Picture this: you’re looking out the window of a winter hut at snow falling in the wilderness. The mountains around you are quiet and dark, lit only by the moon and the milky way. A fire roars in the wood-fired stove, thawing the day’s powder off your ski boots.
That’s what a ski trip should be about—not lift lines and $20 cheeseburgers. So we’ve rounded up four of the top winter huts across the U.S. They’re worth checking out whatever your winter poison may be: skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing.