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The Best Places to Go This Winter

Spruce Peak, StoweWhether you're looking to escape or embrace the cold, here are Condé Nast's picks for six best destinations to visit this winter.

Stowe, Vermont, was #6 on the list, because it's a "self-contained adventure destination, where snowboarding, ice climbing, cross-country skiing, and, of course, excellent skiing are on the agenda."

Read more about Stowe's amazing winter culture and who else topped the list...


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    Stowe Named a Top Five Cold-Weather Escape

    Stowe was just named a top five "Boston Traveler: Cold-Weather Escapes," by Boston Magazine, alongside other greats like Park City, Portland (Maine), Zurich and Santa Fe! Known as the "The Original Getaway," Stowe makes the list for its iconic, classic and DIVERSE mountain terrain, awesome craft beer scene, localvore eateries and all-you-could-need (or want) amenities. 

    The author notes: “Its world-class slopes and unfussy charms made it the iconic New England winter destination.”

    Plus, getting to Stowe is under four hours from the greater Boston area.

    So whether you want to stay and play for a weekend or forever, the agents at Stowe Area Realty would love to discuss the area, properties that might interest you and more. Contact us for more information.

    Read the full article: Cold-Weather Escapes: Stowe.


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      Experience Winter in Stowe

      Looking for the quintessential New England experience this winter? Dreaming of carving fresh pow on the trails? 

      Play at the mountainStowe Mountain Resort has state-of-the-art snowmaking, producing optimal skiing and riding conditions. Explore other activities at the Resort, like ice skating or relaxing by an outdoor fireplace, while absorbing the natural beauty of Mt. Mansfield – the highest peak in Vermont.

      More snowy fun. With more snow in the forecast, there are other winter activities to enjoy, like snowmobiling, sleigh rides and dog sledding. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and backcountry skiing are also popular with Stowe's world-class Nordic trail system and variety of trails nearby.

      Seasonal activities. Enjoy a live performance, children's activities, cooking and food demonstrations, and other events.

      Eat, drink and be merry. Ranked one of the "World's 10 Best Ski Towns for Foodies" by Fodor's Travel, Stowe is home to a variety of dining establishments and craft beverage producers.

      Plan a stay or plan to stay forever. Stowe offers quality accommodations for every taste and budget. Not sure where to start? Visit for vacation information or call one of our agents at 802-760-3100 and he or she will help you get started on making the Stowe area your home.

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        Amazing Stowe Vermont Commercial Property


        Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
        Highlights & Location

        • Tremendous reposition opportunity in picturesque Stowe, Vermont
        • 117 owned, fee-simple rentable units with a mix of guest rooms and suites, plus 50 townhomes in a rental pool, for a total of 167 units
        • Includes on-site dining options: Charlie B's Pub & Restaurant and a spa/poolside café
        • Additional management fees from homeowners association
        • PUD and excess density offer the opportunity to potentially double room count
        • Unencumbered by franchise and management controls
        • International Association of Conference Centres (IACC)-certified 22,000 sq. ft. conference center
        • 40,000 sq. ft. spa and sports center, plus 10,000 sq. ft. meditative garden
        • Executive 9-hole, par-3 golf course
        • Two tennis courts
        • Racquetball and squash court(s)

        This property is not listed on the MLS. Contact Ken Libby, Stowe Area Realty Group at KW Vermont, for more information: 802-760-3100, 802-793-2002 (cell) or


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          Boy Scouts of America to Honor Ken Libby as its 2019 Lamoille County Citizen of the Year

          Ken LibbyThe Green Mountain Council Executive Board has chosen Ken Libby as the 2019 Lamoille County Citizen of the Year recipient. The award will be presented on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 6 p.m. (reception and dinner with awards to follow) at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort, 1746 Mountain Road, Stowe. Ron Phipps a realtor colleague and good friend of Ken’s will serve as emcee. 

          Ken Libby was selected for his long-standing service to the community of Stowe, Lamoille County, and for his full belief and support of the Scouting program and what it does to help prepare Vermont’s youth for life. He has given considerable time to youth through sports programs and Scouting and has been instrumental in helping raise much needed funds to support both programs. Many of those fundraisers were golf outings, which, for Ken, were both fun and successful. 

          Among his many accomplishments, Ken was first a U.S. Marine and spent most of his enlistment as a member of the Presidential Guard Detail for President Eisenhower. That experience led him to be selected as a member of the security detail for Jackie Kennedy after the death of her husband President John Kennedy.

          Ken served as the Chief of Police of the Stowe Police Department from 1969 to 1976 when he then became Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Technical Assistance Project for Vermont. In 1980, Ken was elected to the Select Board for the Town of Stowe, and in April of 1982, Ken was asked to again be the Chief of Police for Stowe, a role he occupied until he retired in April of 1992.

          Ken obtained his real estate license in 1979 to become a full-time REALTOR® where he has enjoyed a successful career helping people buy and sell property. As a REALTOR®, he again distinguished himself with appointments to numerous committees at the national level as well as serving twice as the President of the Vermont Association of REALTORS®.

          Ken is a member of the Green Mountain Council Executive Council, serving two years as President and currently as the Vice President of Development.


          For more event information, dinner tickets and/or sponsorship opportunities, please click the following:


          or contact Dave McAllister at 802-760-8064 or

          Press release courtesy of Ed McCollin, Scout Executive/CEO, Green Mountain Council, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
          P.O. Box 557, Waterbury, VT 05676. Phone: 802-244-5189. Fax: 802-244-5259.


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            Karen Stahl joins KW Vermont's Stowe office

            Karen StahlKaren Stahl has joined the Stowe Area Realty Group at KW Vermont-Stowe as a full-time Realtor.

            Stahl is a licensed real estate agent in Vermont and a broker in North Carolina. As managing partner/owner of Pathfinder Innovation, a brand strategy and innovation consultancy, she has considerable experience with Fortune 500 companies, such as Fidelity Investments, Walmart, CVS and Keurig, among others. She worked most recently as Boston University’s Director of Marketing Communications and External Relations.

            Stowe’s KW Vermont broker Ken Libby said, “I am excited to have Karen bring her energy and knowledge to the team. We now have three very knowledgeable commercial agents and a strong residential presence.”

            Stahl commuted between Boston and Stowe for more than 10 years when her husband, Ed Stahl, was the Executive Director of the Stowe Area Association. The Stahl family, with son Brian and dog Reagan, have lived in Stowe for more than 15 years, spending their free time hiking and skiing.

            Stahl received her M.B.A. in International Business and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and her B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Franklin & Marshall College.  

            Contact Stahl directly at 978-505-8050 or for more information.


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              Baraw family sells Stoweflake Resort & Spa

              Baraw family

              "I’m pleased to congratulate the Baraw family on the sale of the Stoweflake Resort & Spa after more than 50 years of ownership. The Stoweflake is one of the two largest resorts in Stowe with a spa ranked as one of the best in the United States. I loved working with them and the buyer, MCR.

              I’m excited to see the transformation of this property after MCR enhances the property with their planned 5-7 million dollar investment.

              Thanks to the Baraw family for allowing me to be your advocate through this transaction made very difficult by COVID."

              Ken Libby


              The sale of the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa was finalized on Dec. 23, 58 years after it first opened around Christmas, 1963. The resort has been managed for over half a century by three generations of the Baraw family. ... There will be no day-one changes, but planned renovations will likely occur next summer and the hotel management company hopes to unveil the new and improved Stoweflake in time for the 2022-2023 ski season.

              Read more in the news article about the sale of the Stoweflake property in the Stowe Reporter.


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