Stowe

5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe , VT (Driving Directions to Stowe)
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Last Updated: 11/22/2014 8:34 PM

Stowe Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 19 Beginner
  • 68 Intermediate
  • 29 Expert
The addition of a new slopeside luxury hotel & spa, a new base area, an inter-mountain transfer gondola, new trails, a new beginner area, two new high-speed detachable quads, fully-automated snowmaking, exclusive mountainside residences and a spectacular mountain golf course has reinforced Stowe Mountain Resort’s position as the East’s premier ski and four-season mountain resort. With Spruce Peak at Stowe ... now open, a new legacy of visitors, experiences and environmental stewardship have affirmed Stowe’s century-long reputation as a world-class destination.

Stowe's average annual snowfall is 333". Coupled with new snowmaking and a commitment to groom and maintain the best snow surfaces in the east, Stowe is a skiers and riders paradise. Open mid November through late April, Stowe has inarguably the most authentic alpine terrain east of the Rockies. Just one visit through the town and up onto the mountain is proof enough that there is in fact, only one Stowe.
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Stowe Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Stowe Operations

Status

Open

Lifts Open/Total

3 of 13

Weekday Hours

Mon-Fri: 8a-4p

Trails Open/Total

20 of 116

Weekend Hours

Sat/Sun: 7:30a-4p

Acres Open/Total

70 of 500

Stowe Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,280 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

2,360 ft

Avg Base Depth

12-36"

Peak Elevation

3,719 ft

Stowe Ski Pictures and Photos

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Stowe 2 Day Lift Tickets, November 2, 2011
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Stowe Reviews & Tips (55)

I drove up to Stowe, VT, with a friend, and stayed in one of the modest hotels/inns in town, Fri. & Sat. nights, 3/2014. 'Much more affordable than staying "on-mountain"! We skied Sat. & Sun. -- the Liftopia discount + gift card [from Boston Ski/Snowboard Expo] made lift ticket prices more reasonable. The snow was very good, that weekend -- firm, packed powder on most trails. The lifts were quick, for the most part. The gondolas were good, too. The terrain was excellent! We skied big, long Blue trails together. My friend also went off & skied challenging Black trails. I found that the "beginner's area" was very good for working on technique drills -- it had some steeper Blue terrain, too. Sterling, a classic, ungroomed, Blue trail, was excellent. The vertical relief is very good -- more than 2,000 feet for many trails. I'd go again, for sure! We had lunch in a cafeteria that was reasonably priced and the food was excellent! Overall, Stowe can be expensive, but you get what you pay for -- excellent terrain and service! I definitely recommend it to others.
Stowe review written Mar 29 2014 - 08:51 AM
 
Dave M Intermediate Skier
This was about my 5th time snowboarding... but it had been about 6 years since the last time I went. Since it was my husband's first time, I decided to take the lessons with him. They were well worth the $73/pp. Our instructor's name was Jim and he was fantastic. I would definitely recommended him. The lessons were a bit misleading however. There are 2 times per day to take them: 10am and 1:30pm. We were told you can choose either time, but what they didn't tell you was that the 1:30pm time was a progression from the 10am lesson. In other words, you wouldn't want your first lesson to be at the 1:30pm time because you would have missed all the basics and have gone right up to the mountain. Luckily we had chosen the 10am time, but would have been very u[set had we chosen the later one. The snow was great. I am used to small mountains in the PA and NJ area- which from my memories were very icy. The snow at Stowe was powdery and plentiful! Yes, I would go again in a heartbeat. The positives of Stowe lodge and the town in general are the friendly people, fresh food (encourage locally grown food consumption), and the free shuttle up and down the mountain. The negative end was just how expensive everything was. I believe that things had to be inflated because the food is grown locally; however, I think it was priced to high even considering that. Even the restaurants outside of the lodge were pricey. Overall, the lodge was beautiful to stay at- but I would not say that it is 5 star- I would give it 4 star. I did appear to be the nicest lodge in the area- but just comparing it to hotels in NY and Miami, I would say it doesn't have the finishing touches. Also, for the prices of the food, I believe the taste could be better. There was a huge convenience of staying at the lodge and not worrying about a car. We also rented the equipment and got our lift tickets the day before which made things go a lot smoother in the morning. Despite all of that, I would return to Stowe and the lodge. As for the Liftopia tickets, they were only about $10 cheaper than what was being offered at Stowe at the time. Then, as it turns out, when I arrived in Stowe to get my lift tickets, there was an even better promotion going on at Stowe that would have saved me more money. Bad luck I guess. But I have to say, if Liftopia is cheaper than what is going on at Stowe, even $10, it's worth it.. too many other things are expensive! I suggest calling the lodge and asking if any promotions are going on when you arrive.
Stowe review written Mar 04 2014 - 07:04 PM
 
