Skiing & Snowboarding in Stowe, Vermont
Skiing & Snowboarding in Stowe
Stowe Mountain Resort, in Stowe, Vermont, with 116 ski trails and 13 lifts, has been an internationally acclaimed four-season resort area since the 1940's. A gondola now connects the resort's two mountains, 4,395' Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak.
During the summer of 2012, Stowe Mountain Resort made a significant investment in new snow-making equipment and upgrades that include: 325 HKD tower guns, 150 energy efficient land guns, 16 Super Pole Cat fan guns and seven miles of new snowmaking pipe. From a skier's and rider's point of view, the new snowmaking allows for a longer season, overall better snow quality and increased capability to resurface the mountain much more quickly.
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 is especially famous as one of North America's premier cross country skiing destinations, with hundreds of kilometers of groomed and backcountry trails.
More info on the Mountain at Stowe:
Mount Mansfield Summit Elevation (VT's highest peak) - 4,395'
Top of Lifts Elevation - 3,719'
Longest Vertical Drop - 2,160'
Average Annual Snowfall - 333"
Total Number of Trails - 116
Skiable Acres - 485
Total Miles of Skiing - 39
Trail Count - 116
Percentages - Beginner 16%, Intermediate 59%, Expert 25%
Snowmaking Coverage - 80%
Total Lifts - 13 / More mile long lifts than any other resort in the East/100% high-speed lift access
1 Inter-Mountain Transfer Gondola, 1 high-speed summit Gondola, 3 high-speed Quads, 2 Triples, 4 doubles, 2 surface lifts
Total hourly lift capacity -15,516 passengers
#1VERMONT SKI RESORT! #1 SKI RESORT IN THE EAST!
#1 Ski resort in eastern U.S. 2011-2012 — Ski Magazine
#1 in the east 2011-2012 — Freeskier Magazine
#1 Winter Destination 2011-2012 — Yankee Magazine Reader's Choice
Top 5 U.S. Ski Vacations2011-2012 — Yahoo Sports
Top 10 Ski Resorts in the World2011-2012 — Travelmole.com