Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

Stowe Mountain Resort’s opening day is November 16, 2018. 

Slice through pristine powder fields on a peak that averages more than 300 inches of snow annually. Carve turns on groomers made to perfection by a snowmaking and grooming team called “outstanding” by snow gun manufacturer HKD and Ski Area Management magazine. Venture off into hidden glades, secret chutes and sidecountry stashes that empty into Smugglers’ Notch, the famous route for rum runners during Prohibition. Share the spirit of the outdoors in wintertime with friends and family.

For more than 80 years, people continue to travel here to create mountain memories on the slopes of Vermont’s highest peak. Stowe Mountain Resort, with 116 ski trails and 13 lifts, has been an internationally acclaimed four-season resort area since the 1940’s. A gondola connects the resort’s two mountains, Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak.

Key facts about Stowe Mountain Resort:

  • Mount Mansfield summit elevation: 4,395′ (Vermont’s highest peak)
  • Highest skiing elevation: 3,625′
  • Vertical drop: 2,360′
  • Annual snowfall (average): 314″
  • Total number of trails: 116
  • Skiable acres: 485
  • Total miles: 40 (16% beginner, 55% intermediate, 29% expert)
  • Snowmaking coverage: 83%
  • Total lifts: 12 (more mile-long lifts than any other resort in the east)
  • Lift types: 1 intermountain transfer Gondola (the OverEasy), 1 high-speed summit Gondola, 4 high-speed Quads, 2 Triples, 2 doubles, 2 surface lifts
  • Total hourly lift capacity: 15,516 passengers

Stowe accolades:

  • #1 Ski Resort in Eastern U.S. (Ski Magazine)
  • #1 in the East (Freeskier Magazine)
  • #1 Winter Destination (Yankee Magazine, Reader’s Choice)
  • Top 5 U.S. Ski Vacations (Yahoo! Sports)
  • Top 10 Best Ski Towns in America” (Forbes)
  • Top 10 Ski Resorts in the World (
  • World’s Best Ski Towns (National Geographic)

Check out the latest snow and weather report as well as terrain and lift status.

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