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

4.2 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
KBKeith B.
expert skier
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 allowing max time on slope. The staff was then and continues to be top notch... More

4.5 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
GBGene B.
advanced snowboarder
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 through my high school years they have amazing ski/snowboard camps for... More

5 / 5

Oct 19, 2017
JSJosh S.
How do I love thee, let me count the ways: the Front Four, The Octagon, The Glades, The top of the Goat and Starr-Blue Stone Pizza, Tres Amigos, Plate, Doc Ponds, Topnotch, - A Foodies Delight ...Main Street: Shows General Store.....Stowe No Wrong answers...
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 08, 2017
JRLJason R L.
Even though it has been several years since I have been at Stowe, it is a resort any Eastern skier should visit. The Front Four trails are very good. Just bring a lot of money!

5 / 5

Sep 27, 2017
MBMatthew B.
Stowe is one of my favorites in the late Northeast season due to the amount of natural snow they get, and also, after the powder has been tracked up to the south, winds over the Champlain Valley dump copious amounts of fresh powder there for days after many storms. It's a longer trip for me, but when I make it, it's always worth the drive.

5 / 5

Jul 27, 2012
classic new england sking without all the hoopla, which I hear is about to change with the addition of condos and homes
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jun 10, 2012
I believe that Stowe has some very challenging terrain and some easy stuff as well. The trails seem twice as long as some of the other resorts I have been. I believe Stowe is just an all around good time.

5 / 5

Mar 28, 2012
i love stowe it is a small alpine town a place where you can regroup with your family and ski all day. and you have many choices to dine at in the evening.

5 / 5

Feb 14, 2012
It had plenty of runs to choose from and enough to challange me all day long.

5 / 5

Oct 07, 2011
terrain & scenic beauty unlike anywhere else in the northeast. travel distance as compared to anywhere out west makes this more attractive to me than Jackson Hole, for example. Obviously, JH as well as Alta & others are more exciting but too far away.
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