Stowe Mountain Resort
|Stowe Mountain Resort|
|Vertical||2,360 ft (719 m)|
|Top elevation||3,719 ft (1,134 m)|
|Base elevation||1,559 ft (475 m)|
|Skiable area||485 acres (1.96 km2)|
- 16% - beginner
- 59% - intermediate
- 25% - advanced/expert
|Longest run||Toll Road: 4.3 miles (7 km)|
|Lift system||14 total
- 2 gondolas
- 3 high-speed quads
- 2 triples
- 4 doubles
- 2 surface lifts
|Lift capacity||169,000 per hour|
|Snowfall||333 in (850 cm)|
Stowe Mountain Resort is a ski resort in the northeastern United States, near the town of Stowe in northern Vermont, comprising two separate mountains: Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. The lift-served vertical drop of Mount Mansfield is 2,360 feet (719 m), the fifth largest in New England and the fourth largest in Vermont. The resort is primarily owned by AIG since 1988.
Alpine skiing came to Vermont when the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cut the first trails on Mount Mansfield in 1933. The National Ski Patrol was based on the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol, the oldest in the nation founded in 1934. With $37 million in revenue during Winter 2007-08, Stowe placed second to Killington Ski Resort's $37.3 million in Vermont. Ahead of the 2011–2012 season, Stowe replaced the FourRunner high-speed quad with a new high-speed quad, constructed by Doppelmayr.
The ski area is composed of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Some 116 trails on Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield provide 39 miles (63 km) (485 acres (1.96 km2)) of skiable terrain.
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- "Timeline of Important Ski History Dates". Retrieved 2008-03-04.
- McLean, Dan (November 9, 2008). Visits to Vermont ski areas. Burlington Free Press.
- "Vermont Ski Resorts Upgrade for 2011-12 Season". First Tracks!! Online. 29 September 2011. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011.
- "The Mountain". Stowe Mountain Resort. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
- Official website
- Mt. Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club
- Stowe Mountain Resort - NewEnglandSkiHistory.com - history and images