It’s with heavy hearts we announce the world-famous Cobra Dogs in Government Camp closed its doors… temporarily. The classic GI Joe-esque cobra hot dog cart has become a culinary institution in the snowboard world. Teens from all over the country visiting Timberline for the summer snowboard camps would grab a dog after hot laps on the Palmer Glacier.
$700 & A Dream
In 2005, former snowboard photographer Cory Grove opened up a food cart that would cater to the snowboard & ski crowd during the summer months. With only $700 and a dream, he made it happen. It was never just about the hot dogs, but rather to work with people that support snowboarding. So, even in the winter months, the bright red wiener-mobile was seen at contests all over the country and even had a permanent stint down in Park City for a couple of seasons.
The Secret is in the Sauce
Cobra Dogs serve up all-natural hot dogs, bratwursts and veggie dogs, each with a twist from its name such as:
- All Beef Boa – 100% beef dog
- Cheddaconda – Frankfurter infused with real Tillamook cheddar
- Brattlesnake Brat – German brat with a hint of black pepper
- Hot Snake Brat – German brat on the hotter side similar to a Louisiana Hot
- Very Veggie – Tofu based veggie dog
While they provide toppings like jalapenos, onions, relish, cream cheese & sauerkraut, the real magic is the cobra sauce. Nobody except the owner knows what’s in it but let’s just say the spicy concoction brings these encased meats to another level.
A Break Is Needed…
Creating a cult-like following in the snowboard world and having it be around for over a dozen years is a true testament to the hard work they put in. Cory didn’t consider anyone just a customer. It was always something deeper than that. It’s understandable that they need a break and so they’re closing up shop for the summer. There are a few reasons, but time and family play the biggest roles in the decision. In Cory’s words… “IT’S JUST A BREAK! We’ll be back.” We can’t wait to see them up and running again.