Stowe, VT
Vermont
By Stephanie Becerra

Known as the "Ski capital of the East", Stowe, Vermont is one of the country’s finest cross country skiing destinations, with hundreds of interconnected trails and attractions and activities for families as well as outdoor enthusiasts. Stowe is world-famous for Mount Mansfield's downhill skiing and is also known as the birthplace of modern snow-shoeing. So if you’re looking for a one stop destination for winter activities, let WhatsCheaper.com plan your next trip to Stowe and start your venture today.

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Known as a premiere ski destination, WhatsCheaper.com recommends first stopping at Stowe Mountain Resort which contains Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Mount Mansfield houses a ski area with terrain that accommodates intermediate, as well as expert skiers. It is also known as Vermont's highest mountain with an elevation of 4,393 feet and is famous for the "Front Four" trails, National, Lift Line, Starr and Goat, which range in difficulty. The smooth runs of the lower altitude Spruce Peak is more suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers making this mountain ideal for children and first-timers.

For the nature lover in you, Mount Mansfield also contains several hiking trails which range in difficulty, from the beginner’s trail at the Visitor Center, to the more difficult, Cliff Trail. WhatsCheaper.com next recommends visiting Smugglers' Notch State Park, which houses twenty campsites and serves as a starting point for several hiking trails that stretch into Mount Mansfield State Forest. Mountain climbing and spelunking is also permitted at the park and is sure to please the outdoor lover in you.

For a family friendly activity, WhatsCheaper.com recommends the Trapp Family Lodge, a three-and-a-half-star resort offering activities galore, including a mountain biking trail, a gym, tennis courts, and sleigh rides. At the Trapp Family Lodge there are adventures and relaxing activities for visitors of all ages. The lodge offers winter activities including cross country skiing, back country skiing and snowshoeing. Summer activities range from mountain biking to hiking and walking, making the lodge an ideal stop for the outdoor and nature enthusiast in your group.

From there, head on over to the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum Located in the Old Town Hall in the heart of Stowe. The museum houses a collection of skis, snowboards, photographs, and archive chronicling the progression of winter sports in Vermont. The museum is also host to the Stowe Mountain Film Festival, Vermont Antique Alpine and Nordic Ski Races, and the Epic Summer Event mountain bike and trail run. Rich with the history of cross country skiing, the Vermont Ski museum is sure to please skiers and snowboarders of all ages.

For the art enthusiast, WhatsCheaper.com recommends stopping by the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center located in Stowe Mountain Resort. The center hosts a wide array of events and exhibitions featuring established and emerging artists. Perfect for the little ones in your group, WhatsCheaper.com recommends visiting Cold Hollow, an apple cider mill located near Stowe in the Green Mountains. Watch the local workers produce hot apple cider donuts, press fresh apple cider, or produce Cider jelly, a local delicacy.

Though famous for being the winter sports capital of the East, Stowe offers many summer activities as well including hiking, biking, golfing, tennis, and canoeing, among many more. WhatsCheaper.com also recommends browsing the local antique shops and touring Vermont’s scenic back roads,

Stowe is surrounded by spectacular scenery and exceptional foliage so whether you are looking for a fun filled winter sport, or a family attraction, Stowe is the destination of choice. Let WhatsCheaper.com plan your next trip to Stowe and begin your adventure today.

MUST SEE IN Stowe, VT LIST:

  • 1. Stowe Mountain Resort
  • 2. Vermont Ski Museum
  • 3. Edson Hill Manor
  • 4. Lamoille River
  • 5. Gold Brook Covered Bridge
  • 6. Smuggler's Notch State Park
  • 7. Mount Mansfield
  • 8. Spruce Peak at Stowe
  • 9. Wiessner Woods
  • 10. Recreation Path

Stowe, VT EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Stowe Winter Carnival - January
  • 2. Stowe Garden Festival - June
  • 3. Stowe Wine & Food Classic - June
  • 4. Music Festival of the Americas - August
  • 5. Stowe Foliage Arts Festival - October
  • . Stowe Oktoberfest - October

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