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Tips for making the most of your time on the mountain

  • The free resort shuttle runs continuously between our parking lots, Mansfield Main Base and Spruce Peak Village – it's the easiest way for guests to connect their experience at each of our unique resort areas!
  • Main base area parking is paid from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fri-Sun and on holidays – but carpools with four or more passengers are free! There is also plenty of free parking at the Cross-Country Center lot, as well as at the Toll House base area, with free shuttle service to main base. Visit for full details on the resort parking plan, including lot designations, public transportation info/maps and the payment process.
  • The cafeteria and seating area in the Mansfield Base Lodge can be popular around lunchtime – hop on the Over Easy Gondola to Spruce Peak village and dine in the upstairs cafeteria in the Spruce Camp Lodge instead! There are plenty of great dining options, and lots more seating.
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Stowe Mountain Resort

Vermont in its purest form

Gondola takes skiers to top of the mountain in Stowe, VT.


When do your resorts open for the winter?

Opening Day is planned for 11/17/2023

Is there a height or age requirement or limit to your activities?

Yes, depending on the activity. 

Is childcare offered and how can I make a reservation?

Childcare available via Cubs Childcare, located in the Adventure Center at Spruce Peak. Call to Reserve. Details here 

Do you allow service animals?

Yes, service animals are welcome at Stowe Mountain Resort

Do you allow dogs on the gondola?

Dogs are permitted on the Mansfield Gondola during the summer & fall-only.

How do I cancel or change the date of my lift ticket?

If more than seven days before your first planned day, please call or email us; If less than seven days, please call us at 970-754-0005 to allow adequate time to make this change. If you have already arrived at your resort, or if it is the day you would like to ski, please feel free to stop by any ticket window to make your changes. All lift ticket change pricing will be for the date of request regardless of when the ticket was purchased. For example: if a ticket is purchased with advanced ticket pricing and then changed inside of 7 days of the start date, the pricing will not receive advanced ticket pricing.

Do you offer an early bird "First-Tracks" Program?

Yes, First-Tracks is offered on select dates throughout the season. Please visit our events page to learn more

Where can I view mountain cams?

To view our mountain cams, click here

Billing questions?

For all billing questions, please call 802-253-3000

What winter activities do you offer?

Aside from premium skiing & riding split between our two peaks, we also offer an extensive cross country skiing and snow shoeing network, ice skating, live music, scenic gondola rides, luxury dining, and more. 

Is a lift ticket included in my ski lesson?

Lift tickets are only included for beginner group lessons 

Where can lessons be reviewed and booked?

Stowe offers a variety of lessons for all skill levels including private and group lessons for children and adults. To view all lesson options please visit HERE 

I am not seeing availability online, is there a waiting list we can be added to?

We do not have a waitlist. Guests make changes/cancellations to their reservations, so continue to check the website for availability.

I need to change the date of my ski school, how can I do that?

Email or call 802-253-3000 

How can I cancel my ski school?

Email or call 802-253-3000  

Do I need a reservation?

Lift tickets, rentals and lessons are inventoried products that sometimes sell out. We encourage purchasing these products in advance. Reservations are not required for skiing or riding with your Epic Pass.

I bought my pass/ticket, now what?

Passes are shipped to your home address. If you receive it in the mail, you can head straight to the lift! If you didn't receive it in the mail, head to any pass office at any of our base locations. If you have an old pass on the same account, you can reactivate the card at a ticket office. For tickets that are shipped, if purchased far enough in advance, tickets can be loaded to your previous card if you have one, or can be picked up at the ELTP (Express lift ticket pick up) line. If you need rentals, please order on line in advance or visit our rental shops.

How to check if my pass has access to specific resort?

Please go to, and then to “Passes” (top left) on the Epic Pass homepage. Then click on your specific pass and scroll down to “Resort Access.” Please read carefully, as all passes provide specific access, and can have restrictions involving both resorts and active dates.

Where can Lift tickets be reviewed and purchased?

Tickets can be purchased by visiting our resort websites and selecting the dates you would like to ski. Be aware that lift-ticket sales are limited this season to enhance the on-mountain guest experience, so lift tickets (or days) do sell out. We highly recommend purchasing lift tickets in advance.

We will mail all tickets that are ordered more than 9 days prior to arrival. Please go to any of our ticket offices, present a photo ID, where you can also pick up your ticket. Please call the Epic Pass Service Center at 970-754-0005 with any questions prior to your arrival, or contact a ticket agent via Live Chat at

What are the Passes that have access to Stowe?

