Plan Ahead for Winter at Stowe Mountain Resort

November 16, 2023


Stowe Mountain Resort is an internationally renowned four-season destination. Surrounded by majestic Mount Mansfield—the highest peak in Vermont—and Spruce Peak, Stowe is filled with activities and adventures for every season and every guest. Looking to make the most of your next trip to Stowe? Read on for tips to plan an unforgettable ski vacation in Stowe, Vermont.

Stowe. A World Of Its Own.

At Stowe Mountain Resort last year, we celebrated replacing the Mountain Triple with the Sunrise Lift, a high-speed, detachable six-passenger lift that originates in the Mansfield Base Lodge parking lot – allowing guests unbeatable, direct access to Vermont’s highest peak. The Sunrise Lift enhanced the resort experience with increased uphill capacity by 100 percent, eliminating the steep hike to the base of the former lift, plus improved reliability on windy days and direct access to beginner and intermediate terrain choices. The Sunrise Lift was part of Vail Resorts’ 2022-23 Epic Lift Upgrades at 12 resorts across North America. This was Vail Resorts’ biggest single-year investment into the ski and snowboard experience, nationwide. “The Sunrise Lift is the first-ever six-passenger chairlift for Stowe, which has been home to many lift innovations and firsts throughout our 86-year history,” said Bobby Murphy, former general manager of Stowe Mountain Resort and now VP/GM of Vail Resorts’ property Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado.

The East is Epic

Vail Resorts also continues to offer the Epic Day Pass, which allows guests access to world-class resorts at pre-season pricing for up to 65 percent off when compared to a lift ticket. The Epic Day Pass is perfect for those who plan to ski and ride from 1-7 days throughout the winter season. In effect, skiers and riders can build their own pass and also choose Epic Flex Pay as a convenient payment option. Compare all Epic Pass offerings on the Epic Pass website. And keep in mind – Epic Passes make it easier than ever for those new or revisiting the sport, with Epic Mountain Rewards for 20 percent off food, group ski and ride school lessons, equipment rentals and more.

Make the Most of Your Experience


Get ready for your next trip to Stowe. Whether you are looking for a cozy cabin, romantic bed & breakfast or a luxurious resort hotel, secure lodging early for the best available rates and availability, and be on the lookout for special lodging deals to save on your next stay.

Not Just A Mountain

There’s much more than just skiing & snowboarding on Vermont’s highest peak. Indulge your taste buds across a plethora of restaurants and dining options both on and off-mountain. Current Epic Pass Holders even receive 20 percent off at select food & beverage outlets on-resort. On the events side, be sure to check out some exclusive Pass Holder events taking place at Stowe this season, plus fan-favorites like the Spruce Peak Lights Festival and New Year’s Eve Celebration, The Stowe Derby, Sugar Slalom and more. Music lovers, head over to Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center for a wide range of live music and other special events.

Learn Something New

Whether you prefer steep runs, technical terrain, or are new to the sport- our team of instructors will help you sharpen your skills and explore more. For those that need rentals, look no further- from high performance demos to beginner equipment, we have you covered. Off- mountain, explore other activities, like ice skating at the Village at Spruce Peak outdoor ice rink or ascend Vermont’s highest peak via the Gondola SkyRide. For those looking for something a bit more relaxing, try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at our Nordic Center, or find serenity at one of many spas in Stowe. It’s all here waiting for you.


The 2023-24 winter season will see the return of our tiered parking program including a mix of complimentary and paid parking, carpooling incentives, and increased public transit. Our goal is to do our part to help alleviate congestion on the Mountain Road leading to the resort and to give our guests a variety of arrival options. All paid parking is managed through Interstate Parking via the website,

All season long starting November 24, 2023 until March 31, 2024, Green Mountain Transit offers a complimentary bus service, the Mountain Road Shuttle, from downtown Stowe, up Mountain Road, and to several stops around Stowe Mountain Resort. This is especially convenient for lodging guests staying locally. Park your car and let us help with your journey.

Stay in the Know

Check trail conditions by following our daily snow & weather report  or by staying attuned to the terrain & lift status report.

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