No other ski resort captures the spirit of a classic New England winter quite like Stowe. This is one of the USA's most intriguing ski resorts, with a 200 year history adding real character to the state of the art ski area. Stowe has an atmosphere which pulls skiers back time and again to ski on Vermont's highest mountain, Mount Mansfield.
The Stowe Mountain Resort and Ski Area is only 40 minutes from Burlington International Airport. Skiers enjoy long runs at Stowe. The average trail length is more than 3,600' - that's the longest of all Vermont ski areas. With a summit elevation of 4,395' and a 2,360' vertical drop, Stowe offers 16% novice trails, 59% intermediate trials, and 25% expert trails.
The Stowe area offers an outstanding selection of accommodations for all tastes for Stowe ski vacations. Stowe inns, hotels and resorts are known for providing world-class hospitality. The best values in the Stowe area may be found by following the links below. Contact the innkeepers/hotels directly for the best rates and current lodging availabilities.
The Stowe area offers an assortment of restaurants ranging from fast food to fine dining. Nightlife abounds at "The Rusty Nail", with live music every weekend including outstanding national and regional talent.
Apres Ski: Something for everyone, from loud 'n' lively, to classic New England charm, over 60 wonderful New England restaurants, great bar meals from approx. $8, to classic 3-course dinners from approx. $25, the Cliff House for spectacular mountain-top dining on Mount Mansfield; foxfire for great Italian
Miguels for Mexican Gracie's Partridge Live country, jazz or blues bands the Rusty Nail, The Matterhorn Shed.
Activities: Snowmobiling, Sleigh rides, Ice-skating, Snowshoeing, Horse-riding, Octagan Web Café, Over 100 shops to browse, Cinema, Winter walks, Art and craft galleries, Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream Factory, Cold Hollow Cider Mill at nearby, Waterbury, Discount Factory outlet shopping at nearby Essex.
Off-trail snowmobiling is a wonderful way to get yourself outside and active during the winter months. The beneficial aspect about the sport is that you have freedom to go just about wherever you want. As fun as snowmobiling is, off-trail riding is not recommended for novices due to the skilled maneuvering needed to drive the snowmobile. Riding groomed trails and getting the feel for the sport on packed areas is strongly recommended for people starting out and only when you feel comfortable riding trails should you then attempt to go "off-trail."
Discover the best New England skiing right in Vermont! Vermont is where skiing began in America and is where you'll find a wide variety of great ski resorts. Vermont Ski Areas attract thousands of skiers every ski season, and this year the skiing promises to be better than ever. With an average snowfall of 22 feet, Stowe is typically blanketed in white from mid-November through April. This snow cushion will entice you to enjoy the many outdoor adventures of Stowe.