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.

Sweet Success – Vermont Maple Open House Weekend!

Vermont Maple Open House

Vermont is the nation’s leader producer of maple syrup and because of all those sweet maple trees it’s also one of the most beautiful fall foliage displays in the country.  There are many wonderful things to be said about the state of Vermont, but one claim to fame would be that it’s called America’s Maple Syrup Capital and coming this March 28 and 29, maple producers all over the state will open their doors to show the public how it’s done!

Vermont Maple Open HouseVermont Maple Open House Weekend
March 28 & 29, 2015

During the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend, some sugarmakers will offer tours, tastings, and the opportunity to view generations-old methods for producing the amber gold.  You can’t just visit one sugarhouse either…there’s so many to choose from!  Keep checking back for the updated list of locations and times.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to come and experience the true sweetness of Vermont during the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend.  As the days start to warm up, the sugar maples’ sap will begin to flow and the area will come alive with young and old getting ready to sample our state’s sweetest prize.  Plan a fun weekend and enjoy exceptional accommodations while here!

A Night in Oz Gala 2015 at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe!

Helen Day Art Center Gala

The Night in Oz – Helen Day Art Center 2015 Gala, is set to be a fantastical journey for all that attend?  With a theme of a Night in Oz, guests are encouraged to bring their creativity and enjoy a journey to the Emerald City among the young at heart.  Delectable cuisine and cocktails and a silent and live auction offering hundreds of unique items will make the evening complete.

GalaNight in Oz Gala 2015
Helen Day Art Center
in Stowe

Stowe Mountain Lodge
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Schedule of Events:

Cocktail/Hors D’oeuvres/ Dinner / Silent & Live Auction / Music / Dancing

Black tie optional

The Helen Day Art Center is a member-supported, 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.  A Night in Oz 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 Gala and visiting the village of Stowe.

Discover Stowe in a Whole New Way – Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides

Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides

From the dramatic to the picturesque, Stowe offers a plethora of enjoyable and breathtakingly beautiful treks for the nature lover, and the Gentle Giants horse drawn sleigh rides is a perfect addition to anyone’s stay.  Enjoying scenic tours of Stowe is a favorite of many visitors to the area because each time you venture out, the beautiful landscape gives you more to see. 

Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides

Jingle Bells comes alive at Gentle Giants Sleigh Rides! Visitors can experience the most scenic and romantic horse-drawn ride, pulled by Percheron and Belgian draft horses in a one or two horse, open Santa-style sleigh, beautifully lit with enchanting lights.  Venture through a covered bridge along an open brook, while winding through a picturesque wooded trail, all the while cozying up under warm blankets and enjoying a perfect New England experience.  Open daily from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM and early evening rides begin at 4:00 PM.

Winter fun

We love this time of year at the Green Mountain Inn and hope that we can look forward to welcoming you to our little slice of wintry paradise someday soon.  Spend your day exploring and enjoying all the wonderful scenic tours of Stowe, Vermont and then come and relax by the fire, have a cup of cocoa, or enjoy our heated outdoor pool! 

A Fun Week of Hockey – the Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament in Stowe!

Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament

Each March, Jackson Arena in Stowe welcomes hockey enthusiasts of all talents to one of the largest winter attractions it holds – the Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament!  Unique game rules and a friendly atmosphere make the tournament a fun and exciting experience for everyone involved.

Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament Hockey Puck
Jackson Arena in Stowe
March 17 – 21, 2015 

Registration is at the David Gale Recreation Center or at Stowe Arena
(a mail in registration is available)
Players: $95 Resident/$105 Non-Resident, Goalies: $50 Resident/$60 Non-Resident, Subs: $20/game

No hockey skills…even better!  Skaters in lower level brackets actually score double points for every goal, making them one of the biggest assets on the team.  Points are awarded to each team by winning periods, scoring goals, finishing with wins or ties and defending shut-outs.  Backchecking, passing, smooth line changes, defensive zone coverage and scoring are all optional.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to Stowe for the Hyde Cup Hockey Tournament.  If you are coming from out of town, our Inn is the perfect place to stay.  Located just 2 minutes from Jackson Arena, your stay in Stowe will be convenient and fun, along with luxurious and comfortable.  We hope to see you soon.

A Fun Week of Hockey – the Hyde Cup Tournament in Stowe!

