The New School of Tailgating
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What works well before the big game works even better after a day of skiing.
Yeti Brick Bottle Opener ($50)
This stainless-steel top popper weighs nearly a pound, making quick work of flimsy caps.
Alite Meadow Waterproof Blanket ($60)
Unfurl this handy waterproof mat for a dry platform to change out of your ski boots. The bright pattern adds a touch of flare.
Big Agnes Helinox Beach Chair ($150)
Yes, a beach chair in winter. The extra back height makes this seat significantly more comfortable than the cargo area of your Subaru.
Cornhole Worldwide Stained Striped Hardwood ($200)
Cornhole is our favorite parking lot game: one hand tosses while the other holds the beer. This attractive set is ideal for winter, thanks to the hardy stained and sealed wood.
Pelican 50 QT Elite Cooler ($350)
Pelican made its name constructing bombproof cases for high-end cameras. It had no problem expanding into indestructible ice chests that keep beer Arctic cold while happily bouncing around in the back of your truck.
Traeger Tailgater Grill ($450)
Small proportions aside, this puppy has plenty of room for 12 hamburgers or a few racks of ribs. A thermostat keeps the temperature even for baking or smoking, and the arms fold down for the ride to and from the hill.
Heritage Foods USA Boston Pork Butt ($116)
Start smoking this purebred Berkshire pork before the lifts close to ensure a thorough cook. Its exceptional fat and juiciness mean you’ll win après every time.