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Ski Corp. opens new restaurant at Haymaker Golf Course

Luke Graham

Chris Wyant, executive chef for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., puts the finishing touches on a Double Boat Burger at Haymaker Patio Grill. Ski Corp. took over the operation at Haymaker Golf Course this year and brought some of its more successful meals from the mountain to the links.

— The restaurant at Haymaker Golf Course has new management and a local feel. And for many residents and visitors, the experience should be familiar. 

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s food and beverage team was selected by the city-owned Haymaker Golf Course to manage the clubhouse restaurant. The restaurant, now called Haymaker Patio Grill, eventually will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Most people will recognize some of the items on the menu, as Ski Corp. took some of its more notable and successful meals from the mountain to the links. 

"We saw an opportunity here," said Jim Snyder, vice president of resort services for Ski Corp. "We're confident our food will be as good as anyone in town at a great price." 

The menu features American food, and the restaurant will cater to golfers and families alike. Most lunch items featured are less than $10. 

Currently, the restaurant is open for lunch with a limited menu. The express turn window, cart service and full restaurant service will begin May 11. 

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The Patio Grill's signature item is the Haymaker Special. It features a double cheeseburger with a soft drink or draft beer for $10. 

"They were very professional," said Tom Taylor, Haymaker's director of golf. "We thought it would be a great choice. The (Haymaker) Golf Committee interviewed everybody a couple times and decided that the ski area would be the best." 

Snyder said the menu isn't full yet because they thought the course wouldn't open until mid-May. In addition to eventually offering breakfast and dinner, the Patio Grill will feature themed nights every day of the week. Monday will be pasta night; Tuesday will be burger night; Wednesday is appetizer night; Thursday is Western barbecue night; Friday is fish fry night; Saturday is golfers night; and Sunday is family night. 

On family night, children 12 and younger will eat for free with the purchase of an adult meal. 

The restaurant also will host a Mother's Day brunch May 13. For reservations, call Haymaker at 970-870-1846. 

Snyder said working with the golf course seemed like a natural fit. In addition to thinking they have found a viable operation, Snyder said running the restaurant at the golf course will allow Ski Corp. to employ 20 of its winter employees in the summer. 

"This is a fantastic clubhouse that's great for golfers and non-golfers," Snyder said. "I think we're providing a niche that doesn't exist. It's good food at a great price in a great setting." 

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email

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