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UPDATED! Best Ski Town Pizza: Because Pow and Pies Just Go Together, March '14

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Our friends at Eater are currently dedicating a whole week to perfect pies for their Eater Pizza Week 2014. We decided to get in on the action with an update of our list of the best ski town pizzerias.

If breweries and distilleries are any indication, Curbed Ski readers are passionate about where they fuel up after a long day on the hill. So we've been stuffing our faces from Stowe to Whistler searching for the best of the perfect post-ski meal: pizza. Carbs, veggies, meat, and of course ooey gooey cheese almost make us forget about how much our legs hurt. So without further adieu, please welcome new comers Giampietro's in Breckenridge, Blue Moon Bakery in Big Sky, and Powder Hound Pizza at the base of Schweitzer Mountain resort. Remember, the locations are not ranked, but rather listed from west to east. Did we forget your favorite spot? Forget the pitch forks and instead just fill us in. We'll be updating the list frequently.


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1. Creekbread

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2021 Karen Crescent, Whistler
BC, Canada
(604) 905-6666
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Creekbread prepares their pizzas with organic produce, nitrate free meats, and free range chicken before cooking it in a wood fired oven. It's a bit of a trek over to the Creekside area of town, but skiers love the crust and the potato pie. Awesome patio in the summer.

2. Powder Hound Pizza

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166 Village Lane #1a
Sandpoint, ID 83864
(208) 255-5645
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The best spot for pizza and a cold beer on Schweitzer Mountain Resort is Powder Hound Pizza. A good lunch option if you're looking for pizza by the slice, but the après ski crowd also packs this joint due to its good selection of beers on tap.

3. Blue Moon Bakery

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3090 Big Pine Drive, Gallatin National Forest
Big Sky, MT 59716
(406) 995-2305
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Big Sky doesn't have the same culinary options as some ski towns, but the super casual Blue Moon Bakery is a solid option for sandwiches, baked goods, and a big slice of pizza. Try the Gaper Supreme, with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, and onions.

4. Village Pizzeria

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11329 Deerfield Dr
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-7171
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North Lake Tahoe locals love the Village Pizzeria's large pies. Tons of topping choices, awesome pizza dough, and consistent quality make this a must-visit spot after catching some turns.

5. Rubicon Pizza Company

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6001 N Village Dr., Ste 6105
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 562-2199
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A favorite of Northstar skiers, Rubicon Pizza Company is located right next to the skating rink at the base of the resort and is the sister restaurant to Base Camp Pizza in Heavenly. Prices are reasonable for its location and locals love the BBQ chicken pizza.

6. Base Camp Pizza

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1001 Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-2273

Like its sister restaurant in Northstar, diners love Base Camp's reasonable prices in the heart of Heavenly's touristy base. Expect your drinks in big mason jars, a nice outdoor area, and even a gluten free crust for all your picky friends.

7. Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

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437 Old Mammoth Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-7563

Even on busy weekends, Giovanni's usually delivers a good NY-style pizza and a tasty beer. Family friendly and the bar is a good spot to watch the game or relax.

8. Maxwell's East Coast Eatery

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1456 Newpark Blvd
Park City, UT 84098
(435) 647-0304
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Come to Maxwell's to try the Fat Kid Pizza, which is crispy and well-sauced and everything delicious. It's a bit of a drive to Kimball Junction, but you also avoid Main Street Park City prices.

9. Village Cafe

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3345 Village Drive, Bridger Teton National Forest
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 732-2233
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After closing to make way for a new ritzy development, this Jackson Hole institution is back in a new location. It's still a locals favorite and serves up delicious slices of pizza at great prices.

10. The Secret Stash

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303 Elk Ave.
Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-6245
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The Secret Stash is a rite of passage in Crested Butte, but there have been concerns since the Stash moved to its new building. We've kept it on the list because you really can't ski or mountain bike any of the Butte's legendary trails without grabbing a pizza here. Go early because lines can get long. [Secret Stash Facebook]

11. Brunelleschi's

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205 S Mill St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 544-4644
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Thin crust pizza in the middle of Aspen doesn't come cheap, but this spot earns points for its patio and relaxed vibe. Good spot to bring kids. [Ski Town Restaurants]

12. Vendetta's

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291 Bridge St
Vail, CO
(970) 476-5070
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In the heart of Vail village, you won't find a better pizza stop after a powder day. Packed with locals and tourists alike, grab a beer and search for a table at this town favorite. [Vendetta's]

13. High Mountain Pies

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115 W 4th St
Leadville, CO 80461
(719) 486-5555
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Located about 40 minutes from Copper Mountain and 15 minutes from Ski Cooper, High Mountain Pies churns out delicious pizzas with fresh ingredients. There's not much seating inside, but the restaurant is always willing to par-bake a pie so you can finish cooking it at home.

14. Giampietro Pizzeria

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100 N Main St # 212
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-3838
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This tiny establishment downtown may require a bit of a wait, but the pizza is worth it. Expect good crust, big portions, and an excellent value for a ski town like Breckenridge. Also offers huge calzones and the standard pasta options.

15. Elevation Pizza

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551 Zerex Street
Fraser, CO 80442
(970) 726-0066
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Perhaps better known as a post-mountain biking spot, Elevation Pizza is also a delicious apres-ski meal. Not too greasy but with plenty of toppings, this joint is worth the drive from Winter Park. [Elevation Pizza]

16. Taos Pizza Out Back

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712 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 84571
(575) 758-3112
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Opened in 1999, Taos Pizza Out Back has impressed everyone from locals to the New York Times, so it's no surprise it's a fav after skiing. The slices are huge and the pesto salad dressing will keep you coming back for more.

17. Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge

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1899 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-4411
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Piecasso Pizzeria has been featured by Travel & Leisure as one of America's best pizza spots and we couldn't agree more. Hand-tossed dough and local brews on tap make for happy, full-bellied skiers. Try the Tree Hugger or a classic pepperoni.

1. Creekbread

2021 Karen Crescent, Whistler, BC, Canada

Creekbread prepares their pizzas with organic produce, nitrate free meats, and free range chicken before cooking it in a wood fired oven. It's a bit of a trek over to the Creekside area of town, but skiers love the crust and the potato pie. Awesome patio in the summer.

2021 Karen Crescent, Whistler
BC, Canada

2. Powder Hound Pizza

166 Village Lane #1a, Sandpoint, ID 83864

The best spot for pizza and a cold beer on Schweitzer Mountain Resort is Powder Hound Pizza. A good lunch option if you're looking for pizza by the slice, but the après ski crowd also packs this joint due to its good selection of beers on tap.

166 Village Lane #1a
Sandpoint, ID 83864

3. Blue Moon Bakery

3090 Big Pine Drive, Gallatin National Forest, Big Sky, MT 59716

Big Sky doesn't have the same culinary options as some ski towns, but the super casual Blue Moon Bakery is a solid option for sandwiches, baked goods, and a big slice of pizza. Try the Gaper Supreme, with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, and onions.

3090 Big Pine Drive, Gallatin National Forest
Big Sky, MT 59716

4. Village Pizzeria

11329 Deerfield Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

North Lake Tahoe locals love the Village Pizzeria's large pies. Tons of topping choices, awesome pizza dough, and consistent quality make this a must-visit spot after catching some turns.

11329 Deerfield Dr
Truckee, CA 96161

5. Rubicon Pizza Company

6001 N Village Dr., Ste 6105, Truckee, CA 96161

A favorite of Northstar skiers, Rubicon Pizza Company is located right next to the skating rink at the base of the resort and is the sister restaurant to Base Camp Pizza in Heavenly. Prices are reasonable for its location and locals love the BBQ chicken pizza.

6001 N Village Dr., Ste 6105
Truckee, CA 96161

6. Base Camp Pizza

1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Like its sister restaurant in Northstar, diners love Base Camp's reasonable prices in the heart of Heavenly's touristy base. Expect your drinks in big mason jars, a nice outdoor area, and even a gluten free crust for all your picky friends.

1001 Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

7. Giovanni's Restaurant & Lounge

437 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Even on busy weekends, Giovanni's usually delivers a good NY-style pizza and a tasty beer. Family friendly and the bar is a good spot to watch the game or relax.

437 Old Mammoth Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

8. Maxwell's East Coast Eatery

1456 Newpark Blvd, Park City, UT 84098

Come to Maxwell's to try the Fat Kid Pizza, which is crispy and well-sauced and everything delicious. It's a bit of a drive to Kimball Junction, but you also avoid Main Street Park City prices.

1456 Newpark Blvd
Park City, UT 84098

9. Village Cafe

3345 Village Drive, Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson, WY 83001

After closing to make way for a new ritzy development, this Jackson Hole institution is back in a new location. It's still a locals favorite and serves up delicious slices of pizza at great prices.

3345 Village Drive, Bridger Teton National Forest
Jackson, WY 83001

10. The Secret Stash

303 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224

The Secret Stash is a rite of passage in Crested Butte, but there have been concerns since the Stash moved to its new building. We've kept it on the list because you really can't ski or mountain bike any of the Butte's legendary trails without grabbing a pizza here. Go early because lines can get long. [Secret Stash Facebook]

303 Elk Ave.
Crested Butte, CO 81224

11. Brunelleschi's

205 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611

Thin crust pizza in the middle of Aspen doesn't come cheap, but this spot earns points for its patio and relaxed vibe. Good spot to bring kids. [Ski Town Restaurants]

205 S Mill St
Aspen, CO 81611

12. Vendetta's

291 Bridge St, Vail, CO

In the heart of Vail village, you won't find a better pizza stop after a powder day. Packed with locals and tourists alike, grab a beer and search for a table at this town favorite. [Vendetta's]

291 Bridge St
Vail, CO

13. High Mountain Pies

115 W 4th St, Leadville, CO 80461

Located about 40 minutes from Copper Mountain and 15 minutes from Ski Cooper, High Mountain Pies churns out delicious pizzas with fresh ingredients. There's not much seating inside, but the restaurant is always willing to par-bake a pie so you can finish cooking it at home.

115 W 4th St
Leadville, CO 80461

14. Giampietro Pizzeria

100 N Main St # 212, Breckenridge, CO 80424

This tiny establishment downtown may require a bit of a wait, but the pizza is worth it. Expect good crust, big portions, and an excellent value for a ski town like Breckenridge. Also offers huge calzones and the standard pasta options.

100 N Main St # 212
Breckenridge, CO 80424

15. Elevation Pizza

551 Zerex Street, Fraser, CO 80442

Perhaps better known as a post-mountain biking spot, Elevation Pizza is also a delicious apres-ski meal. Not too greasy but with plenty of toppings, this joint is worth the drive from Winter Park. [Elevation Pizza]

551 Zerex Street
Fraser, CO 80442

16. Taos Pizza Out Back

712 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 84571

Opened in 1999, Taos Pizza Out Back has impressed everyone from locals to the New York Times, so it's no surprise it's a fav after skiing. The slices are huge and the pesto salad dressing will keep you coming back for more.

712 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 84571

17. Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge

1899 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672

Piecasso Pizzeria has been featured by Travel & Leisure as one of America's best pizza spots and we couldn't agree more. Hand-tossed dough and local brews on tap make for happy, full-bellied skiers. Try the Tree Hugger or a classic pepperoni.

1899 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672