I just spent 5 days at Stowe last week. Would it hold it's own in LCC?? Best laugh of the day!!!!!...... NO!!!!
While I was at Stowe it snowed for 2 days. Wow....right?? Wrong. That is one of the most wind scoured mountains I have ever skied. Period. It snowed for 2 days (the mountain reported 20"
). It was hard to find a run with fresh snow?? I kid you not. Wind scoured down to ICE the day after the dump. Sure, some of the glades were nice and soft, but hey, all I really wanted is to ski some trails in powder. Not. Blown off.
I will say the mountain offers some fun natural terrain. The intermediate trails are some of the best cruisers I've skied anywhere. I enjoyed the mountain. Conditions sucked on a lot of the terrain.
Now, about the 300'' this year........It's a total joke!!! They have lost at least 100" to rain. Fact. Sure, 300" may have fallen, but it ain't there now. Period. There is a ton of B.S. to this 300" crap. I suppose the marketing department has a way of saying something that is true and false all in one line!! Total b.s. hype.
While I was there the mountain reported 20" of new snow. I di not once ski in powder over my third buckle!! So ya, they got 20". You can't tell them they didn't.
I'm back home now and thankful that I have Sugarloaf. We have at least twice as much snow as Vermont. And a bunch of good honest people!! No b.s.. We are buried up here in Maine.