Stowe, VT Travel Tips
Keep in Mind...
- Stowe stays open year-round Unlike many skiing destinations, Stowe and its businesses stay open year-round with loads of outdoor activities throughout the seasons.
- Go leaf peeping This town offers some of the best fall foliage in Northern Vermont. For the prettiest peeping, drive along the Toll Road in Smugglers' Notch State Park between mid-September and early October.
- Drive carefully Stowe's back roads (generally anything off of VT routes 100 and 108) are steep with sharp corners. Locals like to put the pedal to the metal, so drive defensively, especially at night.
Are you daydreaming of the European Alps but don't have the dough to go? Consider the quaint -- and more affordable -- Vermont village of Stowe. Tucked between the Green and Hogback mountains, this classic New England town is lined with malt shops and general stores, topped by a crisp white church steeple peeking out of the trees. And just beyond main street, Mount Mansfield -- the state's highest peak -- looms over town, with world-class skiing and other winter sports opportunities sloping down its side. Somewhere between ascending Mansfield in one of Stowe Mountain Resort's gondolas and sipping hot cocoa fireside at the Swiss-style chalets, you'll think you're nestled in a sleepy village in the Alps. At least the von Trapps thought so; this is where the melodious family (made famous by The Sound of Music) settled because it reminded them of their Austrian home.