This year's Winter Rendezvous is the 30th anniversary of the event. In addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, the festival features plenty of other outdoorsy activities, including snowshoeing and dog-sledding. Plus there are the social goings-on - parties (a classic disco ball one night, a blow-out house party the next), social mixers, dances, and entertainment.
Also check out the complete guide to gay-friendly restaurants and bars in Burlington, Vermont, which is a relatively short drive from Stowe. And keep in mind that the new Gay Winter Pride in Killington takes place shortly after Winter Rendezvous, in the first week in February.
For general tourism information on Stowe, check out the website of the Stowe Chamber of Commerce