Winter Activities Feed

Bundle Up for Winter Recreation in Stowe

You don’t have to be stuck all winter indoors. When the snow flies, there’s plenty to do with winter recreation in Stowe.

Put on your warmest winter coat, hat, and mittens and prepare to have a ball.

Snowy Scenery, Sleigh Rides, and Things to Do During Winter

Snowshoeing1. Snowmobiling in Stowe

Speed through the snowy landscape on a winter adventure. Snowmobiling is a great way to get outdoors, even in the cold months, not to mention witnessing the simple beauty of a snow-covered Vermont. A guide will take you on a 25-mile tour across hills, through woods, and along straightaways, where you can punch up the speed and really feel the wind in your face.

2. Sleigh Rides

Take a magical ride behind a team of horses. You can get a group together for a jolly time, or choose a romantic ride for two. Jingle bells will ring merrily as you glide over the snow. The sleighs run from December 15 through February 24 and are an enchanting way to experience a Vermont winter.

3. Snowshoeing in Stowe

Take a guided snowshoeing tour in the day or the evening. You can snowshoe through the woods by moonlight or lantern to a cozy cabin and a crackling fire, or take a day trek through the woods near the Ben & Jerry’s factory, followed by a tour exploring how ice cream is made.

Or, rent some snowshoes and head off at your own speed. Recreation Path is a great snowshoe hike.

Don’t forget other popular winter activities like skiing, sledding, ice skating, snowboarding, and ice fishing!

In-between winter wanderings and adventures, cozy up at Green Mountain Inn when you book your stay with us.

Come and Take Part in the 80s Weekend Ski Ballet and Retro Jam

Join in on all of the fun at the 80s Weekend Ski Ballet and Retro Jam.

The Green Mountain InnThe 80s Weekend Ski Ballet and Retro Jam will be taking place from March 11 to March 13 and is the perfect opportunity, if you even need one, to break out those neon one-pieces, leopard-print stretch pants and super-straight skis and head over to Midway Park to indulge in a fun-filled 80s weekend in Stowe. Bust your favorite moves and tricks and stand the chance to win prizes while celebrating the very best of the 1980s with DJ Mashtadon.

Show Your Skills in the Ski Ballet in Stowe

If you’re keen to take part in the ski ballet in Stowe, registration will take place at the Midway Base Lodge between 1:30 – 2 pm. There will then be a fun 80s group photo on the Midway Deck at 2 pm followed by the competitions in Midway Park at 2:30 pm. The Ski Ballet is going to be judged based on overall impression. So that means you’ve got to fit in the most spins, rolls, jumps, jazz hands and leg crossings while showing off the puffiest sleeves – all wrapped up in a 90-second routine. The Retro Jam will be all about the funkiest, brightest 1980s outfit, some of the best 80s tricks worked into the run of the course and of course, overall impression. If you’re keen to take part in both events, go for it!

The Gorgeous Green Mountain Inn

The Green Mountain Inn has been captivating visitors for over 180 years. We’re located on Main Street, right in the heart of the historic town of Stowe, and our overwhelming beauty alone is worth a visit to help you unwind after a full day of 80s greatness. We have just the right blend of modern comfort and quaint atmosphere as well as a range of activities from an outdoor pool and spa, games room, health club, fire pit and a delicious afternoon tea and cookies.

Rosy Cheeks and Happy Hearts with Winter Activities in Stowe

Winter activities in Stowe
There is nothing more exhilarating and energizing than spending time in the great outdoors, especially when there is a fresh blanket of snow on the ground. There are many winter activities in Stowe that visitors can take advantage of when they're in the area. Pick the perfect adventure and off you go.

Sleigh riding in StoweSleigh Riding in Stowe Is Just One of Many Possible Adventures
Vermont in the winter is truly a magical winter wonderland, and sleigh riding in Stowe can give you an up close and personal experience of our quaint countryside. Snuggle up next to your love on an intimate sleigh ride for two or bring the whole family and enjoy a fun trip through woods and over rolling hills.

