Stowe Mountain Resort
5781 Mountain Rd.
Stowe, VT 05672

Phone Number: (802) 253-7311

Reservations Number: (800) 253-4754

Snow Report Number: (802) 253-3600

Website: www.stowe.com

Resort Overview: Stowe is one of the best ski areas in New England, with long trails and plenty of runs for beginners and intermediates. Continuing its tradition of winning top national awards, the Stowe Mountain Resort Ski and Snowboard School, directed by Dave Merriam, has been named one of the top 10 ski schools in North America by SKI Magazine. Stowe's Ski and Snowboard School was selected for the prestigious award by the readers of SKI Magazine and an internal editorial panel.

The resort offers childcare for children 2 months and older, and a Mountain Adventure program for skiing kids. While skiing at Stowe, check out the Golden Eagle Resort, a great place for families. The resort offers babysitting, Kids Nite-Out, sleigh rides, skating parties, pizza parties and a well-stocked game room. The resort's "Stowe Family Weeks" offer great values for the skiing family. In addition, kids 12 and under always stay free when sharing a room with parents.

What's New: Stowe Mountain Resort Creates The Stowe Toys Demo Center - To continue its tradition of offering guests the very best vacation experience possible, Stowe Mountain Resort announces the creation of its new Stowe Toys Demo Center.

Located at the base of the Quad Chair, the Stowe Toys Demo Center combines access to ski school representatives and the latest high performance equipment under one roof. The idea is that customers will no longer have to purchase equipment without knowing how it performs on the mountain.

"Our guests will find everything at the Stowe Toys Demo Center," says Director of Marketing and Sales Michael Colbourn. "Alpine skis, telemark skis, snowblades, snowboards, boots-you name it. It's the ultimate one-stop-shop for high performance equipment, and you can schedule lessons there, too."

The Stowe Toys Demo Center features many top ski brands, including Atomic, Dynastar, K2, Olin, Rossignol, Salomon, and Volkl. Guests will find boots by Lange, Nordica, Salomon, and Tecnica, and bindings from Atomic, Marker, Rossignol, and Salomon. There is telemark equipment by Garmont, K2, and Rottefella, as well as helmets from Boeri, Leedom, RED (a Burton Division). The center will even have two-way radios available.

All snowboards, boots, and bindings will be by Burton Snowboards. Guests will be able to rent high performance equipment for demo trials by the hour, day, and full day, with additional days available at a discount.

Resort Statistics:

Base Elevation: 1,280

Summit: 4,395

Vertical Drop: 2, 360

Skiable Acres: 480

Average Annual Snowfall: 260"

Season: mid November-mid April

Snowmaking: Yes

Night Skiing: Yes

Ski-Only Areas: No

Snowboarding Offered: Yes

Snowboarding Trails: 47

Terrain Parks: 2; 1 halfpipe

Cross Country Skiing Offered: Yes; 113 miles of trails

Lifts: 10; 1 Suface Lift; 6 Double Chairs; 1 Triple Chair; 1 High Speed Quad; 1 Gondolas (Seats 8)

Lift Capacity/Hr: 12,336

Lift Hours: 8am-10pm

Terrain: 16% Begginner; 59% Intermediate; 0% Advanced; 25% Expert

Longest Run: 3.7 Miles

Lift Ticket Prices: TBD - Check back on their webite. Kids 5 and under Free

Passes/Discounts Available: Yes; A twilight ticket is available from 1-9 PM for $40. The all-day ticket costs $59 and is good from open to close. There are separate rates for holiday periods. Buy your season pass one day at a time and save 25% off each ski day and rack up frequent skier benefits, such as for every six days purchased, your seventh day is free. Visit their website for current discounts.

Daycare: Stowe's "Cubs" is fully licensed by the State of Vermont for children from six weeks to six years.

The child care center is readily accessible to the slopes. Our newly renovated ski chalet is located at the base of Little Spruce.

The program is based on a multi-age developmental approach which allows your child the opportunity to discover and interact with others. They recognize and respect each child's individuality.

Infant Care
The facility includes stimulating toys, activity mats, music, books and age appropriate furnishings. There are separate crib and nap rooms. Parents need to provide formula and food for infants.

Toddler Care
Music, arts & crafts, puppets, climbing equipment, slides, blocks & puzzles and a book center are all available to your child in comfortable and cozy surroundings. Toddlers are served lunch and offered snacks throughout the day.

Age 3+
Ski lessons are now available at Cubs. Please visit the website for more information.

Children's Lessons: Kid's Adventure: 3-5 year olds (potty trained) are in the care of professional staff all day, with up to 4 hours of ski coaching. Includes indoor activities and lunch. When: Daily 9:30am-3:30pm Price: $75 .

Mountian Adventure Ski and Snowboard Programs - Children ages 6-12 ski, ride and explore the mountain in a fun filled, action packed day with their peers and a coach. Our Mountain Adventure grouping is for ages 9-12 and our Mini-Mountain Adventure is for ages 6-8. Our Full day Adventure programs includes all day coaching, lunch and lift access. When: Daily 9:30am-3:30pm, Price: $75, Half-Day Programs.

Kids Adventure - Children ages 3-5 are in the care of our professional staff mornings or afternoons with up to 2 hours of ski coaching and a snack. Lift access is included. Daily 9:30am-12:00 noon or 1:00pm-3:30pm, Price $35.

Mountain Adventure Ski and Snowboard Programs - Explore the mountain in a fun filled, action packed half day with their peers and a coach. Our Mountain Adventure grouping is for ages 9-12 and our Mini-Mountain Adventure is for ages 6-8. This half day program includes coaching only. Your child must have a valid lift ticket. What: Half day, adventure Programs coaching only, When: Daily 9:30am-12:00 noon or 1:00pm-3:30pm Price: $35.

Kids Super Start - Provide your child ages 3-12 with a head start on learning to ski or snowboard. This private lesson program offers your child the extra individual attention to insure a positive experience. Where: Spruce Peak, When: Daily 8:30am-9:30am Price: $45.

Family Recreational Activities: Ice Skating, Snow Mobiling, Sleigh Rides, Hot Air Balloon, Whirlpool, Sauna, Mountain Biking, Golf. There are 10 ski shops and 95 retail shops within 10 miles of the resort. Snowshoeing is also offered, and there are galleries, antiquing and shopping also available.

Kids Rental Items: Babys Away (800) 446-9030; alpine rental items for kids including helmets are located at Stowe, right on the Mountain at Mansfield Base and Spruce Base

Lodging: The Inn at The Mountain - With 34 well appointed rooms and suites, The Inn at the Mountain has just the right accommodation to fit your needs! Each room features fabulous mountainside lodging, balconies or deck, seating area, cable TV, air conditioning, refrigerator and daily maid service. Non-smoking rooms are available upon request. Or Condominimums that are the ideal choice for families, featuring a fully equipped kitchen, 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms, fireplace, washer/dryer, and daily maid service.

Amenities: Stowe features many eateries including: 2 Breweries, 50 Restaurants & Cafes, 6 Nightclubs & Bars, 6 Coffee Shops.

Transportation Available: Mountain Transportation Inter-Mountain Bus Service - operates daily approximately every 20 minutes between Mansfield Base Lodge, Spruce Base Lodge and Midway Lodge. Village Transportation Trolley service operates daily From Village : 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., every 30 minutes. From Mountain: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., every 30 minutes.

Awards: Ranked #2 Overall Regional Ranking by Skiing Magazine of the top 60 resorts.Also, Stowe Mountain Resort has been selected as the top resort in the eastern United States for the fifth consecutive year by the Ski magazine annual Reader Survey

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