Restaurant Tour: Mid Mountain Lodge at Park City Resort
Any avid skier or snowboarder will tell you that a hearty lunch on the slopes is just as important as a trustworthy base layer or the right snow gear. But you won’t find the basic burgers and fries typical of most ski lodges at Park City Mountain. Not only is it the largest ski resort in the United States, it boasts 16 on-mountain restaurants—one of which just underwent a serious facelift.
Sitting at an elevation of approximately 8,000 feet above sea level, you’ll find the new Mid Mountain Lodge. CityhomeCOLLECTIVE, in collaboration with Lloyd Architects, took on the extensive 2,600 square foot transformation, which includes a restaurant and one of Utah’s only on-mountain, full-service, ski-in-ski-out cocktail bars.
Staying true to the area’s rich mining history and housed in a 19th century miners’ boarding house, the restaurant blends an iconic lodge ambience with a modern interior to provide guests with a fresh take on alpine dining.
Long painted brown, the building was restored to its original white exterior color—a detail the community had shared was important to them.
When you enter the restaurant, the grand staircase showcases a unique chandelier, adding a modern touch to the interior’s rustic charm.
Leather, glass, metal, wood and Rugged Concrete finishes throughout create an eclectic ambiance that creates a space for storytelling over great food and drink.
When it came to choosing countertops for the lodge, cityhomeCOLLECTIVE loved the industrial look and feel of concrete but knew the natural material would never withstand the daily wear and tear that comes with running a restaurant. Instead, they opted for the next best thing, Caesarstone’s Rugged Concrete.
Lead designer, Helena Morozof, explains, “I compared the Rugged Concrete to other concretes and by far, it was the best reproduction of the look. I felt there wasn’t a product on the market that could give us the same type of performance and visual aesthetic and feel. It was one of the first things we picked and we ran with it.”
The Rugged Concrete counters also extend into the Public House, a full-service, ski-in-ski-out cocktail bar within the lodge.
Morozof went on to explain, “When it came to Caesarstone, the specific product hit the nail on the head. Having the concrete look without the negative things that come with that material was huge for us. Even the contractor was on our side. He told us, ‘This stuff is unbreakable.’ Once we heard that, it was something we would not compromise on.”
The refurbished deck now features new built-in seating with custom-designed fire pits, tables and chairs draped in sheepskin framed with incredible views of the Uinta range.
The new lodge showcases Park City Mountain’s innovation in contemporary mountain dining and is the perfect on-mountain gathering place to connect with family and friends.