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Mapping the 17 Oldest Bars & Restaurants in Ski Country

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Ski towns are full of history, often of the gold, silver, and coal mining variety. This means that although the first destination ski areas in the United States weren't founded until the 1930s (Sun Valley installed the resort's first chairlifts in 1936), some of ski country's oldest bars and restaurants actually date back to the 1870s. In honor of Eater's first-ever Classics Week, a week that looks at everything old-timey and iconic, Curbed Ski rounded up the oldest bars and restaurants from Lake Tahoe to Jackson Hole. We've got 17 iconic establishments full of taxidermy, wood-paneled interiors, and saddle bar stools, coming up.

Please note, the establishments are listed in no particular order.


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1. Shooting Star Saloon

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7350 East 200 South
Huntsville, UT 84317
(801) 745-2002
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Shooting Star Saloon

2. Kochevars

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127 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-7117
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Kochevar's Saloon

3. Pioneer Saloon

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308 Main St N
Ketchum, ID 83340
(208) 726-3139
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Pioneer Saloon

4. Ore House at Pine Grove

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1465 Pine Grove Road
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
(970) 879-1190
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Ore House

5. New Sheridan Bar

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231 W Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO 81435
New Sheridan Hotel

6. Silver Fork Lodge & Dining Room

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11332 East Big Cottonwood Canyon Road
Brighton, UT 84121
(435) 649-9551
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Silver Fork Lodge

7. Lardo's Grill & Saloon

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600 W Lake St
McCall, ID 83638
(208) 634-8191
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Lardo's Grill & Saloon

8. J-Bar at Hotel Jerome

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330 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3721
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The Hotel Jerome

9. Red Fox Inn

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(802) 297-2488
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Red Fox Inn

10. Belt Room Bar

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629 Sugar Bowl Rd.
Norden, CA 95724
(530) 426-9000
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Located at the base of Mt. Disney, the Belt Room Bar in Sugar Bowl's Snowbound Village is ingrained in 75 years of skiing history. Sugar Bowl Ski Resort first opened in 1939 and quickly attracted Hollywood elite like Marilyn Monroe and Walt Disney. Now skiers enjoy the laid-back Belt Room Bar (and its awesome mountain views) for a cold beer or a cocktail.

11. Le Chamois & Loft Bar

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1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 583-4505
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Le Chamois & Loft Bar

12. Red Lion

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304 Bridge St
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 476-7676
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The Red Lion

13. Minturn Saloon

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146 Main St.
Minturn, CO 81645
(970) 827-5954
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Minturn Saloon

14. Gold Pan Saloon

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103 N Main
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-5499
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Gold Pan Saloon

15. 219 Lounge

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219 N 1st Ave
Sandpoint, ID 83864
208-263-9934
K&L Wines

16. Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

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25 N Cache St
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-2207
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Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

17. Silver Dollar Bar & Grill

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50 N Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 732-3939
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The Wort Hotel

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1. Shooting Star Saloon

7350 East 200 South, Huntsville, UT 84317
Shooting Star Saloon
7350 East 200 South
Huntsville, UT 84317

2. Kochevars

127 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Kochevar's Saloon
127 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224

3. Pioneer Saloon

308 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
Pioneer Saloon
308 Main St N
Ketchum, ID 83340

4. Ore House at Pine Grove

1465 Pine Grove Road, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Ore House
1465 Pine Grove Road
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

5. New Sheridan Bar

231 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
New Sheridan Hotel
231 W Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO 81435

6. Silver Fork Lodge & Dining Room

11332 East Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, Brighton, UT 84121
Silver Fork Lodge
11332 East Big Cottonwood Canyon Road
Brighton, UT 84121

7. Lardo's Grill & Saloon

600 W Lake St, McCall, ID 83638
Lardo's Grill & Saloon
600 W Lake St
McCall, ID 83638

8. J-Bar at Hotel Jerome

330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
The Hotel Jerome
330 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611

9. Red Fox Inn

103 Winhall Hollow Road Bondville, VT 05340
Red Fox Inn

10. Belt Room Bar

629 Sugar Bowl Rd., Norden, CA 95724

Located at the base of Mt. Disney, the Belt Room Bar in Sugar Bowl's Snowbound Village is ingrained in 75 years of skiing history. Sugar Bowl Ski Resort first opened in 1939 and quickly attracted Hollywood elite like Marilyn Monroe and Walt Disney. Now skiers enjoy the laid-back Belt Room Bar (and its awesome mountain views) for a cold beer or a cocktail.

629 Sugar Bowl Rd.
Norden, CA 95724

11. Le Chamois & Loft Bar

1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Le Chamois & Loft Bar
1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

12. Red Lion

304 Bridge St, Vail, CO 81657
The Red Lion
304 Bridge St
Vail, CO 81657

13. Minturn Saloon

146 Main St., Minturn, CO 81645
Minturn Saloon
146 Main St.
Minturn, CO 81645

14. Gold Pan Saloon

103 N Main, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Gold Pan Saloon
103 N Main
Breckenridge, CO 80424

15. 219 Lounge

219 N 1st Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864
K&L Wines
219 N 1st Ave
Sandpoint, ID 83864

16. Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

25 N Cache St, Jackson, WY 83001
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar
25 N Cache St
Jackson, WY 83001

17. Silver Dollar Bar & Grill

50 N Glenwood St, Jackson, WY 83001
The Wort Hotel
50 N Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001