Stowe is known for snow, and many guests of our boutique Stowe hotel Field Guide love to explore the area's miles of snow-covered trails. Whether you're into skiing, snowshoeing, or want to give dog sledding a try, we have your recommendations for snow activities in Stowe.
The biggest skiing resort in Stowe is right up the road from Field Guide. On the side of Mt. Mansfield, the resort has 39 miles of skiable trails and over 2,300 feet of elevation gain. With 9 restaurants, bars, and lounges, there's plenty of places to take a break and refuel. After a day of skiing or riding, visit one of our recommended aprés-ski spots in Stowe.
Take a trip through the Vermont countryside in a snug sled, guided by a team of trained Huskies. There are three dog sledding outfits near Stowe: Peace Pups, Eden Dog Sledding, and Umiak Outdoor Outfitters. The tours, available from 30-minute rides to 2 hours, will give you an overview of dog sledding, an introduction to the team, and a ride through the scenic countryside. This snow activity in Stowe will be the highlight of the trip for any animal and nature lover.
Explore the countryside on snowshoes at this destination resort, known for its connection to the Von Trapp Family of The Sound of Music. If you need snowshoes or cross-country skis, stop by the resort's Outdoor Center to get fitted with gear and then hit the trails. Enjoy miles of snowshoe trails through the woods and even up Round Top Mountain. After your snow activity in Stowe, head to the Von Trapp Brewery on site to enjoy a selection of German-style beers.