The taste of a chilled drink surrounded by the stillness of the colorful valley view as the sun sets.

That too good to be true scenario is about to become a reality thanks to the Blue Mountain Ski Area's Slopeside Pub & Grill.

Blue Mountain Ski Area will open the Slopeside Pub & Grill on Thursday as part of a four-day grand opening that ends Sunday.

Located outside on the back patio at the Summit Lodge, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, the restaurant serves delicious pub fare with an outdoor dining twist.

In celebration of opening weekend, the Slopeside Pub & Grill will offer new patrons free bottomless chips and salsa, a limited-time promotion patrons may take advantage of with the mention of the code words "Father's Day Picnic".

Guests will have the opportunity to have a complete outdoor dining experience alongside the Vista Trail with views of the picturesque valley.

Live entertainment will rock the Slopeside Pub & Grill every weekend. Patrons are encouraged to enjoy its unbeatable happy hour drink specials each day, which include; wine, mixed drinks, domestic and microbrew specials. Happy hour will be hosted each night from 5-7 p.m., and dinner is served Thursday and Friday from 5-11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 2-11 p.m.

Abigail Stasik, special events coordinator, said the idea came from Barb Green, president of the Ski Area, who wants to continue to expand upon the amenities offered.

"With the new Summit Lodge Courtyard renovations last season, and more to come in the future, Barb thinks adding the Slopeside Pub & Grill to our summer events calendar was an easy decision, and wants to continually add new and exciting features for our patrons," Stasik said. "It is very important to provide additional revenue-building events, as we are transitioning from a 1 season to a 4 season resort."

Stasik said there will be food and drink specials every weekend, in addition to a variety of fresh and grilled menu items. The Slopeside Pub & Grill has very comparable prices, as it offers select items and drink specials each day, Stasik said.

"Our prices are in-line with similar venues, and most items are priced lower than what you have come to expect during the winter season," she said. "With the cost of gas and food these days, Blue has tried to keep costs down as much as possible."

For more information, contact Blue Mountain at 610-826-7700, or visit www.skibluemt.com.