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Hitting the Slopes: Tips and Tricks for Beer and Ski Enthusiasts

Hitting the Slopes: Tips and Tricks for Beer and Ski Enthusiasts

The Ultimate Guide for Beer and Ski Lovers

Are you tired of being stuck indoors during the winter months? If you’re an adventure seeker with a love for skiing and beer, then you’re in luck because we’ve got the ultimate guide just for you!

Top Ski Destinations

Let’s start with the skiing destinations. When it comes to choosing the perfect ski resort, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Here are some of our top picks:

1. Whistler Blackcomb, Canada – this is the largest ski resort in North America, with over 8,000 acres of terrain to explore.

2. St. Anton, Austria – for those seeking a skiing challenge, St. Anton offers steep terrain and off-piste adventures.

3. Chamonix, France – known for its breathtaking views of Mont Blanc, this resort offers a mix of on-piste skiing and backcountry adventures.

Best Après-Ski Bars

Of course, skiing is only half the fun. The other half is indulging in some well-deserved après-ski drinks. Here are some of our favorite bars:

1. Mooserwirt, Austria – this bar is famous for its legendary party atmosphere and its “champagne showers”.

2. The Ice Bar, Val Thorens, France – situated at an altitude of over 3,000 meters, the Ice Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with panoramic views.

3. The Red Lion, Vail, Colorado – this classic American sports bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and live music.

Food and Drink

Of course, skiing and drinking can leave you feeling famished. Luckily, ski resorts offer a range of delicious food options. Here are some of our favorites:

1. Raclette – a Swiss delicacy that involves melted cheese served with boiled potatoes, vegetables, and cured meats.

2. Fondue – another Swiss favorite, this dip involves melted cheese served with bite-sized pieces of bread.

3. Glühwein – a warming drink served at most ski resorts, this spiced wine is the perfect way to toast to a day on the slopes.

What to Wear

Finally, it’s important to dress appropriately for a day on the slopes. Here are some essential items to pack:

1. Base Layers – these are essential for keeping warm and dry, especially if you’re skiing in cold temperatures.

2. Ski Jacket – look for a jacket with insulation and a waterproof outer layer.

3. Ski Pants – these should be waterproof and breathable to keep you comfortable on the slopes.

With these tips in mind, you’re now ready to hit the slopes and indulge in some après-ski drinks. Happy skiing!


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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