The Boston Globe

November 1, 2017

A food lover’s guide to New England ski towns


The first thing we do after deciding on a ski destination is figure out where we want to eat. And then we make reservations. What’s better than gathering for a great meal after a day on the slopes? We’ve sleuthed out some of the best haute cuisine in high altitudes. Here’s where to ski and savor.

Attitash Mountain Resort, Wildcat Mountain Ski Area, Cranmore Mountain Resort, Black Mountain or King Pine Ski Area, New Hampshire

There’s no shortage of dining spots in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley, with more than 75 restaurants, pubs, and pizza parlors. Cresh’s Italian Country Kitchen in North Conway (603-730-5650, is one of the standouts, especially if you’re craving soul-nourishing, authentic Italian cuisine. It’s cozy and comfortable; photos of Italy streaming on TVs set the ambiance. Pasta and sauces are all homemade, including a killer carbonara.