It’s no secret that skiing burns a lot of calories. Which means after a day on the slopes, there’s no shame in replenishing all those lost calories with a burger and a few beers. And while you can find them at almost every ski resort and in every ski town bar, not all burgers are created equal. According to a survey conducted via Facebook of New England skiers, these are a few of the best burger spots around.
— Moat Mountain Brewery and Smokehouse, North Conway, N.H. | Located on the White Mountain Highway, just north of North Conway Village, the Moat is a locals’ favorite for burgers and beer. Moat operates its own brewery, pumping out a great variety of craft beers, as well as a creative selection of beef and vegetarian burgers. And if you can’t tell from the name, Moat also has quite a few barbecue dishes to choose from. www.moatmountain.com
— The Bag and Kettle, Sugarloaf, Maine | Sugarloaf’s location in the Carrabassett Valley — pretty far away from almost everything else in New England — doesn’t give it much of a reputation for being a foodie destination. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a decent burger after a day of shredding the steeps. Despite being a traditional burger, The Bag and Kettle’s Bag Burger has won a number of awards over the years, proving you don’t need a sandwich piled high with assorted foods to be put on the map. www.thebagandkettle.com