Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Shawnee Mountain is one of many area ski resorts with
gluten-free options (Photo credit: Shawnee Mountain)
If tradition holds, the roller-coaster January weather the East Coast experienced will soon segue into a more predictable pattern in February and March. That is likely to bring snow, which means greater opportunities for skiing and snowboarding. Many of the region's mountain resorts offer gluten-free options for those respites between runs.

Gluten-free options are available in all dining areas at Shawnee Mountain, located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, about a two-hour drive from Philadelphia in the Poconos.

Tannersville's Camelback Mountain, also located in the Poconos, offers many gluten-free items in the Big Pocono Family Eatery, Cammello’s, East Side Bistro, CBK Lodge, Glen Lodge, Tubing Snack Shack and Cameltop Mountain Lodge. These include chicken breasts, hot dogs, pizza, BBQ chickens and salads.

At Jack Frost & Big Boulder in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, gluten-free options such as chicken fingers, burgers, hot dogs, burgers, fries, chili and salads are available; be sure to speak to a JFBB Food & Beverage staffer before ordering. In nearby Scranton, the Slocum Hollow restaurant at Montage Mountain can accommodate gluten-free requests.

In the Lehigh Valley area, Slopeside Pub & Grill at Blue Mountain in Palmerton has a gluten-free menu that includes sandwiches and mac-and-cheese, while Bear Creek Mountain in Macungie can provide gluten-free meals at The Grille, a full-service restaurant.

For skiers willing to drive a bit further to get their snow fix, Hunter Mountain in Hunter, New York (about a 3 1/2 hour drive from Philadelphia) has gluten-free menu items at several dining locations. At Van Winkle's, the gluten-free menu includes pizza, salads and entrees.
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