Stowe Ski Holidays
Stowe will appeal to those who want a winter holiday that promises not only great skiing but also excellent winter activities in a truly romantic setting.
Stowe gets more than its fair share of snow, and it is home to some of the most famous runs East of the Rockies - but what sets Stowe apart is its 18th Century village.
This is the quintessential New England town surrounded by the undulating peaks of Vermont's Green Mountains - the only appropriate response is to slow down and get in step with the relaxed local pace.
Skiing in Stowe
The ski area is 7 miles from the village; the town trolley makes a loop between the two, ensuring a regular - but never too intense, flow of happy skiers. You will get the most out of Stowe if you've got at least a couple of days skiing under your belt.
There are some notable green runs 'Toll Road' will take you on a long loop from the top of the Four Runner Quad to the bottom of the Easy Mile chair - a beginner's playground.
However, the majority of the terrain is pure intermediate fun. You can choose from impeccably groomed trails on which to perfect technique, or glades in which to make swift, tight turns - then there's the bumps - 'Should I turn on them? Or between them?' - this could be a trick question, so to find out the answer take a 'Bumps Clinic' at the Stowe Ski School. If you're lucky your instructor will take you down 'The Front Four': 'National,' 'Goat,' 'Starr' and 'Liftline.' Have your wits about you - these are the runs that give Stowe the edge on other Eastern resorts.
As this is such a beautiful setting you may want to consider taking a day out from downhill skiing to pursue a more laid-back ski activity. Stowe has four state-of-the-art cross-country ski centres and many miles of interconnected trails through the spruce and pine forests. You might even want to rug up of an evening, slip a little something into a hip flask and take a moonlit snowshoe trek along the recreation path. This two-mile path criss-crosses the West Branch River, over little wooden bridges, through farmland and into the glades. It won't take too long and will set you up for a fireside dinner.
We offer a full range of discounted Stowe lift tickets, ski & snowboard rentals and snow school lessons and we always recommend you book early for our very best prices.
- Important information
Season Early December–Early April Ski Area 485 acres Annual Snowfall 28ft Number of Lifts 13 Ski Range 1,265–3625ft Snow Making Capabilities 350 acres Ski Shuttle FREE Town to slopes shuttle runs until 10.30pm. Blue Runs 16% Red Runs 55% Black Runs 29% Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
- Snow report
8cm Last snowfall
- Partly cloudy, some sunny spells
12/13 Lifts open
- Piste conditions
- Lower slopes good, excellent up high
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- Distance from airports