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The Best Food and Wine Festivals to Plan Your Ski Trip Around

From beer events to wine fêtes and pretty much everything in between, these celebrations will fill your cup (and plate).

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How to make a day on the slopes even more perfect? Pair it with a wintery festival and let the fun continue long after après. From beer events to wine fêtes and pretty much everything in between, these celebrations will fill your cup (and plate). Plus, you might nab a few celebrity chefs’ autographs along the way.

Make sure to check back, because some events don’t yet have dates or schedules so we’ll update this list as new information arises.

Banff Craft Beer Festival, Banff, Canada

Nov 24-26, 2022

This year’s Banff Craft Beer Festival takes place at the historic Cave and Basin National Historic Site. The event will exclusively feature Alberta craft brewers and revelers will sample food and drink from more than 40 vendors from across the province. Bonus: Live entertainment.

 

Taos Winter Wine Festival, Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Jan. 26-29, 2023

The 35th Annual Taos Winter Wine Festival is a three-day weekend highlighting Taos’ culinary artistry and wines from around the world. Look for a reserve tasting, chef luncheons, après-ski tastings, wine dinners, and more.

 

Beaver Creek’s Winter Culinary Weekend, Beaver Creek, Colorado

February 2-5, 2023

This weekend of food and wine will celebrate Beaver Creek’s many luxurious culinary experiences with cooking demos, innovative wine and spirits events, and gourmet wine pairing dinners.

 

Jackson Hole Food & Wine Winter Fest, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

March 2-4, 2023

As if a three-day trip to Jackson wasn’t already magical, now, with Winter Fest, you can add a caviar and champagne tasting, a grand tasting, wine dinners, and cooking classes to your ski day lineup.

 

Taste of Vail, Vail, Colorado

April 5-8 2023

Seminars, wine tastings, and après sip sessions populate the long weekend but the banner event—The Mountain Top Picnic—is legendary. Take the gondola up or ski over to Eagle’s Nest and taste to your heart’s content.