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Winter Activities

Recreation Guide

Skiing & Snowboarding

As the only ski-in, ski-out luxury lodging in New England, Stowe Mountain Lodge continues the ultimate alpine experience that has attracted world travelers to Stowe for over a century. From family-friendly beginner slopes to expert black diamond runs, there’s a ski vacation for everyone – just steps away from your room.

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Cross Country Skiing

If cross-country is more your ski-style, the area around Stowe Mountain Lodge offers a wealth of trail options. For help finding the best trail for your skill level contact Spruce Peak Outfitters. Rentals and tours are also available.

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Snowshoe Adventures

Another traditional way to trek through the snowy landscape, snowshoes are best suited for the deep, fluffy snow abundant in Vermont. Join our experienced guides, or ask a Spruce Peak Outfitters' team member for trails and destinations best suited for your skill level. 

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Ice Skating

A classic winter activity, only steps from the lodge! Our beautiful, outdoor skating rink sits in the heart of the Spruce Peak Village and is surrounded by magical views of the ski slopes. Skate rentals are available.

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Horseback Trail Riding

Provided by LaJoie Stables -  Bundle up for a serene tour through hardwood forests and snow-covered pastures. This quintessential Vermont outing offers an experience you will never forget.

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Sleigh Rides

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are ubiquitous with a relaxing, winter outing. Experience Vermont from the cozy comfort of an open sleigh, as a team of powerful horses usher you through the snowy landscape surrounded by memorable mountain and forest views.

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Dog Sledding

Let man’s best friend take you on an unforgettable tour of snowy woods and icy lakes. With plenty of time to meet the team, and complimentary hot chocolate or tea, this is perfect for both dog-lovers and serenity-seekers.

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Snowmobiling

For those more inclined to take in the winter landscape with a little more horsepower, the area around Stowe Mountain Lodge offers numerous snowmobiling trails. Follow an experienced guide through pristine forests for breathtaking views of the mountains and streams Vermont is famous for.

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Snowmobile tours
Ice Climbing

With a focus on safety, communication, technique, and equipment, this unique opportunity is excellent for the expert adventurer and curious beginners alike.  Sunrise Mountain Guides are dedicated to providing safe, fun climbs for every ability level.

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Tastings & Tours

Experience Vermont one sip at a time. Sample wines, spirits, and ciders at the historic Boyden Valley Winery, or visit any number of the local Vermont microbreweries in the area for some great beers and hard ciders! Guided tours are available!

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Winery Tours and Tastings
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