Stowe Mountain Resort

Stowe mountain resort
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke



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
back country
value for money
average total snowfall156″ 226″

Stowe Mountain Resort Reviews


4.2 / 5

based on 25 reviews

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Have your say on Stowe Mountain Resort

3.8 / 5

Apr 25, 2018
Wendy B. Wendy B.
intermediate skier
Conditions were supreme this season! Best in the East! Ski, board or play, Stowe had it all. Blue bird days were spectacular ! Patrol and staff had a blast too! March was amazing.... More

3.4 / 5

Apr 24, 2018
Charles W. Charles W.
advanced skier
Stowe is the quintessential Vermont Ski Resort. Picture perfect but boy was it cold! The locals said it was spring conditions but it was 11 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow mix was all over the place from light powder, to firm courderouy to bullet proof ice. If you can ski here you can ski anywhere. Also taking a dip through the trees is not to be missed... More
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
JNJohn N.
expert skier
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 Creek are some of my favorites where I worked my first year out of... More

4.9 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
ASAdrian S.
advanced snowboarder
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
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
JRJason R.
expert skier
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

4.6 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
JWJason W.
intermediate snowboarder
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

3.7 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
JCJames C.
intermediate snowboarder
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
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
GZGreg Z.
expert skier
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

3.8 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
AMAndy M.
advanced snowboarder
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

4.4 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
GMGraham M.
advanced snowboarder
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
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