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Colorado Ski Resorts - gluten free friendly??

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Hello!

My family is going to Colorado to snowboard for one week in February.   My 13 year-old has celiac.

We are going to stay in the Frisco area, and are planning to go to the different big ski resorts there: Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper, and A-Basin.

Anyone know if we expect to find gluten-free lunch options on the slopes of these ski resorts?

Any general and specific restaurant information will be appreciated!

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Having watched the cafeteria people while waiting for friends, I think you should bring her sandwich with you to the mountain. It can easily fit in a camelback (many people have them) or waist pack.

There is a City Market (King Soopers) in Dillon. They sell Canyon Bakehouse bread near the deli. They have white, 7 grain, fake rye bread. They might have bagels by now. Anyway, those along with Boarshead cold cuts would make great sandwiches. Canyon Bakehouse is the best gluten-free bread around and it's made in Colorado.

I have not been to any restaurants since diagnosis, but I like Pepi's in Vail (German food) and it's mentioned on the findmeglutenfree website.

Please come back to this thread if you come across any good restaurants with no gluten-free issues. I need ideas.

:)

 

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some of the ski resorts have good gluten-free practices and some don't.  and it varies by restaurant and each year.  What I do is bring a lunch.  If the food place is OK, then I don't eat my lunch or eat part of it. You really need to ask the chefs to fins out.  IF you can go early or late - when it isn't as busy, it is easier.  One had a dedicated fryer for fries!

 

I LOVE Vinny's in Frisco!

 

IN Vail village - not far from the ski lift - is a crepe place.  Almost everything is gluten-free.  They have sweet ones and ones like - ham and cheese - that are more sandwich like  http://www.crespellevail.com/

 

There is a Whole Foods in Frisco

I take these or make my own versions.  They fit well in a small backpack & all parts are individually packaged - so you could get fries and just eat the meat and cracker portion, for example.  http://gopicnic.com/shop/meals/gluten-free

 

I don't remember A basin having much of anything except bagged snacks - Skittles, Fritos, etc.  A Basin is less of a "luxury" resort than the others

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Thank you both very much!

We love Canyon Bakehouse's gluten-free bread and bagels, so it is nice to know that we can go there to get sandwiches.

We will be sure to go that crepe place in Vail!   My daughter loves crepes.

Yes, I have noticed that most high end ski resorts have good gluten-free options, but it varies from resort to resort.  

Last year we went to Whistler in Canada.   They had great gluten-free options on the slopes and in the village.   We did not need to bring our own gluten-free lunch.   I was hoping for the same in Colorado.   Sometimes, my celiac child just want to pick up a hot lunch to put on her tray like the rest of us.

 

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21 minutes ago, gluten-free-Cheetah Cub said:

Thank you both very much!

We love Canyon Bakehouse's gluten-free bread and bagels, so it is nice to know that we can go there to get sandwiches.

We will be sure to go that crepe place in Vail!   My daughter loves crepes.

Yes, I have noticed that most high end ski resorts have good gluten-free options, but it varies from resort to resort.  

Last year we went to Whistler in Canada.   They had great gluten-free options on the slopes and in the village.   We did not need to bring our own gluten-free lunch.   I was hoping for the same in Colorado.   Sometimes, my celiac child just want to pick up a hot lunch to put on her tray like the rest of us.

 

Thanks.  We were going to go to Whistler this year,  but the timing didn't work out.  We are going to ski around the Seattle area so that we can see our oldest son instead.

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