Stick Season is one of Stowe’s best-kept secrets.
Traditionally, each year from November 1 to December 15.
Stowe, Vermont, is a true 4-season destination, but if you had to say there’s a downtime, the weeks between fall foliage season and ski season would be it! This transition in seasons, when the leaves have fallen but snow has not, is the perfect time to explore Stowe, and here’s why.
4 Reasons to Visit Stowe during Stick Season
1. Fewer Crowds
Stowe is popular, and for good reason. Stick Season allows visitors to explore Stowe without traffic, lines, and crowds.
2. Foodie Paradise
During peak seasons, our wonderful restaurants and breweries get busy. We love Stick Season because we can easily get into our favorite spots. Stick Season is the ideal time for foodies to explore our town, named #2 by Fodors Travel in the “World’s 10 Best Ski Towns for Foodies.”
Need a dining recommendation? No problem; we can’t wait to share our favorites with you!
3. Quiet Trails
November and December are still full of unmatched natural beauty and moderate temperatures. The fallen leaves give way to new views focused on the serenity of the mountains, rivers, and lakes surrounding you.
4. Better Prices
Bonus! Lodging prices are cheaper in the off-season, and we often run Vermont Resident Lodging Discounts, too.