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The Matterhorn Ski Bar

Looking for an authentic ski experience? Look no further than The Matterhorn Ski Bar in Sunday River. Oh, and the food's pretty good too.
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Sunday River
The Matterhorn
If a more quintessential après joint exists, we have yet to find it. The Matterhorn’s bar top is made of vintage skis. Ski films loop incessantly on multiple screens. Ski memorabilia from every era clutters the walls. A wood-fired pizza oven grills custom pies, like the Monte Rosa—a mouthwatering mash-up of pepperoni, mushrooms, ground beef, marinara, three cheeses, and crushed red pepper. Pair it with a Ski Bar Beer, add a game of darts, and you’ll have achieved après nirvana. Located at the base of Sunday River’s access road. [matterhornskibar .com]


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Every local has their favorite watering hole and every ski town has some great ones. While we can’t guarantee that a visit to one of these bars will give you that warm fuzzy, “I’m home, mom” feeling, we can say that if you’re looking for a warm place with cold beer to end up when your day is finished, these fine establishments should be at the top of your list. And if your favorite isn’t here, don’t be shy, let us know by posting your recommendations in the “comments” section below. —Tom Winter

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