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Working up an Appetite: On and Off Slope Eats at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Areas

The Jam Burger at The Hermitage Club

Spending a day at one of Vermont’s ski and snowboard resorts is sure to work up an appetite, and with Vermont’s ever growing connection to local food and beverage brands, both small town and nationally known, it is no wonder that visitors can find restaurants to satiate their wildest of food desires. On and off slope dining means access to incredible fresh food, brew and drink selections, everywhere in Vermont.   

Check out the full list of resort eateries below:

Bolton Valley

The James Moore Tavern at Bolton Valley is a cozy pub with a great view, warm fireplace and live entertainment. The bar serves a variety of 18 beers on tap consisting of mostly local brews. Try one of the signature soups, in-demand VT local beef burger, or any of the ever evolving specials. Stop into Fireside Flatbread for lunch after a morning of hard skiing and watch your specially-prepared pizza cook inside the giant clay oven. Last minute supplies, cold beer and tasty sandwiches are just a few of the items available at The Deli.

The South of Solitude restaurant at Timberline features a south of the border menu including burritos and tacos made to order from fresh ingredients. The Poolside Lounge in the Sports Center serves up wraps, sandwiches, paninis, beer and wine.

Bromley Mountain Resort

Proud to partner with local Vermont producers Wilcox Dairy for ice cream, Kimball Brook Farms for milk, Havoc Hill Sugarhouse for all things maple and many other local specialty items, Bromley base lodge eateries keep guests deliciously fueled for a day on the slopes. Stop in the cafeteria for a quick bite – offering made to order sandwiches and quesadillas, plus the classic lodge eats of chicken fingers and fries, burgers, dogs and giant rice krispie treats. There is a grilled sandwich shop with local Vermont beers on tap on the second floor for option number two, and the full service Wild Boar Tavern with big local beef burgers, delicious salads, soups and specialty items like a grilled salmon BLT makes option three a tempting choice. Head out to the fire pit for a waffle snack and PBR tall-boy (or cocoa!) for a mid-day snack. All four are within shouting distance of each other in the centrally located base area.

Burke Mountain Resort

In the new Lodge at Burke Mountain, there is a variety of cuisine to satisfy an elephant-sized appetite developed from skiing Burke’s 50 trails and glades. Varying from fresh eats in the fine-dining restaurant to the delicious pub fare in the Tamarack Sports Bar and Grille, the efforts of the talented new Food & Beverage Team will surely elevate anyone’s dining experience.

Jay Peak Resort

With nine restaurants all within a lift ride of one another, visitors will have no problem keeping their taste buds happy. There’s some turf and a little bit of surf at Alice’s Table, burgers big enough to choke a yeti at the Tower Bar and Italian fare down at the Clubhouse. Plus, the Sky Haus Café, with its extremely limited menu, cans of PBR, and the most extensive hot dog menu in the Northeast Kingdom, offers views so vast you can see the occasional reflection of light from a Montreal skyscraper. Of course, there are the other five places you’ll want to check out. There just wasn’t enough space in this post to drool over them.

Killington Resort

Choose from a trailside yurt with chef-made specialties, farm-fresh mountaintop dining at Vermont’s highest elevation restaurant, Killington’s Peak Lodge, the region’s premier steakhouse and nightclub, The Wobbly Barn, and Preston’s, a newly renovated restaurant with a totally revamped menu in the Killington Grand Resort Hotel. These are just a few of the reasons to satisfy appetites at The Beast of the East.

Mad River Glen

Great home-style food and the famous Mad River conviviality are among the hallmarks of the Mad River Glen ski experience. General Stark’s Pub, ranked as one of the top 5 après ski bars in the world is located in The Basebox Lodge, the hub of activity on the mountain. There you'll also find the legendary cafeteria long famous for amazing burgers; hand-made and always cooked to order. The cafeteria also serves up the usual favorites along with surprises like a salad bar and a yogurt bar in the mornings.

Magic Mountain

The Black Line Tavern has a reputation as one of the liveliest and friendliest après ski bars in southern Vermont. Located at the top of the base lodge, it’s an affordable, convenient place to enjoy lunch and dinner with tremendous views of the mountain. It has a no-pretense, casual, hearty menu that’s perfect after a day on the slopes relaxing with family and friends.

Mount Snow Resort

With 15 different eating and drinking establishments to choose from, Mount Snow’s diverse culinary offerings focus on sourcing fresh, local products. Harriman’s Farm to Table in the Grand Summit Resort Hotel is a part of the Vermont Fresh Network, and offers exciting chef’s dinner specials in a casual fine dining environment. Make sure to swing by The Taproom to sample those hard to find Vermont craft beers Vermont is so famous for, and then try out the mouthwatering options at Reuben’s Smokehouse or head to the summit for lunch complemented by some amazing views at The Bullwheel.

Okemo Mountain Resort

A veritable buffet of culinary options – from cafeterias to fine dining and everything in between – Okemo offers choices to suit every palate, lifestyle and budget. Executive Chef Scot Emerson’s commitment to sourcing local ingredients includes a whole-animal program that works with local farmers to secure pasture-raised, organic, antibiotic-free proteins. A Dock-to-Table program provides diners with the freshest seafood from around the globe. Three of Okemo’s restaurants are Vermont Fresh Network partners and Coleman Brook Tavern has been the recipient of the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for nearly a decade. Unique Snowcat Dinners include an all-terrain excursion to Okemo’s popular Epic Restaurant and are offered throughout the winter season.

