2023/24 Winter Dining & Takeout Guide

Posted 5 months ago by Sam Reilly

ALTO Kitchen & Bar

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Takeaway 

Located in the heart of Panorama's upper village, Alto Kitchen & Bar offers a mouthwatering selection of menu options in a cozy mountainside setting. The crowd favourite here is the pizza but if you look a little deeper, you'll find exciting cuisine with a story steeped in Italian tradition elevated to new heights with modern mountain flair.

Perch yourself bar-side and adore the dance of our pizzaiolo working the Forno Bravo pizza oven for a casual yet captivating meal. For a more intimate experience, take a table by the window and catch a glimpse of the gondola between bites. Our recommendation, gather friends and family and ask for a comfy booth. Whatever your style, Alto is the place to start a new tradition in a nostalgic nook that feels like the table you've been coming to for years.

Beyond pizzas, Alto offers a delicious array of shareables, mains, sweets and now a delicious buffet breakfast. The rotating wine list, creative cocktail menu and local craft beers mean there's always the perfect liquid companion to your culinary caper.   

Reservations are encouraged and can be booked here. Takeaway pizza can be ordered via phone 250-341-4444.  

MUST EAT: Grilled Hanger Steak (Dinner) 

MUST DRINK: Pomegranate Gin Fizz


Fireside Café 

Dine In/Takeout Coffee, Sandwiches & Pastries

Starting your morning at Fireside Café for breakfast feels like a warm, welcoming hug. Tucked away near the base of the Mile 1 Express chairlift, just down the stairs from T-Bar & Grill is a caffeine-themed dream. You can grab and go from the heated takeout window in the breezeway or take a seat inside.  Looking for something light? Opt for a spinach and feta lattice pastry. Need a heartier breakfast? The breakfast sandwiches won’t disappoint. 

A selection of sandwiches, in-house baked goods and pastries are also available like loaded croissants, and warm choc-chip muffins along with a variety of coffees and hot drinks. Be sure to try the dark chocolate mocha, made from real chocolate and topped with whipped cream this drink is a sweet tooth's dream!

MUST EAT: Chocolate Banana Muffins (get them before they are gone for the day)

MUST DRINK: Dark Chocolate Mocha 


The Great Hall 

Breakfast/Lunch Dine-In or Takeaway 

Located at the base of the main slopes, The Great Hall serves up hearty food, fast, in a to-go cafeteria style setting. When things warm up, ski directly into the spacious patio area which provides outdoor seating and beautiful mountain views. Fuel up on classic burgers, loaded poutine and hearty soups before heading back out to the slopes or fill your pockets with chocolate bars, chips and other to go items. The Great Hall also offers a couple of hearty breakfast options for those who can't go past bacon and eggs.   

New for winter 23/24 - 'Create your own Sandwich' station and a new 'Scoop and Serve' station with butter chicken, teriyaki bowl, stew, chili, and daily soups.

MUST EAT: Chicken Souvlaki from the grill

MUST DRINK: FBC White Room Hazy IPA 


Summit Hut

On-Mountain Takeout/Patio Lunch & Snacks

Perched at the top of the mountain, the Summit Hut offers high alpine cuisine with spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. Grab a grilled bratwurst, Ray’s famous chili or a burger and find a seat outside around the deck side wood stove. Want to be transported to somewhere hot? Try the Mexican street tacos made with applewood smoked meats, corn tortillas, fresh pico de gallo, coleslaw and pickled onions.

The hut itself is wood-heated, which makes for a cozy pitstop before you make the descent from the summit. Locals tip: don't go past the Summit Hut without stopping for one of their famous speciality coffees & hot chocolates. These liquor filled beverages are the perfect way to warm up.

Grab a seat beside the wood-fire stove or fill your pockets with brownies, cookies or sweet squares for later.

MUST EAT: The local smokies, fully loaded

MUST DRINK: Toblerone hot chocolate (adults only)


Mountain Outfitters Cappuccino Bar

Grab'n'Go Coffee & Cakes

Located inside the Mountain Outfitters rental shop, the Cappuccino Bar is a convenient spot to grab a takeout coffee for those staying in the upper village condos or picking up rental gear. It's the reason Mountain Outfitters was awarded Best Smelling Rental Shop by Ski Canada Magazine! A small but delicious selection of cakes and cookies are the perfect mid-morning treat.

MUST EAT: The cinnamon buns

MUST DRINK: A London Fog with almond milk


The Shack at Greywolf 

Outdoor Beer Garden

Ski down to the bottom of the Sunbird Chairlift on springtime weekends and you'll find it hard to resist the smell wafting from The Shack at Greywolf. Located beside Cliffhanger Restaurant and the Nordic Centre, The Shack is the perfect little surprise 'whole-in-one' stop to fill your belly or your pockets in a hurry. Serving up pulled pork sandwiches, baked potatoes with chilli and a special 'Saturdays-only' beef curry bun (that sells out fast). Other things on the menu include alcoholic beverages, pop, chips and chocolate bars as well as all the usual suspects for a peak-bagging pitstop. Grab a seat at the picnic tables or slam down your food and get right back on the slopes. If you parked in the Greywolf parking lot, The Shack can help you satisfy any hunger pangs for the drive home.

MUST EAT: Beef Curry Bun (Saturdays only) or the Pulled Pork Sandwich

MUST DRINK: Beer by the firepit (what else goes with pulled pork?!) 


