Stowe, VT Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Stowe, VT

September through February are the best months to visit Stowe. During these fall and winter seasons, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the town's most popular activities: leaf peeping or skiing. However, prices are at a premium at this time, so finalize your airfare and accommodations well in advance. June through August (Stowe's summer season) is another popular time to come here, but mostly clear skies and lower rates are available between the spring months of March and May. If you're set on a summer visit, arrive in June. Most New Englanders don't flock to the region until the Fourth of July weekend.

Weather in Stowe, VT

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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

September-November

Stowe's cool yet tolerable temperatures (which hover between the mid-20s and high 60s), proximity to area apple orchards and colorful fall foliage make this season an ideal time to visit if you desire a quintessential New England vacation. For the best apples and leaf peeping, plan on staying between mid-September and mid-October. You're bound to encounter some rain showers at this time, so bring an umbrella. Also, book your flights and rooms early to ensure availability.

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December-February

If you want to hit the slopes while in Stowe, arrive between December and February. Though winter snowfall accumulations vary by year, the best skiing conditions are generally in February. Temperatures, on average, will range from a few degrees to the low 30s. Pack appropriate winter attire, and remember to lock in airfare and hotel rates months in advance. To save some extra coin, buy your Stowe Mountain Resort lift tickets online before you arrive.

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March-May

March, April and May, Stowe's spring months, offer thinned crowds, lower accommodations rates and somewhat comfortable temperatures in the mid-teens to mid-60s. Winter's snow regularly lingers into April, so skiers in search of some late-season powder may want to book a last-minute ski vacation in March. Spring is also ideal for travelers who want to sample the state's famous maple syrup. Maple sugaring, or the process of collecting sap from maple trees and boiling it down into maple syrup, occurs every March and April. Maple sugaring tours are available seasonally at Trapp Family Lodge.

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June-August

New Englanders love visiting Stowe in the summer. This peak season brings sublime weather – with average temperatures in the high 40s to high 70s – and an array of foodie festivals. What's more, many days have extended daylight hours, so travelers will have extra time for outdoor activities like golf, hiking and kayaking. But flights and hotels are pricey this time of year, so making reservations well in advance is highly recommended. For those in search of a deal, avoid staying between the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.

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Popular Times to Visit Stowe, VT

Average Tourist Volumes

Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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