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Trail Map
Trail Map
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Conditions
333 inches average snowfall from OnTheSnow.com
Exposure is mainly north with some east and south

Transportation
Transportation

 

AIR TRANSPORTATION

Burlington International Airport

JETBlue, US Airways, Continental, United and Delta.
Major car rental agencies are available at the airport. Special Thrifty Car rental rates are available.

Other nearby airports include:
Montreal, QC

Manchester, NH

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Amtrak(800-USA-RAIL):

Waterbury-Stowe Station

 

By Car:

From Burlington, Vermont
Take Interstate 89 south to exit 10 (Stowe / Waterbury exit). Make a left at the end of the exit ramp on Route 100 north. Follow 11 miles until you reach your first stop sign in Stowe Village. Make a left onto Route 108 north, and follow this for approximately 6 miles to Stowe Mountain Resort.

 

From Boston
Take Interstate 93 north to Concord, NH and then follow signs to connect with Interstate 89 north. Follow 89 north through NH and into Vermont until you get to exit 10 (Stowe / Waterbury exit). Make a left at the end of the exit ramp on Route 100 north. Follow 11 miles until you reach your first stop sign in Stowe Village. Make a left onto Route 108 north, and follow this for approximately 6 miles to Stowe Mountain Resort.

 

From Montreal
Follow Highway 10 east to Highway 35 south. Take 35 south to Iberville to Route 133 south to Interstate 89 south to exit 10 (Waterbury / Stowe exit). Make a left at the end of the exit ramp on Route 100 north. Follow 11 miles until you reach your first stop sign in Stowe Village. Make a left onto Route 108 north, and follow this for approximately 6 miles to Stowe Mountain Resort.

 

From New York City, Philadelphia, or Washington D.C.
Follow Interstate 95 north to New Haven CT to Interstate 91 north. Follow 91 through Hartford, across Massachusetts to White River Junction, VT. Follow signs to connect with Interstate 89 north to exit 10 (Waterbury / Stowe exit). Make a left at the end of the exit ramp on Route 100 north. Follow 11 miles until you reach your first stop sign in Stowe Village. Make a left onto Route 108 north, and follow this for approximately 6 miles to Stowe Mountain Resort.

 

From Albany
Follow Interstate 87 north to exit 20 (Fort Ann exit). Follow signs for Route 149 east to Fort Ann, NY. Take Route 4 east through Rutland to Route 100 north and then Route 107 north to Interstate 89. Take I 89 north to exit 10 (Stowe / Waterbury exit). Make a left at the end of the exit ramp on Route 100 north. Follow 11 miles until you reach your first stop sign in Stowe Village. Make a left onto Route 108 north, and follow this for approximately 6 miles to Stowe Mountain Resort.

Alternate route: follow above directions to Route 4 in Fort Ann, NY. Once you enter Vermont take Vermont Route 22A north to Vergennes, VT. Turn left onto Route 7 north to Burlington and intersection with Interstate 189 east to Interstate 89 south to exit 10 (Stowe / Waterbury exit).

 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Inn at the Mountain

Toll House Base

Single rooms to 4 bedroom condos include patios or balconies, gas log fireplace, large screen TV, complimentary continental breakfast, freshly baked cookies as a late afternoon snack, and common areas with pool table and arcade games .  A private banquet room and tavern are available for private events. 10

$180

to

$515

Stowe Mountain Lodge

Spruce Peak Base

Studios to 4 bedroom residences. Studios include king- sized bed plus a sleeper sofa,  kitchenette with  dishwasher, fireplaces, custom marble-finished bathrooms with separate relaxation tubs, LCD flat screen television with DVD player, Ipod docking station and MP3 hookup, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, and an outdoor private terrace.

Residences features a king size bed and queen size beds. balconies,  fireplace , marble-finished bathrooms w/ tub and shower, full kitchen, dining room, complimentary wireless internet, flat-screen LCD TV’s, private concierge, continental breakfast daily and a cheese and wine display in the afternoon
 

 

19

$259

to

$3449

Stoweflake Mountain Resort
1746 Mountain Rd.
Stowe
Rooms, studios to 3 bedroom townhouses and a private residence. All feature complimentary internet access, coffeemaker, bathroom with hair dryer and Spa amenities, iron and ironing board, Spa bathrobes and AM/FM/CD alarm clock radio. Townhouse have full kitchens, fireplace, decks in addition to many of the above. House is pet friendly. 10

$199

to

$799

The Green Mountain Inn 18 Main St.
Stowe

Rooms, apartments, 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses. Rooms feature full private bath, cable television, wi-fi connection, telephone, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, in-room coffee maker. Apartments and townhouses include living and dining area, full kitchen, CD players,  robes, fireplace, washer and dryer. Some include HD flat screen TV, DVD players, and Wii console. 6

$129

to

$849

 

Trapp Family Lodge
700 Trapp Hill Rd 
Stowe, VT

Rooms, villas, guest houses. All feature wi-fi and standard amenities, TV, some w/ flat screen, Villas and guest houses, full kitchens, fireplaces, dining rooms. Classic Austrian ambiance.  

