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5781 Mountain Rd.
Stowe, VT 05672-4890
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Overview by Nathan Borchelt

The self-proclaimed Beast of the East exceeds mere regional boasting. Stowe sports four of the toughest slopes in New England; its high-speed lifts to each peak keep the lines moving; its slopes range from sharp-angle blacks to gentle cruisers; and its glade runs alone make this place worthy of weeklong exploration. With free shuttles to and from most hotels and slope-side gear rentals at both bases, there’s little to get in the way of you and the piste.

The resort is divided into two mountains: The majority of Stowe's 116 runs criss-cross 4,393-foot Mount Mansfield, the state's tallest peak. The Mountain Triple deposits you roughly midway up Mansfield's western ridge, with access to a slew of groomed blues and a couple meandering greens. Moving east, the Lookout Double runs farther up the ridgeline, putting a few of the mountain's more serious blacks within reach, along with a wider expanse of blue cruisers. North Slope, the first run to open and the last to close, is a delight, especially under a dearth of natural snowfall. But skiers at Stowe can always rely on the resort’s snowmaking capacity, which covers 80 percent of the trails.

FourRunner Quad delivers you right to the Front Four—National, Lift Line, Goat, and the mogul minefield of Starr. These runs are largely responsible for Stowe's rep as an expert's mountain, and they deliver. The quad also puts you at the top of a meandering green run called Toll Road, the high entry points to blues. The summit makes for a spectacular observation point—Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks, and Mount Washington are visible on a clear day. The quad also accesses the marked glade runs: Tres

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Average Snowfall
333 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
2160 feet
16% beginner, 59% intermediate, 25% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
November to April
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Stowe

Current Conditions:
Cloudy, 65 F
Wed - Thunderstorms Early. High: 72 Low: 56
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 76 Low: 50
Fri - Sunny. High: 79 Low: 52
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 81 Low: 57
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 80 Low: 57

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Packed Powder


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    7 of 13
  • Trails:
    40 of 116
  • XC Trails Open:
Last Updated: December 08 2014 11:21 AM

Traveler Reviews of Stowe

John rates Stowe
We Easterners have a bit of pure heavenly skiing at Stowe. Great resort with all the amenities and many trails to choose from.All are impeccably groomed and range from easy cruising to fantastic moguls that test even the best.Lodging is plentiful and lift lines move very quickly. Pros: Great for kids, Easy to access, Short lines. Cons: Expensive.
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