Quechee Ski Area

The Quechee Club is host to two well-known winter dining outlets. Davidson’s, located in the Main Clubhouse, caters to a more refined pallet with fresh seafood and farm raised beef selections inspired by Chef de Cuisine, Tyler Brock. Quechee’s historic Murphy Tavern is a cozy, family friendly tavern that dates back to the 1800’s and offers a rustic, Vermont charm. The tavern offers hearty, home cooked dishes that appeal to children and adults alike. Featuring live entertainment every weekend, Murphy Tavern is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of play. In addition to the Club’s eateries, The Base Lodge features freshly prepared soups, sandwiches, pizza, salads and more for guests who need a quick fix between runs at the Ski Area.  

Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Smugglers’ Notch Resort offers a range of dining choices in the Resort Village and at the Base Lodge on Madonna Mountain. Fine dining at The Hearth & Candle showcases local products in an innovative seasonal menu. The Hearth caters a weekly snowshoe dinner, offering delicious entrees such as salmon with tarragon cream sauce and pork loin with apple white wine glaze served by candlelight in the warming cabin on Sterling summit. The Mountain Grille incorporates Vermont specialty foods into its menu, and highlights the breweries and wineries with samplers of three specialties. Quick meal options include the Base Lodge cafeteria or a deli and pizzeria in the Resort Village, and ice cream lovers find plenty to love at Smugglers’ Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop. (

Stowe Mountain Lodge

Stowe Mountain Lodge is passionate about delivering delicious, authentic, seasonal dining experiences that reflect the rustic charm and natural beauty of Vermont's Green Mountains. Whether it's a cozy breakfast overlooking the slopes, a quick bite between runs, or an indulgent candlelit dinner, our chefs are dedicated to serving every palate. The Lodge’s two restaurants, Solstice Restaurant and Hourglass Lounge, are two of the most respected dining options in Stowe. Try the signature burgers with one of Vermont's locally crafted beers in the Hourglass Lounge, or ask a skilled bartender to create a unique specialty cocktail from the collection of recipes.

Stratton Mountain Resort

A variety of dining options await skiers and riders steps from the Stratton’s base area. Grab a quick lunch at the Village Deli for made-to-order gourmet sandwiches, hot out of the oven cookies and fresh brewed coffee. Satisfy the post-ski appetite with Asian fusion dishes at Karma, the newest restaurant in the Village. The family’s sweet tooth can explore Mountain Sweets for tasty candy and gelato. Visit Honeypie, a short drive from the mountain’s base, for a modern twist on America’s classic diner serving up grass-fed beef burgers and creamy milkshakes.

Sugarbush Resort

On top of slope side favorites like the Timbers Restaurant, casual Castlerock Pub, après hotspot Wünderbar, and classic ski bar Green Mountain Lounge, Sugarbush has partnered with a few local restaurants to offer a wide variety of options. Skinny Pancake serves up local crepes - both sweet and savory - out of The Farmhouse at Lincoln Peak. Fit to be Thai’d offers authentic Thai food from the Sugarbush Inn, both dine-in and to go. Wafel Shaks at both Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen create homemade waffles with custom toppings. Sugarbush also offers Allyn’s Lodge Fireside Dining, complete with a candlelit dinner at the top of Gadd Peak accessed via cabin cat. After dinner, guests can enjoy a moonlit ski down to Timbers for dessert.

The Hermitage Club

When the skiing is done, the Hermitage Club cuisine is among the finest you’ll experience. Featuring four restaurants across the property, the culinary program has blossomed under Executive Chef Chris Bonnivier, who was recently featured in Chef Magazine. From haute cuisine to tavern fare, Chef Bonnivier’s work can please any appetite. The Hermitage offers rustic Italian (Piacenza’s), French country dining (Hermitage Inn), Chophouse favorites (the Clubhouse) and an innovation burger concept restaurant (White House) that showcases some of the best burgers and sushi in the country.

Suicide Six Ski Area/ Woodstock Inn & Resort

The Woodstock Inn & Resort’s three distinct restaurants showcase menus that draw from the best purveyors in New England, emphasizing fresh, local ingredients – including specialty cheeses, beef, and heirloom fruits and vegetables, all perfectly prepared by our team. A relaxed atmosphere invites warm conversation and friendly company among friends and family. 

Out of Bounds, the slope side restaurant at Suicide Six Ski Area serves lunch daily during the winter season and overlooks the resort’s 24 alpine trails. An indoor/outdoor fireplace invites skiers and non-skiers alike to power up over a nourishing lunch or clasp their hands around a mug of hot chocolate — perked up by a libation from the restaurant’s full bar.

2017 Ski Vermont Specialty Food Day Tour

Join Ski Vermont and some of Vermont’s tasty specialty food vendors on the mountains this winter for a taste of Vermont. Enjoy Cabot Cheese, real Vermont maple syrup, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and other local favorites at a resort near you for the Specialty Food Day Tour this season.



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Quechee Ski Area

Friday, January 27, 2017

Jay Peak Resort

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Burke Mountain Resort

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mad River Glen

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bromley Mountain

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Middlebury College Snow Bowl

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Smugglers' Notch Resort

Friday, February 24, 2017

Okemo Mountain Resort

Saturday March 4, 2017

Pico Mountain

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Magic Mountain

Saturday March 11, 2017

Killington Resort

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sugarbush Resort

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bolton Valley

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Stratton Mountain Resort

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stowe Mountain Resort


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