Taylor Beginner Snowboarder
The past three times I have been to Vermont for skiing in the past 10 years it has rained at least one of the days. 2 of the 3 trips we went skiing anyway. Don't be bummed if it's is drizzling or lightly raining. The weather on the mountain could be different and the snow (for some reason, for the most part) is still amazing! Also if you have wet weather gear it just makes it all the much better. All wet on the outside, all warm and cozy on the inside! And the biggest thing is the lift lines are short! Speaking of Stowe specifically, it's an amazing resort , you defienety get what you pay for. Easy to get around on the mountain. Don't forget to check out the sensation lift, it's out of way, meaning on a busy day the lift lines are short. Glades are amazing, foods expensive(to be expected on any mountain) but really good. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Free shuttle bus if you stay in one of the hotels on the bus route and they will even drop you off and pick you up at any of the bars on the route. Free (create your own password) lockers and nooks to put your stuff. Free hot chocolate at the end of the day in front of the huge outdoor television screen.
Stowe review written Feb 23 2014 - 03:11 PM
 
Chris S Advanced Skier
For those not staying at the mountain: Check the trail map and the trail report and decide where you are going to park BEFORE you go to the mountain. The parking attendants just flagged us to the parking lot that was NOT near the runs that we wanted to ski. Getting over to the other section was not easy, and when we were ready to eat, our lunch was in the wrong lodge and we had to make our way over to the other lodge again.
Stowe review written Dec 29 2013 - 04:55 PM
 
Susan Intermediate Skier
If it's your first time at Stowe and you bought tickets from Liftopia, it will take a few minutes for Stowe staff to set up your account and issue a lift card for each skier in your group. We were a family of 4, so it took about 10 minutes to set up. Mountain has various terrains. The higher you go on the mountain, the more icy it gets. NO LINES on the lifts which was great! Food is super pricey, $9 for a grilled hotdog. However, I loved the Vermont beers served at Stowe... Shed Mountain Ale and Switchback Ale were my favorites ($5.50 each). If you bring your own food, Spruce cafeteria reserves the dining space for paying customers only. You can eat your own food in the Day lodge instead. Mansfield lodge lets you eat your own food in their cafeteria. We did not stay in Stowe village. We found it more affordable with better amenities and lots more dining choices booking a hotel in Burlington which is about 1 hour drive from Stowe.
Stowe review written Dec 29 2013 - 03:55 PM
 
Lloyd Intermediate Skier
I went for my 2nd visit to Stowe last Thursday. Even though it was April they had AMAZINGLY good conditions with tons of snow, wall to wall. I am hooked on Stowe. It is pricey in both ticket price, and lunch AND the $5 charge for the RFID card, but the mountain delivers. There is a great variety of terrain, including tons of glade options, and I think the best backcountry options for a resort in the east. It is picture postcard perfect, and I think the stereotype of what non skiers think about when they think about skiing. If you live in the east and haven't skied or boarded at Stowe then you owe it to yourself to get there.
Stowe review written Apr 08 2013 - 09:11 PM
 
