Nothing quite hits the spot like a burger after a big day on the slopes. Ticking all the right boxes for hungry skiers and snowboarders, the hearty American treat is easily one of the most popular après-ski eats. To help you take a bite of the best, we comprised a list of the top ski-town burgers.
Balboa Burger at Plumpjack Café
Squaw Valley, California
A classic recipe with gourmet ingredients, Plumpjack Café’s Balboa Burger features topnotch California Wagyu beef on a brioche bun with a side of garlic fries.
The Legendary Splitz Burger at Splitz Grill
Whistler, British Columbia
Lauded as Canada’s “Best Burger,” the Legendary Splitz Burger and a beer is a godsend after a day exploring Whistler Blackcomb’s massive terrain. Be sure to order with the special house-made sauce—a garlic mayo.
The Cheeseburger at Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Located on Fort Union Boulevard within easy striking distance for skiers driving to and from downtown Salt Lake City and the Little or Big Cottonwood Canyon resorts, i.e. Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude, Five Guys Burgers and Fries serves up fresh, tasty Americana.
The Larkburger at Larkburger
This popular Colorado chain originated in the Vail Valley and serves up gourmet, cooked-to-order Black Angus burgers, shakes and “elevated” sides like truffle fries.
Ajax Double Cheeseburger at Ajax Tavern
A longtime Aspen favorite, the Ajax Double Cheeseburger comes with two slices of American cheese and dollop of their yummy onion aioli. Substitute frites for Ajax Truffle Fries, sprinkled with grano padano and parsley.
Cheeseburger at Fatburger
South Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Situated in Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Fatburger is a classic South Lake Tahoe dining experience. Fatburger serves up cooked-to-order, homemade-style hamburgers made of fresh lean beef with sides including homemade onion rings, two kinds of French fries and milkshakes made with real hand-scooped ice cream.
The C.V. Burger at Bistro C.V.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Made of locally sourced, purebred Wagyu, the C.V. Burger is made of uncompromising quality. Seasoned simply with shallots and herbs, the foodie-appeasing patty is escorted by romaine, sliced tomato, pickled red onions and garlic aioli on a fluffy bun and a side of potato purée.
Definitive Burger at Bully Ranch Restaurant
The Sonnenalp Hotel’s Bully Ranch Restaurant is renowned for its burgers, but the true standout is Definitive, literally. The Definitive Burger lives up to its name. Topped with candied bacon, crispy onions and blue-cheese butter, this burger is like nothing you’ve ever tasted.
Tom’s Everything Burger at Tom’s Loft Tavern
If you’re a fan of toppings, don’t miss Tom’s Everything Burger. The eight-ounce beef patty is saddled with cheddar cheese, smoked brisket, more cheese, smoked apple bacon, more cheese, pulled pork and onion rings. You’re going to need a nap afterwards.
Triple Trouble at Black Mountain Burger
Loon, New Hampshire
According to locals, Black Mountain Burger should really be called Hamburger Heaven. No burger is more than $9.50 and you have an assortment of delicious toppings. The most lauded combination is the Triple Trouble, which features sweet banana peppers, barbecue sauce and bacon.
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