Magazine article Sunset

Mountain Editor's Picks

Magazine article Sunset

Mountain Editor's Picks

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Best fireside dinner

After a winter hike, cozy up to the bar in front of the wood-fired oven at Salt, Boulder's newest neighborhood bistro. We're fans of the pork chop with soft polenta, braised greens, bronzed apples, and Paonia cider syrup (the dish is made with ingrethents from local farms), paired with "pre-Prohibition spirituals" like the Hemingway with white rum. $$; 303/444-7258. -JAYME OTTO

Warm up in the canyons

3 ways to ward off winter's chill at Salt Lake's ski resorts

At the spa

Yoga classes at the Cliff Spa at Snowbird Ski Resort come with killer views of the jagged cliffs of Mt. Superior. Not into yoga? The views are just as good from the heated rooftop pool and hot tub at Cliff Lodge. $20 ($10 Utah residents) for all-day access to classes, spa, and pool; massages from $65 for 25 minutes;

In the lodge

Nothing beats the warmth of justbrewed coffee by the fi re at Alta Ski Resort's Peruvian Lodge, except perhaps the freshbaked treats that appear in the lobby every afternoon. Settle in here with games like backgammon or borrow a book from a wellloved collection. Or swap stories with other skiiers. Rooms from $188 per person, including meals; alta peruvian. …

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