How about some snowshoeing in Stowe? Yes, you can do that, too. Winter's version of hiking is best suited for our little corner of the country, because we have some of the best trails out there. Get the most out of our beautiful wilderness and see the backcountry like it was meant to be seen – on foot.

There is, even more, winter fun to be had when you go skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, dog sledding, or snowmobiling. No matter what winter activity you choose to do with your friends and family, you're sure to have a great time complete with rosy cheeks and happy hearts by the end of the day.

Green Mountain Inn invites you to stay with us and keep warm in between your many winter wonderland adventures. We hope you book a visit to our snowy retreat very soon.











Spend Valentine's Day in Stowe at the Green Mountain Inn

Celebrate Valentine’s day in Stowe with our special packages. 

The Green Mountain Inn

The New Year is off and running and before you know it Valentine's Day will be here. If you don't have any plans for the most romantic day of the year, we invite you to take advantage of Green Mountain Inn Valentine's Day packages. Check out what we have in store for you and your love when you stay with us for a Valentine's Day in Stowe.

Unforgettable Valentine's Day at Green Mountain Inn

A great place to getaway any time of year, our little corner of Vermont offers visitors many different things to enjoy. Spend some time in nature, enjoy some local shopping or dining, and get some much-needed quiet time to reconnect. Here are the details of our Valentine's Day getaway packages in Stowe:

The Heart of Stowe Romance Package

  • 2 night accommodations at a discounted rate
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries and bottle of champagne
  • Daily breakfast in Main Street Dining Room
  • Complimentary tea and cookies in the afternoon
  • Coupon for Ferro's Jewelers ($150 off a purchase of $350 or more)

Bed and Breakfast Package

  • 2 night accommodations at a discounted rate
  • Daily breakfast in Main Street Dining Room
  • Complimentary tea and cookies in afternoon

Treat Yourselves to Romance This Year

We want you and the love of your life to have the best Valentine's Day at Green Mountain Inn. Stay with us and we'll take care of the rest for you. Book your stay today – we hope to see you very soon.



Are You Ready to Race in the Stowe Mountain Derby?

It's time for the annual Stowe Mountain Derby.

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Vermont is considered one of America's winter playgrounds, so it's no surprise that it happens to be the home of the original downhill cross-country ski race in the country. This year will mark the 71st Stowe Mountain Derby and once again, thousands of competitors and spectators will come from all over the globe for some good old winter racing fun.

Stowe Mountain Derby Race Track – 20km of Challenging Fun

On February 28, 2016, participants in the downhill ski race in Stowe will work their way through all kinds of terrain as they race from the peak of Mt. Mansfield to the finish line in the town below. Every year, all levels of skiers come to take on the challenge. Usually, the more experience an athlete has, the faster they complete the course, but everyone is welcome. Make sure you bring your A-game because the course drops over 2,600 feet and is pretty difficult.

The event will also include a 14km race called the Derby Fat Bike. Racers will ride their winter-equipped bicycles down the mountain in hopes of crossing the finish line first. For even more heart-pumping thrills, competitors can sign up for the Fat Meister, a competition that combines the times of ski racing and bike racing.

No matter what brings you to town, participating in the race or watching the competitors is sure to be a good time.

Winter Racing Outside, Warm Up Inside

We hope everyone in town for the cross country ski race in Stowe has a wonderful time. When your race is completed, or you need a break from watching the competitors out in the cold, we invite you to stop in at the Green Mountain Inn to warm up – we're located right by the finish line.

It’s Time to Plan Your Vermont Winter Getaway in Stowe

Enjoy a winter getaway in Stowe.

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Have you ever had a winter getaway in Vermont? If not, it’s time to plan your Vermont winter getaway in Stowe. Stowe boasts the newest and most sophisticated high-speed lifts as well as a wide selection of snow terrain, promising a winter getaway in Vermont you’ll not forget.

