Explore More This Winter in Stowe

November 10, 2022


Stowe, Vermont is one of those special places that is incredible to visit year-round. With snow-covered hills, sweeping scenic views, an historic downtown, and plenty of things to do, winter is a particularly magical time. Our winter wonderland is a bucket list destination that has received many accolades, and is currently in the running for thre USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards. Read on to see how you can explore more in Stowe, Vermont this winter. Be sure to plan ahead for an unforgettable experience to our charming mountain town!

Snowshoeing in the forest
Photo courtesy, Stowe Mountain Resort

Winter Activities

With a world-class trail system for alpine and nordic skiing, fatbiking, and snowshoeing, and other winter activities, it’s no wonder Stowe is a sought-after winter destination. From local shops, spas and art museums, to dogsled and sleigh rides, Stowe is also a “New England ski towns that even a non-skier can love” according to The Boston Globe. (Insider tip: Book activity reservations early to secure your spot!)

Festive fireworks at Spruce Peak Village
Photo courtesy, The Lodge at Spruce Peak

Vibrant Events

Stowe is home to several time-honored events in the winter, like the Stowe Derby, in its 78th year, the 48th annual Stowe Winter Carnival, and 40th annual Winter Rendezvous, Stowe’s LGBTQ pride celebration. A Traditional Christmas in Stowe is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

Festive finds on Main Street
Photo courtesy, Stowe Mountain Resort

Shop Local

With more than 50 locally owned retailers, you’re bound to find unique gifts for your family, friends and, most importantly, yourself. From the historic downtown village to the seven-mile Mountain Road, explore the varity of boutiques, general stores, home good and sporing good stores. (Insider Tip: The Go Stowe Holiday Stroll from December 4 – 7 is a great time for holiday shopping and taking advantage of special holiday deals.)

Friends gather for dinner
Photo by TruckieLoo Photography

Cozy Dining

As one of the “World’s 10 Best Ski Towns for Foodies” according to Fodor’s Travel, Stowe has dining options aplenty. Cozy up by the fireside, sip a local beverage, and savor dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Food just tastes better in Vermont! (Insider tip: check restaurant hours of operation and make reservations ahead of time.)

Relax after a day of adventure
Photo courtesy, Lark Hotels

The Ultimate Retreat

Stowe’s hospitality is second to none. With a variety of lodging options for every taste and budget, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. From spacious condos and slopeside luxury resorts, to quaint bed & breakfasts and boutique hotels, rest easy at Stowe, Vermont accommodations.

Are you ready to visit Stowe, Vermont this winter? Go Stowe has all the resources you need to plan your trip. Our vacation planning experts are here to help!

Featured image courtesy of Mark Vandenberg

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