Stowe skiing resort is one of the prime ski destinations in North America. Great accommodation facilities coupled with great shopping and eating options add to Stowe’s charm all the more.
One of the world’s most famous ski destinations, Stowe ski resort is a beautiful destination packed full of great accommodation, dining and shopping options. Stowe is located in the Green Mountains of the state of Vermont in New England region in north-eastern United States. Stowe has been developed more in recent times, making it a modern state-of-the art skiing resort equipped with a superfast lift.
Skiing at Stowe:
While Stowe features some of the steepest and longest ski trails in New England, there is also a great number of beginners’ and intermediate terrain. The resort includes seven beginners’ runs, twenty-eight intermediate runs and seven advanced runs (total 42). There are 13 lifts in Stowe ski resort. The ski area here is mainly located on two mountains, namely, Mount Mackenzie and Spruce Peak. Mid-November to late April is the skiing season at Stowe. Stowe is particularly famous for its classic long New England trails and has more runs than any other ski area in the region. The advanced skiers can opt to ski in the Front Four trails that include: Starr, National, Goat and Liftline.
Activities other than skiing:
- Dogsledding (Peace Pups Dog-sledding offers evening dogsled tours at Stowe Mountain Resort; for more visit: www.peacepupsdogsledding.com)
- Guided mountain tour (Guided mountain tours meet at 10:30am on weekends and holidays outside Stowe Toys Demo Centre, which is located at the base of the Four Runner Quad Lift)
- Nordic adventure
- Swimming in heated pools and spas
Children ageing only six weeks are cared for at Cubs Daycare at the Spruce base area while those between 3 to 12 years can learn skiing lessons from the resort’s Children’s Adventure Programme.
- Eating out:
there are several eating outlets at Stowe. The Depot Street Malt Shoppe, for instance, is a traditional style ice cream café. Stowe has over 60 places that serve exquisite Italian, Indian, Japanese and French Savoyard cuisines besides the regular American meals.
Stowe has a number of boutique shops and art galleries. Chain stores are mostly absent here.
- Après ski:
The new pedestrian plaza at Spruce Park here is an exciting centre of après ski. Shopping, dining, campfire, interactive ice-carving and igloo-building are some of the popular activities here.
The Hourglass Bar serves regional microbrew beers, designer cocktails and rare wines while Shed Brewery is known for its beer sampler served in a wooden ski.
- Stoweflake Mountain Resort
- Stowe Mountain Lodge
- Trapp Family Lodge
- Mountaineer Inn
- Green Mountain Inn
- Golden Eagle Resort
- Stowe Inn
- Ye Olde England Inne
- Grey Fox Inn
- By air:
Burlington International Airport in Vermont (41 km) and Montreal Trudeau International (220 km) in Canada are the nearest airports to Stowe. Stowe can also be reached from Boston, Albany, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto and other big cities.
- Getting around:
All of Stowe’s ski slopes, hotels and other amenities are located within a radius of 10 km. Many of the hotels here have their own shuttle bus service. There is a public shuttle bus service that increases frequency at the time of opening and closing of the lift. Cab service is also available.