Getting ready to hit the slopes requires more than just a warm coat and good skis. You need to be physically ready, too, and a big part of that is having a good breakfast to fuel up. If you’re like us, you know it’s far easier to grab something fast and filling rather than spending hours cooking and cleaning before you can get to the slopes. Here are some of our breakfast restaurants in the Mount Snow Valley area.
Dot’s of Wilmington
Gourmet Magazine calls Dot’s in Wilmington a national treasure, and the restaurant has been featured in Ski, Skiing, and Vermont Life — with good reason. Dot’s is an absolute must-stop for southern Vermont breakfast. If you’re in the mood for some serious food, the pancakes, waffles, and French toast are guaranteed to delight. For a quicker stop, they also have a selection of fresh-baked muffins and other pastries. No matter your Vermont breakfast needs, Dot’s is an institution. You owe it to yourself to find out why.
Dot’s Diner of Dover
Two restaurants named Dot’s? We’re not entirely sure how it happened either – maybe the name “Dot’s” is just a signal for great breakfast food. Whatever the reason, Dot’s Diner in Dover is a separate entity from Dot’s of Wilmington, and offers its own take on delicious breakfast food. Be sure to try the house specialty Cajun Skillet while you’re inside, or fill up on some of their huge, fluffy pancakes. Just remember to get there early if you want to be out fast — this is a busy place.
Sticky Fingers Bakery
No time to sit down and linger over pancakes and coffee? We get you – and so does Sticky Fingers Bakery in West Dover. Famous sticky buns, delicious danishes, incredible croissants – the list of scrumptious pastries goes on and on. Sticky Fingers will also bake you a cake to help you celebrate any event that needs celebrating, and they’ll also serve up some tasty ice cream alongside. The owners warn that they can sell out of popular goods during the busy season, so if you have a big group of skiers you may want to call ahead.
Market Fresh Café at Mount Snow
Oops – you got the entire way to the mountain and just realized you forgot to eat. What now? Simple – stop by the Market Fresh Café at Mount Snow to grab a quick bite before skiing out. Simple, straightforward breakfast and lunch fare is the name of the game here, including egg sandwiches, French toast, burgers, and a full salad bar. Be sure to look out for specials during holiday weekends and events. Also, don’t be surprised if it’s busy – you probably aren’t the only one who forgot to eat.
Your Vermont Rental Home Kitchen
All of these options are great for the days you’re up early and raring to go, but what about that one day in every ski trip when you just want to lay around in your thermal gear sipping hot coffee and watching the snow come down? No worries – when you stay at a Vermont winter rental home, you’ll have a full kitchen at your disposal so you can whip up whatever your heart desires.