Stowe's 85th Anniversary Celebration: 2021-22 Season.

Since 1937.
Now in our 85th season of lift service, Stowe Mountain Resort would like to welcome you to join our celebration of the resort's origin story - including the first lift which started spinning on Mount Mansfield at Toll House on February 7th, 1937. Look for unique experiences that celebrate Stowe's iconic heritage all throughout the 2021-2022 winter season. This celebration will also provide an inspiring look to the future of Stowe and its continued investment in improving the mountain experience, including the replacement of the Mountain Triple lift with a high-speed, detachable six-passenger lift anticipated for 2022-2023.

A PHOTO JOURNEY THROUGH 85 YEARS

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In celebration of our 85th year of lift service, we want you to share your memories from Stowe. Post an old photo on social media, tag us and use #stoweheritage for a chance to be featured!

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Stowe Mountain Resort Historical Timeline

1850 - Toll Road has its beginning as a bridle trail to the top of Mansfield

1863/64 - Mt Mansfield Hotel opens

1870 - Carriage road built to Summit House 

1894 - The Notch Road was completed

1914 - Johnathon Goodrich becomes the first person to ski on Toll Road

1921 - 1st Stowe winter Carnival by Stowe Civic Club

1922 - Toll Road rebuilt to accommodate cars

1933 - Bruce trail is completed, becoming the first ski trail in all of Vermont

1934 - Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol founded

1934 - Civic Club → Stowe Ski Club → Mt Mansfield Ski Club

1934 - First race on Bruce Trail

1935 - Nosedive Trail cut        

1936 - Sepp Ruschp arrives

1937 - First Lift opens, a rope tow at Toll House Area

1940 - Single Chair opens

1949 - Mansfield Co. acquires 4500 acers on Spruce and installs three rope tows

1954 - Big Spruce Chair lift - Americas first double chairlift - debuts

1960 - Double Chair opens

1963 - Toll House converted into a modern lodge

1968 - Original Gondola         

1983 -Toll House T-bar was closed & Ski School moved to Spruce

1986 - Single & Double Chairs decommissioned

1986 - First Quad installed

1991 - New Mansfield Gondola opens

2003/04 - Peregrine Lake expanded to be a 110 million gallon reservoir for snowmaking

2004 - Sunny Spruce and Adventure Triple lifts open

2006 - Over Easy Transfer Gondola opens

2008 - Stowe Mountain Lodge open for business

2009 - Spruce Camp Base Lodge opens 

2011 - New FourRunner Quad

2014/15 - Skating Rink, First Chair Shop, Beanery/Pantry opens

2015 - Zip Line, TreeTop Course opens

2016 - Spruce Center opens with penthouses, Stowe Mountain Club and children's programs

2016 - Stowe Rocks opens

2017 - Stowe Mountain Resort is acquired by Vail Resorts and becomes part of the Epic Pass family

2022/23 - Anticipated opening of new high-speed six-passenger lift to replace the Mountain Triple