Eagle’s Eye boasts itself as Canada’s most elevated dining experience, sitting at 7,700 ft at the top of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. (Claire Palmer photo)

Eagle’s Eye boasts itself as Canada’s most elevated dining experience, sitting at 7,700 ft at the top of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. (Claire Palmer photo)

Eagle’s Eye tapped as one of North America’s favourite on-mountain restaurants

The restaurant finished fifth in voting last year

Eagle’s Eye restaurant at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has been nominated as one of USA Today’s 10Best on-mountain restaurants for 2021.

The restaurant is up against some heavy duty competition, such as the Whitehorn Bistro at Lake Louise, which won last year’s edition of the contest, the Cliff House in Stowe, Vermont, and the 10th in Vail, Colorado.

Eagle’s Eye came in fifth last year. Currently, they are in seventh on the leaderboard.

“Soak up the views of five Canadian National Parks while enjoying salmon, elk, buffalo and other native ingredients,” writes USA Today about the restaurant.

The contest is a part of an annual series of reader’s choice contests that highlight ski towns, resorts, and restaurants for snow-seekers. In previous years, Kicking Horse has been nominated for best resort, even finishing within the top 10. The resort is not nominated for 2021.

Currently, The Bavarian Restaurant at Taos, New Mexico, is the in the lead. Eagle’s Eye is currently the highest rated Canadian restaurant on the list, edging out Whitehorn by one spot. The Crystal Hut at Whistler is in 1oth.

“Gone are the days when ski-in dining meant a sad, overpriced sandwich and a bag of chips,” reads the USA Today 10Best website.

“These days, on-mountain restaurants are upping their culinary game. Skiers and snowboarders will find everything from craft beer bars to fine dining establishments without having to leave the slopes.”

Voting can be done at 10best.com, with readers being able to vote once a day for the next two weeks, with polling closing on Nov. 22.

Nominees were chosen by 10Best editors, with a list of 20 options presented by readers, who will chose the top 10.

Winner’s will be announced on Dec. 6.

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