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4 posts from March 2014

03/25/2014

Celebrate Life at the Stowe Weekend of Hope!

One in three people alive today in the United States will be affected by cancer in some way.  The Stowe Weekend of Hope provides an inspiring and educational retreat for hundreds of patients and survivors and their families coping with the many demands this dreadful disease.  The 14th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope will be held May 2 through May 4, 2014, and has seen tremendous growth, both locally and nationally.  Presentations will include free lectures and seminars on the latest findings on cancer prevention and treatment from national renowned oncology specialists from Fletcher Allen Health Care & the Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont, as well as helpful suggestions for healing, comfort, spiritual enlightenment and communion.  This year’s Keynote Address will be given by Jeffrey F. Gallahue, President and Founder of WE BEAT CANCER FOUNDATION.

SWOHStowe Weekend of Hope
May 2 – 4, 2014

Sample Schedule:
(click here for a full, printer-friendly schedule)

Friday, May 2 – Registration @ Stowe Area Assocation ~ Ultimate Survivor ~ Concurrent Workshops ~ Opening Ceremony ~ Dessert & Discussion - Social
Saturday, May 3 – (all daytime events take place at The Stoweflake Resort) ~ Keynote Address ~ Health Fair & Wellness Expo ~ Reiki Sessions ~ Concurrent Workshops ~ KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & SWOH Fun Run ~ Special Mass & Blessing for Survivors ~ Ecumenical Candlelight Service for Remembrance & Hope ~ Dance Party w/Ross Livermore Band
Sunday, May 4 – Breakfast Buffet ~ Survivor’s Victory Hike w/Prayer Flags ~ Closing Ceremony & Dedication of Flags of Hope & Healing

Accommodations at several of Stowe’s lodges, inns and hotels are provided free of charge to first time attendees by the Stowe Weekend of Hope.  Interested cancer patients and survivors should request reservations as soon as possible.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes all participants in the Stowe Weekend of Hope and extends our wishes of hope, health and healing to all.

Image courtesy of SWOH

03/18/2014

Our Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Spring Season in Stowe Vermont

It has been quite a winter, but the snow is beginning to recede and the air is getting a little warmer.  While many are still skiing and enjoying the warmer temperatures on the slopes, the fields are starting to stir with new life and little bursts of color can be glimpsed here and there, indicating the coming splendor.  Here at the Green Mountain Inn, we’re getting ready for Spring in Stowe and we’d like to help you enjoy it just the same!  Here are some suggestions for creating a memorable getaway to our quaint little village.

  1. Fishing – As trout season begins in Waterfall
    mid-April, it’s not just the bears and squirrels that come out of hiding.  Many a fisherman take to the shores of our many beautiful lakes and tributaries for a resurgence of man’s oldest pastime.
  2. Antiquing – a trip to Stowe would not be complete without visiting many of the eclectic antique shops that are scattered throughout.  Spring time in Stowe Vermont is your chance to walk the streets and maybe chance upon
    something vintage that you’ve always wanted.
  3. Take a Hike…literally!  The landscape Stroll Through Stowe Hiking
    of colors in Vermont are not only spectacular in the
    fall, but in the spring as well.  Just east of town is The Pinnacle Trail which will provide you with outstanding views of town.  The 265 mile Long Trail system is easily accessed in Smuggler’s Notch and offers diverse trails.  Wiessner Woods is perfect for a long leisurely
    stroll.  April to mid-May is also the Emily's Bridge
    perfect time to hike, before the May/June arrival of the black flies.
  4. Covered Bridges – from Emily’s Haunted Bridge (also known as Gold Brook Bridge) to the Stowe Walkway Bridge which allows visitors to cross over Waterbury River, a drive around the area will be the highlight of your day.
  5. Maple Sugaring – Early spring is a perfect time to visit the local sugar houses and get a first sampling of the sweet
    treat that Vermont is best known for – maple syrup.

Revel in the beauty of the brilliant blue skies, the blooming fields and the warm sunshine that all makes Spring time in Stowe, Vermont a very special time of year.  Be sure to complete your experience with an overnight stay at the Green Mountain Inn.  Each unique accommodation at the Inn offers an expert blend of elegance and style, along with a convenient location giving you easy access to Stowe and all that it has to offer.  Choose from classic rooms with exceptional amenities all the way up to an exquisite Depot Street Townhouse for the larger family or group.  Visit our website for more information or to book your stay.

03/11/2014

74 Years of Tradition & Celebration at the Stowe Sugar Slalom!

It seems that the word “history” or “tradition” comes up a lot when one talks about Stowe, especially within the ski world.  Being the quintessential ski town that it is, Stowe offers some of the most challenging trails and impressive vertical drops in the country.  For over 70 years, the historic Stowe Sugar Slalom has been celebrating the arrival of Spring and the tapping of maple trees, complete with live entertainment, challenging races, festive costumes and the ever-popular Vermont treat of sugar-on-snow, donuts and sour pickles at the finish line.  Drawing over 1,000 racers of varying skill levels and several hundred spectators, the Stowe Sugar Slalom is one of the most recognized alpine races in America.

Sugar_slalom_small_1Stowe Sugar Slalom
Run by the Mt. Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club
April 5th & 6th, 2014

All participants in the Stowe Sugar Slalom are invited to dress up in costumes best representing the theme of “A Spring Celebration” – from pink tutus to ape suits!  All age groups open to USSA licensed racers ages 10 and up compete on Saturday to qualify for the Sunday finale held on Exhibition Hill.  Masters class, all racers ages 21 and up with no license required, race on Sunday in two combined dual slalom runs.

The Green Mountain Inn looks forward to the Stowe Sugar Slalom each year, when the village of Stowe gets to share its traditions with locals and visitors alike.  Speaking of tradition, our Inn is steeped in history and offers a true Vermont experience – from four poster beds and handmade quilts, to stories of famous past guests and residents that have graced our halls.  Make your plans now for the perfect Stowe Vermont vacation.

Image courtesy of Mt. Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club

03/04/2014

Tinseltown Gala Celebrates the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe!

The Tinseltown Gala, celebrating the Helen Day Art Center, is set to be the event of the year around Stowe and how could it not be?  With a theme of the Golden Age of Hollywood inspired by the sophistication, glitter and glamour that made and still make Hollywood the place it is, the Tinseltown Gala will be an epic celebration and fundraiser for the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.  Attendees can look forward to a fantastic where they can step back in time to the 40s & 50s, delectable cuisine and cocktails and a silent and live auction offering hundreds of unique items.

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  Tinseltown Gala 2014 Helen Day Art Center in Stowe
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Schedule of Events:

5:30 – 8:30 – Cocktail/Hors D’oeuvres/Dinner/Silent & Live Auction
9:00 – Music & Dancing

Black tie optional

The Helen Day Art Center is a member-supported, Helen day art center logo
community arts and education non-profit organization in the village of Stowe.  Major exhibitions are displayed featuring internationally and nationally recognized artists both from Vermont and outside of the state.  Classes for youth and adults are offered all year including everything from figure drawing to video animation to painting.  Tinseltown Gala, a special fundraising event, will ensure that the Helen Day Art Center can continue its mission to
enhance the human experience through the visual arts.

The Green Mountain Inn hopes you enjoy your time at the Tinseltown Gala and visiting the village of Stowe.

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