TPC Advanced Snowboarder
At Stowe first week in April, they got 10 inches of snow April 1st so conditions were powder and packed powder for two days which were great. No crowds as well. Liftopia was accepted no problem, did take a couple of minutes to prodiuce the RFD cards (I think $ 5 for the card on top of the ticket price is ridiculous) but they worked flawlessly on all the lifts both days. Great mountain for all skill levels, fast single black and blue groomers, very steep bumped double blacks, nice learning area at Spruce Creek. Recommend bringing lunch if you can - food prices are "resort" high ($15 burger at Spruce Creek base lodge.) Would ski there again definitely. Suggest you park at Spruce Creek, warm up there and head over via the Gondola to Mansfield base area.
Stowe review written Apr 08 2013 - 08:55 AM
 
Czig Advanced Skier
Came here the week prior to Easter, good spring skiing, NO crowds, NO lines ever over 3days of skiing, kids took snowboarding lessons 2 days, great instructors, especially Kee! Only disappointing item is the Waffle House wasn't open entire week & we were looking forward to the waffles! Snow conditions soft in afternoons so all slopes easier, loved the cliff trail & Perry Merril.
Stowe review written Mar 29 2013 - 05:32 PM
 
Ulli Intermediate Skier
The conditions were great. All the family enjoyed this mountain. We had fun for 2 full days.
Stowe review written Mar 05 2013 - 07:09 PM
 
Eric Advanced Skier
WOW - Stowe MTN is great! Watch out for the waffle hut at the top of the gondola making you want to EAT rather than ski (which got us twice). The views, slopes and resort were wonderful. It was a perfect day of skiing.
Stowe review written Mar 05 2013 - 08:39 AM
 
KB Advanced Skier
The glades were awesome and I loved every minute of my 3 days skiing there. With such nice conditions and tons of snow there is barely anything to complain about on the slopes. If you are into glades you should try a few. There are so many great lines that aren't skied off at all.
Stowe review written Mar 01 2013 - 06:15 AM
 
Tim Advanced Skier
Arrive to the mountain by 7:30-8:00 a.m. Lockers are first come first serve and they go fast. Park at Spruce and cross Over Easy Gondola to Mount Mansfield.
Stowe review written Feb 24 2013 - 01:45 PM
 
Devon P Intermediate Snowboarder
Make sure you have your liftopia tickets printed. Such an hassle to get them to print it out. Also, don't fall for their gimmick. Don't keep the Stowe card to save $$. Return it and get your 5 bucks back!. Pretty decent conditions; even better near the village. (spruce peak area, on the right side of the mountain) Spent most of the day riding the main runs, and then at 3 went to the "family" area. Good conditions there. No body riding there.
Stowe review written Feb 21 2013 - 02:38 PM
 
Rocky! Advanced Snowboarder
Get to the mountain early for the first lift up at 7:30am. You will get 10 runs in before 9:00. Avoid the gondala, much more to do from the quad. Enjoy!
Stowe review written Feb 20 2013 - 09:58 AM
 
Dean M Advanced Skier
Good mountain to ski on with a little something for everyone. They had some pretty nice terrain parks with a short halfpipe, lots of rails, and plenty of jumps. Moguls were HARD, like frozen solid like a rock hard, and were challenging. Could do a little better job grooming on some of the more difficult trails to make them a little more ski-able. Scenery is gorgeous and it made it all worthwhile
Stowe review written Feb 17 2013 - 07:47 PM
 
Woj Advanced Skier
Wife a I skied 2-5 the liftopia pass was no problem only bitch was 12% off wasn't much but whatever. temp was 0 at base -10 at the summit which only means one thing ski off the gondala, runs were in great shape but they had a ton of snowmaking on the cross cut trail which really sucked in those temps. Bring a lunch as Stowes food prices are off the chart but bottom line a must do when in the east
Stowe review written Feb 12 2013 - 09:12 AM
 
Larry Advanced Skier
Make sure you're ready to do some skating/hiking with your board as there are plenty of long flat sections, some slightly uphill. Gondolas aren't equipped for snowboards and there's enough give in the tracks to make getting on an interesting experience... They're not keen on redeeming the Liftopia tickets either, and their RFID system needs work. Nothing quite like sliding up to a gate to slam into it when you don't get read...
Stowe review written Feb 09 2013 - 02:14 PM
 
