Can't take the heat? Get into the kitchen with celebrated chefs at ski-town culinary schools. Book early, classes fill up fast.
The Taos School of Cooking
Taos, N.M. Top chefs from Taos and Santa Fe join house chef John Vollertsen for hands-on classes held weekly at the Yaxche Learning Center. Students help prepare dishes, then enjoy them paired with wines; 505-751-4419.
Bearfoot Bistro Chef for a Day Whistler, B.C.
Students shadow chefs in the Bearfoot kitchen for a one- to five-day "stage," culminating in a meal with founder Andre Saint-Jacques and Executive Chef Brock Windsor; 604-932-3433.
king arthur Flour's Baking education center
Norwich, VT Learn how to make everything from bagels to crepesto artisan breads in hands-on and demonstration baking classes; 800-827-6836.