Stowe, Vt., lost a burger and beer institution when the popular Shed Restaurant and Brewery lost its lease in 2011, so we’re happy to report that Diane Bair and Pamela Wright had great things to say about the newest tenant, The Crop Bistro and Brewery, in a Globe story last season. “We even found a burger with house-made ketchup at The Crop (1859 Mountain Road, 802-253-4765, www.cropvt.com), which the beef lover in our party declared was the best he had ever tasted.” Sounds like a suitable replacement for the legendary Shed Burger, which was served on an English muffin, delighting thousands of skiers and riders after a day on the slopes of Mount Mansfield. Bair and Wright also found solid options at the Whip Bar and Grill (pictured), Sunset Grille and Tap Room, The Rusty Nail, and Hourglass. There is, after all, something about a hearty burger after a day on the hill, one of the most popular après meals. Here are nine other spots to find a premium burger in New England ski country. As for the Shed Burger, you can still find the recipe here.