A variety of Passes include access to Vail Resort. Be aware that passes can have restrictions on the number of days or the dates of access. For detailed information, please go to, go to Passes (found on the menu bar at the top of the page), and click on the specific pass you would like more information on. 

Where do I buy buddy tickets/ski with a friend tickets?

The ability to purchase discounted Buddy Tickets and Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets are included with certain passes, if purchased in the spring. If you have Buddy or SWAF tickets included with your pass, you can purchase the discounted lift tickets at or at a ticket window. To avoid delays, we encourage you to purchase online. To purchase online, a Pass Holder must sign into “My Epic Account” (top right) at, click on the “Passes” tab and navigate to the “Benefit Tickets” section. You can select the specific day and resort after you click on “Buy For A Buddy” or “Buy For A Friend.” Once purchased, the lift tickets must be picked by the Pass Holder at the Resort by displaying their pass. For more information, please go to, Benefits (top, center) then Ski With A Friend and Buddy Tickets.

Do you offer discounts for military personnel?

Yes. There are two different options and the most economical is the Epic Military Season Passes. We provide options for Active, Retired, and Veteran military members and eligible Dependents. U.S., Canadian, and Australian personnel and their eligible dependents qualify. Military Passes require verification of current military status and verification CAN NOT be completed in the resort. For more information, please refer to this link: Please Note: Partner resort access and Buddy Tickets are NOT included with any Military Passes. Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets ARE included. For more information, please go to, Need Help? (Top center) and then Military Passes. The second option is Military Lift Tickets. We offer discounted Military Lift Tickets for Active and Retired military members and eligible dependents. Guests can purchase Military Lift Tickets at the ticket window or by phone at 970-754-8245. Military Lift Tickets require verification of current military status at the ticket window or at the time of purchase by phone. Please Note: Veterans and their Dependents do NOT qualify for Military Lift Tickets. 

Do you offer professional discounts for non-Vail Resorts Ski Patrol?

Yes, we offer professional discounts for National Ski Patrol (NSP) members, along with other professional organizations, such as PSIA, CSIA, and others. NSP members can purchase one discount lift ticket per day. Discounted Tickets can be purchased at the ticket window or by calling the Epic Pass Service Center at 970-754-0005. Whistler-Blackcomb guests call 800-766-0449. You also can contact an agent via Live Chat at A current NSP ID must be presented at the time of purchase. 

How do I cancel or change the date of my lift ticket?

To change or cancel a lift ticket date, please call the Epic Pass Service Center at 970-754-0005. Whistler-Blackcomb guests call 800-766-0449 or go to the resort ticket window by 5 pm on the expiration date of the lift ticket. In addition, be aware that two or more day lift tickets have a range of dates of use, depending on the number of days of the ticket. For example, a two-day ticket can be used anytime within a three-day range. A three-day ticket has a five-day range of use, etc. Stop by a ticket window for more details. Also be aware that lift-ticket sales are limited this season to enhance the on-mountain guest experience, so lift tickets could sell out. We highly recommend purchasing lift tickets in advance. If a resort is not sold out, lift tickets can be purchased online or at the resort, but not by phone. For more information, please go to, Tickets (top, center), and then scroll down to FAQs.

Is my pass or lift ticket transferable to my friend or family member?

No. Season Passes and Lift Tickets are non-transferable and they are assigned to an individual person. Anyone caught using another person’s Lift Ticket or Season Pass will be removed from the mountain and could face other additional penalties. 

What discounts are include with my pass or lift ticket?

There are many season-long discounts attached to your Season Pass. Benefits include Epic Mountain Rewards of discounts up to 20 percent on food and beverages, lodging, group lessons, and gear rentals, among other benefits. Other Season Pass benefits include discount Buddy Tickets and Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets, and Summer Access. For more information, please go to, Benefits (top, left) then View All Benefits.
All Epic Day passes include season-long Epic Mountain Rewards discounts. Other benefits and access are determined by the type of Epic Day Pass purchased. For more information, please refer to this link: Please Note: Epic Day Passes do NOT include Buddy Tickets, Ski-With-A-Friend tickets, or Summer Lift Access.
For discounts and benefits attached to Whistler Blackcomb Passes, please refer HERE 
Lift ticket benefits include the ability to change the date and also refund all unused days.

Can I buy lunch with my pass?

Yes! You just need to make sure you have resort charge set up. Learn more on how to set up resort charge here 

Do I get my Epic Mountain Rewards at your restaurants?

