It’s four o’clock in the afternoon, and you’re headed down to the base after a long day of skiing. All of a sudden, 500 yards from the bottom, you catch the scent of one of your favorite foods, and the next thing you know, you’re ravenously hungry. You must get good food — and a beer — stat. But where to go?
For skiers, the après-ski scene is where it’s at. After a long day on the slopes, skiing the chutes or doing powder eights on the backside, nothing is more appealing that a strong drink and a filling meal. Just in time for ski season, we’ve put together a list of places at ski resorts around the country where you can go over-the-top and indulge in delicious food and thirst-quenching drinks. From dance party hot spots to five-star dining establishments with world-renowned chefs, we have just the spot for you.
Some opt for the raging happy hour/dance party-style après-ski scene, like you’ll find at Sunday River’s Foggy Goggle, where you can order drinks like “Goggle Grog,” and the beer flows until the wee hours of the morning. Others may choose a more luxurious route, like treating themselves to a decadent three-course meal with wine at The Pitcher Inn, outside of Sugarbush.
For a memorable meal experience while you’re skiing Deer Valley, or even Park City or The Canyons, you can’t go wrong with Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Grill at the St. Regis Deer Valley. Warm up with a hot toddy before filling up on the famed chef’s delicious food. And if a formal, sit-down meal isn’t your style, you have to visit the Mangy Moose near Jackson Hole, a Jackson favorite that has been serving visitors and locals since 1967.