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Deschutes Brewery beer in Bend. Photo by Ian Carvell/Flickr.

Deschutes Brewery beer in Bend. Photo by Ian Carvell/Flickr.

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Many of us fortunate enough to live in proximity to skiing are spoiled to the point of powder day snobbery, where anything less simply won't do. Another growing subset of skiers is afforded an even luckier luxury—pairing that powder day with nothing less than the best craft beer. 

If you're going to top off and lock in a perfect day spent skiing with a frothy, frosty beer or two down the hatch... as you should, then make it a point to add these ski town breweries to your rotation.   

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1. Deschutes Brewery & Public House après a day at Mt. Bachelor. Try the Black Butte Porter.

2. 10 Barrel Brewing Company après a day at either Mt. Bachelor in Oregon or Bogus Basin in Idaho. The Pray for Snow winter seasonal tips a hat to the brewery's active outdoor culture.

3. Fiftyfifty Brewing Company après a day at Northstar or Boreal Mountain Resort. The Donner Party Porter will get your night kicked off just right.

4. Mammoth Brewing Company après a day at... you guessed it Mammoth Mountain. Try the Black IPA.

5. Melvin Brewing après a day at Jackson Hole. A bit of a trek from the mountain, once you drink the 2x4 and the Hubert (unless you're driving, then stick to one of the latter), you'll know the journey was worth it.  

6. Wasatch Brew Pub après a day at Park City. Try the Polygamy Porter.

7. Ska Brewing Company après a day at Purgatory. The The Modus Mandarina IPA will be the refreshing twist on a great ski day.  

Drop into Whiskey Jack’s in the Mountain Village at Big Sky for après.  - © Michel Tallichet

Drop into Whiskey Jack’s in the Mountain Village at Big Sky for après.

Copyright: Michel Tallichet

8. Telluride Brewing Co. après a day at none other than Telluride. Try the award-winning Face-Down Brown. 

9. Aspen Brewing Company après a day exploring any of the four Aspen/Snowmass mountains. 

10. Dillon Dam Brewery après a day at any number of Summit County ski areas. 

11. Long Trail Brewing Company après a day at Killington. Try the Long Trail Ale.

12. Magic Hat Brewing Company après a day at Bolton Valley, Smuggler's Notch or Sugarbush. Politely ask the bartender to gimme #9. 

13. Grand Teton Brewing Company après a day at Grand Targhee

14. To this finely crafted brewery list from our friends at Curbed Ski, we have to add Wild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery après a day at Eldora (along with a couple other tweaks). Eat the wings and drink the refreshingly fruity Hop Diggity IPA. 


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