Stowe Mountain Resort

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Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe-snapshot.jpg
Location Mount Mansfield
Lamoille County
Stowe, Vermont
 United States
Nearest city Burlington
Coordinates 44°31′52″N 72°47′13″W / 44.531°N 72.787°W / 44.531; -72.787Coordinates: 44°31′52″N 72°47′13″W / 44.531°N 72.787°W / 44.531; -72.787
Vertical 2,360 ft (719 m)
Top elevation 3,719 ft (1,134 m)
Base elevation 1,559 ft (475 m)
Skiable area 485 acres (1.96 km2)
Runs 116 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - 16% - beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - 59% - intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - 25% - advanced/expert
Longest run Toll Road: 4.3 miles (7 km)
Lift system 14 total
- 2 gondolas
- 3 high-speed quads
- 2 triples
- 4 doubles
- 2 surface lifts
Lift capacity 15,000 per hour
Terrain parks 12
Snowfall 333 in (850 cm)
Snowmaking 90%
Night skiing none
Website Stowe.com
StoweMountainResort is located in Vermont
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Stowe Mountain Resort is a ski resort in the northeastern United States, near the town of Stowe in northern Vermont, comprising two separate mountains: Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. The lift-served vertical drop of Mount Mansfield is 2,360 feet (719 m), the fifth largest in New England and the fourth largest in Vermont.[1] The resort is primarily owned by AIG since 1988.[2]

History[edit]

Alpine skiing came to Vermont when the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cut the first trails on Mount Mansfield in 1933.[3] The National Ski Patrol was based on the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol,[4] the oldest in the nation founded in 1934. With $37 million in revenue during Winter 2007-08, Stowe placed second to Killington Ski Resort's $37.3 million in Vermont.[5] Ahead of the 2011–2012 season, Stowe replaced the FourRunner high-speed quad with a new high-speed quad, constructed by Doppelmayr.[6]

Ski Area[edit]

View from Mt. Mansfield
The new village expansion featuring Stowe Mountain Lodge.

The average annual snowfall at the resort summit is approximately 333 inches (850 cm).[7]

The ski area is composed of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Some 116 trails on Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield provide 39 miles (63 km) (485 acres (1.96 km2)) of skiable terrain.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://verticalfeet.com/
  2. ^ Lawlor, Julia (2005-02-25). "HAVENS; At Stoic Old Stowe, a New Era". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Timeline of Important Ski History Dates". Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ McLean, Dan (November 9, 2008). Visits to Vermont ski areas. Burlington Free Press. 
  6. ^ "Vermont Ski Resorts Upgrade for 2011-12 Season". First Tracks!! Online. 29 September 2011. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "The Mountain". Stowe Mountain Resort. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 

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