Main content

New snow in time for Stowe Winter Carnival

Nice ice at Stowe Winter Carnival

Nice ice at Stowe Winter CarnivalWhen you live in the north country, winter is something you embrace. This weekend in Stowe, Vt., they're doing just that with the Stowe Winter Carnival.

Some of the country’s best amateur and professional ice carvers create frozen masterpieces on Saturday, January 26. The nationally sanctioned competition is one of many activities during this annual celebration with roots back to 1922.

Yes, ice can be nice. The chopping, picking, chain sawing and creative blow torching goes on between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with awards and an après ski party starting at 4 p.m.—all at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort's Spruce Peak.

Other activities around the ski town include Snow Golf (they use orange golf balls to keep track of them!), a Super G Ski Race, Kids Carnival, Snow Volleyball Tournament and the family-focused Village Night Block Party.

The sculptures should remain for all to enjoy for some time this winter as we're enjoying colder temperatures now that also make it great for snowmaking and snow squalls.

Stowe's reporting 19 new inches of natural snow fell in the last week, Jay Peak says 25 inches new in seven days, and Smugglers' Notch reports 10 new in last three days. I'm liking the sound of that!

Carnival season continues in Stowe with the University of Vermont Winter Carnival nordic and alpine ski races on February 1-2. We'll be there!

Share This Blog Post

 

Post a Comment

No Account Needed! To post a comment without any kind of account, you can type in a name, nickname or trail name and an email (which we do not collect or use) then select "I'd rather post as guest." We'd love to hear from you!

Link to get a Protect Our Winters membership

 

Photo of a rather snowy Mt. Mansfield as seen from the dry Stowe Recreation Path

Winding down to the end of the 2021 - 2022 ski season

Posted 4/25/22

It's Monday, April 25, 2022. Let's take a look at which ski resorts are still open in Vermont! Killington Jay Peak — closed for the midweek — will open for April 30 and May 1 and possibly the…

Photo of poles and skis with 3-pin bindings in shallow spring snow

Springy snow and the end of the ski season for some ski areas

Posted 3/31/22

Update on 4/6/2022 Closed ski areas in Vermont now include: Bolton Valley (they may try to re-open for one more weekend) Bromley Mountain Cochran's Ski Area Mad River Glen Magic Mountain Midd…

Photo of a wide, empty ski trail with fresh snow and birch trees

Hitting the slopes for another shot of winter!

Posted 3/28/22

It was getting depressing to see our lovely snow melt away. But then winter came back for a visit! Higher elevations in the Green Mountains got snow this weekend, so I had to go and investigate. I…


Photo of a rather snowy Mt. Mansfield as seen from the dry Stowe Recreation Path

Winding down to the end of the 2021 - 2022 ski season

Posted 4/25/22

It's Monday, April 25, 2022. Let's take a look at which ski resorts are still open in Vermont! Killington Jay Peak — closed for the midweek — will open for April 30 and May 1 and possibly the…

Photo of poles and skis with 3-pin bindings in shallow spring snow

Springy snow and the end of the ski season for some ski areas

Posted 3/31/22

Update on 4/6/2022 Closed ski areas in Vermont now include: Bolton Valley (they may try to re-open for one more weekend) Bromley Mountain Cochran's Ski Area Mad River Glen Magic Mountain Midd…

Photo of a wide, empty ski trail with fresh snow and birch trees

Hitting the slopes for another shot of winter!

Posted 3/28/22

It was getting depressing to see our lovely snow melt away. But then winter came back for a visit! Higher elevations in the Green Mountains got snow this weekend, so I had to go and investigate. I…