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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.

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

Summer 2015 Experience: Runs, Hikes & Climbs with Sunrise Mountain Guides

Morning Run

Start the day with a trail run along the beautiful Ranch Brook in the historic Ranch Valley, birthplace of skiing in Stowe.  With moderate hills, we’ll run from three to five miles in the Mt. Mansfield State Forest.

Sundays, 7am
Duration, 1 to 1-1/2 hours
Difficulty, Easy to Moderate
$25 pp, no minimum

Morning Hike

Follow Notch Brook upstream passing a famous local swimming hole, an old mill site, and the majestic Bingham Falls and Gorge. On the way back, we’ll pass a historic 1920’s log cabin, for a total distance of three miles.  Or, we can follow Ranch Brook upstream to the birthplace of skiing, Ranch Camp – another three mile run.

Saturdays, 8am
Duration, 1 to 2 + hours
Difficulty, Easy to Moderate
$75 pp, each additonal person $25

½ Day Hike

Depending on weather and experience, we’ll choose between two of Stowe’s many scenic hikes which would include highlights such as Smugglers’ Notch, Sterling Pond (Vermont’s highest alpine lake), Lake Mansfield,  The Long Trail (the oldest long distance hiking trail in the nation), or caves on the Clara Bow Trail.
Tuesdays, 10am
Duration, 4 hours
Difficulty, Moderate to Difficult
$125 per person; each additional person $25

Intro to Climbing & Bouldering

This half day course is perfect for families or anyone who wants to try out climbing for the first time. The focus will be on shorter, top roped climbs for every ability level.  All equipment included.

Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm
Duration, 3 hours
Difficulty, Easy to Moderate

$150, one person; each additional person $120