Who can resist the crisp, fresh air and stunning views from the decks of Utah’s ski resorts? The natural beauty is enough to make anyone pause–and perhaps put their feet up with a pint for a few. We take a tour of the slopeside sips offered along the Wasatch Front and Back.Park City Mountain Mid-Mountain Lodge
Mid-Mountain Lodge has undergone an extensive transformation for 2019 and now offers one of Utah’s only on-mountain, full-service, ski-in-ski-out cocktail bars—The Public House. Housed in a renovated 19th century boarding house, Mid-Mountain Lodge’s expansive deck features new built-in seating with custom-designed fire pits, tables and chairs draped in sheepskin framed with stunning views of the Uinta range. It’s the best place to sit down with a local, sustainably-packaged full-strength beer from Kiitos Brewery and plenty of other brews from local breweries.
The Summit at Snowbird
Before dropping into Snowbird’s steep and deep runs, enjoy the view of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest from 11,000 ft. at the top of the tram. Whether taking in the majesty of the front side through floor-to-ceiling windows from inside The Summit or lounging on the patio for a back-side view, drink it all in with a pint of local craft beer by your side. A Snowbird Session IPA from Wasatch Brewing brings plenty of hops to the landscape with additional citrus and tropical fruit notes. If you’re not an IPA lover, try Kiitos Amber Ale, Moab Pilsner, Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen or Full Suspension Pale Ale and Uinta’s Baba or Oktoberfest Bier—all on tap.
Alta’s Watson Shelter
Take in the views of Mount Superior and Mount Baldy from Watson Shelter with a pitcher or a pint in hand from Watson Café. You’ll find the refreshing Three Deep American pale ale on tap from RoHa Brewing alongside two choices from Moab Brewing (pilsner and stout) and Epic’s Session IPA. In Collins Grill, down Uinta’s Wyld, Park City’s Last Pitch, Bohemian’s Noble and Epic’s Blue Law before skiing out on Utah’s greatest snow on Earth.