Stowe Ski Resort -Vermont Skiing and Snowboarding at its Finest!

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Fun Fact about me, the Travel Experta – over 25 years ago I was semi-pro downhill skier. Not so fun fact about me – it’s been almost that long since I’ve been on skis.

When we arrived to Stowe  Mountain Lodge I felt as though I was starting from the beginning. And bringing my family, who are total newbies (so much so that my kids have never even seen snow before) I felt I’d jump on the bang wagon with them and instead of going for the skis, I’d try my hand at snowboarding.

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Stowe offers great classes for adults and kids. So my husband and I signed up for a lesson together for snowboarding.

The class was one hour of semi private, it could be private, but I actually preferred to do it with my hubby, made it that much more fun for us both.

This was his first time ever on any snow apparatus and my first time ever on a snowboard.

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As fun as the lesson was, and being a skier for more than a quarter of a century of my life, I was ready to get back on the skis.

Stowe rental’s allows you to change your mind for a tiny fee, so if you are like me and want to give both a try, I really recommend doing so.

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Snowboarding Diva

The Adventure Center at Stowe is home to their world-class children’s Ski and Ride School. This building is a totally new addition, has the state of the art, latest and greatest equipment for kids for snowboarding and skiing.

My kids’ equipment was totally new. Seriously, the staff had to take off the price tags for some of the equipment.

This is where all the kids adventure camps and lessons start as well.

Adventure Center at Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont

Programs for Kids Offered at Stowe Ski Resort 

NOTE: This might be my observation, or simply good luck, but the programs are offered for kids for both snowboarding and skiing. The snowboarding classes were tiny. My kids had almost private lessons. Unlike the skiing classes which had more kids.

Still super small classes, no more than five kids to each instructor, but I loved the personal and individual attention my kids got for their snowboarding classes.

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TRAILBLAZERS is their full-day Adventure Program for 5 and 6 year olds.  

WHAT IT INCLUDES

  • Full-day group lesson
  • Lift ticket
  • Lunch
  • Snacks

Where: Adventure Center at Spruce Peak

When: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm daily.  Check-in between 8:30 am -9:00 am. You can get your kids anytime you want. There is a strict policy for the safety of the kids, so make sure you have all the documentation with you when you come to get them.

2016-2017 Prices per day

  • Adventure Program, rental equipment not included:  $230
  • Adventure Program with rental equipment, no helmet: $265
  • Adventure Program with  rental equipment, with helmet:  $279

THE BIG EASY FOR TRAILBLAZERS is the beginner level lesson program for first-time skiers and riders only.  This two hour semi-private lesson has a maximum student:coach ratio of 3:1, and is a great introduction for children interested in learning to ski or snowboard. This is what my kids took before we did the full day the following day.

INCLUDES

  • Semi-private lesson,
  • An afternoon beginner lift ticket,
  • Rental equipment (ski boots and skis, or snowboard boots and snowboard, and helmets).

Where: Adventure Center at Spruce Peak

When: 1:00pm – 3:00pm daily.

2016-2017 Price: $160  Includes lesson, beginner lift ticket, and rental equipment. 

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MOUNTAINEERS is the name of their full-day Adventure Program for 7 to 14 year olds. Children are grouped by ability level and progress at their own pace with professional instructors.  

INCLUDES

  • The full-day group lesson
  • Lift ticket
  • Lunch
  • Snacks

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Where: Adventure Center at Spruce Peak

When: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm daily.  Check-in between 8:30 am-9:00 am.

2016-2017 Price per day

  • Adventure Program, rental equipment not included:  $230
  • Adventure Program with rental equipment, no helmet: $265
  • Adventure Program with  rental equipment, with helmet:  $279

THE BIG EASY FOR MOUNTAINEERS – offered the same as above. This is offered for all ages. 

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We took the kids out early from their classes to enjoy slope time with them. Since my husband and kids were still total newbies, we enjoyed the easy lift for beginners.

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Andddd…..

What do you do after a full day of snowboarding?

Play in the snow, of course!

Stowe Mountain Lodge Resort - Snow adventure

But that’s not all. Stowe has this insanely awesome pool that is outdoors. During our stay the temperatures hit to -20 Fahrenheit – NO JOKE.

But this didn’t stop my kids. You enter the book, which is heated up to 80 degrees, inside and then go through the plastic curtains to enjoy numbing weather while soaking in the pool.

I was too chicken to give it a go, but my kids couldn’t get enough of it.

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Sub Zero Degree Pool Time

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

One Response to Stowe Ski Resort -Vermont Skiing and Snowboarding at its Finest!

  1. That si an awesome place and i really like places which are full with snow. You shared amazing experience and so stunning photos you shared.

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