Stowe Mountain Resort

Stowe mountain resort
Heather Burke
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Heather Burke
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Stowe is a dichotomy for downhillers, a beauty queen with a beastly side, glamorous with gritty steeps. Since Stowe’s 1930’s inception, Mt. Mansfield’s challenging terrain has called to core skiers, earning it the moniker “Ski Capital of the East.” Meanwhile, the swank Spruce Peak Village, the church-steepled Main Street of Stowe and the bustling Mountain Road of European inspired establishments lend a sophistication and elegance to this Vermont vacation spot.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Stowe Mountain Resort vs
Stowe Mountain ResortJay Peak
beginner16 %20 %
intermediate55 %40 %
advanced15 %40 %
expert14 %-
total runs115 78
ski area485ac 385ac
summit elevation4,395ft 3,968ft
total lifts13 9
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$99 $64

Stowe Mountain Resort Reviews

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Family Friendliness
JNJohn N.
expert skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
As a college student in Vermont I pinched pennies year long in order to afford my college pass at Stowe. This was before it was acquired by Vail Resorts last year. Now at 25 it is much harder without the college discount! I strictly ski at Vail Resorts mountains. Vail and Bever... More
ASAdrian S.
advanced snowboarder

4.9 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Awesome. Classic mug mountain resort that has everything you looking for. Nice grooms even better Glades 5 star. Beautiful town that is worthy of the tallest peak in Vermont. I’ll be coming back 100%... More
JRJason R.
expert skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
My favorite place to ski in the eastern US. Loaded with ski history and beautiful scenery. It’s gotten more upscale and fancy over the years but the great terrain what keeps me coming back. Star, Goat and terrain that doesn’t appear on the map!... More
JWJason W.
intermediate snowboarder

4.6 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
The resort is fantastic and the staff are great i wish i was able to go more than one time per year. Lufts are top notch and the snow is the best in the east... More
JCJames C.
intermediate snowboarder

3.7 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
Had a great time the facility was very nice. I will denfilely go back. All around great resort for the money great slopes well groomed. Fun time see you soon. ... More
GZGreg Z.
expert skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
Absolutely the best combination of expert terrain on the east coast. I make it a priority to get here every year and always have a great time. The town and overall atmosphere is phrnominal... More
AMAndy M.
advanced snowboarder

3.8 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Be stoked for a pass! Been riding stowe for eighteen years and would love to live there for the winter. I would love to promote the snowpak brand should I win this give away! Cheers! Andy... More
GMGraham M.
advanced snowboarder

4.4 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Stowe is an absolute dream. An adorable town, incredible restaurants, and a huge mountain. As far as skiing on the east goes, Stowe is clearly the most beautiful and most luxurious.... More
KBKeith B.
expert skier

4.2 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
Stowe was the first large east coast resort I️ skied at in my youth. It snowed four feet on the way there with the class trip and that depth and quality of snow changed my skiing. The gondola line was not long and moved quickly. The remaining lifts were expeditious as well... More
GBGene B.
advanced snowboarder

4.5 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
I have enjoyed my time at Stowe Mountain Resort for the past 15 years, as I started out there as a skier. Which through time the excellent family friendly environment and the elite team of snowboard/ski instructors, i will always be going back but, as a snowboarder. As well as... More
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