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Stowe, VT Ski and Stay Packages

Stowe, Vermont Ski & Stay Packages

Ski and stay in Stowe, VTWe are excited to offer two different lift ticket programs to our guests for the 2015/16 Ski season at Stowe Mountain Resort! Please note: the lift ticket rates on this page are only available when purchased with lodging.

  1. Our Direct to Lift (DTL) Program offers flexibility and convenience!
  2. Our Lodging Rewards (LRP) Program offers savings and incredible bonuses! With the purchase of each adult/senior LRP ticket, you’ll receive a FREE multi-day child lift ticket, or your choice of 3 other great on-mountain freebies!

Yes, you can book a combination of both lift ticket types!
Why would I book a combination of both lift tickets?

Please review the lift ticket comparison chart below to find which type of lift ticket will suit your needs.

Stowe Lift Ticket Option Comparison

Direct-to-Lift Tickets (DTL)
Single-Day Disposable Lift Tickets
Lodging Rewards Program (LRP)
Multi-Day Lift Tickets with Rewards
Pricing Per Day Adult (13+): $92.00 + 6% tax
Child (6-12): $72.00 + 6% tax
Senior DTL Tickets not available
Adult (13+): $93.50 (including tax)
Child (6-12): $76.50 (including tax)
Senior (65+): $85.00 (including tax)
Minimum Purchase w/ Ski and Stay Packages (1x) Single Day Adult Lift Ticket
No Child Lift Tickets required
(1x) 3-Day Adult/Senior Lift Ticket
When Can it Be Used? Any Day of the 15/16 Season, not required to select dates ahead of time Consecutive days, selected at time of booking. Each 3-5 Day Lodging Rewards Lift Ticket includes one FLEX day = 1 day that can be taken off from skiing/riding. Example: Ski 3 out of 4 days, 4 out of 5 days, etc…
Evolution Card Required? No Yes ($5/person to print new Evolution Card)
Minimum Stay Length 1 Night 2 Nights
Refund & Cancellation Period 7 Days prior to arrival 4 Days prior to arrival
Where do I pick up my lift tickets? Your hotel, upon check-in Stowe Mountain Resort: Mansfield or Spruce Peak Group Sales Desk
Are Lift Tickets transferable between guests? Yes, of the same age group (adults to other adults, children to other children) No, each lift ticket is assigned to one guest's evolution card, and cannot be transferred

LRP Reward Options (choose your reward when picking up lift tickets at Stowe Mountain Resort):
With the purchase of each Adult/Senior LRP Ticket, choose 1 (ONE) of the following reward options.
*** Rewards are not valid during peak periods (12/26/15 - 12/31/15, 1/16/16 - 1/18/16, 2/13/16 - 2/21/16)
  1. FREE Multi-Day Child Lift Ticket **Free Multi-Day Child Lift tickets are the same duration as the associated Adult's LRP Ticket
  2. FREE Multi-Day Adult Group Lesson (45 min)
  3. FREE 2 Hour Demo from Stowe Toys
  4. FREE Quick Tune for Skis or Board
With the purchase of each Child LRP Ticket, you get:
  1. 20% off a child full-day Ski or Snowboard Program

Now that I know the differences between the two types of lift tickets, which package do I choose?
  1. If you plan on booking un-dated Direct to Lift tickets (DTL), choose between the two following options, depending on your length of stay:

    Please note: lodging discounts up to 25% off are available for stays of 2 nights or longer.

  2. If you plan on booking dated 3+ Day Lift Tickets with Lodging Rewards (LRP), or a combination of BOTH lift ticket programs, please choose the Ski and Stay 3+ days with Rewards Package (kids ski & stay free)! Why would I book a combo of both?

Need help? Call toll-free 1-800-467-8693 for free and friendly expert advice on the best accomodations for your budget. Check out our lodging section for Stowe's finest accomodations. We offer a Best Rate Guarantee so you can rest assured that you won't find a lower rate anywhere!

Direct-to-Lift Ski & Stay 1 Night Package

Stowe GondolaPhone: 1-877-GOSTOWE

Valid for stays 12/14/2015 through 04/01/2016
Minimum stay: 1 night

With this package, you’ll save on skiing and get to skip the ticket lines!  Your direct-to-lift ticket is $18 off retail rate (daily), and you can go directly to your choice of chairlift on the day(s) you choose to ski.  Lift tickets will be waiting for you at your hotel upon check-in.  And, the best part: Direct to Lift Tickets are valid every day of the 2015/2016 ski season with no restrictions. 
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Direct-to-Lift Ski & Stay 2+ Nights Package

Stowe GondolaPhone: 1-877-GOSTOWE

Valid for stays 12/14/2015 through 04/01/2016
Minimum stay: 2 nights

With this package, you’ll save on skiing and get to skip the ticket lines!  Your direct-to-lift ticket is $18 off retail rate (daily), and you can go directly to your choice of chairlift on the day(s) you choose to ski.  Lift tickets will be waiting for you at your hotel upon check-in.  And, the best part: Direct to Lift Tickets are valid every day of the 2015/2016 ski season with no restrictions.  Bonus!  Get up to 25% off your lodging (non-holiday) with this package at select properties as well!
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Ski & Stay 3+ Days With Rewards Package

Kids Ski & Stay Free!

Stowe SkierPhone: 1-877-GOSTOWE

Valid for stays 12/14/2015 through 04/04/2016
Minimum stay: 2 nights with 3 days skiing

Ski and Stay in Stowe for 3+ days, and be rewarded!  You will SAVE BIG on lodging (up to 25% off, non-holiday) and lifts (15% off).  Plus! You will get one flex day for skiing, and one on-mountain freebie* of your choosing: 

Multi-day child ticket
Multi-day group lesson
One Two-hour ski/snowboard demo from Stowe Toys
One complimentary quick tune for your skis or snowboard

*With the purchase of a 3+ day adult LRP lift ticket. All 3+ day child LRP ticket holders receive 20% off a child full-day ski & snowboard programs.

