Come experience March Madness - Stowe Style! Some of the season's most zany shenanigans happen on and off snow during the month of March. Call it cabin fever, spring fever or just the pent up desire to have a good time but locals (and those not so local) really tear it up in Stowe during March. The return of longer days and more mild temps brings out the fun loving side in all of us. On-snow events include the wacky 80's Ski Ballet and Retro Jam, the Uphill Ski Race and a Moonlight Cross Country Ski. With this year's change in date for the Stowe Derby don't miss the opportunity to watch almost 1,000 skiers racing down Mt. Mansfield on skinny skis!
Music lovers will enjoy jamming to tribute bands covering musical greats including Van Morrison, Dave Matthews and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Join the fun during the Mudseason Easter Egg Hunt followed the next morning by the annual Easter Sunrise Service at the top of Mt. Mansfield.
There are many lift ticket deals offered in March to make the festivities even sweeter; take advantage of Military Ski Free Day, Vermonter Day or 50% off days sponsored by local radio stations.
Winter is far from over, in fact some of the season's greatest events are yet to come! For more details and additional fun opportunities check out the Stowe Area Association website.
Stowe, Vermont is extraordinary in all seasons. While many winter visitors think of Stowe for winter outdoor adventures, the area is spectaular all year round. Summer and fall now exclipse winter as the most visited time of year. If you have not experienced Stowe during the 3 seasons outside of winter the following video will be an eye-opening treat. For locals, or visitors familar with the area in all its glory, this is a reminder of changing seasons and the beauty that surrounds the area.
Local photographer and videographer Mark Vandenburg has created a stunning time-laspe video that has gone "viral" among locals and visitors alike. Over a year in the making this video captures the essence of the area. Enjoy!
Stowe Mountain Bike Club Is Hosting It's Annual Spring Trail Work Day
The Stowe Mountain Bike Club Spring Trail Work Day is coming on Saturday, May 16th beginning at 9:00 am and ending in the afternoon at the Phoenix Bar & Table for a free BBQ for all volunteers. There will also be Live Music by the Mind Spring Band, beverages, raffle prizes and outdoor fun.
We will be cleaning and repairing trails at Cady Hill Forest, Adams Camp and Sterling Forest in preparation for the upcoming mountain biking and hiking season.
The three trail systems include a total of 2,363 acres of conserved lands and 30 miles of ridable trails!
Come join us for a day of community work and the after party at the Phoenix Bar & Table.
Go here to sign up!
In The Meantime...
We need to stay off the trails while the last patches of snow melt and the trails have an ample opportunity to dry out. Nothing is more critical to long term trail sustainablity than staying off wet trails not only in the Spring but all season long.
If you see someone about to head out on wet trail, it is okay to politely let them know that it is not a good time to ride. This is mostly about educating people so spread the word whenever possible.
When the trails are ready this Spring and throughout the season after it rains, you can check the Stowe Mountain Bike Club website for trail conditions and closures.
The Stowe Land Trust is sponsoring a riparian tree planting at the Mayo Farm on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is a family-friendly event so kids are welcome and it is a great opportunity to teach kids the value of conservation and community volunteering.
This event is also sponsored by the Intervale Center in Burlington who donated 300 trees for this planting. This is a rain or shine event so dress appropriately, wear boots and bring work glove and a spade.
Go here to sign up!
Snow, Cold and More Snow!
We are finally shaking off the long cold winter here in Stowe, but no one is complaining as Vermont experienced the best snow in the country this winter. The amazing snow meant lots of visitors and lots of outdoor fun! Now our attention is turning to warmer months and a more active market.
Stowe residential sales, a tale of two markets...
While there was a decline in sales in Q1 2015, 16, compared to Q1 2014, 24, what 2015 is showing is a strong and stable market...
Click here to read my complete 2015 First Quarter Market Report.
Feel free to call (802-371-7491) or write with any questions or for more information.