The Magic Of Stowe In Winter - There is something irresistible about Stowe in winter. Majestic Mount Mansfield beckons. Miles of trails wait to be explored by snow shoers, cross country skiers and Nordic walkers! Dog sledding tours at Stoweflake and horse drawn sleighs in Stowe dot the meadows and apres-ski fireside conversation sparkles. In short, there is no place quite as magical as Stowe - and Stoweflake, in winter.


With 60 acres to explore and 5 kilometers of groomed snowshoe and cross country ski trails, you don't ever have to venture off the property. But if you want too, the Stoweflake connects with a vast network of trails that meander through some of the most pristine terrain imaginable. Three major cross country ski centers are within a 10-minute drive.

Get Ready, Set, Ski

Skiing and riding has always been a favorite winter pastime in Vermont. Stowe Mountain Resort lives up to its nickname as the Ski Capital of the East with almost 500 ski-able 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.

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.

Freestyle Skiing & Riding

Work on your park skills in one of Stowe Mountain Resort's several man-made terrain parks. These parks range in the size of the features from small to large to allow you to work your way up and improve at each level. With over 50 features in peak season Stowe is becoming one of the east coasts premier freestyle destinations.

Evolution Stowe Card

The new Evolution Stowe card is the last ticket you'll ever need at Stowe. Reload online to avoid ticket windows and RFID technology allows you to fly through lift lines.

Ski and Ride Lodging Rewards Program

A great choice if you are booking at least 5 days prior to your arrival!

When you stay at Stoweflake, you'll save 15% on multi-day lift tickets with 5 days advance booking... and receive additional reward premiums like a ski/board demo or quick tune-up. Kids ski free with a multi-day ticket purchase! (Rewards are not available during holiday periods.)

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XC Ski / Snowshoe / Dog sledding

Nordic Snowshoe Walks

Nordic walking is an exciting fitness activity available in all four seasons that combines basic outdoor fitness walking with the use of ergonomically designed poles to enhance the workout, engaging the upper body and abs. Burn calories, increase your energy level, and improve your overall body fitness! See all Stoweflake fitness classes.

Dog Sled Tours at Stoweflake

Enjoy a ride behind a team of Siberian Huskies throughout Stoweflake grounds! Go for 20 minute rides before or after dinner from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM every Thursday* and Saturday this winter! Reservations and more pricing information by calling 802-760-1126.

*2015 schedule -no Thursday tours in March. Weather permitting.


Moonlight Snowshoe Tours

Umiak's Moonlight Snowshoe Tour will lead you to a hidden sugar-house 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.

Sleigh rides

One of the most romantic and fun ways to enjoy Stowe's winter wonderland are popular horse drawn sleigh rides at Gentle Giants in Stowe. Take a trip back in time as you glide through snow-filled meadows and woods aboard an open sleigh. A sleigh ride in Stowe is a treat to remember.

Dog sledding

Take a dog sledding tour on Stoweflake's trails! Step back in time before automobiles and snow machines were a way of life, when dog sledding and running dogs were the norm. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a highlight of any winter vacation. 20-minute Tours at Stoweflake on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Reservations required.


For those who prefer the fast track, snowmobile tours can be arranged through Stoweflake's Mountain Vacation Planners' Desk. Experience the feeling of guiding your snow machine at high speed en route to a beautiful view as part of a guided tour. For more experienced snowmobilers, the Stowe area has an array of VAST trails that you can explore on your own. Stoweflake does not provide equipment.