WHY: Who cares if the place sold out to Bud Light over the summer for a big payout? It’s still the most authentic little mountain town in the West, with steeps that test even the nerviest bro.
WHAT: Push your limits on the North Face. The Poma lift accesses terrain where extreme skiers make their names. Or shinny out to the aesthetically pleasing line of the Banana Chute, right down the face of the iconic butte. Don’t like lifts? The Butte allows skinning uphill.
WHERE: Gorge yourself on a green-chile pesto burrito at Teocalli Tamale to replenish all the calories you burned in fight-or-flight mode on the hill.