Stowe, located in north-central Vermont is a favorite of east coast ski enthusiasts. The small, picturesque town offers an abundance of restaurants, shopping, and some of the world’s best downhill skiing.
Stowe’s Mansfield Mountain rises to an elevation of 4,395 feet and provides 485 acres of skiable terrain. Just a few facts about the mountain include:
- Trails: 118
- Miles of trails: 39
- Beginner trails: 16 percent
- Intermediate trails: 59 percent
- Expert trails: 25 percent
- Lifts: 13
Staying at Stowe: Accommodations at Stowe range from small, family-owned B&Bs to self-sufficient condominium units to full-service resorts, such as the Green Mountain Inn and the Stowe Mountain Resort. A complete list of places to stay can be found on the Stowe visitors Web site.
What to do in Stowe: In addition to skiing, Stowe offers a huge range for activities. The area boasts more than 50 restaurants, shops stocked with hand-crafted Vermont products and luxury goods, art galleries, concerts by the Vermont Symphony and other musical groups, and a number of relaxing spas.
Getting to Stowe: Stowe is best reached via Vermont’s Burlington airport, located about 40 miles from the ski resort. Stowe is within a four hour drive from Boston, Hartford, Montreal, and Albany.