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March 2015

15th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope!

Find inspiration for healing...helpful information...make steadfast friends - all at the 15th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope!

It almost seems that anyone 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 15th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope will be held May 1 through May 3 and offers education, enlightenment, inspiration and retreat in the restorative environment of Stowe.

Presentations will include free lectures and seminars on the latest findings on cancer prevention and treatment from national renowned oncology specialists as well as helpful suggestions for healing, comfort, spiritual enlightenment and communion.  This year’s Keynote Address will be given by Dan Shapiro, Ph.D., Penn State College of Medicine – A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Chemotherapy.

Stowe Weekend of Hope Weekend of hope 2
May 1-3, 2015
Stoweflake Resort

Sample Schedule:
(printer-friendly schedule available)

Registration at Stowe Area Association ~ Concurrent Workshops ~ Opening Ceremony ~ Keynote Address ~ Health Fair & Wellness Expo ~ Reiki Sessions ~ KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & SWOH Fun Run ~ Special Mass & Blessing for Survivors ~ Ecumenical Candlelight Service for Remembrance & Hope ~ Dance Party w/Ross Livermore Band ~ 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.  We’d love to welcome you to the Whip Bar & Grill for lunch or dinner and have a moment to hear all about the inspiring stories you will encounter throughout the weekend.


Boyden Valley Winery Maple Sugar Festival

Stowe is such a wonderful area when it comes to fun and exciting places to visit, but sometimes it’s so worth the drive to venture outside of our village to experience even more!  Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits in Cambridge brings the Maple Sugar Festival to the public and it’s a weekend full of fun, family-friendly activities!

Maple syrup festivalMaple Sugar Festival
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
Cambridge, VT
March 28th & 29th

FREE Sugar On Snow!
Easily Accessible Sugar House on a Working Family Farm
FREE Syrup Sample Tastings All Day
FREE Tastings of Vermont Maple Reserve, Gold Leaf, and Vermont Ice Maple Crème
FREE Maple Cocktail Tasting and Recipe
FREE Winery Tours at 11:30am and 1:00pm (tours suitable for all ages)
Specialty Wine & Food Tasting available All Day featuring Cabot Cheese, Brown Family Farm, and My Little Cupcake products
Local yeast donuts with maple cream frosting available while they last!
Pleasant Valley Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides will be available weather & ground conditions permitting
FREE Parking & Admission

Getting to Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits may take a drive, but you can take that opportunity to take in the beauty of the Green Mountains, Smuggler’s Notch and more!  A great starting point on your journey is the Green Mountain Inn…and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Spring is Coming to Stowe Vermont – Here’s Our Top 5 Ways to Enjoy it!

Are you ready for spring? Take advantage of our great ideas!

It has been quite a winter, and the snow doesn’t seem to be going away for a while - many are still skiing and enjoying the slopes.  Soon though, the fields will start to stir with new life and little bursts of color will be visible here and there, indicating the coming spring.  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. Take a Hike…literally!  Hiking
    The landscape 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Fishing – As trout season begins in
    mid-April, it’s notAntiques 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.
  4. Antiquing – a trip to Stowe would not be complete without visiting many of the eclectic antique shops that are scattered throughout.  Springtime in Stowe Vermont is your chance to walk the streets and maybe chance upon something vintage that you’ve always wanted.
  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 springtime 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.


Celebrate the Arrival of Spring at the Stowe Sugar Slalom!

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.

Stowe Sugar Slalom Skiing 2
Run by the Mount Mansfield Ski Club
April 4th & 5th, 2015

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.