Stowe would like to welcome Nora and Henry's guests to town by offering discounts at hotels that Nora and Henry believe you will enjoy. The discounts are only being offered through this link or by calling one of our local experts in Stowe at 1-888-247-8693 to book. There is a 2 night minimum. If you would like to arrive a day earlier and stay a day longer, the discount applies to your extra nights as well.. (Please do not call the hotels directly as the discount is only valid through this link or by calling Stowe Central Reservations at the number above).
Need help? Call toll-free 1-800-467-8693 for free and friendly expert advice on the best accomodations for your budget. Check out our lodging section for Stowe's finest accomodations. We offer a Best Rate Guarantee so you can rest assured that you won't find a lower rate anywhere!
Reasons you'll love Stowe, Vermont...
- The stellar skiing you expect
- Off-mountain adventure you'll love
- Over 70 independently-owned boutiques & specialty stores
- More than 50 restaurants, with menus spanning a range of tastes
- Family activities
- World-class destination spas
- Lively nightlife & Après ski
- An active arts and culture scene
- Vermont’s best breweries, wineries, and distilleries
- Vibrant events
- Specials and packages
Fun is guaranteed.
"#1 Ski town in the U.S. for foodies!" Fodor's Travel, 2014
"Top five must-ski destinations this winter" Forbes, 2014
"From high-end spas to skiing and hiking, Stowe offers something for everyone in all seasons." Boston.com
"Stowe, a magical name in American skiing...is a quintessential Vermont village..." NY Times
40 Years of Rockin' Stowe!
Kids Karnival Kaos
Saturday, Jan. 18 1 pm 3 pm
Stowe Elementary School
Contact: Tori Faye 253-6138
What’s a carnival without games, costume characters,
music and a bouncy house. Dance to a DJ and win prizes!
Opening Night Dance Parties
Saturday, Jan. 18 7 pm - 11 pm
Come celebrate the Opening of Stowe Winter Carnival & dance to “Seth Yacovone.” (Blues, Rock & Jam)
Come to the Opening of Stowe Winter Carnival and Celebrate the 40th Anniversary with “The Whiskey Dicks.” (Rock & Roll Jam)
Sunday, Jan. 19 8pm
Support our local charities and Rock on to the fabulous music of recording artist “Joey Leone & Chop Shop” Break out your flannel and dancing boots to support VT Veterans Medical Center & the Mountain Light Project.
Monday, Jan. 20 11am
Contact: Scot Baraw 253-7355
Teams in costume gather at Rimrocks Mountain Tavern, then off to the snow covered Stowe Country Club Course for 11 chilly holes of the wackiest golf ever played! Aprés Snowgolf. Awards Party At Rimrocks Mountain Tavern 253-9593
New! “Stowe’s Voice” Karaoke
Thursday, Jan. 23 9 pm
Come mimic your favorite recording artist in Stowe’s own “The Voice” show! Be judged by crazy characters who you don’t want to miss! Lots of great talent and laughs! Entry Fee / great Prizes!
Warren Miller Movie Night
Thursday, Jan. 23 7 pm
Contact: Meredith Scott 253-9911 “Ticket to Ride” features the world’s wildest terrain of the Alaskan Tordrillos, Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, Fjords of Greenland and the expansive Big Sky country of Montana. No Winter is complete without Warren Miller! Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum.
Stowe Super-G Schuss PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Friday, Jan. 24 12 noon
Come race or watch, as speed is the key to winning this race.Feel the adrenaline as serious speed demons compete in the next fastest thing to a downhill. Helmets required. Skiers & snowboarders 10 and older welcome at Spruce Peak. Preregistration 8 am - 10 am.
Ice Carving Demo Day/Stroll
Friday, Jan. 24 9 am - 6 pm
9am - 1pm
Main St. & Lower Mountain Road
Contact: Huntly Armbruster 777-5510
Watch Professional Ice Carvers carve their masterpieces in front of local business sponsors on Main Street & Mountain Road. A warm up to Saturday’s Nationally Sanctioned Ice Carving Competition!
Mountain Road Marketplace
1pm - 6pm
Enjoy a cocktail, have a nice meal or do a little shopping at Mountain Road Marketplace while you watch the unique art of ice carving by our Professional Ice Carvers. Located 1.5 miles up the Mountain Road.
Snowvolleyball Happy Hour Pre-Registration Party
Friday, Jan. 24 3 pm 6 pm
At Sunset Grille & Tap Room
Contact: John Roy 839-6092
Come taste the featured Snowvolleyball brews and enjoy Happy Hour, Stowe Winter Carnival Style! Sign up your Snowvolleyblall Team and get primed for Saturday’s Snowvolleyball Tournament.
N.I.C.A. Ice Carver’s Welcoming Party
Friday, Jan 24 7 pm
at Sunset Grille & Tap Room
Contact: Huntly Armbruster 777-5510
Meet and Greet the Ice Carvers, after seeing Demonstrations throughout town earlier today. Celebrate and welcome the Ice Carvers!
Ice Carvers Rock On
Friday, Jan. 24 9 pm
Saturday, Jan. 25 10 am - 4 pm
Bring your own six-person team, as snow sets the stage to dig, set and spike at our all day tournament at the Sunset Grille and Tap Room! Contact John Roy: 839-6092
14th Annual Nationally Sanctioned Ice Carving Competition
Saturday, Jan. 25
Competition 12 4 pm
Contact: Huntly Armbruster 777-5510
Don’t miss this exciting Professional Ice Carving Competition at Spruce Peak Courtyard, Stowe Mt. Resort. Come watch as ice carvers turn ice into creative masterpieces! Bring the kids and see who will win first place. Vote on the People’s Choice. Awards Following @ Spruce Base Camp; Come meet the Ice Carvers!
