Summer at the Peak of Vermont: Insider Tips for Visiting Stowe Mountain Resort

June 30, 2021

by CATE STARMER, STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT

From the top of Mount Mansfield—Vermont’s highest peak at 4,393 feet—to the Spruce Peak Village, the summer season is in full swing at Stowe Mountain Resort starting in July until the end of foliage season in mid-October. We’ve got a range of activities, food options, and shopping to make the most of your perfect summer adventure in quintessential Stowe. Pro tip: for the latest operational updates, check out Stowe.com/Alerts for live information all year round.

ACTIVITIES

Auto Toll Road

Zig and zag your way up Mount Mansfield our historic Auto Toll Road for stunning accessible views of the Green Mountains. Don’t miss the Green Mountain Club host and information at the top to learn about the fragile alpine environment. Hiking options from the top include the summit ridge to the ‘top of Vermont,’ one of the most spectacular trails in New England.

Gondola SkyRide

Soar from the base area to the top of the Mansfield Gondola in comfortable 8-person cabins with your family and friends. Selfie spots abound at the top, with our iconic red cabins as great punctuation points in your photos. Pass Perk Alert! Did you know your 2021-2022 Epic Pass includes scenic gondola rides in the summer? Get your pass today and enjoy the views from the Mansfield Gondola this summer. *Epic Day Pass excluded from free summer lift access.

ZipTour

After a hiatus last year, we are all excited for the thrills of the longest zipline around, with three side-by-side spans. Available Friday to Sunday. Reserve online in advance to secure your spot for this popular attraction.

DINING

Cliff House

Treat yourself to regional American cuisine with a rustic Vermont flair, alongside some of the best views in the state, at the Cliff House restaurant. Available for lunch Friday to Tuesday. New this season: reserve your table on tock to ensure your spot.

The Waffle

Follow your nose for a fresh cooked treat at the top of Gondola plus grab-and-go snacks and drinks. Order both waffle options for a taste test to choose your favorite topping—always popular chocolate or classic Vermont maple syrup?

SHOPPING

True North, Stowe logo shop, and Spruce Sales Annex

In the Spruce Peak Village, you can bring a bit of Stowe home from our logo shop or check out deep deals on winter gear at the Spruce Sales Annex. True North features apparel from Helly Hansen, Patagonia, Arc-teryx and more.

Summit Retail Shop

When the gondola is open, this is the perfect spot for anything you might have forgotten from sunscreen to another layer for the cooler elevation—aren’t the clothes that warm you the most those that come with vacation memories?

Photos and video courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort.