Skiing

Stowe Vermont's Growing Luxury Market

Vermont's Day in the Sun. 

When you think of the most luxurious and renowned ski destinations in the nation, Aspen and Deer Valley probably come to mind. If Stowe is also on your list, your awareness of the country’s skiing hotspots is impressive. This northern Vermont town is de rigeur, and increasingly attracting ski aficionados seeking premier mountain conditions. But, for real estate buyers looking to purchase homes in the area, the slopes are only the beginning. What follows is an eye-opening journey through Vermont’s most vibrant towns awakening to an influx of investment and new development.

http://blog.coldwellbankerluxury.com/vermonts-day-sun/

 

62nd Easter Sunrise Service Atop Mt Mansfield

Join fellow early risers atop Mt. Mansfield for a non-denominational Easter Sunrise Service provided by the Stowe Community Church. Arrive early and enjoy the beauty of sunrise atop Vermont's highest peak. A wonderful way to start the day with first tracks down Gondolier.

A complimentary Mountain Gondola ride will operate from 5am – 6am to transport the public to the service (weather permitting). Participants may ski down after the service or ride the Mountain Gondola. Head over the Spruce Peak Plaza for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Stowe Hosts will be collecting donations during the service to benefit the Lamoille County United Way. Please consider contributing a monetary donation. 

 

For more details and specifics on arrival time check out the Stowe Area Association or Stowe Mountain Resort websites.

Skiing in Stowe, Vermont Underway!

Early skiing and riding in Stowe, Vermont and the surrounding areas has started! Despite a warmer and dryer start to the ski season most resorts in the area have opened or will open in the next week. There is even some nordic skiing to be found! Early to mid-December is a great time to take advantage of reduced lift ticket and lodging rates and uncrowded trails. With investments and advancements in snowmaking, more trails are open early season and several nordic centers are operational without any natural snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always check the dailiy ski report and your favorite resort before heading out. Below are links to the ski condition reports at some of our favorite local hills:

Stowe Mountain Resort

 

Smuggler's Notch Resort

 

Trapp Family Lodge

 

Craftsbury Nordic Center

 

Bolton Valley Resort

 

 

Winter Activities in Stowe - Off the Mountain

Winter outdoor activities in Stowe, VT

Cross-Country skiing in Stowe, VT

Winter activities in Stowe, VT

Snowshoeing on the Rec Path.

Now that the Holiday's are behind it is time to get out and start enjoying all the winter activites that Stowe, VT offers. The Stowe, Vermont region received tons of snow over the past couple of weeks so despite a few warms days there is plenty of the white stuff on the ground and more on the way over the next few days.

Downhill skiing, while certainly the main winter attraction in Stowe, isn't the only outdoor winter activity to enjoy. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, skating, sledding... the list goes on.There are great places to enjoy these activities: from resorts such as Trapp Family Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort to  Town owned properties such as the Recreation Path and Cady Forest. The Stowe Land Trust website is a great resource for trail locations for winter activites. For a backwoods x-country skiing adventure also check out the Catamount Trail that passes through several locations in Stowe. Marshall hill behind Stowe Elementary is a local favorite for sledding. Close by the elementary school is Jackson Arena, check out the attached schedule for public skating times.

Winter outdoor activities in Stowe, VT

Bluebird sky in Stowe, VT

For a longer adventure The Long Trail runs along the spine of Mt. Mansfield with opportunities for snowshoe, winter camping and backcountry skiing. Before heading out on the Long Trail in winter please check in with The Green  Mountain Club.

If you are looking for a slower paced outdoor activity try a horse drawn carriage ride along the Rec Path with The Gentle Giants or take a walk on any of Stowe's back roads. What ever you speed or equipment there is always somewhere beautiful to get out and enjoy!

Stowe, Vermont for the Holidays

Enjoy the holidays in Sotwe, Vermont

 

The Holiday Seaon in Stowe, Vermont.

This is such a beautiful time of year in town, a rare opportunity to feel like you have stepped into a Currier and Ives postcard. From Main Street up the Mountain Road all the way to Stowe Mountain Resort businesses and homes are decked out for the season. The quaint village of  Stowe, Vermont is the perfect place to enjoy holiday shopping, dining or a weekend getaway. Stores are open special hours and offering holiday specials, the mountain is open for skiing and Santa arrives this weekend. The kickoff to all the festivities is this Friday with caroling and the annual Festival of Trees at the Helen Day Art Center. The Stowe Area website has a special calendar of events for the Holidays in Stowe.

Continued Improvements at Stowe Mountain Resort

Enjoying great skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, Vermont

Over the last 8 years Stowe Mountain Resort has been implementing their half-billion dollar master plan (yes, that is billion with a "b") which includes the Stowe Mountain Lodge, Spruce Peak Base Camp and new lifts. What many don't realize is that just as key to the massive building and lift upgrades is the investment in infrastructure for the snowmaking system. Just this past summer almost $5M was invested in new snowmaking guns, pipe and snowmaking towers that will improve not only the skiing experience but are more energy and emission efficient.

Stowe opened this past Saturday for season pass holders! Earlier than usual with rave reviews from skiers and riders. The ability to open earlier with more terrian and quality man-made snow will help Stowe continue to set itself apart from the competition.

Money well spent.

For details on the new snowmaking upgrades:

http://www.stowe.com/ski-ride/conditions/offseason-snowmaking-investments/