Apres Awards/NICA Carving Competition
Saturday, Jan. 25
6 - 9PM
Come celebrate with the Ice Carvers after the NICA competition! Awards Ceremony is at 7:30PM.
SWC’s Meltdown Parties
Saturday, Jan. 25 9 pm
Ice Carvers Meltdown Party@ The Matterhorn. Come dance to “Richard James & The Name Changers” (Piano Driven Rock ‘n Roll.)
Ice Carvers Meltdown Party ~ Come dance and take the chill off of Old Man Winter with “The Eames Brothers”
Fall's Color Capital
STOWE, VERMONTA classic New England village at the base of Vermont's highest peak, Stowe is the perfect place to spend the foliage season. From early September through late October, you can delight in the pure gold, orange and red hues while enjoying your favorite outdoor activity!
After a day of spectacular leaf-peeping, pamper yourself with an incredible array of treatments from our world class spas, spend the afternoon shopping in our 60 independently owned shops, or sit back and relax over dinner at one of our 40 distinctive restaurants.
The warm temperatures have quickly transitioned from the 70s to the 50s, which makes for classic late fall weather. We have moved past the "peak" stage and the trees are losing their leaves. Nevertheless, it's a great time to be in Stowe. It still feels like fall plus the crowds have lightened and so has the traffic!
October 19-25 is Restaurant Week in Stowe! Find out why Stowe was voted #1 by Fodor's Travel as the "Best Ski Town for Foodies".
How to View the Foliage
For over a hundred years people have been coming to Stowe, Vermont to marvel at spectacular mountain vistas dressed in beautiful fall colors. While some enjoy scenic drives throughout the area (see below), others may choose to participate in one of their favorite activities, such as fishing, cycling or hiking.
To find other unique ways to enjoy the area's incredible fall foliage, visit our Guided Tours section and be sure to check out these other exciting ways to view fall foliage in Stowe: Fall foliage scenic boat charters, soaring, gondola rides, dog carting, river and lake tours, cycling and mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, carriage and wagon rides, ghostly lantern tours, winery tours, and exciting zip line tours.
Fun Foliage Facts
June 21st, the longest day of the year, is the day that begins the chemical changes in the trees that months later produce the vibrant hues of reds, gold's and yellows we see and know as foliage!
Shorter days and colder temperatures cause chlorophyll (the green pigment found in leaves) to move from the leaf to the branch. The hues of yellow and orange (that were always present) then become visible.
Warmer fall days produce sugar in the leaves, which is then trapped in the leaf when the temperature drops at night. As the sugar accumulates, the leaves turn hues of red.
Leaves of the sugar maple, red maple, red oak, sweet gum, black gum and sourwood, typically turn hues of red. However, they can produce yellow leaves as well.
Leaves of birch, elm, poplar, redbud and hickory, always turn hues of gold & yellow.
Leaves of the Sumac tree produce a maroon color.
The weather plays a large role in foliage...Cool nights and warm fall days, a wet spring and a temperate summer (not too hot, cold, rainy, etc.) all make for a fantastic leaf-peeping season, which means that in 2014, we are sure to see SPECTACULAR FOLIAGE!
Games, fun facts, coloring and more! Download it now or stop into our Visitor's Center in the Stowe Village for your own free copy! Requires Adobe Reader to view, which can be downloaded here.
|Drive Title||Length||Directions||Color Rating|
|Moscow & Little River||7.9m||Directions|
|Edson Hill & West Hill||11.1m||Directions|
|Elmore Mountain & Randolph Road||23.9m||Directions|
|Stowe Hollow, Little River Dam, Ben & Jerry's and Cold Hollow Cider Mill||37.4m||Directions|
|Sterling Valley & Mud City||23.9m||Directions|
|Montpelier, Worcester, & Lake Elmore||55.8m||Directions|
|Jeffersonville, Johnson, & Hyde Park||42.2m||Directions|
|Craftsbury Common, Hazen's Notch, & Covered Bridges||115.8m||Directions|
|Stagecoach Road & back to Johnson||30.8m||Directions|
|Gregg Hill, Winooski River and west approach to Nebraska Range||77.7m||Directions|
*PP = Post-Peak foliage. Not to worry, great color can still be seen in these areas!
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THERE'S MORE TO DO IN STOWE!
Things to do in and around Stowe, Vermont!
In New England, only Boston and Providence boast more award-winning dining establishments than our quaint town of 4,300 residents.
Shopping is fun in Stowe, Vermont, like it once was all over America. Today in Stowe, local, knowledgeable staff greet you.
At 4,395 feet, Stowe's Mt. Mansfield is "literally" the high point of Vermont. This spectacular mountain forms the centerpiece of a region that is legitimately world famous for its outdoor activities and adventures.
Stowe is a wonderfully eclectic village that is home to a thriving arts community and exciting cultural happenings.
The seasons in Stowe are pure magic, thanks to a spellbinding pair of attractions no other Eastern destination can match: our matchless village and majestic Mt. Mansfield. #1 vermont ski resort!