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Experience with us. Enjoy together.

We recognize that Topnotch is a place where you come to do things.  Have an adventure, make a long-lasting memory, try something new, feel something different.  Topnotch is a launch pad, and sometimes you need to be propelled.  That’s why we’ve created an entire department around your experience, and crafting an unending series of pre-conceived programs and itineraries, to help you plan and revel in your individual Vermont vacation adventure.  It’s where you’ll come to be inspired.  And leave feeling elevated and empowered.

Opportunities to enhance your Topnotch experience include tastings, guided tours, adventurous hikes, exhilarating bike rides and more.

With all that Topnotch Resort has to offer, we know that planning is critical to your visit.

Our online interactive schedule gives you up to the minute information about daily activities and events.  Click here to visit our schedule, or follow us on Twitter and receive #TodayatTopnotch activity updates every day!

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Excited to have an experience, and looking for advice and arrangements now?  Our concierge would be delighted to help.

Winter 2015 Experience: Skiing, Climbing, Mountaineering & Snowshoeing with Sunrise Mountain Guides

Backcountry Skiing Day Tour

Explore the scenic Sky Top Ridge, test your telemark on the Steeple, the Bruce, Tear Drop or the Underhill Trail. We’ll show you the real reason people call Stowe  The Ski Capital of the East.

Duration, 4 to 6 hours
Difficulty, advanced intermediate level skier in good condition
$120pp, no minimum (Half Day Tour)

Ice Climbing

This course is an introduction to waterfall ice climbing. Depending on your time and energy we will make this half or full day experience exciting for all ages and abilities.

Duration, Half Day – 4 hours
Difficulty, Easy to Moderate
$150 pp


This course is designed for those that want to pursue larger endeavors. Do you desire going to Alaska, South America, Europe or the Himalayas? Sunrise can help you prepare by offering unique services. In our back yard we can provide the technical, logistical, and equipment guidance for your goals. We offer avalanche awareness, self rescue, rigging of needed equipment, and the knowledge of having been there. The course is specialized to your needs.
Duration, 8 hours
Difficulty, Moderate to Difficult
$250; second person $150, 3rd person $80, 4th person $60


No matter what the weather or conditions, snowshoeing is a winter activity that can be enjoyed by all. Follow the Mill Trail past the old Turner Mill blacksmith shop and Dr. Marguerite Lichtenthaeler’s historic cabin to the majestic Bingham Falls Gorge.  Or explore the historic Ranch Valley and Ranch Brook at the foot of Mt. Mansfield, the birthplace of skiing in Stowe.

Duration, 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Difficulty, Easy to Moderate

$75, one person; 2+ people $45 each