A Winter Activities Guide for the Indoor and Outdoor Vacationer

December 11, 2023


Stowe is the ultimate playground for travelers of all ages and interests. Voted one of the top-5 Best Ski Towns in the U.S., Stowe offers a plethora of winter activities both on and off the mountain. While winters in Vermont are often highlighted by snowy and cold conditions, Stowe features a diverse menu of indoor and outdoor activities to satisfy all types of interests and levels of enthusiasm when it comes to embracing the elements. Explore the wide variety of things to do and all the activities available throughout the different seasons in Stowe.

Outdoor Activities

Visit Vermont’s highest peak for some skiing and riding at Stowe Mountain Resort. Lessons and equipment rentals are available.

Take in extraordinary scenery and experience the magic of winter with a sleigh ride through the hills at Trapp Family Lodge.

Explore one of the largest and most diverse trail systems in the United States for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

Snowmobile Vermont_Forest Riders

Tackle the terrain with a snowmobile tour with Snowmobile Vermont. For beginners, there are guided tours and opportunities for instruction. 

A truly one-of-a-kind experience, go on a dog sledding adventure with Eden Ethical Dogsledding or Umiak Outdoor Outfitters.

Lamoille Valley Bike Tours_Winter Fatbiking

Experience a Stowe winter on wheels and try fat biking. Stowe offers a range of terrain as well as several shops in the area that offer rentals.

Indoor Activities

Stowe is home to a thriving arts and culture community. Take in stunning creations at one of the many galleries around town.

Brewery tours and tastings are a popular way to sample the craft beverages unique to Vermont.

A local gem, visit the exhibits and collections that celebrate the rich history of skiing and riding at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum.

There’s no better way to unwind after a day on the slopes or trails. Relax and recharge at one of Stowe’s world-class spas or wellness centers.

Helen Day Art Center

Visit The Helen Day Memorial Library and Art Center home to The Current, an art gallery and education center, and the Stowe Free Library.

Stowe Bowl

Spend a night on the lanes at Stowe Bowl. This boutique bowling alley is great for kids and adults alike as it features delicious food and a full bar.

Our local vacation planning experts are happy to provide you with tailored recommendations to best fit your trip planning needs. Call us at (800) 467-8693 or email us at askus@gostowe.com. Need recommendations while you’re in town? Simply stop by the Go Stowe Visitor Information Center at 51 Main Street in downtown Stowe.