Stowe Ski Resort

An American original and full of tradition and character, from the charming New England village to the challenging trails carved into the face of Mt. Mansfield, Stowe has the longest average trail length and the most challenging fall line skiing in New England.

Of all Vermont ski resorts, Stowe perhaps come closest to the storybook image of the state. If you're looking for some good skiing and the charm of wooden clapboard buildings surrounded by snowy forest, Stowe ski resort is for you. It's farther north than Killington and other Vermont resorts such as Stratton and Okemo, making it less susceptible to weekend commuter crowds from Boston and beyond, while the skiing on Mount Mansfield (Vermont's highest peak) is in the East Coast's top league.

Stowe doesn't just seem old: it really is, and so too is its skiing. It was first developed as a resort in the 1930s, but its lift infrastructure is considerably newer and includes a new express quads and two gondolas. The village of Stowe itself- which does more summer than winter business- is six miles (9.6 km) from the ski area and is sufficiently charming to make Stowe one of the few North American snowsport resorts that non-skiers can enjoy as much as skiers.

We hope you enjoy all 13 of our in-depth pages on various aspects of skiing at Stowe, from an overview of the ski area, to helpful information on beginner, intermediate and expert skiing, Stowe hotel reviews and more.

Updated for Winter 2015-16 - David B. Cronheim

Stowe Rating

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Stowe Statistics

  • CountryUSA
  • StateVermont
  • Base1,559 ft
  • Peak3,719 ft
  • Vertical2,160 ft
  • Ski Area480 acres
  • Longest Run4 miles
  • Ski Lifts13 
  • Gondolas
  • Chair Lifts
  • Surface Lifts
  • Riders per hour 15,516 

5 Day Snow & Weather Forecast

  • 27th OccLightRain 17° 9° Patchy rain possible New Snow 23cm
  • 28th ModRainSwrsDay 16° 9° Moderate or heavy rain shower New Snow 23cm
  • 29th OccLightRain 17° 10° Patchy rain possible New Snow 23cm
  • 30th Sunny 19° 13° Clear skies New Snow 23cm
  • 1st IsoRainSwrsDay 20° 14° Light rain shower New Snow 23cm
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Recommended Hotels in Stowe

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