No. 3 Snowshoe-friendly Ski Resort: Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont

With 100 miles of trails accessible in the Green Mountain State Forest network, and snowshoeing anywhere in and around the village as well as the mountain on any slopes, Stowe snowshoeing could not be more attractive.

Guided snowshoe tours with “spectacular views” of Mt. Mansfield from Stowe Mountain Lodge on their golf course are good starter courses for first-timers, before graduating to the many skilled opportunities in and around the mountain terrain. Also, “you can snowshoe to and from the town (Main Street) of Stowe on the main Rec-Path, five miles each way,” Jeff Wise, Stowe Mountain marketing and communications director noted. And, enthusiasts can rent snowshoes anywhere in town.

Photo courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort.

Stowe is famous for its après-ski scene, and thus après-snowshoe options as well. The Stowe Mountain Resort open fire pit gets high praise from parents, where kids can make s’mores, located between the ski school and Mountain Resort. The Mountain Road is lined with restaurants and bars that include almost nightly music as well a variety of cuisine and food choices.

“Snowshoeing on and around Vermont’s highest peak at Stowe Mountain Resort is both a spectacular and intimate outdoor experience. … NEW this winter, Phase I of the Spruce Peak Community Pathways opens, with a mile long trail that loops through forested and plaza areas around Stowe Mountain Lodge. Now, anybody at the Lodge can go for a convenient winter walk or snowshoe right out the door of the hotel. Eventually this will become five miles of year-round recreational trails,” Wise explained.

For more information on Stowe Mountain Resort, visit www.stowe.com. Return to the full list of resorts.

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