Jackson Advanced Snowboarder
Not happy with Stowe management. They are charging vail prices without a vail product. I had to go to customer service desk 3 times because the rf cards didn't work at the lift. It felt like I spent more time at customer service desk than the slopes. We have been going to Stowe for the winter carnival for the past 6 years and I'm sorry to say that they have found a way to make us not come back to Stowe. We went to sugarbush for a day. We were very impresses and will be going there for the same week. Sorry to say we a crowd of 10-15 will not be returning to Stowe.
Stowe review written Jan 28 2013 - 04:34 PM
 
Nick Advanced Snowboarder
Great experience. No problem & no line at the redemption counter ~ as a matter of fact the woman was very helpful. She directed us to the chair on the left at Mt Mansfield where the sun was shinning in the morning and the trails were well groomed. In the afternoon the sun is shinning brightly at Spruce Peak Mt Mansfield great in the A.M. I also recommend ice sculpture contest week> It's awesome.
Stowe review written Jan 27 2013 - 11:20 AM
 
Phyllis Intermediate Skier
Be prepared to wait well over an hour in line to redeem Liftopia Vouchers at Stowe, even if you have an RFID card. Very disappointed with the wait time.
Stowe review written Jan 21 2013 - 09:53 PM
 
SBL Intermediate Skier
If you haven't been to Stowe since the start of the 2011-12 season, leave some time to redeem your Liftopia voucher and get setup with their new RFID ticketing system. It causes a great deal of queueing in line if many folks show up who haven't yet picked up their ticket cards, so plan extra time into the beginning of the day (especially if you want to catch first chair on the Mansfield quad at 7:30am). If anything, the staff is understanding about this hassle. As a ski area, the place is an ideal playground for all skiers, but particularly advanced skiers who are able to ski trees. The locals know some great stashes of powder in the trees on days when there is ample fresh snow. Otherwise, the classic "Front Four" of Goat, National, Starr, and Nosedive are must-ski runs. Goat and Starr, especially, test any good skier's mettle with their double fall-lines, all-natural cover, and many embedded boulders and narrow passages. The Hourglass bar in the Stowe Mountain Lodge has an excellent selection of local Vermont microbrews and excellent, if pricey, food.
Stowe review written Dec 29 2012 - 03:39 PM
 
Rudi Advanced Skier
I did not know that there were taxes added on to the final purchase of the Stowe lift ticket. I do not believe that I saved any money buying a ticket from liftopia. i will reconsider purchasing tickets from liftopia since i have to pay fees that i do not have to pay when buying at the ticket counter unless the savings percentage is much greater than 10%. The mountain was great, the snow was amazing and the $9 cup of chili was overpriced by $5. Pack your own lunch unless you are a 1%er.
Stowe review written Dec 29 2012 - 02:31 PM
 
Rob H. Advanced Snowboarder
The Evolution card was a bit of a hassle to begin with. But wonderful on the 2nd day when we just went to the lift. Hoping to find more deals to make it more affordable to ski at Stowe. And we'll just load our tickets on the card with our computers. Great mountains with great trails. Love the down to earth lodge at the base of Mt. Mansfield. The dining room at Spruce was lovely. The food delicious. And very expensive.
Stowe review written Dec 27 2012 - 07:42 PM
 
MMA Intermediate Skier
Stowe has a painful lift ticket buying process. Liftopia was the easy part. Once you get to the ticket counter you have to give them all of your personal info (name, address, phone & dob) so they can enter you into their computer. Then you have to pay an EXTRA $5 to get some RFID card so you can use their lift line machines. The $5 is returnable but that is just one more line you have to wait in. Not a good process at all and a reason I will not be returning back to Stowe.
Stowe review written Dec 27 2012 - 02:51 PM
 
Chad M Advanced Skier
When I bought my tickets off liftopia- you have to purchase a evolution card at the counter for $5. I think it's nickle and dimming people- I basically had to purchase the card that they use for efficiency purposes. The pre-season skiing was awesome this weekend- lines did not exist either so that was great!
Stowe review written Dec 16 2012 - 06:13 PM
 
