Winter Recreation Among Vermont’s Legendary Route 100

December 21, 2020


Located along the legendary Route 100, the communities of Stowe, Waterbury, and the Mad River Valley are the perfect place for a winter escape! Whether you’re taking a daycation, staycation or vacation, winter fun abounds, with world-class outdoor recreation for everyone to enjoy. Discover the best of Vermont Route 100 this winter! Find all the ways to explore the area this winter below.


Stowe, named a 10 Best Ski Town by USA Today readers, is not only home to world-class skiing and snowboarding, but also a variety of winter activities. If you’re looking to get outside and enjoy the fresh winter air, head to Stowe for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice skating, fat biking, ice climbing, sleigh rides, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. No equipment or experience? No problem. Stowe has many outdoor retailers that provide equipment rentals and guided tours or advice. After an adventure-filled expedition, refuel and enjoy après-ski craft beverages and snacks at a local eatery or brewery or warm up and recharge at a rejuvenating spa. Stowe’s diverse activities, après ski scene and thriving arts community create the perfect winter experience for both snow and non-snow lovers.


Waterbury is the perfect spot to start or end an outdoor adventure this winter! Skiers and snowboarders have easy access to some of the biggest mountains in New England, with options for trails and backcountry. The area also has an abundance of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat tire biking. For a different winter recreation experience, try dog sledding, ice climbing, or a snowy sleigh ride. Warm up after a cold day outside with dinner and drinks in town, and stop by the shops to pick up one-of-a-kind finds or any forgotten gear.

Mad River Valley

Here you’ll find some of the best alpine, Nordic, and backcountry skiing in the east! But what’s really awesome about the Mad River Valley is that there are also plenty of off-mountain activities and other things to do in our part of Vermont to keep everyone entertained. Whether you want to be out in the snow, or inside with the snow in view, you’re sure to enjoy your Vermont winter getaway.

Get outside and play in Vermont this winter and enjoy the best Route 100 has to offer!

Images courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort, Justin Thibault and Alec Breecher.