Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding
Slice through pristine powder fields on Mt. Mansfield, 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.
Tips to prepare for your visit:
- Save on Lift Tickets: Purchase your Lift Tickets at least 7 days before your first-day skiing for the best rates. Buy online and skip the ticket line.
- Trail Map: Scope out the terrain before you head up. Busy day on the hill? Check out some of the less-popular lifts like the Sensation Quad (great intermediate/advanced terrain), Toll House Double (beginner/intermediate) and Mountain Triple (intermediate) lifts.
- Terrain & Lift Status: Be sure to check out the Terrain & Lift Status Report for up-to-date info on lift operations. Follow @StoweMtAlerts on Twitter for live updates this season.
- Lessons & Guides: New to the sport or just looking for a refresher? Stowe Mountain Resort offers exceptional ski and ride school and mountain guide services. Time slots fill up fast, so be sure to book early. To book within 48 hours, call the ski & ride school at (802) 253-3685.
- Trail Conditions & Weather: Check out the latest snow and weather report.
- Pick up equipment rentals the night before: Stowe Mountain Resort offers rentals on-site. If you’re renting from one of the sporting good shops in town, bypass morning crowds and head straight to the mountain for an exceptional day on the hill by picking up your rentals the night before. Many sporting goods shops are open later on Friday evenings.
- Get to the mountain early: Weekends are considered peak days at Stowe Mountain Resort, but with rentals and ski passes set and an early start on Mountain Road by 7:30 a.m., you’ll set yourself up for an excellent day on Mt. Mansfield. The complimentary Mountain Road Shuttle is a convenient mode of transportation to and from the mountain and other points of interest.
- Stowe Mountain Resort hours of operation: Weekdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Weekends & Holidays 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
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