HC Skier Advanced Skier
Just went up this weekend and had a blast. 31 Trails may be pushing what it felt like was actually available. But thanks to Liftopia, I only paid 60 bucks for my ticket (if you focus, you should easily get your money's worth at this place). Despite that... I have no complaints what so ever. On a normal day the lift tickets are about 76 bucks if you order online (which is easy enough to do). I can't wait to see this place when its fully open! Wish I had gotten to Stowe earlier, I really liked this mountain and would recommend it to all levels of Shredders.
Stowe review written Dec 09 2012 - 02:22 PM
 
Dave H. Advanced Skier
Had a fantastic time skiing on great new snow. Love the Spruce Peak lodge and free bag storage and lockers. Trails were wonderfully groomed. It did seem to take quite a while for the ticket guy to load our liftopia 2 day pass onto the RFID card and then on Day 2 the alarm sounded on our 1st run of the day and wouldn't let us enter the lift. A very helpful lift attendant said that it wasn't a problem with Liftopia but the info was entered incorrectly by the Stowe ticket guy. Problem with fixed very quickly so not a big deal. Will definitely try liftopia again and can't wait to ski Stowe again!
Stowe review written Mar 05 2012 - 02:40 PM
 
Brenda Advanced Skier
The prices of the tickets were very expensive....then the lines were very long and slow to get the actual Stowe card.... which you had to pay an additional fee for....was not happy about that. No one is going to go redeem the card for the $5.00 at the end of the day so it is like paying an additional $5.00 to ski...Conditions were difficult with the new snow even though they were groomed....I had to do greens that day...overall fun day, but costly
Stowe review written Mar 05 2012 - 10:52 AM
 
Darleen D. Intermediate Skier
I grew up skiing Stowe and it never disappoints me! I went on a Monday and had no problem redeeming my liftopia ticket. The new Spruce Peak Lodge is gorgeous and finally the Overeasy makes it a snap to head over to Mansfield to hit the front four. The helpful check-in girl at Spruce explained the new ticket system, so easy to use. Trails were in great shape, Liftline and Hayride are always my favorite. Great lunch at the Octagon and ended the day with an espresso martini at Spruce..thanks liftopia can't wait to go back!
Stowe review written Feb 23 2012 - 09:36 AM
 
802skigirl Advanced Skier
VERY dissapointed with the way Stowe handle the infomation request to redeem the Liftopia ticket. It took frustratingly long to just get the ticket. Other Liftopia redemptions at other ski areas went flawlessly and quick. Stowe needs to fix this as this area is one of the best in the east for trails and options. Great for beginners to double D's, they have it all
Stowe review written Feb 22 2012 - 09:51 AM
 
KT Advanced Skier
The bathroom at the top of e gondola is on the lower level. Exit the gondola put on your skis and ski around to the lower left of the building door is on the side. At the top of the fore runner quad the bathroom is on. The upper floor just inside and on the left. If you want to ski from the gondola to fore runner quad, take National and after e lower runout stay right and cross over - follow e tracks and ski down to the base of fore runner without having to skate or undo your binding ifyuron a board. Enjoy. Also, great glades off Nosedive and TollRoad...
Stowe review written Feb 20 2012 - 07:24 PM
 
Marco Advanced Skier
The RFID Stowe card scanning system was great for the lifts. Gondola rides were fast. Spruce Basecamp lodge was large and accomodating. Make sure to get the waffles from Waffle Cabin at Spruce Peak top of Gondola run or near Mansfield lodge. The snow was kinda crunchy with hard pack ice here and there, but given this 2011-2012 winter conditions, Stowe did well.
Stowe review written Feb 18 2012 - 10:40 PM
 
KC, Esq Intermediate Skier
Our first time to ski East, we love Stowe! The higher altitudes in Colorado are a harder adjustment, and the towns are much more commercialized. We loved the quaintness of Stowe--even compared to Lake Tahoe last year. Mt. Mansfield and Spruce hadn't had much snow, but the grooming helped the iciness. Spruce is better for afternoons when Mansfield has a lot of shadows. No lines and no problems with liftopia tickets! We loved the scanning device, which worked well! A great ski vacation! Hope to return!
Stowe review written Feb 13 2012 - 12:43 PM
 
D Rowe Intermediate Skier
Like liftopia and the discounts available. Went to Jay Peak with a pre purchased liftopia ticket and not a problem.showed my I D and I was in and out , done. Same liftopia pass for Stowe, and it took 20 minutes of asking me every personal question that they can , then paying additional five dollars for the card they issue. Do not recommend Liftopia if going to Stowe. With that said, the mountain is the best in Vermont. Many long and extreme trails.
Stowe review written Feb 12 2012 - 03:21 PM
 
Rob L. Advanced Snowboarder
Very disappointed with the time it took to get the liftopia voucher turned into a ticket - 40 minutes of waiting in line at Spruce Lodge at 10:00 on a Friday. Then on Saturday one of the tickets wouldn't work, had to spend over an hour skiing/boarding to same lift, waiting for the ticket to be reloaded - and had to argue to get that done. Otherwise, we were lucky with the snow falling everyday, 70% of the runs were in good condition. Good mountain, would recommend, short lift lines, even on Saturday. Lifts were not slow if you stay on the high speeds, which we road 10% of the time.
Stowe review written Feb 06 2012 - 08:05 AM
 
scn Advanced Skier
never buy your lift tickets too far in advance. Wait until the very last minute and know what the weather is going to be. It didn't just rain it poured when we went skiing and could not change the tickets.
Stowe review written Jan 30 2012 - 08:06 AM
 
Scott Advanced Skier
Stowe is great. For beginners, there is the really great Toll Road trail that goes on for a couple of miles down the mountain with beautiful scenery along the way. Unfortunately, the expensive lift tickets draw an almost annoying crowd and the lifts are ridiculously slow. It's not a very friendly place, but it is beautiful. Oh, and also make sure to bring warmer ski clothes. It gets brutally cold.
Stowe review written Jan 17 2012 - 01:06 PM
 
WPalmer Intermediate Skier
Overall good day Sunday, although grooming was not great compared to Okemo + Sunapee . Lunch in Gondola Bar was way overpriced and skimpy with very slow service eventhough there was no crowd. Stowe terrain is so good that even below average grooming and poor food service can't wreck the day. Like the new lift ticket scanning system. Would like to see more choices for limited day skiing like Gunstock has with their scanning system. Headed back in 2 weeks for a business meeting and hopefully better conditions.
Stowe review written Jan 11 2012 - 06:36 PM
 
Steve Hadley Advanced Skier
been going to Stowe for 30 years.. went boarding for the 1st time since 94 and was amazed at the lift ticket prices... made for an expensive weekend as i was treating my girlfriend... they need to shave 20 bucks off... other than that i love stowe and i've considered moving there.... i've been boarding there since the mid to late 80's where i was instructed by a really cool guy and i still remember his name to this day. Lowell Hart... thanks man Stowe has quality boarding from beginner to pro and excellent ski schools....
Stowe review written Dec 21 2011 - 08:25 PM
 
matt nj Advanced Snowboarder
The moiuntain was ridiculously better than I expected especially on saturday when 3 inches fell. I couldn't have been more excited. I was very pleased with the conditions.
Stowe review written Dec 19 2011 - 04:21 PM
 
peter Intermediate Snowboarder
The mountain has great terrain everywhere you. To avoid the lines of the quad head over to the mountain triple. The bottom of spruce peak is a nice family area but there are good runs up top off of the sensation quad. Overall great resort in a beautiful area, only drawback is the expensive lift tickets.
Stowe review written Apr 05 2011 - 06:27 AM
 
Trevor Advanced Skier
Great snow, great terrain and great lifts. Lift ticket prices are absolutely absurd though. No one wants to pay $84 dollars on a Monday to go skiing. I felt stupid paying $70 through liftopia. Stowe really needs to consider making their lift ticket prices more reasonable, at least offer cheaper rates for weekdays.
Stowe review written Mar 16 2011 - 03:13 PM
 
