Your Stoweflake meeting has the luxury of a multitude of activities year-round. From the on-site professional golf practice facility and state-of-the-art Sports & Wellness Center, to organized team-building events, your meeting can be enhanced by activities that suit your needs. We find that setting goals for your group or event helps.
Choose from activities such as the Stowe scavenger hunt that allows groups to explore the many attractions the town has to offer to physical and mental challenges.
Contact the Stoweflake Sales team at 802-760-1049 to learn more about the different activities we can design for your group!
Guided Taste of Vermont Tour
Join Mountain View Tours on a guided tour visiting all the popular destinations that one should always make time for while in Stowe such as Ben & Jerry's, Cabot and Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Learn more about the history of Stowe while driving along Rt. 100, one of America's most scenic foliage byways. They offer many different tour packages and are sure to have one to fit your group's needs!
The 'Wheel' Tour of Stowe
For those who want a gentler pace, a favorite bicycle ride is on Stowe's award-winning Recreation Path. The 5.3-mile paved bike path starts in Stowe Village, winds its way through forests and meadows, and crosses the West Branch River 11 times on arched wooden bridges. Bikes are available for rent at the Stoweflake Sports Desk. Let us know if your group wants to participate in this exploration breakout session!
Four Points VT Mountain Bike School was started with the intention of making learning to mountain bike an easy and enjoyable experience. Mountain Biking is an exciting life style sport but it can be intimidating to start. Four Points was started by Rick Sokoloff, co-founder and founding president of the Stowe Mountain Bike Club. Rick ran the club for over 10 years and when the club was formed, there were very limited legal trails. To-date, there are over 50 miles of legal and permanent trails in the area and a current membership of over 750 families. Mountain biking in the fall season is an incredible way to enjoy the mountains of Vermont. Starting off with an introductory session on flat grounds at Stoweflake, Rick takes you through all the motions in a safe and slow-paced environment to work on body positioning, turning, braking, and even going over bridges. From there, enjoy a trip to easy mountain biking terrain through the Trapp Mountain Bike trails with incredible, colorful views or into Cady Falls Forest where you might find a Ski Chair that overlooks the town. And Rick makes it do-able for anyone of all abilities!
Step-by-step Hiking Tour
Stowe has a variety of trails to offer hikers of all ability levels. The trail system in Stowe is well maintained with clear paths and obvious trail blazes. Here are a few sample hikes to get you trekking. Different hiking options based on ability level consist of great trails like the following:
The Pinnacle Trail is a relatively short hike located east of town. The trailhead in Stowe Hollow is a 2.8-mile drive from Main Street on mostly paved roads. From the trailhead it's a 1.4-mile hike to the summit of the Pinnacle, a 2,740-foot peak in the Worcester Range (the eastern border of Stowe). Most of the trail is a fairly gradual and unobstructed ascent up the west side of the Pinnacle, although there is a short rocky section as you near the top. At the summit you will find unparalleled views of the town of Stowe below and Mt. Mansfield to the west.
Sterling Pond Trail makes the climb from in between The Notch of Stowe Mountain and Smuggler's Notch. At the top you will join up with The Long Trail (not the beer unfortunately) and find Sterling Pond as well as the east peak of Smugglers notch ski area with views to last a lifetime. This trip is about 2.8 miles round trip and perfect for an easy hiker.
Moss Glen Falls Trail is a very short, but scenic, hike to a spectacular waterfall. Follow the brook upstream to the falls for about half of a mile. The waterfall is a definite favorite in Stowe.
Bevs of Stowe Tour
The Stowe area is fortunate to have incredibly good craft breweries and craft-brew bars. The tours are designed to give you a relaxing and informative afternoon where you can learn about and sample one of a kind local brews. Based on the amount of time your group has to try some 'bevs', choose from breweries such as Rock Art, Lost Nation, Crop, Trapp, Prohibition Pig, Stowe Cider and very soon, The Alchemist, Home of the famous Heady Topper Double IPA! Join Rick Sokoloff of Four Points Guide Service for a tour around town of all the great beverages we have to offer!