$233

to

$1750

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Dining
On mountain: Mansfield Cafe, Fireside Tavern, Great Room Grill, Cliff House, Solstice Restaurant, Hourglass, The CottageSpruce Camp Bar.
Off Mountain:
Frida's Taqueris + Grill
128 Main St. Stowe

1880 Mountain Rd
Stowe

 

Piecasso Pizzeria and Lounge
1899 Mountain Rd.
Stowe

 

REAL ESTATE
 
 
DEALS
 
Free Shuttle between the village and the mountain.
 
 
WHAT'S NEW
Spruce Peak Arts Center
 
 
ACTIVITIES
If you really can't find a thing to do in Stowe or on the mountain you can always tour:
 
 
 
SERVICES

 

 

 

GOOD, BETTER, BEST
 
 

 

Stowe
Description:

One of the best known ski resorts in the world, Stowe is also one of the most picturesque. The town's image is centered on its classic New England white church steeple but the town stretches along the roadside up to Mount Mansfield, with one classic building after another along the way. Stowe is arguably the largest genuine ski resort town in the East. The town's 90 plus shops and 60 plus restaurants give visitors a host of options.The resort encompasses two mountains -- the famous Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, which backs onto Smugglers' terrain. Most visitors take the ski bus from town or park at the base, as slopeside lodging is limited. The 2,360 foot vertical is one of New England's most impressive, with experts enjoying the 'Front Four' double black diamond descents. The toughest run is generally agreed to be Goat. Most of the terrain suits intermediates who can enjoy wide open cruising runs on Spruce Peak and more wooded runs on the Mansfield side.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent80%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double4
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola2
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts13
Lifts-Total lift capacity15,516/hr.
Trails-1-Beginner16%
Trails-2-Intermediate59%
Trails-3-Advanced25%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total116
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop2160'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds485 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: lifts, staff, trails, view, food

Cons: pricy, windy

I would say that Stowe ski resort is the best place to ski on east cost!!!!

 

it is pricy, yet its forth every penny (don't have money check ebay or Craigslist :) )

 

There is so many trails that you will need to spend at least 2 days to ski them all and most of them you would wanna ski more than once!

 

It's windy almost everyday, yet a good gear and gondola lift can will save you from any wind up there/

 

The view on the top is just breathtaking... honestly Vermont is beautiful; yet Stowe is magnificent in every possible way

Posted

Pros: Advanced Terrain, Great Town

Cons: Can be Pricey & Icy (it is New England after all...)

Full Disclosure:  I taught skiing for a winter at Stowe in 1996/97.  Before and since, I have been a regular, full-paying customer.

Stowe is my favorite all-around destination in the east due to it's excellent advanced-expert terrain, reasonable distance from Boston, and its genuine town, replete with a variety of lodging and dining 
options from moderately priced on up.

Stowe features some of the more challenging - and interesting- slopes in the east. My personal faves include Goat for its gnarly, rocky,  tree-riddled terrain that is both a physical and intellectual 
challenge to ski well, Starr for it's pitch and bumps, and a number of classic cruisers such as Perry Merrill and Standard. Don't miss out on  some fun stuff up on Big Spruce if there's decent snow, and watch for  tracks into the woods for some sweet stashes off the Gondola and elsewhere... Finally, Stowe has some excellent OB options accessed from  the Gondola and off the back of Mansfield, but be darn well sure you  know where you're going, and in some cases, have a ride back...

By the way, if you're into XC, Stowe has the largest interconnected trail network east of the Rockies. If you go OB, you may end up skating your way back along some of these trails!

The town is beautiful, with a picturesque town center and some nice shops.  There are a bunch of decent bars & reasonable restaurants, as well as solid high-end offerings -- a little something for everyone.

In sum, Stowe is one of the few resorts in New England with a great & challenging mountain, nice town, and a decent variety of off-hill activities.  Tough to beat in the East.

