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“Eastern Skiing at Its Most Wild”
Review of Stowe Mountain

Stowe Mountain
Ranked #5 of 67 things to do in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is about as good as it gets for the East. The terrain is extremely intense here for the most part, and you have to know how to ski if you want to even try some of the more difficult blue squares. The black diamonds are very challenging to a good skier and the double black diamonds are truly experts only. Upper Goat and Starr are as tough as any marked trail on the east coast. Plus there are iconic trails like Nosedive and a liberal tree skiing policy that says you can basically ski anything with snow on it at your own risk. Stowe is a mountain that demands respect and will humble even the best skiers, a really tough one by eastern standards. Most of the people I met on Mount Mansfield were very good skiers in turn. Just because Stowe has a reputation as a tough mountain to ski doesn't mean there aren't easier trails however. The Toll Road is nearly flat and several miles long. And for those who are more interested in the resort than the actual skiing, Spruce Peak offers some nice terrain right next to Stowe Mountain Lodge that is significantly less challenging than what you'd find on the main mountain. It has something for everyone. Conditions were heavily varied while I was there, from beautiful pockets of fresh powder to large sheets of icy hardpack. This I assume was due to the ever changing Vermont winter weather on the mountain.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Beautiful! Excellent skiing conditions and right there at easy access from the Lodge. Great instructors and levels available for everyone. Kids ski school was outstanding.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

service, conditions, overall resort services such as food, bathrooms and ticket counters are better than any other north east resort we've been to

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great room - great skiing. Mid-winter conditions with great grooming with softening afternoon sun. A greate varienty of trails and some truly humbling.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Just Beautiful, Skiing was great, Food is great, Rentals were so helpful, All the staff was wonderful.
What a beautiful property! The grounds are so well maintained. I was also there before Xmas 2012 and the Xmas decorations were fabulous. Especially the Pointettia Tree in the foyer!

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