Outside Magazine

The Insider Guide to North America’s Best Ski Towns

“We asked. They told. In-the-know locals divulge their secret powder lines, après breweries, and hidden hot springs.”"

“The Local: Paul Ken­ny, author of Sun Valley’s snow report

“On Mountain: ‘The resort started out by catering to Hollywood celebrities, so it’s got a reputation for being very elite. But it doesn’t feel that way. It’s low-key and friendly. You’ll get tired, though, because lift lines are rare. Tin Can Alley, off Lookout Lift, always has soft snow, and for early-morning groomers, it’s a nonstop carver on Warm Springs. For lunch, Seattle Ridge Lodge has good wood-fired pizza and chili. Après is at Apple’s Bar and Grill in the village.’”

“Off the Hill: ‘Nearby Ketchum has plenty of events and restaurants. For dinner I like Rickshaw’s unique Southeast Asian street food. Hotel Ketchum is totally refurbished and has a good vibe (from $153).’”

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