Not convinced of a winter getaway Stowe? The area continues to invest in state-of-the-art snow-making operations. Whether you are an avid rider or skier, the new snow-making promises better early season terrain and also aids the overall snow quality, allowing mountain operations to quickly resurface the mountain.

A winter getaway to Stowe is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to have heaps of snowy fun.

Ski Packages in Stowe

The Green Mountain Inn has several winter packages to offer. The Ski, Ride and Stay package at Green Mountain Inn includes one-night discounted accommodation at the Inn and a 1-day lift ticket to Stowe Mountain Resort.  This special is valid through to March 19, 2016, and a discount breakfast plan is available when you make your reservation.

We are also proud to offer the January White Sale, which is available through January 31, 2016.  With this offer, you'll enjoy relaxing in our classic rooms or warm up with one of our fireplace and Jacuzzi rooms.  This offer is not applicable to townhouses and apartments, but does include a full country breakfast, lodging, and afternoon tea and cookies.

After an exhilarating day on the slopes, come and relax in the Green Mountain Inn’s heated pool and spa, unwind around the fire pit, or indulge in afternoon tea and cookies. It may be cold outside, but we extend a very warm welcome to our guests.



Join Us on New Year's Eve to Ring in 2016 in Stowe

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Stowe.

The Green Mountain Inn

New Year’s Eve in Stowe is simply magical. Whether you’re bringing the family or hanging out with friends, come and enjoy the Green Mountain Inn New Year’s Eve celebration.

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing in Stowe

Join us on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2016 in Stowe with a delicious dinner and fun dancing in the Main Street dining room. Dinner will begin from 5:30pm and includes a four-course dinner prepared by the Inn’s Executive Chef. Ramp up the celebrations by taking to the dance floor from 11pm through to 1am into the brand new year. The cost is $59 per adult and $29 per child. Dinner will also be served in the Whip Bar & Grill between 5pm – 10pm and reservations are required.

Decadent Dining on New Year’s Eve in Stowe

Adults can look forward to a first course of poached shrimp and duck confit and a Vermont Chevre Strudel served with a peach compote. The second course comprises a classic Caesar salad and Mesclun Greens with champagne grapes and pecan brittle.

The little ones can delight the senses with homely New England corn chowder, mixed salad, Black Angus filet mignon served with green peas and mashed potatoes or roast salmon filet or roast chicken breast. There’s also good ol’ mac & cheese served with steamed green peas or pasta sauce comprising a bowl of linguine either with or without our homemade tomato sauce and served with garlic bread. For dessert, they can see out the old year with a “silly sundae” topped with hot fudge sauce and whipped cream.

The Green Mountain Inn invites you to stay for a while in modern comfort. Recharge your batteries and get ready for the year ahead after an evening of delicious dining and enjoyable dancing. We look forward to seeing in the New Year with you.

Spend the Holidays in Stowe

Enjoy the holidays in Stowe with our special packages.

Green Mountain Inn

Whether you’re just passing through or fancy a family skiing trip this festive season, you’ll find warm and welcoming accommodations at the Green Mountain Inn when you spend the holidays in Stowe.

With a history dating back nearly 200 years, the Green Mountain Inn continues to warmly welcome travelers from around the globe. The inn lies in the heart of the historic town, on Main Street, and offers the perfect marriage of modern comfort and classic surrounds. There are 104 rooms spread among 8 buildings and guests can look forward to an array of activities on the property, from snuggling up around the fire pit to relaxing in the heated pool and spa or working out at the health club.

Special Holiday Offers at the Green Mountain Inn

Whether you’re treating the family to a vacation or catching a quick romantic getaway, the special holiday offers at Green Mountain Inn along with our warm hospitality will ensure you have a wonderful trip.

Ski Packages in Stowe

The Green Mountain Inn offers a Ski, Ride and Stay Package that includes one-night discounted accommodation and a 1-day lift ticket to the Stowe Mountain Resort. The package starts from $137 per person, per day, based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply and the deal is valid through to March 19, 2016. A discount breakfast plan will be available when you make your booking.

