A Foodie Mountain Resort Getaway At Okemo
Lunch at Epic is a not-to-miss meal at Okemo. (Okemo)
While Okemo is a feast for the snow-lover in all of us, skiers and riders can also savor the many Vermont-inspired specialties found across the resort after working up a healthy appetite on the slopes. Mountain life is just that much sweeter when you add in a dozen dining options across the mountain, ranging from grab-and-go cafeterias to full-service, fine dining – and everything in between.
At Coleman Brook Tavern at the Jackson Gore Inn, the culinary team works with many local farmers and food producers to bring the freshest ingredients to dining guests. Try the Blackened Mahi Mahi, served on a bed of coconut rice, wilted baby spinach and drizzled with Jamaican pineapple relish along with a bottle of wine from their extensive and award-winning wine list.
You’ll want to linger over the culinary works of art at Epic, the slopseide lunch destination at the foot of Solitude. Chef Mark Weigand and his staff work to provide hungry guests with the freshest ingredients for a unique culinary experience. This year you’ll find the ever-evolving menu includes chicken and waffles, vegetarian pho, and a small bite platter with grilled figs, blue cheese, prosciutto, candied walnuts and local honey.
For lunch, après-ski or dinner, Sienna at Jackson Gore offers fresh, rustic and family friendly cuisine befitting a traditional Tuscan Trattoria. Try the Fresh Pappardelle with duck ragout and whipped ricotta or Mushroom Risotto with a mushroom medley, shallots, peas, parmesan and truffle oil.
The Summit Lodge features wings and beer Thursdays and new this year, Summit Sunrise smoothies and salads offer a fresh and healthy option.
The Roundhouse Café offers everything from fresh pasta to made-to-order sandwiches and a specialty grill station. They even have their own pastry chef, making that sweet dessert worth the splurge.
Sitting Bull in the Clock Tower Base features a sit-down menu with a Southwest flair. Enjoy lives tunes while sharing a giant plate of Macho Nachos to get things started, followed by a Cavendish Farms Pork Burrito.
For a quick fuel-up between runs, Squeels on Wheels Barbecue takeout at the base of the South Face Express Quad brings foodtruck vibes to the slopes.
The smell of hot and crispy waffles will lead your nose to the Waffle Cabin, a surefire way to treat the groms after a day of shredding.