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 (gostowe.com 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.
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.