Bed and Breakfast in Stowe

If you’re looking for a convenient getaway deal, check out our Bed and Breakfast Package that includes a daily country inn breakfast at the Main Street Dining Room, two night’s discounted accommodation and complimentary afternoon tea and cookies.

The Green Mountain Inn wish you and your loved ones a very happy holidays and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

Don’t Miss the 2016 Stowe Winter Carnival in January

The 2016 Stowe Winter Carnival in January promises tons of fun for the family.

When it comes to finding things to do in Stowe, you won’t want to miss the 2016 Stowe Winter Carnival. This year, the carnival takes place January 16 - 30, 2016.

The winter carnival in Stowe promises exciting activities for the whole family. Whether you want to watch ski-related movies, check out crazy sports events, take part in a kid’s carnival or witness incredible ice carving competitions, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

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The Winter Carnival in Stowe

Why not base yourself at the Green Mountain Inn? It’s a great starting point from where to explore the town and check out the amazing professional ice carvers taking part in Demonstration Day on January 22. There’s even an ice carving competition on January 23!

Stowe Winter Activities

Visitors to Stowe can take part in fun events at the 2016 Stowe Winter Carnival. Some whacky activities include the Las Vegas Night Gala, a snow volleyball tournament, the brand new Broomball Tournament and Kids Carnival Kaos.

The theme for the Carnival is “All Stowed In!” The opening and closing weekend’s festivities promise amazing musical talent and even an adult game show. There’s karaoke, pub style quizzes and plenty of prizes up for grabs. For the adults, there’s an all-new Beer Bar to relax and keep away the winter chill.

Stay at Green Mountain

With so many things to do in Stowe during the carnival, the Green Mountain Inn is the perfect place to rest your weary feet and freshen up for all the fun. Right in the heart of Stowe, the hotel has 180 years’ experience welcoming visitors to Main Street.

As historic as the Inn is, these rooms offer modern comfort and classic atmospheres and there are also various activities to be enjoyed. Warm up in the heated pool or unwind at the spa, reminisce about a fun day at the carnival around the fire pit or get back for scrumptious tea and cookies in the afternoon.

We look forward to spending carnival with you in 2016!

Enjoy New Year's Eve Dinner at Main Street Dining Room in Stowe

If you are searching for a quaint, peaceful, and festive way to spend New Year’s Eve, consider celebrating NYE in Stowe.

The snow covered mountains and twinkling holiday lights create a holiday atmosphere that will make your celebrations truly magical.

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How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Stowe

The first thing to think about is where you are going to have dinner on New Year’s Eve in Stowe. For a delicious meal and a memorable celebration, consider having New Year’s Eve dinner at Main Street Dining Room. The dining room is a charming space with hardwood floors and an antique dumbwaiter adding to the atmosphere. Dine beside the roaring fireplace and admire the original Walton Blodgett watercolors that adorn the walls as snow falls outside.

What is for dinner?  

Enjoy a New Year's Eve dinner in Stowe.  The Main Street Dining Room at Green Mountain Inn is serving a four-course meal that is guaranteed to make your mouth water.  Start with poached shrimp or duck confit and Vermont chevre strudel followed by a fresh caeser salad or mesclun greens.  For your main choice, you will have a hard time picking between the five delicious options. These include tenderloin, quail, halibut, ravioli, and veal. Finally, end the day with a chocolate trilogy or a maple creme brulee.

You can make your New Year’s Eve special with this amazing menu for only $59. You can even make it a celebration for the whole family! The prix fixe menu is only $29 for children 12 and under. Your New Year’s Eve celebration will be unforgettable with this fantastic dining experience.

After your stomachs are full and your taste buds are satisfied, you will be ready for your first sleep of 2016. Start the New Year off right by relaxing in a rustic, yet elegant room at Green Mountain Inn. We are wishing you a happy new year and we are excited to see you soon.