For the most part - absolutely! All of our cafeteria style restaurants on mountain offer the EMR discount (20%!) on food. Alcohol is excluded at all locations and there is limited participation among our fine dining and full service restaurants. Be sure to look HERE to see everywhere you can use this awesome pass holder discount

Do I need a reservation to have lunch on mountain?

No! No reservations required to enjoy our convenient on-mountain cafeterias this year. Just ride until you're hungry, and then pop in.

I want to have lunch with a big group, is it okay if I save a bunch of tables?

It depends, but we, and a lot of the other guests on the mountain, would really prefer you do not save tables so that those who are looking to sit can find a place to enjoy their lunch. If you want to eat with a big group all together, we recommend trying before noon or after 1:30 PM.

Last year you told me I had to leave after 45 minutes, is that still true?

Thankfully we are in a different place than last year and required table time limits are no longer in effect. However, out of respect for other guests, we do ask you to be thoughtful and limit your time at the table, especially during peak times and holidays. Go ride!

When is the best time to eat lunch?

When you're hungry! But also, to get the most out of your day, consider dining outside of our peak hours of 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. We always recommend an early start, an early lunch (11:00 is awesome), and an early apres.

Where can I get my skis or board tuned?

Rentals and tunings can be found at a number of locations at both Mount Mansfield & Spruce Peak: Front Four Rental-Repair, Front Four Demo Center, True North and Spruce Rental Shop

Where do I search and book online or call to review my vacation plans?

Check out our lodging options across our resort portfolio here

How do I find ski in/ski out lodging?

You can filter for ski in/ski out properties on many of our search and book pages. Select which resort you'd like to visit to search properties

Where's the best place to stay in-resort?

Check out our recommended signature properties across our resort portfolio here

Can I bring my pet?

Some of our properties are pet friendly. You can review the detailed information on property amenities on our resort search and book pages.

How do I get to the resort?

For directions to Stowe, click here

Does the resort offer lockers? Do I need to purchase in advance? How much is a locker pass for the season?

Complimentary lockers are available at three locations, Spruce Camp Base Lodge, The Adventure Center, and Mansfield Lodge. 

Where can I park? How much does it cost?

Parking is available at Mansfield & Midway parking areas along with the Toll House & Cross Country Center. Parking will be free at all lots Monday through Thursday during non-holiday periods, and after 2 p.m. every day. Paid parking will be implemented Friday through Sunday and on holidays at all lots, with the exception of the Cross Country Center and Toll House area lots which will remain free seven days a week. Free parking will also be offered at all times in all lots to cars arriving with four or more guests.

The rate for paid parking will be $30 per space, per day, and the fee can be paid in advance at 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.

What time do I need to arrive for ski school?

Please allow yourself at least one hour to park and get your rentals if needed before your lesson. For more tips and information, check our our Know Before You Go page

Where to meet for Ski school?

 All lessons meet at Spruce Peak. For more information click here

What transportation options exist from the airport?

Fleet Transportation, LLC is a premier provider of luxury sedan, limousine, and shuttle transportation services - SUV's, Vans, Mercedes Sprinters, Minibuses, and Buses.

Shuttle Service available to and from the mountain
Shuttle Service available - Boston, Burlington, Montreal, and Stowe Airports
Contact Information:

Phone: (802) 735-0515 | (866) 933-2600

What is the weather like when I arrive?

For the latest snow and weather conditions, click here 

Where do I find the daily morning snow conditions report?

For the latest snow and weather conditions, click here 

Where are the ticket window locations?

Customer service locations are located at both Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak base areas as well as the Toll House on select days.

How do I activate the card I have?

When purchasing online, you can select "have a card" while logged into your account, select pass number of the card you have to continue to use the card you have in your possession.

I never got my pass in the mail. Can I still go skiing?

Absolutely. All Season Passes provide access as determined by that particular pass, even if you don’t have the physical pass in hand. Please go to any Vail Resorts ticket office, present a photo ID, and a new pass will be issued. If time permits, please call the Epic Pass Service Center at 970-754-0005 and a new pass will be mailed. Whistler-Blackcomb guests call 800-766-0449. Or contact a pass agent via Live Chat at to have a new pass issued.

Where do I pick up my pass?

Please go to any Vail Resorts ticket office, present a photo ID, and you’ll be able to pick up your pass. If time permits, please call the Epic Pass Service Center at 970-754-0005 and a new pass will be mailed. Whistler-Blackcomb guest call 800-766-0449. Or contact a pass agent via Live Chat at to have a new pass issued.

