Stowe Ski Holidays

Stowe's charming town and easy access to a few different resorts make it an excellent base for a New England ski trip. Or stay in luxury at the base and see if you can get an invite to the secret speakeasy!
Kat Bouch
Sales & Product Coordinator
Stowe's charming town and easy access to a few different resorts make it an excellent base for a New England ski trip. Or stay in luxury at the base and see if you can get an invite to the secret speakeasy!
Kat Bouch
Sales & Product Coordinator

Summary

4
Beginner
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities

A quintessential New England town, Stowe has skiing for all abilities, and some of the state’s most challenging slopes.​

With skiing on Vermont's highest mountain, Stowe has a fantastic variety of slopes. There are lots of intermediate runs, with lovely tree lined groomers, as well as a fantastic learn-to-ski area on Spruce Peak. For advanced skiers, the famous Front Four double blacks are some of the toughest in New England.

With its clapboard shops and classic white church, Stowe town is a 20-minute shuttle ride from the ski area. Although the local ski buses are free, we prefer the freedom of a hire car - you’ve also got Jay Peak and Sugarbush within an hour’s drive, or Stowe makes a great twin-centre option with Killington.

Whether you’re based in town or in the ski area, there are plenty of good bars and restaurants, while the 420-seat Performing Arts Centre hosts live music, comedians and feature films. For an extra dimension to your ski holiday in Stowe, we highly recommend a city-add on in New York (five hours drive), or you could visit Boston before flying home.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Stowe Resort Guide

Make the most of your Stowe ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November to April
Nearest airport
Boston
Flight time
7 hours
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
3 hours 30 minutes
Transport
Car hire
Elevation
4,395 ft
Vertical drop
2,360 ft
Avg snowfall
314 inches
Ski area
485 acres
Ski lifts
12
Runs
116
Grade
29% advanced
55% intermediates
16% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

For the best experience, we recommend staying either in beautiful Stowe Town, or right by the slopes at the exclusive Stowe Mountain resort – here, you’ll find New England’s only true ski-in ski-out luxury hotel, The Lodge at Spruce Peak.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Stowe accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
The Lodge at Spruce Peak sets a high standard of luxury and aesthetics for the East Coast's most magnificent resort.
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
The Green Mountain Inn is right in the centre of Stowe and is a traditional New England inn with open fires and elegant furnishings.

Reviews

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17/03/2019 Rob Woodall

The Stowe Mountain Ski Resort was brilliant, the quality of the skiing and the facilities were excellent. We also did a couple of away days to Jay Peak and Sugarbush both of which were very good. We really enjoyed the town of Stowe, the restaurant across the road from our hotel, Harrisons, was excellent and Doc Ponds was a lot fun!

24/02/2015 Chris Shannon

A small resort (only 8 lifts), but this season conditions were incredible. It was, and is notoriously very cold.

31/10/2007 Anon, Cumbria

Stowe is a really nice resort with typical New England style buildings, a bit like stepping back in time to a more pleasant era. Ski-ing suits all abilities with gentle rolling hills on Spruce Mountain and across the road steep double diamonds on Mansfield. There are also a number of other good resorts within a hours drive such as Jay Peak. Loads of good restaurants, Blue Moon cafe worth a visit, limited night life so early to bed for more ski-ing. The shops are aimed at tourists, selling a variety of arts and crafts Amercian style.

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