Posted

Pros: Great terrain, some of the best natural snow in the East

Cons: Pricey

I have called Stowe my home mountain for 5 years. When I moved to northern Vermont, I had my pick of mountains to work at since I had extensive experience as an instructor. I chose Stowe because I thought it was the best mountain around. 5 years of skiing 50+ days per year there, and I can say I was definitely right. The terrain is awesome, the snow is as deep as you can find east of the Mississippi. The only drawback for the average guest is price. But if that's a big problem, come work here!

Posted

Pros: Tons of Variety, Challenging Terrain, Great Night Life, Easy Commute

Cons: Expensive

I grew up skiing at Killington, so classifying Stowe as the best in the East should give you and idea of how great this mountain really is. Although further north than the Beast of the East, the commute from Boston is about the same as Stowe is almost all highway driving and Killington is a decent drive off of 89/91.  The terrain is challenging and the addition of some new gladed areas makes Stowe the complete package. I'm not much of a terrain park person so I can't testify to the quantity or quality of that aspect of the mountain, but as far as steep vertical, bumps, and glades, Stowe has it all. Try skiing to skier's left of Goat and you'll find yourself in some of the tightest, steepest trees in the east. The nightlife at Stowe is also not too shabby. Although Killington is renowned as the most active in terms of bars and nightlife, Stowe is a close second, with many venues for live music and an even better variety of quality restaurants.  The revamped lodge area at Spruce and the condos to boot are a great addition for those who enjoy some comfort and luxury in their ski vacation.  Although expensive, don't rule out affordable accommodations. The Innsbruck Inn off the access road has an Austrian Chalet (not modern or luxurious) that you can rent as a group of 8-10 for a really good price. They also have an outdoor hockey rink if you're in the mood for some pickup.  All in all, Stowe is the complete package and worth every penny. 

Posted

Pros: Nice sized mountain for out East, I'm a big fan of the logo too

Cons: Lifts

I hit up Stowe over the Xmas-NYE week, which is an extremely hit or miss proposition in VT. I will try to separate the conditions from my overall impression of the mountain, because conditions were for the most part not Stowe's fault.

 

Conditions:

Conditions were better at Stratton (where I was the day prior). There was some seriously thin coverage in parts, and it was often not marked. I scuffed up the edges on my brand new (1st day on them) MX78s on some unmarked rocks where the cover ran thin, which wasn't ideal. I don't think they blow as much snow as Stratton does, but normally they don't have to, so it's a wash.

 

Lifts:

This is my biggest problem with Stowe. Most of the terrain is only served by fixed lifts. The only high-speed lift is the Gondola. The mountain is also quite spread out and it can take a while to make your way from one side to the other. Ideally, Fourrunner quad should be an express. There were some lines but there are lines everywhere that week, so I don't know how representative that was.

 

Terrain:

The trees were a bit thin when I was up there but it definitely looked like there was good variation in the terrain. I liked that once it gets dark on the main mountain in the afternoon you can head over to Spruce Peak and get a little more light. We hit some good bumps on Hayride.

 

Overall Impressions:

I liked Stowe. The food was pretty good, the people were pretty friendly, and the terrain seemed challenging, although not all of the mountain was open when I was there. I would definitely return when conditions are better.

Posted

Pros: Nice lodge, long runs, plenty of room to ski

Cons: Really cold on windy days

I went to Stowe for the first time recently and was quite impressed with the facilities.  It has beautiful mountain views and long trails for all levels of skiers. We went as a group and stayed at resort near by that had a shuttle service to Stowe (very convenient.)  The slopes were long and fun, but it was a very cold day and we really had to bundle up.  The lodge was very nice, and we stopped there often to sit in front of the fireplace.  Food choices were excellent and there was plenty seating.  It seemed kid friendly and there were plenty of ski patrollers in case you got hurt. The skiing was fantastic however.  Lots of snow and long runs to have fun on.  You never felt like you were on the lift too long.  The Gondola was fun as I've never been on one before.  It was also nice to be out of the cold. Most of the runs were challenging and had beautiful views. The shops were a lot of fun to go to.  We took off a day to just walk around and see the area.  Plenty of things to do outside of skiing if you want to take a day off.  We went to one bar and the night life seemed decent.  We didn't overdo it since we were skiing the next morning.  I would suggest you get out on the slopes early to avoid the lines.  Overall, I would go back to Stowe if I had the chance.  Here is a picture of the mountain from the base and one of the lodge!  Dec. 2008 161.JPGDec. 2008 167.JPG

Posted

Pros: Great grooming quality, tons of restaurants and shops.

Cons: An intermediate mountain. Lift ticket overpriced.

Paid $89 for one day ticket. This mountain is great for intermediate skier. Lots of wide groomed blue runs. Grooming was really good. I would not go back simply only because it has limited advanced/expert terrain.