Every resort has its secret stashes-pow, trees, uncrowded trails, and, lucky for the generally impoverishedlocal snowboard bums, bars and restaurants offering great locations and menus that match constantlystrained budgets.
Whistler, British Columbia-The G.L.C. (Garibaldi Lift Company) The G.L.C. islocated in the gondola building at the base of Whistler. It’s all about location.
Sierra-At-Tahoe,California-The Sierra Pub A slopeside pub with live music, drink specials, tasty aps, and a base-areaview. Kirkwood, California-The Cornice Cafe Across the street from Chairs Five and Six,microbrews-a-plenty and a tasty appetizer menu await.
Mammoth, California-The Yodler Not only canyou snowboard in for a drink, you can drive your sled in as well.
Crested Butte, Colorado-The SaloonDollar drafts, dollar cook-your-own hot dogs, burgers, and brätwurst on the big sunny deck.
Vail,Colorado-Garfinkle’s Pool tables and a big deck overlooking Vail’s new gondola.
Big Sky,Montana-Dante’s Inferno Check out Tuesday’s Pint Night, when two dollars will fill your glass with aplethora of microbrews.
Hidden Valley, New Jersey-Legends This libation station is located in a formerPlayboy mansion.
Hunter Mountain, New York-Slopes On Friday nights, ladies drink for free.
Killington, Vermont-Mogul’s Dollar drafts, and a fat selection at that.
Stowe, Vermont-The ShedBrewing their own beer draws the crowd and 8.2-percent Mountain Ale brings the buzz.
Stratton,Vermont-The Green Door Pub Mighty Mugs-huge steins for massive consumption.
Jackson Hole,Wyoming-The Mangy Moose Overlooking the 4,139 feet of mountain you just tore up is enough to makeanyone thirsty.