Wildwood Restaurant, Vail, Colorado
Vail , Colorado
Concierge.com's insider take:
On-mountain dining is generally dismal. If you're tired of hurrying through a bowl of lukewarm chili with your feet crammed into ski boots, check out Wildwood, a genuine smokehouse located at 11,000 feet and reachable only by chairlift or skis. Everyone will tell you not to pass up the chicken and wild rice soup, and everyone is right. But don't overlook the barbecued meat sandwiches. Worth sacrificing those few extra runs, even on a ski-perfect day.