Elkhorn Cabin

On Mountain Dine-in and Outdoor Café 

Dramatically located halfway up the mountain, the historic Elkhorn Cabin serves up mouthwatering cuisine and boasts some of the best views anywhere on the slopes. You’ll find homemade soups, baked in-house treats and a decadent alpine style cheese grill (Raclette). Raclette is a Swiss tradition where Raclette cheese is melted and served over an assortment of breads, vegetables and meats. Kootenay hot apple cider and homemade Gluhwein are on the drinks list along with an extensive selection of BC wine, craft beers and liqueurs. Take a seat inside or on the covered deck and soak up the panoramic mountain views.

New for winter 23/24 - après Alpine Fondue Experience. Grab a dozen friends and pre-book this gourmet experience for the ultimate après. You'll ride up and down from dinner by passenger snowcat (departing from the village at 5:30 PM) making this an all abilities alpine affair. Put that on the bucket list! 

MUST EAT: Swiss alpine style cheese grill (Raclette) 

MUST DRINK: Gluhwein (German style mulled wine)


T-Bar & Grill

Lunch & Dinner / Takeaway 

Hearty burgers, wings and poutine on the menu? Hockey on the TV? Cold beer and warm service? You've found the quintessential ski hill watering hole, our iconic T-bar at the base of the Mile 1 Express. The T-Bar & Grill is the hub for all your familiar favorites but also boasts a plethora of local craft brews guaranteed to quench your well-earned thirst. The main event? Heaping plates of comfort food (and some surprises too) that'll satisfy every appetite from kids through to the lunch-skipping, no-time-for-breaks powder hounds in need of a real-deal-mountain-meal. 

The menu also offers a selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. With a venue so full of character (and characters), T-Bar & Grill makes for the perfect destination for laid back après or a group dinner. Is it really considered a visit to Panorama if you didn’t stop in at the T-Bar & Grill? 

MUST EAT: Shrimp Mac & Cheese

MUST DRINK: Local beers from the East Kootenays and further afield in BC. 


Cliffhanger Restaurant 

Dine-in Lunch & Dinner 

Overlooking the beautiful snow-covered expanse of Greywolf Golf Course, Cliffhanger Restaurant has a menu bursting with flavor. Led by acclaimed chef Galasa Aden, you’ll enjoy spacious dining beside ceiling to floor windows as you take in the views of the surrounding Purcell Mountains. With a background in fine dining and a passion for seasonal ingredients, Chef Aden delivers a gourmet menu that's approachable and mouthwatering. A great location for lunch and dinner with the family as well as après!

The restaurant is located at the Greywolf Clubhouse, a quick drive or 20-minute walk from the resort's main village. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by phone (888) 473-9965 or booked online here.

MUST EAT: Fried Chicken Sandwich (Lunch) and either the Tomahawk Steak or Coho Salmon (Dinner)

MUST DRINK: Greywolf Caesar or the Feature Cocktail 


Jackpine Pub 

Drinks, mostly. 

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Quaint and cozy with a distinctly laid-back local’s vibe, the Jackpine Pub is hidden away in the lower village. There is barely a street sign for this tucked away oasis making it the perfect place for a quiet evening out. Things are kept simple here with a good selection of local beers on tap and an 'order at the bar' vibe reminiscent of home for you folks from down under or the UK. 

If you're after a laugh (and maybe a chance to line your purse) be sure to visit Jackpine on a Thursday night for lively themed trivia. Sunday nights is a pool comp where locals and visitors become friends (or 'frenemies'). New for 2023/24 is pizza-by-the-slice courtesy of our friends across the street at Last Chance Pizza. Oh almost forgot, there's hot dogs on the roller just like the good ol' days. 

MUST EAT: Order a takeaway pizza from T-Bar and bring it down to Jackpine 

MUST DRINK: Local beers on tap


Choppers Landing 

Dinner | Drinks 

Choppers Landing at the RK Heliplex is a must-visit when overnighting in Panorama. With views over the resort and mountain, Choppers is the perfect spot for après by the wood fire. Stop for a moody cocktail and check out the delicious selection of shareables and appetizers.

The RK Heliplex is a short walk from the center of the resort. Take the free village Gondola down to the lower village and walk past the General Store, Horsethief and Toby lodges towards Greywolf. Turn right before you reach the first houses on Greywolf Drive and head up the hill to the RK Heliplex. 

MUST EAT: Baked Brie with Apple-Cranberry Chutney

MUST DRINK: Local BC wines  


Hut One Café

On-Mountain Dine-In & Outdoor Café  

Conveniently located at the top of the Mile 1 Express chairlift, Hut One is a favorite stop on your way up the slopes to grab a snack and a cold (or hot) drink, and enjoy the view. Serving up grilled sandwiches, and warm beverages, this tiny hut is surrounded by an oversized deck with views of the Purcell mountains and Panorama's village. Relax by the fire pit and take in the stunning panoramic views before making your way up the next chairlift.

MUST EAT: Hut One's famous Gooey Grilled Cheese 

MUST DRINK: A Boozy Hot Chocolate 


Last Chance Pizza

Late Night Pizza, Sides & Salads

Have a late-night pizza craving in the lower village that just won't quit? Or maybe you just need a quick bite to keep your Jackpine après vibes going? Last Chance Pizza serves up the classics — and a bit more too! 

Choose from full-size pizzas made to order, a selection of sides that will have you coming back for more or grab a hot-and-ready slice to go. If you're looking for a late-night snack, this is your Last Chance!

MUST EAT:  Jalapeno Poppers 

MUST DRINK: Jackpine Pilsner across the street. 

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