Saying “I Do” is All You Need to do with a Green Mountain Inn Wedding

Weddings in Stowe

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, rehearsal dinner and more!  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, Wedding 4
Vermont wedding at the Green Mountain Inn:

Village 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 for an intimate, outdoor ceremony or cocktail reception – accommodates up to 120 people.  An elaborate surround-sound system enhances the entire area.

Main Street Dining Room – Overlooking beautiful
Stowe Village, Wedding 5the 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 the two of you and up to four additional guests 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 outdoor 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!

Enjoy the Beauty of Stowe with Full Moon Ski Tours

Full Moon Ski Tours

Skiing in Stowe is always fun and provides a way to enjoy all the beauty that surrounds us.  An even more beautiful experience are the Full Moon Ski Tours led by Stowe Nordic!  Each month, during the winter season, you can join a fun group of people to ski down the Stowe Recreation Path on the day of the full moon.  Any age or ability can join in on the fun!

Full Moon Ski Tours cross country skier
Stowe Nordic
6:00 PM

Tuesday, February 3rd
Thursday, March 5th
Saturday April 4th

Dress appropriately ~ Bring a headlamp ~ Tour is followed by snacks & beverages at a local restaurant ~ Membership is not required ~ Meet on the Rec Path parking lot behind Nordic Barn on the Mountain Road


Stowe Nordic is an organization of Nordic ski enthusiasts in the Stowe area, and offers many training programs, supports youth racing and organizes a Masters ski racing team.

The Green Mountain Inn welcomes you to come and discover what makes the village of Stowe so special and enjoy a moonlit skiing adventure while here.  Our convenient location makes it easy for you to explore the area and then return for a relaxing evening in the heart of Stowe.  Take advantage of our outdoor, heated pool or get in a great workout in our spacious fitness center.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Come Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of The Stowe Derby!

Stowe Derby

Come be a part of ski history!  Celebrating its 70th year, the Stowe Derby is a fun, but competitive race attracting almost 1,000 competitors each year.  This year, an unprecedented class of competitor will be introduced – a new fatbike class – with the race finishing right in the center of Stowe!  Starting from the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak and descending to the historic village of Stowe, the Stowe Derby will give expert skiers like the Canadian Cross Country Ski Team to recreational skiers a thrill.  The course has a total vertical drop of over 2,600 feet and can take between 45 minutes to several hours to complete.

The Stowe Derby Skiing
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fatbikes make its debut at the Derby for winter cycling competitors and enthusiasts.
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, enjoy a leisurely soak in our outdoor, heated pool or visit Stowe Village Massage for a Relaxation Massage.

Enjoy the Snow with Winter Activities at Umiak!

Winter Fun in Stowe!

The winter in Stowe is not just about skiing.  Many fun activities occur throughout the season and Umiak Outdoor Outfitters has a huge selection of fun, family-friendly and challenging sports to choose from.  If you can walk or hike in the summer, you can snowshoe in the winter, with just a few more layers of clothing.  Don’t want to hike…try a dogsled tour or a snowmobile tour or even a sledding tour with the kids.  Whatever your passion, you’ll find something to delight you.

Winter Fun in StoweUmiak Outdoor Outfitters

Snowshoe Tours:
Moonlight Cabin Snowshoe Tours ~ Fondue Snowshoe Tour ~ Top of the Notch Performance Sled Tour ~ Ben & Jerry’s Snowshoe & Ice Cream Too!

DogSled Tours ~ Sledding Tours ~ Ski Clinics & Tours ~ Snowmobile Tours

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.

Wishing You the Best for the New Year from the Green Mountain Inn!

New Year's Eve in Stowe!

There is no time more fitting to say "Thank You" and to wish you a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity from the Green Mountain Inn.

Celebrate the arrival of 2015 in Vermont-style in one of our well-appointed guest rooms, or enjoy a delectable meal at The Whip Bar & Grill or The Main Street Dining Room.  Looking for a place to ring in the New Year?  Join us for our New Year’s Eve Dinners – our early dinner is perfectly suited for families and helps you celebrate the holiday without having to make it to midnight.  Our late seating dinner is a great way to welcome a new year full of possibility and promise, with a night full of delectable food, entertainment and fun!

Happy New Year from all of us at the Green Mountain Inn!

Happy New Year in Stowe