As the U.S. culinary world regresses to the notion of eating locally and seasonally (and caring where food comes from), farmer’s markets, CSA’s and farm-to-table restaurants are on the rise. The locavore movement is essentially sharing a solid commitment to using primarily naturally-raised and organic ingredients sourced directly from local farms and farmers' markets. Of course, come winter, it's a much bigger challenge. The following ski country eateries are dedicated to keeping it as fresh and local as possible.
A skier's life is pretty charmed. Bluebird powder days, weekend trips with friends. But the people profiled in the pages ahead are making tracks of a different sort: They are giving back more than they take. From freeskiers fighting global warming to heli guides building homes for AIDS orphans, ski town locals are making the world a better place.