Good Eats On The Mountain
With Stratton’s diverse set of culinary offerings, families can spend weeks exploring the mountain and still find new, wholesome, and delicious options from the various lodges, bars and restaurants.
Peppered throughout our three ski lodges and two base areas these bars and restaurants have elevated what many people think of when they think “lodge food.” From fresh and clean-eating options like our Pan-Asian inspired rice and noodle bowls, to our authentic house-smoked southwest BBQ brisket, you can now enjoy recipes inspired by cuisines from around the globe.
Of course the Base Lodge serves up perennial fan favorites, many of which are time-tested, house-made creations. From a blend of chuck, brisket and short rib, our burgers are made to order. Soups start from scratch, and feature recipes like butternut squash and a Rhode Island inspired clam chowder.
Aside from executing the classics flawlessly, you’ll notice a few options that you may not have seen at other mountains. Carved to order corned beef and roasted turkey sandwiches are always available. Decisions get increasingly difficult as you walk through the noodle or rice bowl line. How many of our fresh veggies would you like to plunge into a lemongrass broth? Would you like marinated and roasted pork or chicken? Which of the four house-made curry sauces? What would you like to spice your bowl up with? Jalapeno? Cilantro? Sesame seeds? Chives? Lime? All of them? Don’t worry, if you’re feeling overwhelmed the server is right there to walk you through each step.
Head upstairs and you’ll find a 600-700 degree wood-fired oven baking up selections form the artisanal pizza menu, but that’s not the only thing getting thrown into the fire at Grizzly’s. Heaping platters of three different kinds of nachos can be seen alongside the pizza. You should definitely try the pierogis, a classic from Executive Chef Jan Giejda’s repertoire.
Can’t decide between food or drink? You’ll get them both with a Grizzly’s Bloody Mary’s, there’s enough stacked on top of the glass to be an appetizer all its own.
You can grab breakfast at any of our lodges, but one of the most exclusive finds on the mountain is the Sun Bowl’s breakfast burrito. Packed with hashbrowns, sausage or bacon, eggs and sharp cheddar cheese. The Sun Bowl also serves up a menu of overstuffed deli sandwiches that are backpack and liftline friendly when you grab and go!
If you’d rather take in panoramic views while dining, Mountain Smoke and the mid-mountain lodge has some of the most authentic BBQ in the area. Smokemaster Stan shows off his Tennessean roots in his creations. The popular 16 hour brisket accompanied by a fresh kale salad isn’t the star of the show, though most would assume so. His latest feature is a cold- smoked-turkey sandwich dressed with ‘Raisin the Heat’. This very special sauce is made from raisins soaked in Worcestershire, then the concoction is smoked for hours before blending together. It’s far from your average condiment and a true lunchtime game changer. The only catch? You better get there before the lifts close!
Nothing like a day on the slopes to work up an appetite, and our culinary team is sure to deliver a memorable meal. Go ahead, enjoy that hot fresh apple cider donut. You earned it.