Blog post updated on July 6, 2022
So much in our lives has changed since the current Covid-19 pandemic came upon us almost two years ago. Our beloved ski and snowboard industry has not been the same since. Travel has suffered greatly and so too has the food and beverage industry. Combined, they make up a huge and important component of a good ski vacation.
Obviously, we need to get to our ski destination first. Then, once there, we will definitely need to eat. Despite these prevailing issues within the ski industry, there is some good to come out of the chaos. It has forced those within the industry to pivot in order to survive. One such location is Stowe Mountain Resort. There, the new Lodge at Spruce Peak restaurants have been unveiled and are climbing their way to the top of the list of best restaurants in Stowe, Vt.
New Lodge at Spruce Peak Restaurants Unveiled in 2020
Creative juices have been flowing at ski resorts across North America since they were forced to shut down in the spring of 2020. Since that time we have seen ski resorts like Snowbasin has made many improvements ahead of their 80th anniversary season. The Lodge at Spruce Peak, located at Stowe Mountain Resort was no exception.
Prior to the 2020-21 winter season, new Spruce Peak Lodge restaurants opened that included a sushi bar, the heated WhistlePig Pavilion and private igloos. With additions like this, there is no doubt that guests found their Stowe apres ski experience quite elevated.
Fast forward one year and the Spruce Peak Lodge is back at it. In December of 2022 two more dining options that will rank among the best restaurants in Stowe, Vt.
Enjoy Authentic Après Stowe at the WhistlePig Pavilion & Private Igloos
During the 20-21 winter season, the Lodge at Spruce Peak announced an all new après-experience highlighted by fresh sushi, excellent libations and their new private outdoor igloos.
Après-ski in an igloo sounds fantastic. Sign me up!
Spruce Peak Lodge has taken their igloos to another level. Amidst spectacular views of Mount Mansfield, you can enjoy upscale après Stowe dining options that include S’mores, Fondue, gourmet hot chocolate and more! There is also the new Mansfield Terrace Sushi Bar featuring the freshest sushi on the slopes.
Just the idea of the WhistlePig Pavilion sounds spectacular.
You really can't go wrong with a heated outdoor bar area named after a great whiskey brand, right?
WhistlePig makes some excellent whiskeys and this Spruce Peak Lodge restaurant is make all their drinks with the local WhistlePig rye whiskey. Whether served neat or mixed up in a creative cocktail, the menu at WhistlePig Pavilion will certainly warm you up after a day of Stowe Vermont skiing.
If you thought that was enough, you were wrong. The WhistlePig Pavilion is serving up more than just great whiskey.
What could be better than whiskey after a day on the slopes?
Fire-baked raclette cheese, of course. I can't think of anything more après-ski appropriate than an Old Fashioned paired with ooey, gooey raclette.
They even have raclette nachos! Talk about taking it to the next level.
New Restaurants in Stowe Vt. Take You From Sea to the Mountains
In December 2021 The Lodge at Spruce Peak added two new restaurants in Stowe, Vt. The Tipsy Trout is a coastal inspired, cocktail forward Sprue Peak restaurant that brings the sea right to the base of Mt. Mansfield.
The unique combines the region's best seafood with culinary techniques that are uniquely Vermont. An extensive raw bar highlights a menu that also includes shareable apps and delectable seafood entrees.
The Tipsy Trout also has a dedicated wine program as well as creative cocktail menu created by their own expert mixologists.
How else will the Trout get tipsy? Duh.
While the trout gets a little tipsy, you can also experience all the is Vermont mountain culture at the Alpine Hall. The simple, yet elevated menu is a true farm-to-table experience that is designed to celebrate the idea of community. The area's local growers are highlighted in their menu while the bar and tables were even made by local artisans.
Nothing says community like après ski and this Stowe Mountain Resort restaurant is made for meeting. Gather in the Alpine Hall with friends and family after a day on the mountain. There you can share stories over local IPAs and replenish your stores hearty comfort food and good times.
Let Us Know What You Think of The Lodge at Spruce Peak Restaurants
Have you tried out any of the new Lodge at Spruce Peak restaurants? If so, let us know what you think in the comments section below.
My wife and I plan on visiting again really soon and enjoying some if not all of of these new dining options. When we do, I know she'll be wearing her new All About Après Microfleece along with her Après All Day Beanie. Soft, comfortable and so stylish, they are the perfect combination for transitioning right from the mountain to après-ski at Stowe.