Live, Play, Winter News

Winter in Stowe is … Fabulous

by Sandra

Q: Top 10 things about Stowe in the winter.

A: skiing or snowboarding on Mansfield (Vermont’s highest peak)
-150 km of interconnected cross-country ski trails
-The Stowe Recreation Path – it’s fabulous, and groomed in the winter
-Snowshoeing on conserved public lands
-70+ independently owned shops and boutiques
-Après ski cocktails and dinner
-Spas with outdoor heated pools and hot tubs
-Music, dance, and theatre at Spruce Peak Performing Arts
-Fireworks and Torchlight Parades at the mountain
-Events like the Tour de Snow, and the Stowe Derby

Q:  What should every first time visitor to Stowe know?

A:  There is more to do here than you think there is. So, do your research ( is the perfect place to start), and ask questions to get ideas. Don’t be shy – we (locals) are friendly!

Q:  Favorite after work food and drink – what and where?                             

A:  A different place every time! Really, there are so many choices, I like to mix it up. Mexican and margaritas? Local beef burgers and Vermont beer? Salad and sauvignon blanc? Pasta and pinot? Crab cakes and a cosmo? Yum.

Q:  Stowe has great skiing/boarding at both Stowe and nearby Smuggs. For those who want to take a break from the ski resorts for a day or two, what would you recommend?

A:  Get cultural! Visit some art galleries, check out a museum, or see a show…
Get pampered! Have a spa day…
Have an adventure! Try dogsledding, zip-lining, sledding in the Notch, or something else you’ve never done before…

Q:  Best part about living/working in Stowe           

A:  It’s the perfect mix of metropolitan amenities (restaurants, shops, services), and small town environment (open spaces, close community)

Q: Most challenging part about living/working in Stowe?                      

A:  Being tempted to go out every evening and live like I’m on vacation! I have to remember that I’m not on vacation while I’m here.

Q:  Anything new for Stowe this winter?                                                              

A:  Hundreds of new snowmaking guns on the mountain!

Q:  Anything you would like to add?

A:  Winter in Stowe is fabulous, but summer is why I live here – hahaha! But, honestly, Stowe is a fun town to visit any time of the year.

Thank you to Jasmine McLean, Marketing Director, 7 years at Stowe Area Association, for answering our questions.

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