Stowe Resort: Stowe, Vermont

Stowe, in my opinion, is one of the best mountains on the East Coast. Good runs, good snow, they've got a Gondola, not too many people, relatively short lines, the hot waffles are banging, and the bar has good beer. What else can you possibly ask for. But more than anything, I really like the layout. In general, all of the Blues, Blacks and Double Blacks are grouped together at the top and middle of the mountain, and all of the greens are grouped together off to one side and at the bottom of the trails. This makes it perfect because you are much less likely to get bowled over by a meat rocket (newbie out of control!) because they are nicely sectioned off in their own little playpen! Very well done. Trail Map

Oh. I almost forgot. Night skiing. Oh my. Love this place.

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Stowe Ski Resort Facts:

Summit elevation: 3,640 feet
Vertical drop:
2,360 feet
Base elevation:
1,280 feet

Expert: ++++
Advanced: ++++
Intermediate: ++++
Beginner: ++++
First-timer: +++

Dining: ++++
Apres-ski/nightlife: ++
Other activities: +++

Address: 5781 Mountain Rd. Stowe, VT 05672
Area code:
Ski area phone:
Snow report:
Toll-free reservations: (800) 247-8693; for slopeside lodging only, (800) 253-4754
Advance ticket sales: (888) 253-4849
Fax: 253-3406

Number and types of lifts: 13—1 eight-passenger gondola, 1 10-passenger cross-over gondola; 3 high-speed quads, 2 triples, 4 doubles, 2 surface lifts
Skiable acreage: 485 acres
Snowmaking: 73 percent
Uphill capacity: 15,516 per hour
Parks & pipes: 3 parks, 1 pipe
Bed base: 5,000+
Nearest lodging: Slopeside, hotel
Resort child care: Yes, 3 months and older
Adult ticket, per day: $56–$78 (06/07 prices)


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