Stowe Mountain Ski Resort

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 lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Stowe Mountain Lodging:

Stowe Mountain Ski 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, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Stowe Mountain's slopes see on average 314 inches (124 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 26 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
485(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
314"(124 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,395'(1,340 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,360'(719 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,035'(620 m)

Stowe Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
56.7out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Stowe Mountain's difficulty level of 56.7 is above average. 84% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


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.

Skiiable Area 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.
16%(78 acres)

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.

Blue Square
55%(267 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
29%(141 acres)

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 nearby the town of West Halifax, VT.

West Halifax, VT 05358 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.75000, -72.74000

Getting to Stowe Mountain Ski 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 AirportBOSBoston, MA92 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI98 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME137 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 AirportALBAlbany, NY54 mi
Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional AirportRUTRutland, VT55 mi
Worcester Regional AirportORHWorcester, MA55 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%18 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%27 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%31 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%32 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%35 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft44%37 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%41 mi
Otis RidgeOtis, MA1,700 ft34%42 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%44 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%46 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%47 mi
Wachusett MountainPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%47 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%53 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%57 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%64 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%66 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%67 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%67 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%68 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%70 mi
Bousquet MountainSudbury, MA1,875 ft37%73 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%73 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%73 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%75 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%75 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%77 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%79 mi
Ski SundownNew Hartford, CT1,075 ft29%81 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%83 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%85 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%86 mi
WoodburyWoodbury, CT850 ft33%86 mi
Blue Hills Ski AreaCanton, MA635 ft23%90 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%92 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%95 mi
Thunder RidgePatterson, NY1,270 ft28%96 mi

Stowe Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation4,395 ft
Base Elevation2,035 ft
Vertical Drop2,360 ft
(16% Beginner,  55% Intermediate,  29% Expert)
Skiable Acres485
Avg. Annual Snowfall314 inches
Stowe Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats