We experienced all facets of Mount Mansfield as we stayed in Stowe from October to the New Year? Beautiful to hike up, or drive up the toll road, in the October sunshine and then being able to ski down the same Toll road in December was wonderful. First class skiing on an excellent range of runs to suit all abilities in beautiful surroundings. Slope side facilities and lifts all first class. Not necessarily cheap but then like most things in life you get what you pay for. Having had a superb few months there I'm certainly aiming to return.