If you are planning a Vermont ski getaway this winter, we suggest booking your trip sooner than later!
Stowe ranks as one of the top cross-country skiing destinations along the East Coast. One of the top reasons for this designation is the annual running of one of the oldest and winter ski events in Stowe, which also happens to be one of the most unique races in all of North America!
This year, on Sunday, January 13th, the Stowe Derby will return for its 74th year. Family friendly skiing in Stowe will be on full display with four different courses for the over 900 competitors to take part in. These four different pursuits are:
Long Course – Separate 20 kilometer races in both Classic and Freestyle
Short Course – designed for children ages 6 and up that doesn’t include the infamous 2,700 foot descent!
Meister – race in both the Classic and Freestyle Long Course
Fat Bike Course – 16 kilometers of cycling on the fresh powder
The course remains the same since this ski race in Stowe began all those years ago, as a personal challenge between a few famous visiting European mountaineers – race from the top of Vermont’s highest peak, Mt. Mansfield, to the historic town of Stowe below. The winners will clock in a little over 40 minutes, while those seeking to do some family friendly skiing Stowe may take a couple of hours.
After an afternoon in the snow, spend your evening relaxing in the traditional charm of The Green Mountain Inn. The classic ambiance and modern comfort of our accommodations provide the perfect home-away-from-home for any Vermont ski getaway!