4 Ways to Experience Winter in Stowe

December 7, 2021


Stowe, Vermont is often synonymous with epic outdoor adventure. For some, that means skiing and snowboarding on the state’s highest peak. And for those who enjoy a more restful relaxing escape, you’re also more than covered in Stowe—named by The Boston Globe as a “New England Ski Town that Even a Non-Skier can Love.” Read below to see all the different types of winter activities in Stowe you can experience for an unforgettable getaway!

Extreme Adventure

Looking to live on the edge this winter season? Choose from a list of adventures that will make your experience as intense and liberating as you prefer. Stowe has a lot to offer those who are looking for an adrenaline boost, with more than 100 ice climbing locations in the area, snowmobile tours around Mount Mansfield and, of course,  Nordic and alpine skiing and riding.

Unique Experiences

Experience exciting one-of-a-kind adventures when visiting Stowe this winter season. Try a dog sledding tour and ride through the area’s marvelous terrain. Not ready to hang up the wheels yet? Give fat biking a whirl with tires that are made for snow and enjoy Stowe’s riding trails all year round. Looking to get outside and enjoy a nice walk? Snowshoeing through the pristine forest is a great opportunity to get some exercise while checking out some of the famous breathtaking views.

Outdoor Fun

Make memories in the most magical way possible this winter season. Experience an unforgettable sleigh ride through the woods of the Trapp Family Lodge. Looking to enjoy the classic and timeless winter activity of ice skating? Take a spin outside the picturesque Spruce Peak village with majestic Mount Mansfield as a backdrop. Looking for an indoor intermission? The Stowe Arena in the historic village also has skating hours and events.

Relaxed Retreats

Looking for some R&R? Search no further than Stowe, which has plenty of options to unwind this winter. Whether or not you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, après-ski is for everyone! From the unique cafés, to the famous Vermont craft breweries, there is something for everyone’s taste. Looking to wind down and enjoy some TLC? Enjoy a number of world class spa and wellness centers that Stowe has to offer. After relaxing, be sure to check out our thriving arts community. Attend a play or dance performance, or wander around a world-class art gallery to view unique pieces that are found only in Stowe. 

No matter what you’re hoping to experience this winter, Stowe, Vermont is sure to create magical memories you’ll want to relive again. Make sure to plan ahead and book your winter activities and equipment rentals in advance for a seamless experience. Share your winter adventures with us by tagging @gostowe and using hashtags #gostowe and #stowement!

Images courtesy of Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, Stowe Mountain Resort, Snowmobile Vermont and The Lodge at Spruce Peak.