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Slopes in Stowe

Slopes in Stowe

Getting some serious family playtime in wintry Vermont

Stowe village and Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont

My wife, Heather, would live in a hut in the Swiss Alps if she could. She grew up in a town where weekends were for hitting the slopes—some weekdays, too. Not long after we started dating, she forced me to enroll in lessons; something that I’m grateful for, as it was one of our favorite dates.

We moved somewhere a little more flat than frozen, had a daughter and put the ski trips on hold for a while. The ski trips were never far away in our mind. When we told Shelby, now an 8-year-old, that we’d be heading to Stowe, Vermont for a winter ski vacation, she was hesitant, but on board. We were excited to share the fun we knew she’d have.

Heather and I had been charmed by Stowe during a short stop on a Route 100 fall foliage trip a few years ago, and we always said we would come back sometime to explore the “ski capital of the east.” Stowe is home to Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. The time had come.

With the ambiance of a Christmas-card, Stowe in late February, is resplendent with rolling, snow-covered fields, church steeples and covered bridges, and chunky ice floes turning the West Branch River crystalline in the afternoon sun. The best way to explore the scene, especially when it’s cold out, is on a wintry walk along the Stowe Recreation Path. We meandered just a bit into the 5.3-mile ribbon of fun that winds though Stowe Village. The path is open year-round, but in wintertime the bikers and strollers give way to cross-country skiers — maybe we would give it a try.

Skiing and Snowboarding at Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont

Alpine adventure

But first: skiing down the mountain at Stowe Mountain Resort. An intimidating thing when you’re Heather’s husband.

Alpine skiing was important to Heather, so I was eager to work on my skills. We enrolled Shelby in the Stowe ski school’s all-day Mountaineers Adventure Program, where she got lessons, lunch and games. Meanwhile, Heather and I hit the slopes together.

“Try to keep up,” she teased as she took off down Upper Perry Merrill.

They say that skiing is like riding a bicycle; once you know how, you never forget. It didn’t hurt that the day’s conditions were blissful: just enough support to pick up speed if we wanted, and fluffy enough for the smoothest glide. The day seemed to fly by even faster than we flew down the slopes. My knees and stomach welcomed our lunch break, but I was too excited to sit for long—I was feeling more and more confident on the slopes. We got back out as soon as possible with a quick peek on Shelby in between. We only got her attention long enough for a brief wave and a huge grin before she went zipping down the hill.

Heather and I made the most out of the afternoon continuing to play on the slopes. We picked up Shelby at the end of her lesson and took a few more runs as a family. I was astonished at how comfortable she looked! I knew it wouldn’t be long before I’d be fighting to keep up with her.

Skiing Lessons for children at Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont

After skiing, we returned to the lodge for rest and dinner. Embracing the Stowe flavor, we included local beverages in our meal. There were two local craft breweries we wanted to try out. Heather ordered a crisp Bohemian Pilsner from Idletyme Brewing Company, and I went for the dark malt Dunkel from the von Trapp Brewery (yes, the family featured in The Sound of Music opened the lodge and brewery in Stowe). Both beers impressed the palates! My Dunkel was especially rich and dynamic, while Heather’s Pilsner was light, smooth and refreshing. Shelby enjoyed her local, non-alcoholic apple cider. As far as we were concerned, these were perfect belly warmers to round off our day.

Peaceful perspectives

The next morning, Heather, Shelby and I remembered those cross-country skiers we had watched on the Stowe Rec Path earlier. If we could conquer challenging downhill ski runs, we could absolutely rock Nordic skiing. We rented gear from the first cross-country ski center in the country, the Trapp Family Lodge, and got great tips from the friendly staff on technique and which route to take.

This was a different way of skiing for all of us; but it was nice to know that Heather, Shelby and I were on nearly the same level of expertise. We glided our way along the trails, and enjoyed the captivating views of snow-covered hills and trees, setting our own pace, pausing for photos and breaks as needed.

We took it easy that afternoon, lingering over our relaxing meal at Idletyme Brewing Company. With house-brewed beers and a children’s menu, and a contemporary, nature-inspired motif the restaurant was a perfect blend of adult and kid-friendly. This time Heather and I split the sampler board, trying brews ranging from light to dark, and malty to fruity—all superb. The hearty pub fare hit the spot.

Horse drawn sleigh ride at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont for families and couples

Later that evening, we channeled the Alps with a storybook horse-drawn sleigh ride. Burt and Rex were the friendly horses pulling us along. Their blond manes bounced in sync with the bells they wore. Though we were dressed warmly enough, we huddled together—Shelby between Heather and me—probably out of cozy instinct more than anything else. The beauty of the snow resting on tree boughs was magnified in the calm dusk. Riding through the woods and meadows, the moonlight brought a cool glow to the white blanket covering the ground. Bouncing off the snow, the reflections from the moon surreally lit our surroundings. Whether it was due to the horses, the charming driver, or the beautiful scenery, Stowe captured our hearts on that ride. It wasn’t long before snow started floating down again.

“Mom, Dad,” Shelby said, all previous snow-activity hesitation replaced by excitement. “Think we can hit the slopes, or cross-country ski tomorrow?”

Shelby finally discovered the joys of skiing that Heather had passed on to me—we couldn’t say no to that.

Go Stowe and build your own family memories!

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