- Stowe is home to Mt. Mansfield (Vermont's highest mountain) and Spruce Peak (a great beginner & intermediate ski mountain).
- Stowe has 48 of the longest ski trails in New England.
- Stowe has over 200 miles of interconnected cross country ski trails.
- Stowe's average annual snowfall is 260 inches.
- Stowe is home to the Von Trapp family of "The Sound of Music" fame.
- The world famous "Long Trail" runs directly through Stowe.
- Stowe's recreation path was recognized as one of George Bush's "1,000 points of light".
- Two of New England's best Trout fishing rivers border Stowe.
- There are over 50 restaurants in Stowe.
- Stowe's "Winter Carnival" was recognized (along with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras) as one of the ten best events in the U.S.
Stowe Mountain Road Shuttle Schedule (download the printable PDF)
Every 20 minutes, 7:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Every half-hour, 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Every 20 minutes, 8:06 a.m. – 10:26 a.m.
Every half-hour, 10:26 a.m. – 9:56 p.m.
Shuttle service runs between mid December and end of March. For up to date information and a complete schedule call (802) 864-0211.
To do in Stowe and the Surroundings
Ski, snowboard, cross-country etc. Sleigh Rides arranged by Edson Hill Manor, Stoweflake Lodge, Stowehof Lodge, and Trapp Family Lodge.
Lots and lots! A few ideas are:
- Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 tour experiences in the country, costs only $3 for adults and is free for children 12 and younger. Ben & Jerry's factory is actually located in Waterbury, VT, but it's very near and on the way to Stowe.
- Hiking, fishing, boating... The Long Trail is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States. It follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont line to the Canadian border as it crosses Vermont's highest peaks.
- Experience an exhilarating 2,300 foot ride down Spruce Peak on the Stowe Alpine Slide. Fun and excitement for all ages! Adult 1 ride tickets are $11, Junior (6-12 years) are $8. Open 10 am - 5 pm daily June 14 through September 1 and weekends September 9 - October 19.
- Eating out. Stowe has just as many award winning places to dine as Providence or Boston. Pretty impressive for a small Vermont town.