You don’t have to hop on a Vermont-bound plane without an inkling of what to expect when you land. The Stowe Area Association, the equivalent of a tourism board office, has a comprehensive web site that can anticipate many of your questions before you even arrive. If you’re hoping to contact an actual human being with more specific tourism inquiries, e-mail, or call the toll free number (877)-GOSTOWE.

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Within the web site, a very useful page is the events calendar  as well as activities an attractions. Updated frequently with an impressive range of local activities, this is the perfect tool for planing a trip if you like to make sure every hour is filled. There’s at least one event nearly every day of the week, ranging from the traditional to the esoteric: festivals, wine-tastings, fly-fishing lessons, book signings, even a production of "Wait Until Dark".  Suggestions on weekly events are always posted here: "This Week in Stowe". The site also offers an interactive Town Map , which is immensely useful for first time visitors who just need to get oriented.

For local news and politics, visit Stowe's official web site . This particular network is not necessarily geared towards tourists, but it contains some vastly useful information such as records of town meetings and links to public buildings like the police station and library.