“First of all, living in Stowe is like living in a snow globe. The village is idyllic, almost movie set worthy. I appreciate that many of my views around town are postcard perfect.”
— Ryan Thibault, owner, Mountain Bike Vermont
Stowe is a town that makes Vermont feel like a dream, like a wonderland of landscape, like a postcard. Known as the “ski-capitol of the east” Stowe is also a destination for non-skiers. Come and ski Mt. Mansfield, the tallest peak in the state, walk the unique mile long ridgeline, cozy up by the fire inside one of Stowe’s many resorts, visit the 200 year old village and snack, sip and dine one of the many notable restaurants in town. Whatever your pleasure, Stowe is an idyllic winter retreat.
What does winter mean to you? Are you an adventurer, hitting the slopes, ice climbing, hiking under the winter sun? Or, do you prefer a cozier experience? Do you catch up on classic literature, drink copious amounts of cocoa, snuggle by the roaring fire in your slippers? Or perhaps you are somewhere in between and an afternoon snowshoe followed by a delicious glass of red wine and cheese plate is more your style. I definitely fall into the later category!
Winter in Stowe:
Skiing and Snowboarding – Make your own mountain memories on Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield.
Nordic Skiing – Disappear into the woods via the trails ystem in Stowe for a day of blissful, aerobic, peace and quiet.
Fat Biking – Mountain biking is one of Vermont’s fastest growing outdoor activities. Enjoy a vast trail system in Stowe.
Dogsledding – Enjoy the winter trails with a pack of eight cold loving, running enthusiasts.
Ice Fishing – Some may describe this sport as a lesson in patience but I understand it is more about the thrill of the chill … enjoy slowing down to get your catch of the day.
Snowmobiling – Fast and fun, this activity can be enjoyed on a 5000 mile statewide trail system.
Sleigh Rides and Ice Skating – Embody that scene from your favorite christmas movie with these picturesque, family focused activities.
Winter Zip Lining – Head over the hill to ArborTrek in Jeffersonville.
Apres … or all day – Visit one of Stowe’s many spas, galleries, restaurants or craft beer destinations for an equally Vermont experience.
What the critic are saying:
“#1 Winter Town in New England.” – Yankee Magazine
“#1 Ski Town for Foodies in the US.” – Fodor Magazine
“#1 Ski Town in the East.” – Ski