Stowe Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of West Halifax, VT.
We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Stowe Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Stowe Mountain is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
There are numerous options to stay at Stowe Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Stowe Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Stowe Mountain has a total of 116 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 485 acres, Stowe Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 196 hectares, 0.8 square miles, or 2.0 square kilometers.
Stowe Mountain's slopes see on average 314 inches (9.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 26 feet every year!
Stowe Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Stowe Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,395 feet, or 1,340 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,035 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,360 feet (719 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Stowe Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Stowe Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
56.8out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Stowe Mountain has 485 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Stowe Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 55% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 29% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Stowe Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Stowe Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 71% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Stowe Mountain Ski Resort Location
Stowe Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of West Halifax, VT.
West Halifax, VT 05358 USA
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Getting to Stowe Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Stowe Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 42.75000, -72.74000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of West Halifax, VT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Stowe Mountain Ski Resort.
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||92 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||98 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||137 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Stowe Mountain.
|Albany International Airport||ALB||Albany, NY||54 mi|
|Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport||RUT||Rutland, VT||55 mi|
|Worcester Regional Airport||ORH||Worcester, MA||55 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Stowe Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Stowe Mountain Ski Resort.
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||44%||18 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||45%||27 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||52%||31 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||44%||32 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||42%||35 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||36 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||43%||37 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||24%||41 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||34%||42 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||35%||44 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||52%||46 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||41%||47 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||40%||47 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||44%||53 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||24%||57 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||68%||64 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||36%||66 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||39%||67 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||32%||67 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||42%||68 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||17%||68 mi|
|Mohawk Mountain||West Cornwall, CT||1,600 ft||35%||70 mi|
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||38%||73 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||24%||73 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||33%||75 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||30%||75 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||53%||77 mi|
|Mt. Southington||Plantsville, CT||525 ft||31%||79 mi|
|Ski Sundown||New Hartford, CT||1,075 ft||29%||81 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||39%||83 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||49%||83 mi|
|Snow Ridge||Turin, NY||2,000 ft||37%||85 mi|
|Hunter Mountain||Hunter, NY||3,200 ft||53%||86 mi|
|Woodbury Ski Area||Woodbury, CT||850 ft||33%||86 mi|
|Blue Hills Ski Area||Canton, MA||635 ft||23%||90 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||60%||92 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||60%||95 mi|
|Thunder Ridge||Patterson, NY||1,270 ft||28%||96 mi|
Stowe Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,395 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,035 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,360 ft|
(16% Beginner, 55% Intermediate, 29% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||314 inches|