All across ski towns, sandwich artists sit behind deli counters and craft beautiful creations that are quickly and ungracefully consumed. These sandwich artists deserve their due now they get it. Here are the Top 10 Ski Town Sandwich Shops.
The Brown Bag: Telluride, CO
Tucked into a breezeway off of Colorado Ave. in downtown Telluride is where you will find The Brown Bag. Pretty much the only designated sandwich shop in Telluride (which is hard to believe), The Brown Bag is a classic spot for sandwich artists to create. With a number of personality sandwiches named after Telluride personalities, The Brown Bag is nothing short of a classic sandwich shop.
Unofficial Pick: K-Lob Klub (Pastrami, Swiss, Bacon, Onion, Jalapeno, and Pesto Served on a Hoagie Roll)
Big Bear Bistro: Vail, CO
After paying for parking and gas to get to Vail, the last thing you want to do is fork out $30 for a mediocre meal—enter The Big Bear Bistro. This bistro serves up Vail locals with monster sized sandwiches for around $10. However, watch out for busy days as it is a relatively small location whose line can grow very fast.
Unofficial Pick: Masterpiece (Maple Glazed Ham, Prosciutto, Capicola, Salami, Provolone Cheese, Honey Balsamic Glazed Arugula, Banana Peppers, Cracked Pepper Aioli)
Full Belly Deli, Truckee, CA
Specializing in Espresso and Sammy’s, the Full Belly Deli is a Truckee favorite that is constantly slinging deli meats on bread in delicious forms that blow minds. The outdoor seating is awesome and the preparation and delivery are all on point.
Unofficial Pick: The Dirka Dirka (Corned Beef, Pastrami, Pickles, Yellow Mustard, Swiss Cheese & Jalapeno Coleslaw)
Planker Sandwiches: Bend, OR
Planker Sandwiches is the tried and true sandwich locale for Bend. The vibe is easy-going as are the staff, who take time to make each sandwich look good and taste good. Also, bonus points are awarded for $2 PBR’s in a can along with local craft beer on draft for those that just cashed their paycheck.
Unofficial Pick: Meatball Parm (Spicy Meatballs, Crushed Tomato Sauce, Aged Parmesan, Mozzarella on Sour Dough)
Located close to Killington, The Sandwich Shoppe is a deli that stays true to its roots. A chalkboard menu offers any combination for the sandwich connoisseur. From grilled cheeses to eggplant parmesan’s, the Sandwich shop does a lot and they do it all well.
Unofficial Pick: The Pittsburgh Special (Turkey, Swiss, Lettuce, Tomato, Caesar, Grated Cheese on a Roll)
The Sunflower is a farm to table restaurant that specializes in sandwiches. The menu is constantly changing as to what’s fresh so stay up to date with your seasons.
Unofficial Pick: Whatever is the freshest…
The Back Door Delicatessen: Park City, UT
The Back Door is a Park City Staple that delivers time and time again. The special thing about the Back Door is although their meaty sandwiches are out of this world, they devote almost half of their menu to vegetarian options that don’t fall flat either.
Unofficial Pick: Ultimate Vegi (Toasted Multi-grain with Tomato, Cucumber, Banana Peppers, Sprouts, Avocados, Lettuce, Provolone, and Honey Mustard)
The Victor Valley Market is mostly a boutique grocery store located just down the road from Grand Targhee Resort. The market sources a good deal of their ingredients from local farms and ranches and the result is a freshly stocked deli that is just as good as any restaurant.
Unofficial Pick: Powder Pig (Capicola, Prosciutto, Salami, Roasted Red Peppers, Provolone, Red Onions, Italian Dressing, Sourdough Baguette
On the way into Jackson from Grand Teton National Park, backcountry skiers can pick up a quality sandwich for cheap after dawn patrol missions that started at 3AM. At Creekside, you build your own sandwich by circling items on a list with a pencil–classic. The sandwiches are simple, fresh, and served up by locals for locals.
Unofficial Pick: BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato)
Located on historic Bent Street, the Bent Street Café and Deli is a traditional sandwich eatery. Ruebens, Turkey Sandwiches, and even smoked salmon BLT’s cover their menu and you can’t go wrong. However, we must pick one.
Unofficial Pick: Berry Turkey (Sliced Smoked Turkey Breast & Cranberry Sauce on a Croissant with Cream Cheese and Lettuce)