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Stowe is one of the most charming ski resorts in North America. Located in the heart of New England, the ski resort sits adjacent to one of the most picturesque mountain communities in the USA. Stowe combines quaint old world charm with some of the best skiing in the East coast of America.
Of all the ski resorts in New England, Stowe is located the furthest north which means it also enjoys plenty of snow each season; typically around 300 inches per year. The resort also has extensive snow making with 83% of the marked trails being covered.
The skiing in Stowe stretches over two mountains. On the one side is Spruce Mountain and the other is Mount Mansefield and the Octagon face. Mount Mansefield is the highest peak in Vermont and as a result Stowe has the longest average trail length and most challenging fall line in New England.
Spruce Mountain is best suited to beginners and intermediates. The ski school is located here at the base of Spruce Mountain. Beginners can access the whole mountain and enjoy one of the longest green trails on Mt Mansefield; Toll Road which stretches for nearly 6km.
The majority of the 116 trails in the resort are aimed at intermediates (59%) with the longest trail being accessed from the top of the Gondola on Mt Mansefield. Experts will enjoy one of the most challenging faces in the East; the renowned Front Four trails.
Whilst Stowe is steeped in old world charm, the new skier village at the base of Spruce Mountain has seen a number of recent investments, partly due to the acquisition of the ski resort by Vail Resorts.
Recent developments have seen new high speed chairlifts being installed on both mountains, a new inter-mountain transfer Gondola which connects the base areas of Spruce Mountain and Mount Mansefield, new skier village amenities such as the ice rink at the centre of Spruce village and the development of the Stowe Mountain Lodge; a 312 room luxury hotel which is the centrepiece of the new skier village.
The new skier village sits about 6 miles above the mountain community of Stowe which is a picture perfect New England village full of old world charm and traditional wooden clapboard buildings. The new skier village and Stowe are connected by a regular shuttle bus service which takes about 15 minutes, making it easy to explore the many galleries, boutiques and restaurants in nearby Stowe.
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Ski holidays to Stowe are offered on a fly-drive basis only, so it makes for a great destination if you’re thinking about a New England multi-resort road trip. Nearby Okemo Mountain Resort and Mount Snow (3 hours drive away) are also part of the Epic ski pass and well worth a visit. Stowe is also a great option for a twin centre holiday with Killington which is just a 90 minutes drive away.