The hanger is real people. Whether it’s adults or the little rippers, we all need fuel to keep the turns going. To keep us well fed, food trucks have been popping up at Vermont ski resorts over the past few season. Eateries run out of small cabins, trucks, or tiny kitchens on wheels, serve sandwiches, snacks, sweets, and global delicacies to hungry skiers and riders.
Here we present a roundup of just a few of our favorite food truck options available on the snow at Vermont resorts this season.
Miso toh Kome
No trip to Jay Peak Resort would be complete without a stop at the Miso Hungry tram car for a bowl of authentic Japanese ramen. New this year, Miso has expanded, adding three Miso toh Kome locations at Bolton Valley, Spruce Peak at Stowe, and Sugarbush’s Mount Ellen base area. The Kome locations serve onigiri, a Japanese rice ball stuffed with traditional fillings such as spicy tuna, sour plum, braised shitake, or flame broiled pork belly to name a few, and wrapped in nori. The handheld snack is perfect to keep you going until last chair. misohungryramen.com
The one that started it all. Waffle Cabins are known for their sticky, sweet Belgian waffles, a perfect complement to a day on the slopes and a great treat for those with little feet. Seven resorts in Vermont have Waffle Cabin locations including Mount Snow, Okemo, Killington, Pico, Sugarbush, Smugglers Notch, and Jay Peak, including a few with ski up locations for a mid-run snack. wafflecabin.com
Killington is now home to the Subie Shack, a partnership between the mountain and Subaru of New England. What does a car company have to do with snacks? Well, they’re both on wheels! The Shack dishes out snacks, baked goods, wraps, and a good ol’ hot dog for folks at the Snowshed Base on weekends. Plus, Subaru owners can swing over and show their keys to enjoy their snack with a side of swag.
Squeels on Wheels
Squeels on Wheels, the award winning barbecue, has parked their food truck in Okemo’s Jackson Gore courtyard weekends and holidays this winter season. Okemo regulars will know Squeels on Wheels from Okemo’s Hops in the Hills summer beer festival. The wood-roasted ribs, chicken, and pork are covered in the Squeels crew’s homemade sauces.
Hand-cut french fries? Gravy? Cheese curds? Yes. Sitting on the snow line of parking lot B2 between Stowe’s gondola and Midway Lodge is Maudite Poutine. The poutinerie on wheels serves the classic Quebec dish along with reimagined versions featuring brisket, sauteed onions, or pickled jalapenos. Not in the mood for gravy-slathered fries? Maudite also serves sandwiches for a filling tailgate meal.
Sarah Borodaeff is a freelance writer, project manager, and tiny person wrangler. A snowsports enthusiast, Sarah has worked in the snowsports industry for over fifteen years as a ski coach, in marketing, and most recently as an associate editor for Ski Area Management. She is currently endeavoring to keep up with a toddler whose favorite phrase is “go outside!”