Located at the top of Snowbasin’s Needles Gondola, getting here is half the fun. The Needles Lodge Dining Room has serving stations where you order directly from the cook and can watch your food being prepared. Needles Lodge skews toward Austrian cuisine, with specialties such as bratwurst with sauerkraut, wienerschnitzel with pommes frites, and cabbage rolls with German potato salad, which are all are served daily. Other Austrian entrees are served from time to time as specials. Additionally, Needles Lodge serves as Snowbasin’s on-mountain special-events location; the views from the deck and window-side seats are stunning.