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What to do when Stowe ski resort is closed ... go biking around town!

Stowe, April 2009

Stowe, January 2009. Notice the difference?

Skiers can't resist mountain views.

Biking on Stowe's popular—and scenic—recreation path.

Yes, another maple latte at the coffeehouse!

The recent extraordinarily warm weather in Vermont  has been great for biking and yard work, but not so good for skiing. This past weekend I packed up my gear and headed to Stowe. No, not for skiing, but for a wonderful bike tour around town.

Stowe's got a scenic recreation path (about 7 miles long with 11 bridges!) and rather quiet dirt roads. I like to plan out a loop up and down hills and around town so I can take in all the views.

Mt. Mansfield still was snowy near the summit and on the ski trails, and I could see snow on the north-facing sides of other mountains in view.

As far as skiing goes, the final hangers-on in Vermont were Killington, Stowe, Sugarbush and Mt. Snow ski resorts. Stowe and Mt. Snow are now closed; we'll see if Sugarbush and Killington are open this coming weekend, or beyond.

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