Word of Mouth

The first snow cat food truck isn't in the Rocky Mountains?

The next generation in mobile food has arrived: In California this week, the Roving Mammoth hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain, using a snowcat-like base to bring burritos and beverages to skiers all over the hill.

The all-terrain vehicle was designed by a longtime member of Mammoth Mountain operations and will be used to serve hungry skiers in areas of the resort where they don't have easy access to food -- though being able to lunch while skiing will probably draw plenty of fans, whether they're close to a lodge or not.

Now we're wondering why we don't have similar service in the Colorado Rockies. With all the food trucks that rolled into Denver this year and all the ski areas in this state, it seems like SOMEONE should have built one of these things -- or at least should have it in the works.

We'd even brave terrible holiday weekend I-70 closures to patronize it.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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