Fall & Winter Activities

Autumn in Vermont is world-famous for its spectacular fall foliage. The brilliance of the season enhances your families outdoor experience, from serene strolls, to daring rock climbs, and everything in between. At 4,395 feet, Stowe's Mt. Mansfield is the highest point of Vermont and enjoys an international reputation as the ski capital of the east for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Although the most popular winter activities, many prefer snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and skating!

Sleigh Rides

New Englands most scenic and romantic rides, Gentle Giants` Percheron and Belgian draft horses will pull you in beautifully lit "santa style sleighs". Your journey will take you through covered bridges, open brooks and winding wooded trails, all with magnificent views. Families and groups are welcome. Day and evening rides. Visit online or call 802-253-2216

Ice Skating at Spruce Peak Village Center

Located just steps from the Spruce Camp Base Lodge, the brand-new Ice Rink at Spruce Peak Village Center is FREE to use and open to the public. Ice rink is open daily, mid December to early April (pending conditions.) Bring your own skates or rent at the rink. Skate rentals are available between 11:30am - 8:00pm.
Location: Stowe Mountain Resort- Spruce Camp

Stowe Winter Carnival: Jan. 2018

Every year during the month of January, Stowe comes alive with great winter fun featuring over ten exciting events, from the silly to the sublime. Events include the Kids Carnival Kaos, the always hilarious Snowgolf & Snowvolleyball tournaments and the exciting NICA sanctioned Ice Carving Competition! The first winter carnival, held in 1921, was the set up by Craig O. Burt, a well recognized leader of the community at that time. He wanted to help bring the people in town out of economic and winter doldrums. It featured ski jumping and tobogganing on a hill behind the public school. And just as it was back in 1921 Stowe remains a superb place to visit all winter long. Enjoy wonderful accommodations, great shopping opportunities, award-winning dining and of course, world-class skiing and snowboarding.

Snowgolf Tournament

January 2018 11 AM Costumed teams meet at Rimrocks Mountain Tavern, then off to Stowe Country Club Course for 11 holes of the wackiest golf ever played! Register: 253-9593 or 777-5510
Location: Stowe Country Club

Ice Carving Demo Day & Stroll

January, 2018 Watch Professional Ice Carvers carve their masterpieces in front of local business and hotel sponsors on Main Street, Mountain Road and surrounding Stowe area. 9am - 1pm: Main Street 1pm - 6pm: Mountain Road Marvel at the ice carvings while enjoying food and drink specials at local restaurants and boutique shopping along the way!

Handmade Candy Cane Demos

Laughing Moon Chocolates` Homemade Candy Cane demonstrations have become a holiday tradition. The public is invited to watch as candy makers boil, pull, turn, roll and twist these special Candy Canes into works of art which are both beautiful and delicious. Demonstrations are free to watch or you can register ahead to make your own candy cane for $6.00 per person
Location: Laughing Moon Chocolates
Phone: 802-253-9591

Mountain Fireworks and Torchlight Parade

Fireworks and torchlight parade at Stowe Mountain Resort occur multiple times throughout the winter months.
Location: Spruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Resort

The Stowe Derby February 2018

The Stowe Derby is one of the oldest and most unique ski and Fat Bike races in North America. It started in 1945 as a personal challenge between two amazing skiers - Austrian, Sepp Ruschp who was hired to come to America and head the new ski school at Stowe and Erling Strom, world famous mountaineer from Norway. The challenge was the same as it is today - to race from the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont`s highest peak to the historic village of Stowe... on ONE pair of skis! The ultimate test of a skiers ability. Over the course, participants ski through 20km, or 14km of challenging terrain, racing down Mt. Mansfield`s Toll Road and along the entire length of the Stowe Recreation Path before reaching the finish in the village. The course has a total vertical drop of over 2,600 feet. The winners will complete the course in under 45 minutes, while recreational skiers can take a couple of hours to go the same distance.
Location: Stowe Mountain Resort to the village of Stowe
Phone: 802 253 7704

Percy Corn Maze

The Percy Farm Corn Maze is now open daily from 10am to 5pm through Columbus Day! A great activity for families, friends, and children of all ages! The Percy Farm Corn Maze generally takes between 30 and 40 minutes, and is easily accessed via the Stowe Recreation Path.
Location: Thompson Park along the Stowe Recreation Path
Phone: 802-371-9999

Public Skate & Stick Times at Stowe Arena

The Stowe Arena features ice from June through March, stick time and public skating are offered daily, home to the Stowe High School Raiders boys and girls hockey teams, Stowe Youth Hockey, North American Hockey Academy, and many other local and regional teams of all ages.
Location: 350 Park Street Stowe, VT 05672
Phone: (802) 253-3054

Ski / Ride Stowe

Stowe Mountain Resort lives up to its nickname as the ski capital with almost 500 skiable acres, 116 trails, and 2,160 feet of vertical drop. At a place that big, there is plenty of space to find your new favorite run. If Stowe Mountain is not enough, there are four other ski areas are within a 30-mile radius of Stowe. Call 802-253-3000 or visit online.

Stowe Ski School

Let Stowe Ski School`s 75 years of experience help you see your full potential as a snowrider. Stowe Mountain Resort offers a wide selection of children`s programs as well as adult programs. Private and semi-private lessons are perfect for those just starting out or for those who want to brush up on their skills. Each lesson is tailored to your skill level so you are sure to get the most out of it. Call 802-253-3000 or visit online.

Moonlight Snowshoe Tours

Umiak`s Moonlight Snowshoe Tour will lead you to a hidden sugarhouse in the woods by the light of the moon (or headlamp). Enjoy a toasty fire, award winning Vermont Cabot cheddar cheese, crackers, Cold Hollow`s hot apple cider, stargazing and good friends. Bring your own favorite bottle of wine if you like. Visit online for more information.

Fall Hiking

Take a walk or hike through the woods on the numerous trails that surround the Stowe area to experience the beautiful foliage that Vermont is known for. Choose from beginner hikes like the Sterling Pond Trail, or challenge yourself on Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont. Call 802-244-7037 or visit online.
Location: Waterbury Center