Josh F. Advanced Skier
Since I'm a beginner in boarding, I find the green trails were very narrow for beginners. The blue trails were better off being that it was wider and better control for beginner. Other than that, no complaints.
Stowe review written Mar 15 2011 - 07:22 PM
 
Jeanette Moo Beginner Snowboarder
Just back from an epic boyz weekend in Stowe! With an advanced Telemarker and Intermediate (Soon to be Advanced) boarder. Great snow mountain wide..only let down was 3/6 pm on Spruce Peak but we attributed that to a race that was run over there on Sat. Tremendous fall lines...love the pitch of this Mtn! Most of the time on middle and gondola mansfield. Perry Mason, Gondo, Cliff and chin check!! Lordy, Starr, Nosey and left over Goat sandwich! We'll be back to enjoy ASAP!!!
Stowe review written Mar 07 2011 - 07:11 PM
 
Cookie Puss Advanced Snowboarder
Awesome trip... the best mountain in New England! Skiers and snowboarders will love this mountain. Park at Spruce - nice quiet lodge with restaurant and bar (a bit pricey but nice) - take the gondola over to the other side - Also loved the lodge on the other side -more rustic - but had music playing and was a fun atmosphere.
Stowe review written Feb 26 2011 - 02:49 PM
 
Alison Intermediate Skier
Snowboarders: When booking a lift ticket + rental package, you must pick up your rental at the Spruce Peak lodge rentals versus Mansfield lodge. You can get a demo board, however, at the demo shop at Mansfield lodge for $24 per day extra. The boards are great and the guys that work there are very cool.
Stowe review written Feb 14 2011 - 05:33 PM
 
Ashley Intermediate Snowboarder
I am in my 40's and don't need black diamonds any more. Great trails lots of blue/ black. Had a great weekend. Nice town too!
Stowe review written Feb 02 2011 - 11:05 AM
 
Lindsey Winter Advanced Skier
Park your car by 8a.m. then hit up the left side of the mountain in the morning then the right side after lunch. This place has great snow and different types of terrain. I like.
Stowe review written Jan 18 2011 - 08:32 PM
 
BigTime Intermediate Snowboarder
Lots of great trails and hardly any wait for lifts even on the weekend. They don't make artificial snow for most of the trails, so it's great to go right after it snows a lot. The people that work there are super friendly too!
Stowe review written Jan 10 2011 - 02:18 PM
 
A.M. Intermediate Snowboarder
Ski Spruce Mountain in the afternoon when the sun is on it until 4pm.
Stowe review written Jan 06 2011 - 12:32 PM
 
Mike Snear Advanced Skier
Had a great New Years riding Stowe Mtn thanks to Liftopia. I highly recommend using the 2 day consecutive pass deal and get to the lifts nice and early to enjoy as many hours as possible on this great mountain.
Stowe review written Jan 04 2011 - 09:54 AM
 
W. Watts Advanced Snowboarder
Great ski resort. Stay on mount Mansfield for best terrain. Use the gondola, avoid the quad at peak times. Too long of a wait. The double on mt Mansfield is also a good alternative. Hit lunch at the new cafe early (11:00 or so) to avoid lines and as a bonus you'll benefit from the no lift lines at noon. Finally, on spruce peak visit sensation quad. No line no wait. You won't be disappointed
Stowe review written Jan 03 2011 - 08:34 AM
 
Tom Intermediate Skier
Good skiing, but way to much for lift ticket, more bang for your buck at Jay or Burke
Stowe review written Dec 22 2010 - 11:07 AM
 
Chris r Advanced Skier
Find a local who knows where the best snow is kept and try to keep up. You'll learn new tips with each run.
Stowe review written Dec 13 2010 - 09:41 AM
 
rgv Advanced Skier
Awesome early season...plenty of terrain, only a few hassles (snowguns) but moguls! Fun day for end of NOV
Stowe review written Dec 01 2010 - 07:18 PM
 
m Advanced Skier

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