After an active day on the slopes, nothing sounds better than indulging in your favorite beverage alongside a warm crackling fireplace. Table the goggles and gloves; here are six of our favorite après ski hotspots in beautiful Stowe, Vermont.
At Idletyme Brewing you will find a healthy serving of European style beer with a Vermont twist. If you have a hard time choosing between a crisp IPA and a smooth porter, try six beers at once with their famous “brew-ski.” Or, satisfy your appetite with Idletyme’s full menu including charcuterie boards and Pale Ale Battered Fish and Chips.
Think high-class meets modern cabin. The Roost at Topnotch has an atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else in Stowe. Dine on a contemporary menu featuring dishes like Short Rib Tacos and meat and cheese plates. Then take in a game of shuffleboard at the dining bar, or sink into their oversized couches.
The Matterhorn is the hippest spot for après ski in Stowe, including a delicious menu with dishes like lobster sliders and award-winning gourmet brick oven pizza. Weekend visitors are treated to live music featuring up-and-coming musicians and bands.
Solstice is a prime location for skiers coming off the mountain, especially for those with a soft spot for wine. As for food, a full-service menu changes on a regular basis to keep it as fresh as the ingredients used to create the dishes. We love the Lobster and Truffle Risotto and Smoked Chili Glazed Rack of Lamb.
For a more casual après ski lounge, skiers unwind at the Hourglass. Sip on creative cocktails or microbrews from the area, and dine on a contemporary bistro style menu made from fresh local ingredients. Try the Philly Cheese Sliders or the Cider Braised Pork Belly Burger.
Feast on award-winning southern BBQ and smoked meats at this 27- year-old family-run grill in Stowe. If there is a game on after skiing, this is the place to be with their Tap Room complete with 30 TV-screens and craft brews on tap like regional favorite, Harpoon Brewery’s, UFO White.