Bucket List Skiing and Eating Experiences
After hitting the slopes, fuel up in high style at these bucket-list eating experiences right at the mountain.
After a day of skiing in Whistler, British Columbia, hop on a snowmobile and zip 6,000 feet up to Crystal Hut, a log cabin atop Blackcomb Mountain. Your reward for the journey: a candlelit, family-style dinner of cheese and veggie fondues, wood-fired fruit pies and local wines, not to mention jaw-dropping, star-filled views. From $199 per person, including snowmobile ride, canadianwilderness.com
Make a few ski or snowboard runs, then recharge at High West Saloon in Old Town Park City, UT, the world's only ski in–ski out gastro-distillery. (The popular Quittin' Time run pretty much ends at the back door.) Leave your board on the rack outside, then cozy up over a flight of whiskeys, bourbons and ryes ($13 each), many of which are made right on the mountain. Or ask your server to suggest a pairing with some of the Swiss-trained chef's alpine-inspired nosh. FYI, the Double Rye is amazing with schnitzel. highwest.com
A little sweat can reap a big reward at this secluded spot. Grab a headlamp, and snowshoe up a half-mile trail from Utah's Solitude Village to the mountainside Yurt at Solitude, where you can enjoy a glass of wine as you watch talented chefs whip up a four-course feast of warming dishes like cauliflower soup and seared duck breast. $130 per person (drinks are additional), including equipment rental, skisolitude.com