Stowe Mountain Resort

Coordinates: 44°31′55″N 72°47′15″W / 44.53194°N 72.78750°W / 44.53194; -72.78750
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Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe Mountain Resort is located in Vermont
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe Mountain Resort
Location in Vermont
LocationMount Mansfield
Lamoille County
Stowe, Vermont
 United States
Nearest major cityBurlington
Coordinates44°31′55″N 72°47′15″W / 44.53194°N 72.78750°W / 44.53194; -72.78750
OwnerVail Resorts
Vertical2,360 ft (719 m)
Top elevation3,719 ft (1,134 m)
Base elevation1,559 ft (475 m)
Skiable area485 acres (1.96 km2)
Runs116 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - 16% - beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - 55% - intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - 30% - advanced/expert
Longest runToll Road: 4.3 miles (7 km)
Lift system12 total
- 2 gondolas
- 4 high-speed quads
- 2 triples
- 2 doubles
- 2 surface lifts
Lift capacity15,516 per hour
Terrain parksYes, 4
Snowfall314 in (800 cm)
SnowmakingYes, 83%
Night skiingNo

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]


Alpine skiing came to Vermont when the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cut the first trails on Mount Mansfield in 1933.[2] The National Ski Patrol was based on the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol,[3] the oldest in the nation founded in 1934.

Stowe Mountain Resort was long owned in its entirety by the Mount Mansfield Company.[4] It in turn was owned since 1949 by insurance mogul C.V. Starr, founder of the American International Group.[4] AIG became the primary owner in 1988,[5] until selling ski-related operations and facilities at the resort to Vail Resorts on February 21, 2017. AIG and the Mount Mansfield Company will retain the Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe Mountain Club, Stowe Country Club and other real estate owned and held for potential future development.[6]

With $37 million in revenue during Winter 2007–08, Stowe placed second to Killington Ski Resort's $37.3 million in Vermont.[7]

Ski Area[edit]

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

The average annual snowfall at the resort summit is approximately 314 inches (800 cm).[8]

The ski area is composed of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Some 116 trails on Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield provide 40 miles (64 km) (485 acres (1.96 km2)) of skiable terrain.[8]

Ahead of the 2011–2012 season, Stowe replaced the FourRunner high-speed quad with a new high-speed quad, constructed by Doppelmayr USA.[9]


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  2. ^ "Timeline of Important Ski History Dates". Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  3. ^ "National Ski Patrol a Brief History of it". Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  4. ^ a b The epic history of Stowe Mountain Resort
  5. ^ Lawlor, Julia (2005-02-25). "HAVENS; At Stoic Old Stowe, a New Era". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  6. ^ "Vail Resorts to Acquire Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont | Vail Resorts Corporate". Retrieved 2017-02-21. Douglas Tymins, president and chief executive officer of AIG Global Real Estate, said “Under Vail Resorts’ management, Stowe’s reputation as a premier ski destination with a commitment to excellent service will continue to grow."
  7. ^ McLean, Dan (November 9, 2008). Visits to Vermont ski areas. Burlington Free Press.
  8. ^ a b "The Mountain". Stowe Mountain Resort. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  9. ^ "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.

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