The Best Places to Go This Winter

Spruce Peak, StoweWhether you're looking to escape or embrace the cold, here are Condé Nast's picks for six best destinations to visit this winter.

Stowe, Vermont, was #6 on the list, because it's a "self-contained adventure destination, where snowboarding, ice climbing, cross-country skiing, and, of course, excellent skiing are on the agenda."

Read more about Stowe's amazing winter culture and who else topped the list...


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    Experience Winter in Stowe

    Looking for the quintessential New England experience this winter? Dreaming of carving fresh pow on the trails? 

    Play at the mountainStowe Mountain Resort has state-of-the-art snowmaking, producing optimal skiing and riding conditions. Explore other activities at the Resort, like ice skating or relaxing by an outdoor fireplace, while absorbing the natural beauty of Mt. Mansfield – the highest peak in Vermont.

    More snowy fun. With more snow in the forecast, there are other winter activities to enjoy, like snowmobiling, sleigh rides and dog sledding. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and backcountry skiing are also popular with Stowe's world-class Nordic trail system and variety of trails nearby.

    Seasonal activities. Enjoy a live performance, children's activities, cooking and food demonstrations, and other events.

    Eat, drink and be merry. Ranked one of the "World's 10 Best Ski Towns for Foodies" by Fodor's Travel, Stowe is home to a variety of dining establishments and craft beverage producers.

    Plan a stay or plan to stay forever. Stowe offers quality accommodations for every taste and budget. Not sure where to start? Visit for vacation information or call one of our agents at 802-760-3100 and he or she will help you get started on making the Stowe area your home.

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      Stowe Named a Top Five Cold-Weather Escape

      Stowe was just named a top five "Boston Traveler: Cold-Weather Escapes," by Boston Magazine, alongside other greats like Park City, Portland (Maine), Zurich and Santa Fe! Known as the "The Original Getaway," Stowe makes the list for its iconic, classic and DIVERSE mountain terrain, awesome craft beer scene, localvore eateries and all-you-could-need (or want) amenities. 

      The author notes: “Its world-class slopes and unfussy charms made it the iconic New England winter destination.”

      Plus, getting to Stowe is under four hours from the greater Boston area.

      So whether you want to stay and play for a weekend or forever, the agents at Stowe Area Realty would love to discuss the area, properties that might interest you and more. Contact us for more information.

      Read the full article: Cold-Weather Escapes: Stowe.


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        Stowe's Smugglers' Notch

        Smugglers' Notch, Vermont's most dramatic road, passes through picturesque forests and bold rock outcroppings, the state's most famous resort village, Stowe, and over a shoulder of Mt. Mansfield.

        This notch in the Green Mountains, that in summer has Route 108 run through it, is closed during the snowy months of winter and spring. Route 108 is also always closed to truck and trailer traffic due to its steep and narrow turns. 


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