Skiing & Riding: Best of the East
Treat the group to with access to some of the best skiing and riding in the east! Stowe's trails are unrivaled when it comes to terrain and snowmaking/grooming abilities. From beginners to experts, this is a sure way to get your group out on the hill to celebrate winter at its finest here in Vermont. Let us have tickets waiting for you upon check-in for direct-to-lift access and the winter town shuttle will bring you straight to the base.
Rob Farley of October Siberian Dog Sledding has been leading his team of huskies since 1994. They offer dog sled tours and rides through natural areas in central Vermont. They are a small family owned kennel of around 20 dogs, (yes small for a sled dog kennel), that works cooperatively with other experienced sled dog kennel to provide a glimpse for our visitors into what this lifestyle entails. Rob will be leading your 20 minute dog sled tour located on Stoweflake Property and is excited to show you his team.
The simplicity and complexity of working with a team of dogs has many parallel to the office environment and in establishing a healthy productive working team. The similarities to consider are: the goals for the work product, choosing qualified team members for the job to be performed, understanding the difference in learning styles, working the personalities of the members and promoting leadership qualities. These are some of the team building skill that Owner of October Siberians, Rob Farley, will share from working with a dog pack, and its hierarchy, to achieve a high performance team. Rob's team building program offers a simplistic and amusing approach to working with each other and developing good leader among your team.
Cooking Demonstrations and Competitions
Cake Decorating Class & Competition
Simple, we provide the blank sheet cake canvas, you decorate the cakes for your group's evening function. The catch- vote on the best themed decorated cake before you dig in! At the same time, learn the skills involved including how to make your own frostings and using different tools and pastry bags to decorate. The rest is up to your creativity, we're rooting for you!
Ayurvedic Cooking Demonstration
Follow the lead of our Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultants and learn more about the eye-opening healthy way of living and eating well. Participants will roll up their sleeves and dive into an Ayurvedic Kitchen to learn a variety of recipes, tools and techniques for preparing nourishing, home-cooked meals. This session is designed for beginning and seasoned cooks, or anyone wanting to learn more about how to apply the basics of Ayurvedic nutrition to their kitchen and daily life.
Going for Gold: Stoweflake Olympics
If it's summer, grab your baseball cap; if it's winter, grab your gloves and mittens because you will be active in rain or shine as you break up into teams to compete in the Stoweflake Olympics. Customized games will keep your group entertained while working together to go for gold!
We've got the world at our fingertips here in Stowe, Vermont. Well, maybe just the town, but we still know how to add site-seeing crossed with taste-testing crossed with adventure to your group's event. What better way to make the most of your time here and explore this beautiful location? We'd tell you where different stops along the way would be, but then it wouldn't be a scavenger hunt.
Community Give Backs
Food Shelf Project
Join an exhilarating team experience that finishes with the meaningful and worthwhile donation in providing food for local shelters in Vermont, or take it back with you to support your own local Food Shelf. Your group will cook and eat food they prepare during the event at Stoweflake while bonding in this unique experience.
If you remember the feeling of receiving your first bike, you'll likely remember that life opened up more doors to explore more, meet friends and challenge yourself. As a large biking community here in Stowe, we support the idea of making biking accessible to kids and adults of all ages. The task behind this team activity is to successfully assemble new bikes to provide in donation to those in need of a two-wheeled adventure. While the real winners are the ones receiving the bikes, we will have bikes at the ready for you to explore Stowe as well afterwards!
Team Problem Solving
As one team, or broken down into several teams, a group can work through a task with only the resources given them to accomplish their task. i.e. building something or moving something from one area to another with limited equipment.
Objects are scattered in an indoor or outdoor place. In pairs, one person verbally guides his/her partner, a blindfolded person, through the minefield.
Paintball has proved to be a popular activity for corporate events and as a teambuilding exercise. Paintball is designed to engage a team in various tasks which demand skill and technique to work together with leadership qualities. In working together to defeat the opposition the team develops communication skills, planning, cooperation, decision-making and effective use of resources. Let us set up your colorful day of activities while you plan your team's strategies!
Game Show Hosts
Spin-offs of game shows such as Jeopardy, The Price is Right and Family Feud are the perfect way to entertain groups from 10-200 in these colorful, live games. Form teams and combine your brains to solve puzzles, answer questions and get a laugh following a day of meetings. It's the perfect way to bond as a company or meet other industry partners!