Apres Ski in Stowe

Stowe Village

Stowe is a picture postcard New England village, with a white church steeple marking its center, general stores, galleries and a wide range of options for eating out.

Stowe’s new Spruce Peak base area is home to the Stowe Mountain Lodge, several new restaurants and shops as well as the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. In winter months, the golf clubhouse turns into the “Winter Cottage” which hosts Stowe’s nordic and snowshoeing activities.

There are plenty of lodging choices along the Mountain Road from four-star resorts to 150-year-old, B&Bs. Dating back to the early 1800s as an old stagecoach town, Stowe is one of America’s oldest tourist destinations. Skiing came early to Stowe-it’s one of America’s first ski resorts and, as with many of the resorts that followed, the skiing is quite separate from the village. In Stowe’s case, the foot of the mountain is 6 miles distant (9.6 km). There is a regular shuttle bus service that takes people from the village to the mountain with regular stops along Mountain Road.


Stowe Apres-Ski, Restaurants & Bars

Some apres ski takes place at the mountain, but in town there are more options for eating and drinking.

Nightlife is generally quiet. Most popular venue is The Matterhorn-it has a very lively atmosphere when full at the weekends. The Rusty Nail has dancing and live music; The Shed also has music and brews its own beer. You need to be over 21 to drink alcohol in the bars, although children can accompany their parents.

There are plenty of restaurants serving American, European, Italian, Mexican, and Japanese cuisine but they are not all to be found in the village itself, so be prepared to travel a few miles along Mountain Road and Route 108 to experience the best of them.

Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant at 1746 Mountain Road offers a diverse menu and award-winning wine list with over 50 wines by the glass and 10 beers on tap; Winfield’s Bistro at the same address also has an award-winning wine list. For more information on restaurants check out the websites www.stowe.com and www.gostowe.com

Stowe Activities

Stowe offers a good variety of winter activities.

Skating at the Jackson Ice Arena, snowmobile tours, dogsledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing with Stowe’s interconnected cross-country centers covering more than 22 miles (35 km) of groomed and 25 miles (40 km) of backcountry trails, much of it very scenic.

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