Eat the Unexpected at Okemo Mountain Resort Restaurants!
On our first day at Okemo Mountain Resort, I had a conversation with a staff member who shared with me the changes he’s seen at ski resorts over the last 40+ years. One change he mentioned involved food offerings. His take was that when yogurt was offered to skiers apres ski, a whole world was opened up (for better or worse!). I can’t confirm that the availability of yogurt changed the industry, but all ski resorts I’ve been to have yogurt and much much more! Okemo Mountain Resort restaurants have by far the most diverse food selections of the resorts I’ve been to, and still offers those basics that picky kids will love. During our visit we were introduced and treated to meals at several Okemo Mountain restaurants.
As part of our media weekend, we were treated to two family breakfasts at the Coleman Brook Tavern, one of the Okemo Mountain Resort restaurants inside the Jackson Gore Inn. The Tavern doesn’t serve breakfast regularly, but you won’t go hungry at Jackson Gore! While skiing or lodging there there are dining options available in both summer and winter.
The cafeteria style Roundhouse Cafe, another Okemo Mountain Resort restaurant, offers breakfast along with lunch and early dinner. You can find pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads and other healthy options. Still looking for more breakfast? Head outside for the yummy Waffle Cabin! When it’s time for lunch the Roundhouse is your bet for casual dining, with Zen Den Sushi opening soon. Want a more relaxed experience? Head upstairs from Roundhouse to Siena for some pizza, pasta, and dining by the fire!
The culinary innovation at Okemo Mountain Resort restaurants extends up the mountain to Epic, at the base of the Solitude lift. Chef Jason Tostrup has created a menu that does not hold back. We enjoyed a media luncheon Saturday with an array of foods I would not expect at a ski resort!
It was all tasty and filling, in a beautiful setting (by the fireplace watching the skiers). I highly recommend the Jamaican Jerk Chicken or the Hot Pot, available only when seated for lunch. If you’re skiing at Solitude and prefer a faster meal from an Okemo Resort restaurant, there’s a deli at Epic as well.
Dining at Okemo Mountain Resort’s Clock Tower Base
One word for you – STARBUCKS. It wasn’t open when we visited but that’s some great warm up available to you pre or post skiing! There’s also the standard cafeteria with the above standard food – Base68. It’s open for breakfast and lunch and has something for everyone (pizza, burgers, sandwiches and treats). Looking for table service? Head to Vermont Pizza Company or Sitting Bull, a favorite for apres ski. As said by Okemo, why brown bag it?
All Okemo Mountain Resort restaurants have varying hours, based on time of year and open trails. Check the Okemo Mountain Resort website for further information. Bon appetit!
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