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Spend a weekend at Stowe Mountainside Resort in Vermont

What to Bring

Waterproof jacket, snow pants,
waterproof gloves, glove straps for
kids
  If your condo
includes a kitchen - bring food to cook and save on dining costs
Snow sports
equipment (or rent onsite)
  Goggles or serious sunglasses with strap
Helmet (strongly
recommended for all ages)
  Wool or sport
socks
Lip balm   Sun lotion
Painkiller    
 

Specs

  Directions
 
From Boston: take Route 93 North (about
60-63 miles) to Concord NH
Take Route 89 North toward White River
Junction/Lebanon NH
Take Exit #10 to Waterbury/ US-2 / Stowe
Turn right at the end of the exit ramp for
100N
After 9-10 miles, you arrive at the center of town in Stowe and must find your
accommodations according to the directions provided by your resort
For the ski area, take a left at the stop sign in the center of town (rte 108N)
After six miles uphill, passing some resorts, you will arrive at the snowsports area
  Good to know in advance
 
Lift ticket prices:
–   Midweek and weekend: $65 (adult 13-64), $47 (junior 6-12 and senior 65+) for one day
–   Holidays: $67/$47
–   Special rates for multi-day tickets and season passes available
–   Children 5 & under ski free with adults
Rental prices:
–   Adult alpine equipment (includes skis, boots and poles): afternoon $25, full day $31 (+$2 during holidays); children (12 and under): $16/$21
–   Snowboard equipment (Burton boards and boots): afternoon $25, full day $31 (+$2 during holidays); children (12 and under): $16/$21
For weather forecast, trail conditions and lodging reservations, visit
www.gostowe.com
Call 800-253-4754 for reservations at the Inn at the Mountain and at the resort's
condos
  Etiquette
 
Obey all postings and respect the rules of the trail at all times
 
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Spend a weekend at Stowe Mountainside Resort in Vermont
 
 

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Difficulty: 3/5
  Time from Boston: 4 hours
  Duration: Weekend/ Overnight
  Cost:

From $65 per adult (lift ticket)

  Main activity:

Alpine Skiing

 
 
 
 
A quaint New England village just minutes away from a world-class snow sports area boasting a 2,360 foot vertical drop and a strong selection of intermediate trails

Stowe Mountainside Resort covers the slope of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak. The resort offers high-end features such as a speedy eight-person gondola, night skiing, over 50% intermediate trails, solid snowmaking coverage, and "the longest average trail length in New England". The long trails offset the fact that the lift and trail quantity aren't as large as some neighboring resorts, but most visitors come for the "ambience" of Stowe - not just the challenges of Mt Mansfield.

Though lift tickets are pricey, the combination of great snow sports with the amenities of the town of Stowe attract a loyal clientele season after season. The resort was recently mentioned by Warren Miller and The Travel Channel as one of the top 10 resorts in the world, and by Skiing Magazine as the only East Coast entry in the publication's recent article on Top Ski Towns.

The Inn at the Mountain is the only on-mountain accommodation. With only 33 rooms, the property is booked far in advance, but many visitors actually prefer to stay off-mountain in the village of Stowe. This means a drive up to the mountain each morning, but parking didn't seem to be a big problem during our visit. Of course, for late arrivers, it might mean a bit of a trek up to the lift. At the end of the day, we usually drew straws and sent a hardy survivor off to bring the car around, James! The town of Stowe offers a great range of lodging, from budget properties to timeshares to five-star resorts; the resort offers specials and packages starting at $99 a day per person. The www.gostowe.com website is your best option to find accommodations and get information on Stowe activities off-mountain such as performances and events.

If you are interested in an exotic dining experience, the Cliff House offers sit-down dining at the top of the gondola. If members of your group want to meet the skiers and boarders for lunch, this is a great place to do so!