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Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few we've heard before:

Q: How long does it take to get to Stowe by car?
A: That depends on where you start. Consider the following:

  • Albany 3.5 hrs
  • Boston 3.5 hrs
  • Buffalo 8.5 hrs
  • Hartford 3.5 hrs
  • Montreal 3 hrs
  • NYC 6.5 hrs
  • Ottawa 4 hrs
  • Philadelphia 8 hrs
  • Toronto 8 hrs
  • Washington D.C. 10 hrs

Q: How do I get there from here?
A: As the local joke goes; "If I were going to Stowe, I wouldn't start from {wherever you are}..." Actually, Stowe is easily reached by car. Train and bus services are available into Waterbury , only 20 minutes from Stowe. Jet air service into Burlington International airport is only 40 minutes away, while the Stowe-Morrisville airport for smaller craft is 7 miles north of Stowe village. Rental cars and taxis are available in Burlington , Waterbury and in Stowe. If you plan on driving, follow these directions:

  • From Boston take I-93 65 miles north to Bow, N.H. Take I-89 120 miles north to Exit 10 in Waterbury, Vermont. Take a right off the exit and follow Rt. 100 north 10 miles to Stowe.
  • From Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Washington and points south, take I-95 to I-91 North in Hartford. Take I-91 through Massachusetts into Vermont. At White River Junction, take I-89 north 61 miles to Exit 10 in Waterbury. Take a right off the exit and follow Rt. 100 north 10 miles to Stowe.
  • From Albany take I-87 north to Exit 20 at Glens Falls. Take 149 to Fort Ann, Rt. 4 north to Fair Haven, Rt. 22A north to Vergennes, Rt. 7 North to South Burlington, I-189 to I-89, then I-89 south to Exit 10 in Waterbury. Take a left off the exit and follow Rt. 100 north 10 miles to Stowe.
  • From Montreal take Rt. 10 east to Rt. 133. Take Rt 133 south to the U.S. border. Take I-89 south to Exit 10 in Waterbury. Take a left off the exit and follow Rt. 100 north 10 miles to Stowe.
  • From Toronto take Trans Canada Highway 401 east to Cornwall Head south from Cornwall, cross the St. Lawrence River and the U.S. border and pickup Rt. 37 south to Malone. Take Rt. 11 North to Rouses Point. Cross the bridge over Lake Champlain and pickup Rt. 78 in Alburg. Continue along 78 to Swanton and then take I-89 south to Exit 10 in Waterbury. Take a left off the exit and follow Rt. 100 north 10 miles to Stowe.

Q: How far is the airport from Stowe?
A: Burlington International Airport is 40 miles from Stowe - An easy 45 minute drive. The Morrisville-Stowe Airport is 7 miles away and offers limited charter services as well as service to private planes.

Q: Do I need four wheel drive?
A: No. Stowe Village is at the junction of Routes 100 and 108, which are well maintained year-round. Of course, four wheel drive never hurts on a snowy day.

Q: What religious services are available in Stowe?
A: There are many different places of worship in Stowe and surrounding communities. We have provided a listing of area churches and synagogues in our Visitor Services section.

Q: What special packages do we offer?
A: For details call 1-800-GO-STOWE or visit the Specials & Packages section of our web site.

Q: Do any Stowe properties offer Canadian at par?
A: There are a few properties who offer Canadian at par and many that offer special packages and promotions for our Canadian visitors. For a complete list of properties offering Canadian specials, click here.

Q: What do we do if it rains?
A: Just because the weather isn't cooperating doesn't mean there's nothing to do! You can shop, visit nearby museums, enjoy a swim in Stowe's new community swimming pool, The Swimming Hole, go to Ben & Jerry's, take a tour of the area, watch glass blowing at Little River Hot Glass Studio, the possibilities are dizzying. Stowe Area maintains a rainy day activity list, too.

Q: What types of shops do you have?
A: Stowe is home to a wide range of specialty shops showcasing: gifts, crafts, art, jewelry, fine clothes, recreational clothing & gear, specialty foods and wines, and furniture.

Q: Do you have any outlet stores?
A: No - However there are outlet stores within a reasonable driving distance.

Q: Where should I stay to be close to shops and restaurants?
A: Stowe is small enough that you're never too far from the activity!

Q: What is the night life like in Stowe?
A: Lively! There is almost always something going on in Stowe. From movies and live shows to local and national bands. Ask what's happening at the front desk of your hotel, or stop by the Visitor's Information Center on Main Street.

Q: Where is the Mountain in relation to the Village?
A: An easy 6.5 miles north along Rt. 108.

Q: How far is my hotel from the Mountain?
A: A question best answered by the front desk. You can expect to be between 1 to 8 miles from the slopes.

Q: Are there any cabins available in Stowe?
A: There are all sorts of quaint and interesting spots in the Stowe area, but only a few cabins. Call 1-800-GO-STOWE for more information.

Q: Is there a map of Stowe on the web?
A: Yes. Click here to view it.

Q: Can we get married in Stowe?
A: Getting married in Stowe is quite popular. Weddings are available in every flavor from a simple civil service, to elaborate and traditional church and non-denominational weddings. (Please be sure to plan a formal affair well in advance, in order to make it everything you desire.) Call 1-800-GO-STOWE for detailed wedding information.

Q: Are civil unions performed in Stowe?
A: Stowe's many varied hotels have hosted numerous civil unions. Call 1-800-GO-STOWE for detailed information.

Q: What lodges have indoor pools?
A: Trapp Family Lodge, Stoweflake, Northern Lights, Commodore's, Town & Country, Golden Eagle, Mountain Road Resort, Grey Fox, Mountainside Condominiums, Village Green Condominiums, Mountaineer, Stowehof Inn and the Season's Pass Inn all have indoor pools. Many other properties have outdoor pools. Almost all of Stowe's lodging properties have hot tubs.

Q: How high is Mount Mansfield?
A: At 4395 feet, Mount Mansfield is Vermont's highest peak. The ski area has a lift-served drop of 2200 vertical feet.

Q: How many trails does the ski area maintain?
A: There are 116 trails, providing some of the best skiing in the east.

Q: What is the number for weather and ski conditions at the Mountain?
A: 1-800-253-4SKI.

Q: What is average temperature by season?
A: Spring 45 degrees, summer 75 degrees, fall 45 degrees, Winter 20 degrees. These are averages however, and conditions can vary widely from those above. Be sure to call 1-800-GOSTOWE or visit Weather.com for current conditions and trends.

Q: What kind of clothes should I pack?
A: Casual and recreational dress is recommended. In summer bring a sweater or windbreaker for early morning and evening wear. Warm clothes are always recommended for winter. Don't forget a hat!

Q: How much snow does Stowe get?
A: The Stowe area gets between 250-330 inches, or 20-26 feet of snow per year. The ski area adds to their total with state of the art snow making equipment.

Q: What does it cost to ski in Stowe?
A: For current pricing, call the Mountain at 1-800-253-4SKI or visit the website.