5 PLACES TO SKI THIS WINTER (+ WHERE TO STAY, DRINK & EAT)

Where to ski this winter - TREVOR MORROW TRAVEL

Less is more right? Well, unless we’re talking about fresh powder because then we want as much of that as possible. Continuing with the less is more theme, we’ve narrowed down a dizzying amount of options and selected our five favorite mountain towns where you should consider skiing or snowboarding this winter. Since a good winter getaway involves much more than just conquering the slopes, we’ve hooked you up with recommendations on where to stay, drink, and eat too.

1) JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

“Steep and deep” is how many describe the skiing at Jackson Hole. Plus, it’s easily one of the best all-around mountains in North America.

Where to ski this winter | Jackson Hole | Trevor Morrow Travel

Where To Stay

Hotel Terra: LEED certified, slope side hot tubs, across the from Mangy Moose. Win, win, win.

Where To Drink

The Mangy MooseLive music, local brews and spicy margaritas at one of the most iconic après ski bars in the world.

The Million Dollar Cowboy: The barstools are saddles, do you need another reason?

Where To Eat

Il Villaggio Osteria: First, it’s in your hotel. Second, wood oven pizzas.

Snake River Grill: Put your fancy pants on (mountain khakis and a tucked flannel will do) for some Cast Iron Roasted Elk Chop.

D.O.G. (Down on Glen)One of the the best breakfast burritos out there. Do NOT, not go here.

 

2) GOLDEN, BRITISH COLUMBIA

A rugged and real mountain town perfect for serious winter adventure seekers.

Where to ski this winter | Golden, BC | Trevor Morrow Travel

 Where To Stay

Glacier Mountaineer Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain: Nothing beats staying right at the base of the mountain, the gondola being a 30-second walk away and views of the Canadian Rockies out your window.

Where To Drink

Golden Taps: A hangout for locals and visitors alike, drink some British Columbian beers and follow them up with an order or poutine.

Riverhouse Tavern: A heavy metal bar perfect for getting a little rowdy after a day on the slopes.

Where To Eat

Eagle’s Eye Restaurant: It’s Canada’s highest restaurant and it’s a must for lunch or dinner.

Whitetooth Bistro: Drive down the mountain and into town for some bison sliders and a bacon infused Bloody Mary.

Heaven’s Door Yurt: Warm up with a hot meal at this funky, on-mountain hangout with an outdoor fire pit.

 

3) PARK CITY, UTAH

The most accessible spot on the list, Park City offers options: Deer Valley (skiers only), Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons.

Where to ski this winter | Park City | Trevor Morrow Travel

Where To Stay

Treasure Mountain Inn: A great value offering the best of both worlds, Treasure Mountain Inn is located right on Park City’s Main Street (so you’re right in the action) and it’s within walking distance to a Park City Mountain Resort chairlift (I’m talking ski boot walking distance, so you know it’s close).

Where To Drink

High West Distillery and Saloon: Ski-in, ski-out distillery (no, you’re not dreaming). Do the whiskey flight and go from there.

No Name Saloon: The perfect spot to have a pint of local beer with a local.

Where To Eat

Talisker on Main: Buttermilk. Fried. Chicken. Enough said.

Zoom: Hearty and sophisticated American fare compliments of Robert Redford.

 

4) TELLURIDE, COLORADO

Located in the San Juan Mountains, this one time mining town is now a quintessential mountain retreat.

Where to ski this winter | Telluride | Trevor Morrow Travel

Where To Stay

The Inn at Lost Creek or Hotel Madeline: Sister hotels offering ski-in-ski-out accommodations, views of the San Juan mountains and rooftop hot tubs.

Where To Drink

Tomboy Tavern: Ski-in, have a beer on a leather chesterfield in front of a fire.

Telluride Brewing Company: Grab a pint of their Face Down Brown (gold medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival) or a can of the Bridal Veil Rye Pale Ale (perfection in my humble opinion).

Alpino Vino: Situated 12,000 feet about sea level, you’re about to have copious amounts of wine and one of the best (and most expensive) grilled cheese sandwiches of your life.

Where To Eat

Brown Dog Pizza: Pizza and beer in historic downtown Telluride.

Siam: A favorite with locals and tourists alike, this place does Thai right.

New Sheridan Chop House: Steak and steak and steak and steak.

 

5) STOWE, VERMONT

Some call it the Aspen of the east, we call it as good as it gets on the east coast.

Where to ski this winter | Stowe | Trevor Morrow Travel

Where To Stay

Stowe Mountain Lodge: The focal point of this perfect mountain village, Stowe Mountain Lodge offers in-room fireplaces, a heated outdoor pool and a world class alpine concierge service.

Where To Drink

Octagon Café: Throw back a Long Trail Ale (a local beer) and enjoy the views from atop the highest mountain in Vermont.

The Matterhorn: A classic ski town bar and Stowe’s world famous party spot.

Where To Eat

 Piecasso Pizzeria: A great local joint serving traditional New York style pizza, garlic knots and Vermont microbrews (don’t leave without drinking a Heady Topper).

Solstice: A refined yet casual dining experience just steps away from your room at Stowe Mountain Lodge.

 

Photo Credit: Top Photo, Zach Dischner. Jackson Hole, Dennis Crowley. Golden, courtesy of Tourism Golden. Park City, courtesy of Park City Mountain Resort. Telluride, courtesy of Telluride Mountain Resort. Stowe, Courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort. 

 

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