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Four Iconic Ski Bars We Hope Don't Burn Down

Sun Valley's legendary Whiskey Jacques bar reopened this season after burning in 2008.. Here's four more old-school ski-town bars that we hope don't suffer the same fate.

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If Utah’s oldest bar, the Shooting Star, were to go up in flames, an untold number of oddities would be lost. Located near the bottom of Snowbasin,…

If Utah’s oldest bar, the Shooting Star, were to go up in flames, an untold number of oddities would be lost. Located near the bottom of Snowbasin, this bar serves 3.2 PBR under the stuffed head of Buck, a 298-pound St. Bernard. If you’re feeling really adventurous, ask about smelling the toilet seat.

The Wobbly Barn's flammability isn't as much of a concern as its structural integrity. A group of fraternity brothers shoddily pieced it together in…
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The Wobbly Barn’s flammability isn’t as much of a concern as its structural integrity. A group of fraternity brothers shoddily pieced it together in the ’60s from the remains of several old barns. The original structure still stands today, and concerts at The Wobbly Barn define the Killington après scene. Just don’t dance too hard.

Margaritas at the Saloon are a mandatory part of the Minturn Mile, a sidecountry run that drops from Lost Boy in Vail’s Game Creek Bowl. The hot spot…

Margaritas at the Saloon are a mandatory part of the Minturn Mile, a sidecountry run that drops from Lost Boy in Vail’s Game Creek Bowl. The hot spot of Minturn, Vail’s Ritz-less little sister, the Saloon has been around since 1901. That’s almost as long as Bruce, the bartender, has been growing his beard.

Despite the kitschy gift shop and the constant influx of pseudo-cowboy Jackson tourists, the Mangy Moose has remained a true locals’ hangout. Maybe…

Despite the kitschy gift shop and the constant influx of pseudo-cowboy Jackson tourists, the Mangy Moose has remained a true locals’ hangout. Maybe because it’s one of the few decent music venues in northern Wyoming. Or maybe it’s just because it’s so close to the mountain you can practically order beers from the tram line.