Number of runs: 116
Resort Height: 475.2M
Top Lift Height: 1133.5M
Total Length of runs: 63KM
Easy runs: 0
Medium runs: 0
Difficult runs: 0
Annual Snowfall: 846CM
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Stowe Ski Holidays - The best natural range of terrain
The sunny resort of Stowe is home to some of the best all round skiing to be found in North America. The skiing is based across two mountains called Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield. The resort of Stowe, though not as large as other resorts with 65 km of piste, offers a large range of skiing from sharp winding trails to wide 'motorway' cruising runs. The resort boasts the best 'natural' range of terrain in the area.
Last MInute Ski Holidays in Stowe - Good for experienced skiers
Mount Mansfield is home to the flagship trails of Stowe. The 'Front Four' made up of National, Goat, Star and Liftline, offer an experience to get even the most experienced of skier's heart racing. They represent the quintessential ski runs of that area and consist of fast steeps and large areas of moguls. Another particularly good moguls run is Nosedive. These five runs are a good representation of the black diamond and double black diamond skiing on Mount Mansfield that gets experienced skiers raving about Stowe.
Cheap Ski Holidays to Stowe - High-altitude night skiing
Spruce Peak is home to some great intermediate and beginner skiing. The ski school operates here for early intermediate and beginner skiers. The ski school also offers classes for more advanced skiers but they would tend to be on Mount Mansfield.
Both mountains have snow-making equipment to ensure that you can ski the full vertical even late into the season. There are also a large area of the slopes on Mount Mansfield that are flood-lit giving Stowe the largest and most high-altitude night skiing in the New England Area.
Last but not least, Stowe is a haven for cross-country skiing. There are over 200 km of perfectly maintained trails on hand to satisfy even the most avid of cross-country enthusiast.
Stowe Mountain Resort has been a mecca for snowboarding since the sport's inception. In fact, Jake Burton Carpenter lives in Stowe and employees of his company headquarters, Burton Snowboards, ride at Stowe. Stowe's terrain park and superpipe are home to a number of exciting freestyle events, such as the Stowe Slopestyle series. The resort has a dedicated boarding website, www.ridestowe.com, focused on freestyle snowboarding and skiing, and offers a nice overview of the scene there. Stowe's snowboard school has an excellent staff, and the Learn to ride program is an excellent wayt to get going.
There's plenty going on in and around Stowe from close-of-lifts to the wee small hours, although many guests choose to stay in their own accommodation complex - most having as many facilities on their own as a small ski resort somewhere else in the world!
For those who do venture out, Happy hour at The Shed is invariably lively or live music at the Rusty Nail. American Square Dancing is available twice weekly with The Lamoille River Swingers - great fun. Evening activities also include night skiing, boarding, tobogganing, snowmobiling and sleigh rides - as well as a visit to the cinema or one of the indoor sports and leisure facilities.
Shopping is the most popular off-slope activity in the resort.
There's plenty to do besides ski and 'board at Stowe. On the slopes you can try cross-country skiing, go night skiing, tobogganing, go back country snowmobiling or take a moonlit sleigh ride.
Off the slopes many of the accommodations have indoor pools (12 in total, plus two heated outdoor) and health and fitness facilities, you can also try horse riding, ice skating and indoor tennis.
The resort has a very active programme of activities and festivities throughout the winter with regular live music, firework displays and annual events like Winter Carnival and the Olympic Challenge.
One unusual and possibly unique asset is the Octagon Web Café high up on Mount Mansfield - probably the only high-altitude-internet-café in the world! There is also a cinema and various art galleries to visit.
Excursions in the area include a visit to Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory and the Cold Hollow Cider Mill art nearby Waterbury.
With about 60 eateries to choose from, Stowe has one of the best ranges of dining of any ski resort anywhere. You can find anything to suit any budget from Olde Englishe fayre through modern American in all its many variations to international cuisine from France, China and naturally enough, given Stowe's skiing roots, Austria. You can get great Italian food at Foxfire, or Mexican at Miguels. Whiskers is a firm favourite with the locals.
On the mountain the Cliff House at the top of the gondola is especially famous for its spectacular views as well as its fine dining. 'The Fireside Tavern' at the base of the Toll House Lift is popular for leisurely dinners with some après ski fun thrown in.
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