Stowe >Resorts > Stowe Mountain Resort
5781 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | Directions 0567244.531186 -72.788551
Daily, 24 hrs. Check in: 4pm. Check out: 11am
Stowe, Vermont – I spent many school vacations at Stowe with my Aunt Linda and Uncle Charlie Lord. I was there when it was just beginning to become popular. I loved it then and still do even though I haven't been back for a few years. Getting a bit too old to travel now. It's a wonderful place. Unfortunately, I never learned to ski. Uncle Charlie didn't seem to have the patience for me. The town still needs a regular stop light at the beginning of the mountain road. That flashing red light isn't going to do it.
Great Town – The town of Stowe is beautiful and it is nice to see that not only 25 year olds ski/board and go out at night!
But the skiing is certainly NOT anywhere NEAR the best. I really don't know how you could even begin ot say that. I was there for an afternoon and did the whole mountain. I went back to killington for the rest of my vacation. the lines for the gondola were very long and the lifts take forever. the terrain is mixed at best and there is very little of it.
Killington, Sunday river, attitash, bretton woods....they all clean stowe's clocks for skiing. But you can't beat the town and that is why I will return this year-just with very low expectations for skiing.
Oh and beware-moderate winds close the mountain. this was the case two our of three days when we should have been there-thank goodness we left and went to killington to ski!
Scenic mountain town boasts some of the state's top slopes. – The Scene
This is the birthplace of New England skiing: enjoy a town that's over 200 years old with excellent dining, inns and lodges, lots of pubs and the full-fledged Currier & Ives outdoor winter experience. Unfortunately, that all comes with horrendous Route 108-style Mountain Road traffic.
The former "ski capital of the East" creates tremendous variety for every skier, thanks to the huge natural bowl formed by Mount Mansfield. There's the legendary expert steeps and famed fun of Nose Dive and some of the best glade skiing in the East. Then there's the many long, meandering, top-of-the-mountain intermediate trails like Sunrise, Lord and Standard, which aren't afterthoughts riddled with dangerous intersections. For novices, there's the four-mile Toll Road, where beginners can experience high-mountain vistas, plus a trail on the Mansfield side of the mountain.
Vertical drop: 2,360 feet
Base elevation: 1,280 feet
Top elevation: 3,860 feet
Skiable acres: 485
Beginner terrain: 16 percent
Intermediate terrain: 59 percent
Advanced terrain: 25 percent
Snowboarding: Full facilities
Best in the East! – Mt. Mansfield is full of character with terrain for all levels- Wonderful, long cruisers, good steeps, and quirky woods runs. They have a new snowmaking source, and a new quad over at Spruce, a part of the resort I have only recently skied and which has gorgeous, milder runs and full sun. There is in fact still a shuttle connecting the two mountains- not yet replaced with the lift as an older review stated, but it's pretty convenient. Pretty much everything at this resort is far better than at Killington: trails, snow, crowd-type, skiers, lodging, restaurants, town.
Only one from the east?!? – How you rank only one place in the east in the top ten and it is not Killington is beyond me!
go on a weekday – Stowe is beautiful, has terrain for everyone, and usually has pretty good snow. There is some great woods skiing, and the park is pretty chill too. the lines are killer on the weekends, and even though the skiing is good the number of people can really ruin the day. if you're willing to tough out the crowds and like a busy bar scene at the end of the day than saturday at stowe is perfect for you. if you're there to get in as many turns as possible than don't go on the weekend or you'll be miserable. watch out for the gondola, it'll take you higher...
Anticipation... – Stowe has spent millions in the last year upgrading their snowmaking facilities, accessiblity to the trails and to the resort itself. I have friends in the area and they have told me that this place is huge. They have a gondola going from mountain to mountain so there is no more shuttle. The hotel has expanded to accomadate hundreds of more guests and they're putting in a golf course to attract year round guests. The food in town is incredible. I've stayed for days up there and have only eaten at the same places only because I like them and the night life is great. Traffic can be hectic, but not unlike any other restorts I've stayed at. All in all, the place is a great stay for the whole family.
Good but not Great – Stowe has very good skiing, but there were aspects I did not like. You have to take a bus to travel from one mountain to the other, and the trails are not well-marked. Furthermore, the mountain is large, but nowhere near as big as some other New England resorts. I think Stowe is a good resort, but definitely should not be placed above Sunday River or Killington (neither of which made the list).
stowe rocks my socks – my father used to go up to business meetings in march that were held in Stowe, Vt. we would stay at one of the higher quality inns (for free) and i would go ride all day...it was a good deal
i remember the last year we went up...it was snowing...they got 16 inches of fresh WESTERN STYLE powder that night...and about 18 inches the night before...so the next day was just amazing...even without a fresh dumping of powder...i love stowe
One of Vermont's BEST Slopes – I am a native of Vermont and Charles Lord my Great Uncle founded the first Ski trail on Stowe and owned most of the mountain until he sold it many years ago. You will see that one of the trails is named after him.. I skied all my life while in VT, and Stowe is the best! Thank you, Claudia (Thompson) Cochran
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