Eat for Less

For the practiced ski-town scavenger, nourishment doesn’t cost much.


In Park City,

Utah, try El Chubasco, the locals’ authentic Mexican joint for cheap burritos and legendary salsa (435-645-9114).


Dinner rolls

and butter cost 60 cents at Sun Valley, Idaho’s Warm Springs Lodge (208-622-4111).


Squaw Valley

’s Wildflour Bakery offers a Cookie Pass—a discount punch card for cookies, coffee, sandwiches, and the best pizza bagel in Tahoe (



Taos, New Mexico

’s Crossroads Pizza will deliver pretty much anywhere, including the bar where you’re drinking (575-776-8866).


Silverton Mountain

, Colorado, has no on-mountain dining. (The health department shut down the girl in the Subaru who sold cheap burritos and cookies.) But Silverton now sells $1 oatmeal-cookie-and-cream sandwiches (970-387-5706).


On the way

to Mammoth, California, the Tioga Gas Mart in Lee Vining has the tastiest—and cheapest—deli you’ll ever find in a gas station (760-647-1088).


The happiest part

of happy hour (3 to 6 P.M. daily) at Casey’s Caboose in Killington, Vermont? Twenty-five-cent wings (802-422-3795). Also in Killington is Outback Pizza, recommended for its $8 all-you-can-eat pizza on Monday nights (802-422-9885).


Between 3 and 7 P.M.

at The George in Vail, Colorado, all drinks are $3.75 and all food is $7.75. That means a Grey Goose martini and a loaded specialty burger for $11.50 (970-476-2656).


Zog’s Dogs

in Whistler, BC, serves cheap hot dogs, chili and cheese dogs, beaver tails, and poutine until 2 A.M. Thursday through Sunday. Located near the lifts in Whistler Village (604-938-6644).


Lodge cafeteria

hot-water dispenser + ramen noodles ($1 for 10 at local grocery) + paper cup = instant hot meal.




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