Shadowed by the highest peak in Vermont - Mount Mansfield at 4,393 feet - Stowe Mountain Resort offers world-class skiing and riding, and a quintessential Vermont setting for this week’s SnoCountry/Pepsi Resort of the Week.
When Nathaniel Goodrich hiked and skied the toll road in February of 1914, he lit a fire in the hearts and minds of Stowe that would burn for the next hundred years. In fact, the history of this iconic ski town reads like one long list of ski-industry and mountaineering firsts. The famed 10th Mountain Division was started in Stowe, as was the modern Ski Patrol. Once an old lumber camp, Stowe is now a world-class luxury ski resort and four-season destination.
But it’s the skiing that makes Stowe what it is! With one of the highest vertical drops (2,360-feet) east of the Rocky Mountains, 300+ inches of snow annually that blanket more than 100 trails - all served by 12 lifts - skiers and riders of all ages and ability levels will find that perfect trail at Stowe.
With more than 200 inches of snow already this season, Vermont’s most quintessential ski town is home to the finest that the state has to offer, and is primed with your next ski adventure. Don’t have an Epic Pass? No worries. You can discover the state’s most breathtaking peaks when you purchase lift tickets online and save even more when you purchase at least seven days in advance. Plus, you can skip the ticket window if you already have an EpicDay card from a previous visit by reloading your card online.
This winter Stowe is also jam-packed with events and activities. Plus, in the Mountain Village, you’ll find ice skating, rock climbing and some outstanding restaurant options, including the WhistlePig Pavilion, which features a fine selection of Vermont craft beer, WhistlePig inspired cocktails, fire-baked raclette, warm cider donuts, live music, and a Taco Truck!