The Magic of Stowe in Winter
While Stowe is rightfully known as the Ski Capital of the East, there are many other winter activities to choose from as well. The combination of magnificent Mount Mansfield and the old world charm of Stowe Village has beckoned guests to our mountain retreat for over 200 years. With an average snowfall of 22 feet, Stowe is typically blanketed in white from mid-November through April.
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
In winter, skiers and snowboarders come from around the world to experience Mt. Mansfield's storied terrain. Stowe also offers sleigh-riding and dogsledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice skating.
Stowe Mountain Resort, with 13 lifts and more mile long lfts than any other resort in the East, has greatly improved its snowmaking coverage in 2012. A vast array of new snowmaking guns now covers 80% of the mountain's terrain! Learn more about Skiing & Riding in Stowe
Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Stowe is especially famous as one of North America's premier cross country skiing destinations, with hundreds of kilometers of groomed and backcountry trails. Stowe's cross-country ski centers provide more than 150 km of groomed and 100 km of backcountry trails. When combined with over 3000 acres of conserved land, Stowe boasts one of the largest, most diverse trail systems in the United States. From perfectly groomed tracks to smooth wide skating lanes to fine, untracked backcountry skiing - Stowe has trails for people and families of every ability. Learn more about Cross Country Skiing in Stowe
Anyone who likes to walk or hike in the summer can snowshoe in the winter, as long as they're prepared for the weather--it's that simple. Stowe is home to some of the most extensive and diverse trails in the East, making it the perfect destination resort for beginners and experts alike. Need equipment? Snowshoe rentals are available from seven different Stowe locations. Learn more about Snowshoeing in Stowe
Other Winter Activities
Stowe offers a multitude of winter activities both indoors & out. Enjoy a Sleigh Ride on a sunny winter afternoon, or an adventurous dog sledding tour, or even a guided Snowmobile Tour of the Stowe area.