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Powder Days with a Whiskey and Beer Chaser

One bourbon, one Scotch, and one beer! Nothing goes better with après after a day on the slopes. The best part is, two of the three are distilled and brewed at, or near, many resorts these days, which give locavore a whole new meaning because these libations are always in season. Here are a few of our favorites. Utah may have some weird laws when it comes to consuming beer, wine, and liquor, just Google “Zion Curtain,” and you’ll see what we mean: The ‘Zion Curtain’ Is About To Fall In Utah, And Restaurants Can’t Wait – Forbes.com Utah’s ‘Zion Curtain’ Falls And Loosens State’s Tight Liquor Laws – NPR.org The Beehive state features one of the ski country’s best distilleries! Near the bottom of Main Street at the base of the Town Lift in Park City, High West Distillery features bourbon, rye and its signature Campfire, which is the world’s only blend of Scotch, bourbon and rye whiskeys with a distinctive and smoky finish. That’ll warm you up after a day on the slopes! Venture to the top of Main Street in Park City and you’ll be rewarded with some of Utah’s finest beers, including Polygamy Porter – why have just one? – and First One Down Winter Warmer Ale at Wasatch Brew Pub. Just north of Stowe, Vermont, Green Mountain Distillers has been crafting organic Vodka, Gin and Maple Liquor for 15 years in Morrisville, Vermont. Maple in Vermont? Yes! It’s what they do, so mix it, or simply enjoy it on the rocks! Down the road from Stowe is one of Vermont’s most famous breweries, and...

Killington Kicks Off East Coast Season

Vermont’s Killington Resort kicked off the 2017-18 ski and snowboard season in the Northeast Wednesday, offering first tracks to season pass holders. Killington officially opens to the public on Thursday, Nov. 9. Cold temperatures finally arrived in the Northeast Monday night, allowing snowmaking to resume at many resorts, including Killington, Sunday River, Maine and Mount Snow, Vermont. According to Open Snow, the forecast for the Northeast is calling for much colder temperatures Friday and into the Saturday, so resorts should see optimal snowmaking conditions through the weekend, especially resorts in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Mount Snow and Okemo, Vermont plans to open Saturday, while Sunday River anticipates opening by this weekend, according to their Facebook page. Bretton Woods, New Hampshire is scheduled to open on Monday, Nov. 13. Killington also unleashed an enormous amount of snowmaking firepower – 100-plus snowguns – on its Superstar Trail in preparation for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup women’s giant slalom and slalom events scheduled for November...