This place is the ultimate. Whether you are at T-Line, Meadows, or SloBowl, the Rat is the perfect place to end your day. If you are coming from Meadows, have a friend drop you off at Timberline Lodge and ride the Alpine Trail down to Gov'y, right on up to the door at the Rat. Unstrap and leave your board/skis in the corner as you warm up to a cozy, local feeling atmosphere. Snow-fans young and old mingle and laugh with thoughts and stories of the powder fields of the volcano. The restaurant is separated by a door with a wall, minors on one side, alcohol lovers on the other. Sporting events of any significance (BLAZERS!) are always on the 6 foot projection screen TV, unless there is live entertainment, in which case the bar-side flats-creens will be airing only. Remember, though, there is that other side for minors. Therefore, beware the uptight Portland yuppie who is too cheap to eat at the mountain and thinks that it will be a great idea to take the family to the Rat after the day lifts close and get five star service when the place is packed. They can be spotted by their glowery faces amongst the happy ones around them due to the fact that they may actually have to go to the bar to get their own soda. MY WORD! CAN YOU IMAGINE???
Pros: Great bartenders, great pizza, cold beer
Cons: Complaining Yuppies