People ask us about things to do near Stowe Vermont. Here is our ever-changing list!
11/29: Opening Day! Come on out and help us to kick off the 2013-2014 Winter Season!
12/6 – 12/15: It’s a Wonderful Life – The Lamoille County Players at the historic Hyde Park Opera House. Evening showtimes 7:00 pm, Sunday afternoon matinee 2:00 pm. For further information, visit www.lamoillecountyplayers.com
12/7 -12/8: Boyden Valley Winery Ice Wine & Cocktail Open House. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to sample their Vermont Ice Wine and Ice Hard Cider, plus cheeses from Cabot Creamery, chocolate truffles from Lake Champlain Chocolates, and tastings featuring cocktails using liquors from Vermont producers Boyden Valley, Caledonia Spirits, Sapling, and Smuggler’s Notch Distillery. Pleasant Valley Horse Drawn Sleigh and Wagon Rides will be on site offering rides around the farm. Linger on the outdoor patio and enjoy the warmth of the fire pit. The winery is located at the intersection of Routes 15 and 104 in Cambridge.
12/7: 19th annual BrewFest, Part 1. 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Smugglers Notch Resort.
12/24: Christmas Eve Celebration! 7:00 pm – Music and fireworks. Gazebo in Village of Smugglers Notch Resort.
12/29: Warren Miller ‘s Ticket To Ride, 2013. 7 pm at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe.
12/31: First Night Burlington, all over Burlington. For more information and times please visit www.firstnightburlington.com
12/31: The Logger’s New Year’s Eve Variety Show Special, featuring Rusty DeWees and troupe. 7 pm at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe.
1/11: Winter Trails Day – An annual celebration of snowshoeing and cross country skiing free for those new to both. Smugglers’ Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Adventure Center. For more info, contact the Smugglers’ Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Adventure Center at (802)644-1173.
1/18 – 2/2: Stowe Winter Carnival. Stowe shines with 10+ major activites for both young and old, from zany sports events, ice carving competitions, movies, kids carnival kaos and the infamous snowgolf and snowvolleyball tournaments! For more information, please check out gostowe.com
1/23, 24 & 25: Annual Smugglers Notch Pass Ice Climbing Event. For more information please visit the Smuggs Ice Bash page on Facebook.
1/25 & 1/26: 18th Annual Heritage WinterFest – Our community celebrates Winter with many events put on by many people and community organizations! Around the Area: Primitive Biathlon (spectators welcome) at Sterling Ridge Inn, Cambridge Historical Society Open House, Visions of Vermont Open House, and Children’s Winter Stories at the Varnum Library. Additional family activites such as a community dinner, icicle contest, and ice skating occur at the Cambridge Elementary School and in the community. Bonfire and fireworks in the evening. For more information got to cambridgeartsvt.org
1/31: Rails for Ryan, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm as Smugglers’ Notch presents the 2nd Annual “Rails for Ryan” rail jam under the lights at the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge. ( www.flyinryanhawks.org).
2/20: FamilyFun Magazine Winter Carnival – Winter carnival plus fireworks starting at 2 pm. Smugglers Notch Resort.
2/16 – 3/7: Stowe Mountain Film Festival Week. 7 pm at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe.
3/8: Benefit Rail Jam. This special Rail Jam benefits the Molly Rowlee Fund. The cost to participate is $25. Register from noon to 1:00 pm at the Smugglers’ Notch Ski and Snowboard Club on Sterling. For more information go to www.mollyrowlee.org
3/9: Extreme Skiing Challenge – This weekend the Smugglers’ Notch Ski and Snowboard Club will be hosting the 2014 Smugglers’ Notch Extreme Skiing Challenge. The course is planned for the Madonna headwall, an ungroomed steep with a double fall line descent filled with cliffs, bumps, trees, chutes, and stumps. Madonna Mountain, Smugglers Notch.
3/22, 23 24: US AirBag Demo and Tour – Come and join us as we celebrate Winter with the US AirBag Tour! AirBag will setup in The Zone Terrain Park and is FREE for those looking for an amazing experience. Every participant must sign a liability waiver.
3/21 & 3/22: Maple Open House Weekend – Celebrate the sweet taste of maple syrup during this annual event, now in its tenth year, when sugarmakers open their doors to visitors
with tours and an array of maple products for sale. Use Smugglers’ as your home base to visit maple sugarhouses! For a listing of open sugarhouses all around the state visit vermontmaple.org as your home base to visit maple sugarhouses!
3/29: Gravity Control Big Air Event . Registration is from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Base Lodge and the event starts at 12:00 noon. $20 entry fee. Spectators welcome! Smugglers Notch Resort.
3/29: 19th Annual BrewFest Part 2 – From 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm in the Meeting House. Tickets are available at the door; $18 entry includes 8 samples and souvenir pint glass. 21 and older, please. Smugglers Notch Resort.