For the majority of skiers, skiing itself is only part of the equation determining where we’d like to end up after packing our cars for the weekend. Of course, there is an elite class of diehard skiers who care more about snow density and vertical drop than anything else — the ones who are unwilling to duck into the lodge for a 15-minute beer break during a powder day. But even they enjoy a good bar for a beer and a bite to eat at some point, even if it isn’t until the lifts stop spinning (or after their post-lift evening skin).
And when it comes to a good bar meal after a hearty day on the slopes, there really is only one food that matters — the wings. Every bar serves them, but only a few do it well.
To help narrow it down, we took an informal online poll to determine some of the best wings in New England ski country. So when there are no storms to chase, know there always will be wings.
— Delaney’s Hole in the Wall, North Conway, N.H. | Delaney’s, located within walking distance of North Conway Village, is a local hot spot for crispy, sizable and delicious buffalo wings. The establishment’s selection of local beers isn’t bad either, and there is an entirely separate menu devoted to sushi.