with the ski rental country and...retail job that hosts live (often mountain music) jammed up against a wood burning potbelly stove. This is what Ullr expects of Nordic skiers. The mountain feeds the soul and this amazing little cafe feeds the well-deserving adventurers who seek and find Nirvana on the slopes and trails of Almost Heaven.More
The atmosphere and adventure of this place are more of a draw than the food and service, which are perfectly fine. Just keep in mind people come here for the mountain fun. The food and comradeship are added bonuses. The small dinning room doubles as...the ski lodge, which i find quaint and homey while others may find it cramped. To me the food is more for lunch after a few hours having a blast out in the cold. I think dinner, while tasty can be overpriced. The main attraction is the fun and sceneryMore
Stopped by after a day of downhill skiing at Timberline. We had great local beer and amazing soups - the Moroccan cauliflower was incredible! I'm a vegetarian, and they have great choices for the non-meat crowd. Also had gluten free brownies. My friends had the...chili (they raved about it) and the clam chowder. All very tasty. Best of all was the fun vibe - lots of people, everyone very friendly, especially Chip (his wife runs the restaurant). Definitely a fond memory! We'll be back again.More
As a lifelong Nordic skier, writing this review breaks my heart a little. I want to love this place and the food... and yet both times we've been to the cafe, it was extremely crowded and unclear where to sit and how to get food....In all fairness, our first attempt was on a snowy Saturday a few years ago and our second attempt was for the backcountry film festival. Perhaps the communication between the cafe and the organizers for the film fest wasn't adequate, but it was clear that they maybe weren't prepared for 90 hungry people. We had to wait more than 40 minutes between salad and spaghetti and when it was finally time for our table to have our plates filled, they were scraping the bottom of the serving platters and the pasta we were served was stuck together in clumps and crunchy. I had incorrectly assumed that a spaghetti buffet meant that we would be able to eat quickly after arrival and we arrived hungry and ready for what smelled like amazing food. The garlic bread was amazing, and the eggplant parmigiana was probably great for those who had tables who ate first, mine was cold.
My advice is to prepared for crowds and the possible need to ask if you can sit with others who have open chairs. And maybe dinners there are more about the process than the food... be ready to enjoy company and patient about food. I wished I'd eaten beforehand because I was so very hungry and hadn't planned on waiting nearly two hours to eat...
PS. I smelled patchouli, not marijuana and there were lots of kids running around and having a good time.More
1st, I have to disclose that I live in the area. This is not your 5 star city restaurant. Excellent home cooked meals in a cozy little hole in the wall. This place has the best food in the area and the most friendly people...on Earth. It's only open Dec-Mar, in ski season. Its open for lunch daily; and dinner on Fri and Sat. nights-check out their website for the menu. Dinner usually offers a choice of two or three entrees and it's different every weekend. The cafe is part of White Grass Cross Country Ski Area (which is fabulous also). They also do catering when the cafe is closed Spring/Summer/Fall.
Lunch is ordered at a counter. Dinner is sit down/order at the table. Expect to spend 2hrs for dinner. No reservations. Either arrive by 6pm or you may end up waiting until 8pm for a table.More