There’s Lots to Learn in Stowe Vermont This Winter


Stowe, VT – (October 12, 2006) With foliage colors in full regalia, thoughts in Stowe Vermont are beginning to look ahead to another great winter season and for our new and returning guests there are endless opportunities to make a visit to Stowe a learning experience.

“Thousands of people come to Stowe every winter to enjoy the broad variety of winter activities and to enjoy our wonderful shops and restaurants,” states Valerie Rochon, Executive Director of Stowe Area Association. “But there are many more things than skiing and snowboarding to learn and do in Stowe – from chocolate making to knitting, dogsledding to cider making – there’s something for every interest, including racing down the slopes!”
Following is a listing of just some of the great things you can see, do and learn in Stowe this winter:
Skiing and Snowboarding

Whether you’re an avid skier or snowboarder just wanting to hone your skills or if you’re new to the sport and want to learn from the best, you’ll be glad that Stowe Mountain Resort has revamped the Stowe Vacation Rewards program this year. NEW in 2007 is a simplified advance sale program with one cutoff date, additional added values and a bonus day for 4+ day tickets.

2007 VRP tickets are available on-line or via the advance sale toll free number, 1-888- 253-4TIX , up to 7 days prior to arrival. Guests can pick up their tickets at any resort ticket window. With a 2 or 3 consecutive day adult/senior ticket purchase, choose ONE of the following:

1. A two-hour ski/snowboard demo from Stowe toys

2. Free quick tune for your skis or snowboard.
With a 4, 5, 6, 7 or more consecutive day adult/senior ticket purchase, you’ll receive one flex/bonus day and ONE of the following (of the same duration):

1. Multi-day child ticket*

2. Multi-day adult group lesson at 10am

3. Multi-day ski or snowboard rental

4. Two-hour ski/snowboard demo from Stowe Toys

5. One free quick tune for your skis or snowboard. Plus all 4 or more day child VRP ticket holders receive a 25% discount on full-day ski & snowboard programs!

For those with a Sweet Tooth
For those of you with a sweet tooth, try your hand at being the candyman&Laughing Moon Chocolates located in the heart of Stowe Village offers several packages on chocolate making and hosts free demonstrations, like their Candy Cane Making Demo during the holiday season and their weekday chocolate dipping demonstrations. Laughing Moon Chocolates is located on Depot Street in Stowe Village, across from the Post Office. For more information, reservations and schedules contact Leigh Williams at
(802)253-9591) or visit the website: www.laughingmoonchocolates.com

Mush!!!
At Eden Mountain Lodge you can experience the thrill of dogsledding. Take part in a dogsledding adventure each day at Eden Mountain Lodge. Learn all about this fascinating sport. By the time you leave you will know about snow-hooks, tug-lines, verbal commands and the joy of the sport. Take a vacation with your dog who shows sledding potential, or come take dogsledding lessons yourself. They will match you with a team each day. Immerse yourself in this beautiful setting and experience. By the time you leave you will be able to call yourself a musher! For more information call Jim Blair at 802-635-9070 or email info@edenmountainlodge.com.
Cider!

Visit the Cold Hollow Cider Mill and see how they press cider. They have a live Bee Observation Hive in the honey section that mesmerizes young and old. The bakery offers a broad selection of fresh baked treats including pies, turnovers and cookies. But the overwhelming aroma at the Mill comes from their legendary Cider Donuts. The shop carries maple syrup and a host of other Vermont made products. Call 800-3-apples or visit www.coldhollow.com for more information.

Little River Hotglass Studio
Watch the master glass blowers at Little River Hotglass Studio capture the dynamic properties of molten glass in clean, spare designs. Using traditional techniques, paperweights explore the beauty of optical effects created by hundreds of air bubbles trapped in pure crystal. Classic shapes in dazzling colors are reinvented into functional bowls and vases. Stemware, made without molds and hand-finished, is the epitome of fine craftsmanship. Call 802.253.0889 or www.littleriverhotglass for more information.
Knitting

Sipping a steaming mug of hot cocoa and knitting by a roaring fire&what a cozy, apr├Ęs ski scene! If you are new to knitting or a seasoned knitter, visit Stowe Fabric & Yarn for all your knitting notions and a wide selection of yarns as well as complimentary instruction. That’s right; Carla and her staff at Stowe Fabric offer complimentary instruction to their shoppers. Or for those looking for more in-depth instruction during a longer stay, you can sign up for one of their clinics. Call 802-598-6740 for more information.

Stowe, Vermont combines a legendary historic village with a magnificent mountain. The peak, Mt. Mansfield, is Vermont’s highest. In winter, Stowe offers world-famous downhill skiing and snowboarding, over 150 kilometers of meticulously groomed cross country trails and 100km of backcountry trails. Stowe is also the birthplace of modern snowshoeing with many miles of snowshoeing trails for every ability. In summer, Stowe visitors find all the diversions expected of a world-class resort: above-timberline hiking, cycling, paddling, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, tennis and much more. And in every season, guests are superbly served by Stowe’s nearly 70 unique shops, 60 lodges and 50 restaurants catering to every taste and budget.
800-GO-STOWE

www.gostowe.com

PHOTO CREDIT: Yankee Image/Skye Chalmers

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