Where do I pick up rentals?

Rentals can be picked up (and returned) at the Front Four Rental-Repair, Front Four Demo Center, True North and Spruce Rental Shop

What food and beverage options are open, and what are hours of operation?

There are a plethora of food & beverage options on-resort and in the town of Stowe. Click here to learn more about our on-mountain dining options.

What are our options for on-mountain dining for lunch?

Whether you are looking for a quick bite or a sit down meal, we have a number of dining options, such as the Octagon- located at the top of Four Runner Quad, Cliff House- Top of Gondola, The Waffle- Top of Mountain Gondola, and new for 2023, The Waffle Trailer, located at Spruce Peak Village.

Someone in my family has a food allergy or sensitivity, are your lodges able to accommodate them?

We strive to offer meals that suite a variety of modern lifestyle and dietary preferences, due to the nature of our menus, please ask locally during your visit.

Do you take cash in your restaurants?

At this time, Stowe Mountain Resort does not accept cash or Apple Pay at any of its owned outlets. All major cards are accepted.

I just want to keep skiing, do you have grab & go options?

Yes, most lodges offer snacks, protein bars, and to go sandwiches and salads to keep you fueled and on the go!

What time do lifts close?

4:00 PM

When do different sections of the mountain close?

For hours of operation, click here

Why are some trails groomed and other not?

Some trails, like beginner and most intermediate runs, are designed to be groomed on a routine basis as they are wide enough for our Groomers to access them. Other trails are too steep, too technical, or too narrow to safely fit a groomer down them. Some runs we leave ungroomed so our guests can experience Stowe's iconic terrain. Our Mountain Operations team grooms both Mount Mansfield & Spruce Peak every night, however grooming routes can and do change. For more information on trail and lift statuses, click here. 

How to contact safety/ ski patrol

For immediate assistance and to report all accidents, please call the Ski Patrol at (603) 466-4294. Emergency Phones are available with all lift operators. All parties involved in a collision must exchange information and contact the Ski Patrol. Ski Patrol may also be contacted by visiting Guest Services in the main lodge or by calling Guest Services at 603.466.3326. 

Which runs are open?

For the latest trail and lift status, click here

Which base areas are open?

For the latest trail and lift status, click here

What transportation options exist within the resort?

For transportation options, click here

Where to get a refund?

Stop by a ticket window or call 802-253-3000 

Why didn't Epic Mountain Rewards apply?

The Epic Mountain Rewards discount is available at eligible Vail Resorts restaurants, lodges, rental shops, golf courses, and other businesses and activities. The discount applies to all food and non-alcoholic beverages. The pass holder must present their eligible pass to receive the discount. For more details, Please go to, Benefits, then Epic Mountain Rewards to learn more, or click here

Where can I charge my phone?

Our lodges and restaurants are great places to charge your phone. In addition, we have free and secure mobile phone- specific charging stations on the mountain that are easy to use. Just enter a custom pin number when you place the phone in the locker and use that same pin to unlock the locker to grab your phone.

Where can I locate the mobile phone charging stations?

The locations are shown on the trail map, and are available at Spruce Camp Base Lodge.

Where are the restrooms?

Restrooms are located in all base lodges and public facilities. 

Where to return rentals?

Rentals can be returned at the Front Four Rental-Repair, Front Four Demo Center, True North and Spruce Rental Shop  

Do you sell skis/snowboards?

Yes, both are available at True North and The Lodge at Spruce Peak. Sale items can be found at the Spruce Peak Sales Annex.  

I forgot my boots, where can I rent additional gear?

Front Four Rentals, Spruce Rentals, TrueNorth

Where can I book dinner?

Stowe’s dining culture is a celebration of quality, locally-sourced ingredients served with a creative twist. Named by Fodor’s Travel as the “#1 Ski Town for Foodies in the United States,” Stowe VT restaurants offer a dining experience unlike any other. Explore restaurant options in Stowe here

Where can I take my family for a quick dinner for tired kids?

There are a number of quick and/or grab & go options in Stowe. Learn more. 

Where can I go for apres ski?

Check out one or all of our apres hubs, such as Spruce Camp Bar, Den Bar in Mansfield Base Lodge and Midway Bar in Midway Base Lodge. Each features FREE live music every Saturday throughout the season.

Do you provide over-night ski storage?

Yes, however availability is limited.

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