Stowe Parking & Resort Transportation Guide

Getting Here & Parking

 

Parking at Stowe:

For the 2022-23 winter season, Stowe Mountain Resort’s new parking system will offer a mix of free parking at nearly 60 percent of our total spaces, paid parking, carpooling incentives and free public transit. Our goal is to do our part to help alleviate congestion on the main mountain road leading into the resort and in adjacent neighborhoods, and to give guests a variety of arrival options. All parking is managed through Interstate Parking via the website ParkStowe.com. Please visit ParkStowe.com for more details. 

Free Options:

More than half of our parking options remain free on a daily basis. 

  • Parking is free in all Mansfield lots from Monday through Thursday during non-holiday periods, and after 2:00 PM every day.
  • The Cross Country Center and Toll House area lots are free seven days a week. 
  • Carpooling incentive: Free parking will also be offered at all times in all lots to cars arriving with four or more guests. 
  • Park & Ride locations with free parking include: Waterbury Park & Ride, Morrisville/Stowe Airport Park & Ride, Richmond Park & Ride, and Middlesex Park & Ride.
  • Tips & Tricks: Four or more guests can meet at one of our Carpool Park & Ride locations and then take the short drive together to park at one of the resort lots for free, since free parking will be offered at all times in all lots to cars arriving with four or more guests.

Paid Options & Details: 

  • Paid Parking in the Mansfield & Midway lots will be implemented from Friday through Sunday and during holiday periods. 
  • Paid parking will be $30 per space, per day.
  • Parking will be paid through a smartphone app with advanced payment and license plate verification, or through on-site kiosks for those without smartphones.
  • There will be no in-person, on-lot transactions or gates/checkpoints that slow down guest arrival. This system will help ensure faster, more efficient parking, especially at our busiest times.
  • Details can be found on ParkStowe.com. 

Public Transit Options: 

  • Free public transit is provided courtesy of Green Mountain Transit. Please visit ridegmt.com for more details. 
  • Leave your car and take advantage of the FREE Mountain Road Shuttle that runs all day long between Stowe Village and the resort. You'll save on gas, you won't have to worry about parking, and you'll be doing something great for our environment. The Mountain Road Shuttle loops throughout town every 30 minutes off-peak and every 20 minutes during peak hours. 

ADA Parking & Transit:

  • All ADA parking is free and options are available at Mansfield Base Lodge, Over Easy Gondola, Midway, B Lots, D2, Toll House, and Cross Country Center. Note that the ADA ramp at Mansfield Base Area allows access to the upper level of the lodge from the parking lot. 
  • The Spruce Peak base area, which is not owned or managed by Vail Resorts, also offers ADA parking options and a parking garage. 
  • Complimentary paratransit service is available on the Mountain Road Shuttle. Call RCT at 802-748-8170 for more information.  

 

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Stowe is Only...
  • 40 miles
    From Vermonts Largest Airport
  • 17 miles
    From Interstate 89
  • 17 miles
    From the Train Station
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Winter 2022-23

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Parking at Stowe

Starting Friday, December 2nd, 2022 until Sunday, April 2nd, 2023, Stowe Mountain Resort will move to a new parking system with elements of paid parking, free parking, carpooling, and free public transit. All parking will be managed through Interstate Parking via the website ParkStowe.com. This site is the definitive source for all information and resources related to resort parking for the Winter 2022-23 season including parking basics, Tap N Ski, the violations process and a contact function for direct customer support. Please visit ParkStowe.com for more details.

 

Mt. Mansfield & Midway Lots
  • Located on the left after Stowe Mountain Lodge on Rt. 108.
  • Free to park Monday through Thursday during non-holiday periods, and after 2:00 PM every day.
  • Take the complimentary Over Easy Transfer Gondola to access the Spruce Peak amenities and mountain trails.

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Toll House Conference Center
  • Free parking 7 days a week, and routinely serviced by our complimentary guest shuttles throughout the winter season.
  • Conveniently located at the base of the Toll House Double Chair for walk-to-ski access, when the lift is open.

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Cross Country Center
  • Free parking 7 days a week, and routinely serviced by our complimentary guest shuttles throughout the winter season.
  • Ski/ride back to your car via the Stowe Derby Trail, available when the trail is open.

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Complimentary Mountain Road Shuttle, Courtesy of Green Mountain Transit

All season long starting on 11/25 until 4/9, Green Mountain Transit offers a complimentary shuttle bus service from downtown Stowe, up Mountain Road, and to several stops around Stowe Mountain Resort. This is an especially convenient option during peak periods and/or inclement weather - especially for guests without winter tires - or if you simply want to relax and enjoy having someone else drive.

Public Parking & Carpool Locations: Available at Stowe Events Field, Stowe Elementary, and Stowe Town Hall.

Schedule

The Mountain Road Shuttle loops throughout town every 30 minutes off-peak and every 20 minutes during peak hours. 

Key Stops

  • Downtown: In Front of Stowe Town Hall (Akeley Memorial Building; with access to other GMT routes) and south to Lower Village at Commodores Inn
  • Mountain Road (Route 108):  Stowe Events Field (Located on Week's Hill Rd.), Town & Country Resort, Edson Hill Road, and Topnotch.
  • Stowe Mountain Resort: Auto Toll Road Area, Hourglass Circle at Spruce Peak, Mountain Operations Center/Over Easy Gondola, Mansfield Base Lodge

Details

Accessibility: All GMT buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts/ramps and two or more spaces to accommodate wheelchairs up to the weight capacity of the lift/ramp.  

