Stowe Mountain Lodge Blog
If you live anywhere near water, you’ve probably noticed the influx of people trying stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) in the past few years. It’s taken off tremendously for so many reasons: it’s good for your core, it’s relaxing and more tranquil than trying to conquer big ocean waves like in traditional surfing, and it’s fun for the whole family, even the four-legged members.
Here in Vermont, we have plenty of lakes, ponds and reservoirs to try paddle boarding for your very first time, or for seasoned SUP enthusiasts as well. With many outdoor recreation outfitters in the area, the Alpine Concierge here at Stowe Mountain Lodge can set up a day-trip for you to try this growing sport.
Umiak Outdoor Outfitters in Stowe, Vermont are the connoisseurs for SUP. In the summer, they do guided trips, first-time lessons, SUP Exercise classes, daily rentals and more. Popular by locals and tourists alike, a day on an SUP with Umiak is the perfect way to take in the Stowe area scenery, get a fantastic work out and try something new!
Balance is one first steps in learning how to get the most out of your stand up paddleboard). Umiak’s beginner class is taught using SUP's that offer the stability beginning paddlers need in order to be successful at the sport. You will learn about carrying, launching, basic strokes, balance and maneuvers. Jump start your paddling with one of Umiak's ACA certified instructors.
If you rent a SUP and decide to buy, one rental price will be deducted from your purchase. Umiak has the largest showroom of Vermont stand up paddle boards, so if you fall in love with the sport, you can always end your vacation with a new toy for the water! Classes are offered Thursday evenings in July and August and rentals are available throughout the summer. So book your trip to Stowe Mountain Lodge and we can set up the perfect SUP trip for you, your friends or your family. See you on the water!