Winter Wonderland in Stowe, Vermont

For those who call the city home, being able to escape the hustle and bustle and find a slower and quieter retreat to escape to for the weekend becomes almost life-saving. For me, that place is Stowe, Vermont. Being the country mouse that I am, I always look forward to the opportunity to take leave of my crazy city life and head North to the quaint little Vermont town, where the air is crisp and clean, and the people are… dare I say.. friendly?

Located just three hours North of Boston, Stowe is the idyllic Vermont ski town, yet has so much more to offer than nearby Jay Peak, Sugarbush, or even Killington. With the gorgeous mountainous backdrop, an adorable town center, and wide range of coffee shops, restaurants, and watering holes, Stowe is small enough that you get the cozy, neighborhood feel, yet large enough that you don’t get claustrophobic. And while I can’t say Vermont skiing is the absolute best I’ve ever come across (come on, I lived a stones throw away from Lake Tahoe for 11 years!) on a good day, Stowe is by far one of the best mountains I’ve skied on in the East.

The best part about Stowe is that it’s as stunning during the “off” seasons as it is during the winter. I’ve actually been spending more time in Stowe in the summer and fall months, that it’s now hard to say which is my favorite season.  However, this winter I had the opportunity to take my camera on a little excursion around town, and was reminded yet again just how breathtaking Stowe is when it’s covered by a think blanket of snow. Take a look…

 

 

 

 

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