As much as we love Boston, we all look forward to the chance to retreat from the rat-race and recharge in the great outdoors.  How lucky we are that our city’s proximity to the famed Green Mountains of Vermont affords us the opportunity to take advantage of some of the best skiing the United States has to offer.  A scenic three-hour car ride to the base of Mount Mansfield provides access to Stowe Mountain Resort, a postcard-perfect ski destination that has been entertaining families since 1914.

This former lumber camp turned ski resort is not only the birthplace of the modern-day ski patrol, but also of the 10th Mountain Division, the light infantry ski-troop which played a pivotal role fighting in the Italian Alps during World War II. Now a world class ski resort and a luxury four-seasons destination, Stowe is perfect for families because of the wide variety of activities they offer.  It all begins with world class skiing and snowboarding spread over 485 acres with 116 trails that offer numerous options for skiers of all levels.  The famous ‘Front Four’ provides a double-diamond challenge for even the most skilled slopers.  A quick pause on any part of the 39 miles of skiable trails provides breathtaking views of the highest peak in Vermont, and makes city life seem worlds away.  Stowe complements its alpine offerings for non-skiers with such activities as snow shoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and fat biking, while skiers and non-skiers alike can take advantage of both the picturesque outdoor skating rink and the new state-of-the-art Stowe Rocks Climbing Center.

After a great day on the slopes, a visit to Spruce Peak Village offers guests multiple opportunities for world class shopping and dining, with venues to suit all tastes and budgets.  And, the resort’s award-winning spas provide various packages for those looking to pamper their bodies, relax their sore muscles or rejuvenate their souls after an energizing day on the mountain with a massage or spa treatment.

All in all, Stowe Resort offers the perfect weekend getaway with something for the whole family to enjoy!  Visit to book your next winter memory.