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Ski Experience - Stowe

Stowe's marvelous 330 inches of deep and fluffy Eastern powder is heaven for skiers of all ages and discipline levels.

Ski Levels

Goat, National, Liftline, and Starr are Stowe's famous Front Four and legend has it that you will not find any steeper, gnarlier, more difficult, more eye-opening and white-knuckle runs anywhere in North America. You don't as much as ski down the Front Four, you mostly just freefall! Experts may find Nose Dive, Chin Clip, and Bypass equally impossible to master. Intermediates can have great fun for the mid-level skillset at North Slope, Gulch, Standard, Gondolier, Perry Merrill, Main Street, and Upper and Lower Lord. Beginners will find everything they could ever want in the easy and safe runs over at Spruce Peak.

Stowe could legitimately claim to have the finest, most complex, and most comprehensive Terrain Parks in the eastern United States. Their amazing selection includes Tyro, the largest of Stowe's parks, featuring almost a score of exciting features including jibs, table tops, boxes, rails, rollers, and a quarterpipe. When you really want to measure your skills up against some of the most challenging skiing in the known world just head for Stowe’s famous and infamous superpipe, a competition-caliber pipe on North Slope. The Midway Mini Park is formally an intermediate level Terrain Park but when you ski it for the first time, no one will blame you if you think that it's quite a bit more challenging than that. It's an advanced park in disguise! The masterminds at Stowe have not forgotten the neophytes and the kiddies since Spruce Terrain Park is the absolutely perfect beginner's park, and is packed with a great selections of easy and safe features for to play on.

Après Ski

There is so much great dining right by Stowe's slope that the greatest difficulty is deciding where to go. Some of the more popular and affordable family friendly choices include the Midway Cafe, Jose's Cafe, the Depot Street Malt, Gracie's, the Octagon Web Cafe, and keep in mind that The Gables is the best place to go for amazing breakfasts that will get you ready for a day's skiing.

Want to come in from the cold for a bit? Topnotch Tennis Center offers indoor tennis against a live opponent or a computer-guided ball machine that plays like Bjorn Borg in his prime and will likely Borg-ify you right to the wall. There is so much to do around the Stowe area that it's difficult to know where to start: ice skate on Jackson Arena's Olympic-sized rink; rent a snowmobile at Farm Resort or Nichols Snowmobiles; enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides at Charlie Horse (great name), Topnotch, Stowehof Inn, Edson Hill Manor, Pristine Meadows, or The Trapp Family Lodge. Julie Andrews not included. No trip to the Stowe area is complete without a visit to Waterbury and a free gorge of the samples at the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, which will put all the weight back on that you lost exercising on the slopes.