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Directions to Stowe Mountain Resort

Guests from the north, south, east or west can take major interstates or highways almost to Stowe's doorstop.

Stowe Mountain Resort Address

7231 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672

From Burlington Vermont

Take Interstate 89 South. Follow I-89 South until you get to Exit 10 (Stowe/Waterbury exit). Make a left at the end of the exit ramp; this is Route 100 North. Follow this for 11 miles until you reach your first stop sign. This is the center of Stowe Village. Make a left at the stop sign onto Route 108 North, and follow this for approximately 6 miles until you reach the resort.

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What is changing?  

Stowe unveiled a revised parking plan starting winter 2022-23. Parking remains fee at the Mansfield Lots, including Lots A, B, D at the Gondola/Midway, and Lot C at Mount Mansfield Monday through Thursday. Paid parking will be implemented at Mount Mansfield Friday through Sunday and holidays. Spruce Peak parking, which is not owned by Vail Resorts, remains paid. Cross Country Center and Toll House satellite lots will remain free lots for all guests. All parking in all lots is free for guests with 4+ people in the vehicle to incentivize carpooling. 
 

Why are these changes being made?  

Traffic congestion has been an ongoing issue in the town of Stowe for many years. We and the Town of Stowe believe paid parking is a step toward reducing the number of vehicles on the road. By encouraging guests to use public transport, carpool or visit during non-peak times, we hope to move congestion off of the two-lane road leading to the resort and from our main lots. Our goal is to give guests a range of options to access our mountains, from paid lots to free shuttle lots to free public transportation.  
 

What are peak holiday periods? 

During the following periods, parking will temporarily be paid at all times at the Mansfield Lots. 

Dec. 26-29, 2022  

Jan. 16, 2023  

Feb. 20-23, 2023  


What will you do with the revenue from this new system? 

100 percent of the revenue will be reinvested in resort infrastructure including transit and parking management, along with an increased contribution to Green Mountain Transit to enhance public transit services. This new plan is about changing behavior to reduce congestion and improve the experience for everyone.  

How do I park for free if my vehicle has four occupants or more?  

For free carpool parking, simply follow these steps:  

Find one of our Parking Ambassadors, situated throughout the lot. They can verify four or more in a vehicle.  

Once verified, our Parking Ambassadors will provide you with a Carpool Parking Code.  

Simply apply the Carpool Parking Code to the payment system for free carpool parking.  


Do you anticipate paid parking spots to sell out daily?  

While we do not anticipate that spots will sell out every day, it is important for guests to anticipate a higher volume of visitation during weekends and holiday periods and plan their arrival accordingly.  


Can I still get a season parking permit? 

We made a very small number of parking permits available for those who plan to visit all season long (at least 15 times) but those are now off sale. We will reevaluate our approach to season parking permits for the 2023-24 season.  

 
Won’t it cause further congestion in the ABCD lots since guests need to then actually pay?  

Under the paid parking system, the daily fee is paid through a smartphone app with advanced payment and license plate verification. This means there will be no in-person, on-lot transactions. 


Does this system allow you to reserve a spot in advance?  

No. Advance payment means that you pay at the beginning of the day, when you park, via smartphone app so you don't have to pay on your way out.  


**Consider midweek or non-peak visits, use public transport or take advantage of free shuttle lots. Free parking is still available in nearly half of our lots. By giving everyone options, our goal is to allow guests to determine a parking approach that works best for them.  
 

Traveling by Plane

Vermonters are used to dealing with snow, and our airport has some of the best snow removal equipment and experienced staff to keep the airport open in winter. Burlington International Airport (BTV) offers daily nonstop flights from major cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, New York City (LaGuardia and Kennedy), Newark, Philadelphia, Washington (Dulles and National), plus weekend flights from Orlando. Airlines operating at Burlington International Airport include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier, JetBlue, and United Airlines.

From Burlington International Airport, it's just a 40-minute, mostly interstate drive to Stowe. Taxi services and car rentals are available at the airport, and some lodges provide special transportation for groups.

Tradewind offers regularly scheduled nonstop service between Westchester, NY and Morrisville-Stowe State Airport (KMVL), located approximately 20 minutes from Stowe Mountain Resort. For private aviation needs, Stowe Aviation is the fixed base operator at Morrisville-Stowe State Airport.

Luggage and Ski Shipping Service: Avoid the hassle of carrying and checking bags by sending your luggage and sports equipment ahead with Luggage Forward, the official luggage and sports equipment shipping service of Stowe Mountain Resort. Arrange your shipping booking online

 

Traveling by Train

Whether you're coming from Washington, DC, New York City or just about anywhere, you can take Amtrak to the Waterbury Station.

For more information on Amtrak, visit www.amtrak.com.

Real-Time Operations Alerts.

See updates below, on stowe.com/alerts, in the Epic Mix app or follow @StoweMtAlerts on Twitter for live operations updates in all seasons.