*** Save the date, Sunday, January 19, 2014 ***
The Stowe Tour de Snow is designed to showcase the best of what Stowe has to offer winter visitors, locals and neighbors alike. Held on "FIS World Snow Day", and on Martin Luther King Sunday annually, families and friends ski, walk, snowshoe or run on the 5.3 mile Stowe Recreation Path.
This year, the Tour will have more of a "Fair-like" feel as all of the activities will be regrouped into two fields, both easily accessible for participants of all sizes and ability. The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum is stepping up to the plate and will run a "Vintage Cross-Country Ski Race" simultaneously to the event. This way, those eager to ski the entire lenght of the Rec Path will be able to, as well as take part in all the games and activities.
This year's stations and games include a combination of warm up exercises, yoga slack lines, dog sledding, Nordic terrain park, "Learn to Ski and Snowshoe" clinics, dunk tank, biathlon and air rifle target shooting, hockey puck shooting, sled-pulling contest, slalom ski course competition, snow disc golf, environmentally friendly winter arts & crafts, winter survival station, food and drinks, and other games and contests on skis and snowshoes. The Stowe Tour de Snow finishes at the heart of Stowe Village, in the Helen day Art Center on Pond Street where participants are treated to more festivities, prizes, raffles, food and contests.
The Stowe Tour de Snow is a guaranteed success for families and individuals eager to try new snow experiences and enjoy a full day of activities on the Stowe Rec Path. Free Nordic ski equipment and lessons are offered to all registered children (while quantities last), as well as adaptive Nordic equipment for disabled athletes participating in this fun all inclusive accessible event! All proceeds from the Tour contribute to the enhancement of the winter use of the Stowe Rec Path and the greatly successful S.K.I.S. (Skiing Kids in Schools) program providing cross country ski equipment and professional instructions to Stowe School students grades 3-8.