Vote for Stowe, Nominated for 6 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards

October 25, 2022


While Stowe is a breathtaking year-round destination, it’s a magical winter wonderland in the snowy season! As it turns out, Stowe has been nominated once again for USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards! Stowe is a contender in the Best Ski Town, Best Ski Resort, Best Ski Restaurant, Best Ski Hotel, and Best Cross-Country Ski Resort categories. Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts, including editors from USA TODAY and, as well as other relevant expert contributors.

A person can vote once a day through the voting period, which ends Monday, November 21. The winners will be announced on Friday, December 2 at noon ET. Read more about Stowe nominees and vote for Stowe!

A view of the historic Stowe village.
Photo courtesy of Mark Vandenberg.

Stowe, Vermont for Best Ski Town

What makes the best ski town? According to USA TODAY, “For some, it’s having access to fantastic restaurants, bars, and shops. For others, it’s about great accommodation options, a small-town vibe, or a historic atmosphere” according to USA TODAY. Stowe, Vermont has all of these in addition to world-class options for both downhill, Nordic and backcountry skiers. “Steepled churches and clapboard houses make Stowe a quintessential New England ski town.” Whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat, an adventure-filled getaway or a little bit of both, Stowe’s iconic views, small-town charm and endless activities are calling! Stowe has been voted among the USA TODAY 10Best Ski Towns every year since 2018.

Skiing Gondolier with a view of Mt. Mansfield.
Photo courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort.

Stowe Mountain Resort for Best Ski Resort

A panel of ski experts nominated their favorite mountains that offer “serious snowfall, varied terrain, lots of lift access and so much more….Divided over two mountains, Stowe Mountain Resort offers East Coast residents and visitors 116 named trails spread out over 485 acres of terrain, much of it geared toward intermediate and advanced skiers…while four interconnected Nordic areas attract cross country skiers from around the globe.” Stowe Mountain Resort has been honored in the 10Best Ski Resort category in 2019 and 2021.

Diners at the Cliff House Restaurant.
Photo courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort.

Cliff House Restaurant for Best Ski Restaurant

“The Cliff House at Stowe Mountain Resort offers award-winning regional, seasonal cuisine combined with a rustic Vermont flair. Surrounded by breathtaking alpine peaks, this lunch-only restaurant is located on the side of Mount Mansfield and accessible only by gondola. The Austrian-styled chalet features floor-to-ceiling windows and offers panoramic-view seating, with an open kitchen and bar which serves wine and cocktails to compliment every meal,” says USA TODAY. Last year the Cliff House Restaurant was recognized in the USA TODAY 10Best On-Mountain Restaurant category.

Spruce Peak Village and the Lodge at Spruce Peak
Photo courtesy, Spruce Peak

The Lodge at Spruce Peak and Trapp Family Lodge for Best Ski Hotel

Two of our lodging partners are in the running for the Best Ski Hotel category! They were chosen by a panel of experts because they “offer perks like stunning mountain views, serene spa treatments, convenient slope-side locations, and even ski-in, ski-out service.

Cross-country skiers enjoy a break
Photo courtesy, Trapp Family Lodge

Trapp Family Lodge for Best Cross-Country Ski Resort

From the family that inspired “The Sound of Music,” this “Austrian-inspired lodge in scenic Stowe, Vermont occupies 2,500 acres” with “100 kilometers of cross country ski trails” among the quiet winter woods to enjoy.

Stowe appreciates your vote! Remember you can vote once a day through Monday, November 21.

Featured image courtesy of Mark Vandenberg.

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