The 11 Best Ski Town Burgers You’ll Ever Eat
After a hard-fought day schussing the slopes, nothing replenishes the fuel tank like a good ol’ burger, with just the right blend of protein, carbs, and yes, grease. We combed America’s ski towns and adjacent mountain resorts for the tastiest—and weirdest—beef between two buns, bringing you our unequivocal list of where to hang your helmet for the best hamburgers worth your fully salivated après-ski time and attention.
Mammoth Tavern, Mammoth Lakes, CA
If Mammoth Mountain is big at 3,500 acres, all serviced by 28 lifts, so is the beloved Tavern Burger at Mammoth Tavern. Piled high with white cheddar, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled red onions, and Dijon mayo on a toasted bun, it comes with sweet potato fries to pack an even bigger punch. Rumor has it that it wasn’t ore that sparked the California gold rush, but the Tavern Burger. “It’s one of the few burgers I actually seek out,” says longtime local and avid outdoorsman Scott McGuire. “And the 270-degree view from the bar is one of the best of any ski town, especially at sunset.”