Of the four resorts located in the Townships, Owl’s Head is the most nostalgic of them all. Its large, wooden lodge overlooking 52 runs is a constant reminder of the good ol’ days. The third floor auberge houses 20 price-point rooms with ‘60s era charm, complete with wood paneling.
Appearances aside, Owl’s Head truly is a gem. On a clear day from the summit you can spot Jay Peak, while simultaneously catching a view of the frozen Lac Memphremagog. Owl’s Head is home to a backcountry area called the Kickpow Zone that’s definitely worth the $15 entry fee. Still owned and operated by the Korman family (since 1956), the resort will be celebrating its 50th birthday bash on March 27.
In the summer, Owl’s Head shifts gears straight into golf mode. Located near Lake Memphremagog, the 18-hole course was designed by the world famous architect Graham Cooke. The mountain also offers 12 km of hiking trails, plus the region is home to 16 wineries located along “La Route Des Vins” which are easily accessible by bike or car.