Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gluten Free Food at Windham Mountain Ski Resort

I was a little overwhelmed trying to figure out food for our first ski trip, but it turns out Jim Todara, the chef who manages the Wheelhouse Lodge at Windham Mountain Ski Resort created a menu that caters to celiacs! Disney is the only other resort that is making these kind of accommodations for gluten free travelers. They have a few restaurants have joined the Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program (GFRAP.)

Two restaurants are on the mountain...
  • The Wheelhouse Mountain Lodge. A mid mountain eatery with a smokehouse flair! The new menu items include many BBQ staples like: smoked brisket, pulled chicken and pulled pork. The items will be available inside or out on the large deck featuring two new grills. Location: Top of D-Lift
  • Legends Bar and Grill. A table-service restaurant with soups, salads and entrees during lunchtime hours. On the bar side, enjoy a wide variety of beverages, a bar menu, sports on the TV’s and afternoon entertainment. Location: Base Lodge 3rd Floor
One is in town...
  • Rock'n Mexican. Creative mexican inspired fare at the Winwood Inn on Main Street.

I look forward to finding out more when our family takes our first ski trip. Here is a little testimonial from the press release announcing Windham Mountain is the Premier Snow Resort to offer Gluten Free Menus...

"CALLING ALL SKIIERS!!! if you have wanted to go skiing but don't want to bring your own food to the mountain, you MUST go to Windham Mountain. They have recently been added to the GFRAP but we have been skiing (and eating GF) at Windham for 5 years. The manager at the Wheelhouse lodge, Jim, has celiacs as well as his daughter so he is extremely knowledgeable. Over the December break, my son had bacon, egg and cheese on a (Joans) bagel in the morning and a philly cheesesteak on a (Joans) roll as well as fries for lunch. Jim always tells us what Jared can/can't have and even lists the gf items of the day on the bulletin board. An added bonus...the food is delicious! Ask for Jim at the Wheelhouse Lodge and have a great time!"

Windham Mountain Ski Resort
33 Clarence D. Lane Road
Windham, NY 12496