Pre-Trip Fun for Stowe, Vermont
Sound of Music -- Though Stowe didn't get a mention in the movie, this is the perfect precursor to your visit to the Trapp Family Lodge. (School Age and Up)
Candy ice cream -- Ben and Jerry shouldn't get all the fun. Let the kids experiment with different flavors or add their favorite candy to create something new.
Hot apple cider -- Practice sitting by the fire and sipping these warm toddies after a hard day on the slopes.
"Maria Von Trapp: Beyond the Sound of Music" by Candice F. Ransom -- Learn what happened after this singing broad escaped Austria and began to tour around the world. (Ages 4 to 8)
"Jake Burton Carpenter and the Snowboard" by Michael O'Hearn -- Before you head to the slopes, see who you have to thank for inventing the snowbard. (Ages 9 to 12)
"Snowboarding" by Effin Older -- This handy guide to snowboarding will teach teens the basics and offer handy tricks on stunts and how to avoid injuries. (Ages 12 to 17)
Tie Dye Socks -- In honor of those famous Vermont hippies, Ben and Jerry