GOODSPEED The Tradewind Magazine | Issue 04 | May 2018

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Located right at the base of the mountain, alongside the new Adventure Center in Spruce Peak, the Stowe Mountain Club’s Alpine Clubhouse and Restaurant is a four-story beacon of hospitality overlooking the village area’s center green and wintertime skating rink. for summer, winter or both seasons, the private club is a perk for Stowe regulars that is hard to deny. From personal lockers for your ski gear, including boot warmers, to a full fitness center and access to two golf courses, plus a host of dining options and private events, the enhancement to time spent at Stowe is certain. As Sam Gaines, president of Spruce Peak Realty, tells us, members were “initially attracted by the club’s unparalleled convenience—from underground parking to slope-side dining—but they all agree that what makes the club so special is how so many amazing families have come together to forge a really unique community. It’s no wonder why we now are beginning to see a number of second-generation club members.” Given the connection between Spruce Peak Realty and the club, there’s also a discounted membership option if you purchase real estate over a certain price. WITH TIERED MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

The location of the Alpine Club is undoubtedly its core selling point, with a generous wraparound porch overlooking the base of the mountain, ideal for watching kids at ski school or the summertime mountain activities, plus a large bar and sitting area begging for après-ski meetups around gas fireplaces. But our favorite element may just be the policy regarding unspent minimums. Similar to other private country clubs, members are given a set minimum they must spend at the club each year or quarter; however, in the case of the Stowe Mountain Club, the unspent minimum (a sore spot for members everywhere) can be put toward purchasing wine bottles for the members’ wine cellar. FOR MORE INFORMATION


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