Guests are arriving in Park City to celebrate the long Thanksgiving weekend, and this year we are happy to add several inches of snow to the menu.  Park City Mountain and Canyons Resorts will both be open and welcoming skiers and snowboarders hoping to burn off a few post-Thanksgiving calories on the slopes this weekend.

If you can't join us here for the Thanksgiving holiday, why not add a taste of Park City to your Thanksgiving celebration at home? With so many yummy and locally produced foods, beer and spirits, it's easy to make room for Park City at the table.

Here are a few ideas to whet your appetite...

It's the Great Pumpkin (Beer)  
Toast the pre-meal festivities with a frosted mug of pumpkin ale. Park City's own Wasatch Brewery was the very first brewery in Utah - and one of the first craft brewers in all of the U.S.  Our friends at Wasatch have been brewing award-winning beer since 1986, and they treat us to a few seasonally themed ales each year.

Right now you can pick up two of our favorites - the Pumpkin Ale, a malty amber with a hint of pumpkin; or the Black O'Lantern Pumpkin Stout - a dark pumpkin stout that is good enough to have for dessert. Wasatch Brewery's craft ales are available in select cities. To find out where you can pick up a six pack visit

Olantern  Pumpkin

Pumpkin Pie + High West Whiskey = One Amazing Milkshake
Here's a fun idea for a unique, and grown-up dessert from Stein Eriksen Lodge Executive Chef Zane Holmquist featuring Park City's award-winning High West Double Rye. All these ingredients by themselves are scrumptious, yet when combined together in this unique's mind-blowing yumminess. Look for High West craft whiskey at your local liquor store.

Chef Zane Holmquist's Utah Pumpkin Pie Whiskey Milk Shake
*Makes two 20 ounce shakes

  • 4 large scoops of quality vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 3 slices of pumpkin pie
  • 4oz. of Park City's High West Double Rye
  • Whipped cream
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 2 malt/milk shake glasses, 20oz.
  • 2 straws


  • Place all ingredients, except the whipped cream, together in a blender
  • Puree until smooth with a milk shake constancy
  • Pour the shake into a frozen 20 ounce malt/milk shake glass, garnish with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon


A Local Favorite for Leftovers
Forget the turkey sandwich. Mix the morsels of your leftover turkey into a batch of the renowned Deer Valley Turkey Chili Mix. It's the perfect accompaniment to a long weekend of watching football. Visit Deer Valley Resort's online shop and order a few extra bags to have on hand when the craving for this bowl of yum hits. Better yet, come on out this winter and enjoy a bowl at Deer Valley Resort, which opens December 6th.