Six Ways to Spend Spring in Stowe

March 7, 2023


As the winter wonderland season comes to a close, Stowe, Vermont comes alive in spring when the greenery begins to emerge from its winter slumber and we gear up for warmer weather. While spring is often the perfect culmination of sun and snow, there is no shortage of activities to make your spring stay memorable and relaxing. Stay up to date with our lodging, retail and restaurant specials to help plan your trip.

Hit the Slopes for Spring Mountain Fun

Spring offers some of the best skiing and riding of the season in Stowe. Soft snow and sunny afternoons highlight the spring season on the mountain. As the days start to get longer, that leaves plenty of daylight for après ski. Visit one of Stowe’s acclaimed bars or restaurants to cap off a great day on the slopes. Spring is also a great time to get deals on skiing and riding equipment at the shops around town.

Sun and snow is the perfect combination. Photo courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Maple Sugaring

Savor the flavor of Vermont’s sweetest season. Spring’s arrival marks the start of maple sugaring season. The warmer days and freezing nights of spring begin the process of sap running in maple trees. From February through late-March or even April, the air is kissed with a delightful maple aroma when clouds of maple steam evaporate from the local sugar house. Visitors can take in the sugaring process or sign up for a tour at one of Stowe’s local sugar houses: Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm or Trapp Family Lodge. Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States and the flavor is used in a variety of products, from maple creemees to maple-flavored liqueur.

Get the full Vermont experience by visiting a local sugar house during maple sugaring season. Photo courtesy of Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm.

Immerse Yourself in Arts & Culture

The stunning scenery of Stowe is equally matched by the thriving arts community that keeps Stowe more vibrant than ever. Stowe’s natural beauty inspires local artists, as well as attracts national and international artists. Spring is the perfect time to admire some of the museums and galleries in Stowe and the surrounding area to take in more than just the beautiful landscape. From visual art to performing art, the Stowe arts community has something unique to offer everyone during their stay.

Experience our creative community. Photo courtesy of The Current.

Treat Yourself to a Day at the Spa

There is no better way to unwind than at one of Stowe’s world-class spa and wellness centers. No matter the season, there is always time to rest and recover. After long winter months and a busy start to each new year, spring is the perfect time to rejuvenate during your peaceful, serene trip to Stowe. Choose from a variety of luxurious services and treatments, including an indoor or outdoor hot tub, sauna or massage.

The time to unwind is now. Photo courtesy of Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa.

Master Your Craft (Breweries that is!)

Hop into spring with some craft brews. Vermont has more craft breweries per capita than any other state and spring is the perfect time to check a few off your list. When it comes to quality and quantity of craft beverages, Vermont’s local brewers, vintners, distillers and cider makers lead the industry, and Stowe is home to some of the best. Explore one or all on your visit to Stowe.

Sip, sip, hooray!
Photo courtesy of Stowe Cider

Be the First for Trout Fishing Season

Trout fishing season opens in Vermont in mid-April. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or looking to learn a new hobby, the Stowe area offers some of the best fishing in Vermont. If you’re looking for a guide to the best local spots, Stowe is home to a number of experienced fishing instructors.

Catch us fishing this Spring. Photo courtesy of the Fly Rod Shop.