Sunburst Six Scenic Chairlift Rides now open!
Ludlow, Vermont, has a new outdoor-dining lunch option. Switchback BBQ is Okemo Mountain Resort's mountain biker barbecue destination. But you don’t have to be a mountain biker to enjoy the sunny deck, expansive views or the fresh-from-the-grill goodness that is sure to make this a popular spot for hungry, fresh-air enthusiasts – opening July 1 for its first summer of operation.
Located just a few hundred vertical feet up Mountain Road, above Okemo's Clock Tower base area, Switchback BBQ serves sizzling-hot burgers, hot dogs and delicious pulled pork sandwiches. Make it a meal with crisp coleslaw and savory baked beans or potato chips. Top it all off with an ice-cold Switchback on draft, a select Vermont craft beer, domestic beer or a glass of wine. Soft drinks, cookies, brownies and all your favorite ice cream novelties are also available.
Switchback BBQ is located at Okemo’s Sugarhouse mid-mountain lodge – also the new home of the Evolution Bike Shop at Okemo , where you can rent mountain bikes and gear, or purchase trail passes, scenic chairlift ride tickets, or any necessary accoutrements for your Okemo lift-serviced mountain biking adventure. With an easy drive up a paved road and plenty of parking available, you don’t need a monster truck or four-wheel-drive to take the jaunt up Mountain Road for one of the most scenic and memorable lunch spots around.
And if you start to hear the soundtrack from “The Sound of Music” playing in your head, consider a scenic chairlift ride to the summit after your lunch.