BEST ON-MOUNTAIN LODGE: Watson Shelter (Alta, Utah)
Photo: Alta Ski Area
Skiing some of the world’s best powder requires sustenance, so stop at Alta’s Watson Shelter, at the Collins lift mid-station. Need to convince your lady friend you’re not a total dirtbag? Sit down at a white-cloth table upstairs at Collins’s Grill and order her tender magret with cranberry-peppercorn gastrique. Ripping with your brahs? Grab a ground-chuck burger downstairs.
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