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01/29/2013

Take a Winter Walk with Snowshoe Tours in Stowe

Snowshoeing in Stowe has become one of winter’s fastest growing sports and Umiak Outdoor Outfitters has some amazing packages to help you get off on the right foot!  If you can walk or hike in the summer, you can snowshoe in the winter, with just a few more layers of clothing.  Enthusiasts can choose from a wide variety of terrain which allows you to go at your own pace.

Snowshoe Tours in Stowe Umiak
Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

Moonlight Cabin Snowshoe Tours

Guides will lead you to a hidden sugarhouse in the woods by the light of the moon (or headlamp) while you enjoy Vermont Cabot cheddar cheese, crackers and Cold Hollow’s hot, mulled apple cider all around a cozy fire.

Fondue Snowshoe Tour

This nighttime tour will lead on an easy walk through tree lined and snow covered trails as you learn about the great state of Vermont.  Waiting at the end will be a delicious Cabot Snowshoers
Cheese and Laughing Moon chocolate fondue dinner. 

Top of the Notch Performance Sled Tour

Snowshoes, sleds, snacks and a guide will be provided on this fun adventure up to Smuggler’s Notch, with an exciting descent on a Hammerhead or Airboard sled.  Enjoy Cold Hollow hot cider and Cabot Cheese with crackers.

Ben & Jerry’s Snowshoe & Ice Cream Too
Tours meet every hour on the hour at Ben & Jerry’s Tubbs 2

Two Vermont classics combined – TUBBS Snowshoes and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream!  This quick ½ hour snowshoe tour through the beautiful woodlands at the factory is just enough fun before joining the ice cream factory tour and getting a sample of Vermont’s finest ice cream.

The Green Mountain Inn, located less than a mile from Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, is the perfect place to stay during your Snowshoe Tours in Stowe.  Enjoy a leisurely soak in our outdoor, heated pool or cozy up to the fire while you enjoy a warm drink and cookies.  Reserve your stay now and enjoy a wonderful winter getaway in Stowe.

01/22/2013

The Oldest Downhill/Cross-Country Ski Race in North America – The Stowe Derby 2013!

Celebrating its 68th year, the Stowe Derby 2013 is a fun, but competitive race attracting over 900 competitors each year.  Originating in 1945 as a personal challenge between two talented skiers, the race has not changed much since then.  Starting from the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak and descending to the historic village of Stowe, the Stowe Derby 2013 will give expert to recreational skiers a thrill, and was even chosen as one of the top sporting events in Vermont by readers of Vermont Sports Magazine!  The course has a total vertical drop of over 2,600 feet and can take between 45 minutes to several hours to complete.

Stowe DerbyThe Stowe Derby 2013
February 24

Course Profile:
Total Distance: 12.51 miles
Start Elevation: 3,292 feet
Finish Elevation: 690 feet

Highlights:
Short Course: This 6km race is designed for children ages 6 & up and for those who prefer to avoid the rigors of a long and sustained descent.
Long Course Races: Ages 13 & up – 20 km course – 2 Divisions – Skating & Classical
SWIX Derby Meister – Experts Only – limited to the first 50 entrants.

The Stowe Derby brings the ski community together, from racers to spectators, all attracted by the unique and challenging course, excited crowds and the honor of saying they competed in the race.  The Green Mountain Inn looks forward to the Stowe Derby every year and offers exceptional accommodations perfect for a ski weekend in Vermont.  After a long day of racing in the Stowe Derby 2013, enjoy a leisurely soak in our outdoor, heated pool or visit Stowe Village Massage for a Relaxation Massage.

01/15/2013

Let the Green Mountain Inn Make Your Stowe, Vermont Wedding Memorable!

Stowe, Vermont is a year-round tourist town, offering stunning mountain views, historic charm and beauty and is the perfect place to say “I do”.  The Green Mountain Inn, located in the heart of downtown Stowe, offers an elegant atmosphere for your Stowe, Vermont wedding.  Established in 1833, the Green Mountain Inn has an exceptional selection of ceremony and reception venues, an on-site celebration planning service and an assortment of lodging accommodations, certain to create the wedding of your dreams!

Choose from any of the following for your Stowe, Vermont wedding at the Green Mountain Inn

Wedding 2Village Room – offers abundant natural light, charming antique wall sconces and an element of privacy – ideals for ceremonies, receptions and private dinner parties. 

Library & Living Room – Perfect for a small ceremony and offers a delightful option for couples who wish for simplicity and may also be reserved with our Main Street Dining Room for larger events.  The Mansfield House features a staircase to the living room, perfect for making a grand entrance. 

Mansfield House Lawn – A lovely, landscaped area perfect forWeddings
an intimate, outdoor ceremony or cocktail reception – accommodates up to 120 people. 

Main Street Dining Room – Overlooking beautiful Stowe Village, the Main Street Dining Room offers an atmosphere of beauty and charm within its hardwood accoutrements, fireplace and bar.

In addition to our lovely ceremony and reception venues, the Green Mountain Inn offers exceptional accommodation packages - from our Country Inn Ceremony which provides an intimate nuptial ceremony for parties of 12 or less to our Heart of Stowe Romance Package with a welcome bottle of Champagne just for the two of you.  Your guests can enjoy seasonal skiing, boutique shopping, or just relaxing around our heated all-season pool.

If you wish to speak with someone directly, please contact our Event Coordinator at 800-253-7302 x606.

The Green Mountain Inn will work with you on planning all of the fine details that come into play when orchestrating a truly memorable Stowe, Vermont wedding, and you can relax and feel confident that every last detail will be taken care of.  We hope to welcome you soon!

01/08/2013

Experience a Thrill with Stowe Snowmobile Tours!

The beautiful forests of Stowe offer a vast network of snowmobile trails and Stowe Snowmobile Tours can help you discover the exquisite back country of Vermont in its prime winter season.  Available for the beginner through expert, Stowe Snowmobile Tours will take you on 20-25 miles of trails through the Mount Mansfield State Forest, driving a 550cc Polaris Snowmobile or riding as a passenger with one of their knowledgeable guides (helmet and boots are provided).

Snowmobile 2Stowe Snowmobile Tours

Back Country Tour: Two Hour Tour
Weekends: 8 AM – 6 PM – leaving every hour
Weekdays: leaving 9, 11, 1, 3 & 5 

Click here for rates and more info

Stowe Snowmobile Tours is Vermont’s oldest, largest, and most experienced snowmobile tour which is customized to everyone’s ability level and desires.  Go at your own pace, or challenge yourself on the many different types of terrain you’ll experience, from hills, woods and straightaways.

The Green Mountain Inn is located less than a mile from Stowe Snowmobile Tours and offers a cozy and comfortable retreat after spending the day in the winter wonderland of Stowe.  Enjoy our year-round outdoor heated pool, or snuggle up to the warmth of our roaring fire while relaxing with cookies and hot cocoa.  Treat yourself to an adventure with Stowe Snowmobile Tours and a stay at the Green Mountain Inn!

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