Stowe Ski area was created when the Civilian Conservation Corp cut trails on Mount Mansfield to provide access for alpine skiing in 1933. The oldest ski patrol in the United States, the National Ski Patrol was founded in 1934 and was based on Mount Mansfield.
Mount Mansfield Summit Elevation is 4,395 feet, the highest skiing elevation of 3,625 feet, and a vertical drop of 2,360 feet. The resort features 116 trails on Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield, and provides 39 miles of skiable terrain on 485 acres.
Stowe provides 13 total lifts, with more mile long lifts than any other resort in the East. Lifts include one Inter-Mountain Transfer Gondola, one high-speed summit Gondola, three high-speed Quads, two Triples, four doubles, and two surface lifts. Stowe's newest facilities and improvements include a brand new High-Speed Quad on Mt. Mansfield, RFID technology tickets and gates, and an inter-mountain transfer gondola connecting Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak.
Stowe Mountain Lodge features a 312 room hotel and spa that is consistently been recognized as one of the greenest and most luxurious mountainside lodgings in the world. Nearby at Spruce Peak, is the new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. New high-speed lifts on Spruce, new base facilities, more than ten dining, restaurant, and eating locations create all the ambiance of a world class ski resort. Most of the restaurants have limited and seasonal hours.
Stowe Mountain Resort is the premier 36-hole golf destination in New England, offering two distinct golf experiences both on and off the mountain. From the historic Stowe Country Club to the brand new Stowe Mountain Club Golf Course. Golf in the Green Mountains of Vermont just doesn't get any better.
In addition to excellent skiing, there are numerous other winter activities to keep one entertained. One very popular activity is taking a Dog Sled tour. If being pulled through the woods is more your speed, Twilight Dog Sledding tours are available at the base of the resort.
Dogsled rides are suitable for everyone; the young and the young at heart. See the slopes of Stowe Mountain in a whole new way as you are pulled along the trails by a regal team of Siberian Huskies! Bred for endurance, speed and friendliness, they will enthusiastically take you over the picturesque trails at Stowe Mountain Resort. The dog's sense of teamwork, camaraderie, and their strength will astound you! Come meet some beautiful Siberian Huskies and experience their energy and excitement as they are harnessed to take you for an exhilarating ride in a hand built sled with comfortable padded seating. This is one of the most unique après ski offerings in Stowe and sure to be a highlight of your visit.
During the Summer season you can enjoy a trip on the auto toll road as it "zigs" and "zags" its way to the summit ridge of Mt. Mansfield where stunning views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains await you.
You can take the easy way up in the famous and completely refurbished Stowe Gondola SkyRide, where spectacular views await you near the peak of Vermont's highest mountain. From the top of the gondola, access hiking trails, the Summit retail gift shop, or enjoy lunch at the Cliff House Restaurant.
The kids can enjoy a fun and active camp for ages 3-12. They can learn to play golf, tennis, rock climb, explore streams and rivers, hike, swim, and do all sorts of crafty things and have tons of fun!
The Spa at Stowe Mountain Lodge creates an unsurpassed environment for relaxation, renewal, and rejuvenation in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains. The spa focuses on the simplicity of nature, embracing the natural elements and incorporating the four seasons into all aspects, from treatments to interior finishes.
The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center is the creative and cultural soul of the alpine village of Stowe Mountain Resort.
The arts center complements the recent evolution of the resort and operates year-round to provide a wide spectrum of events including live music and concerts, theatre, dance, comedy, film, lectures, and multimedia events in its beautiful state-of-the-art facility.