You never forget your first trip to Stowe

First time visitor guide.

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As you arrive at the resort, the first slopes you see are some of our oldest and great for quiet beginner experiences. If you need more amenities though, continue on to park and take the Over Easy Transfer Gondola to family-friendly Spruce Peak with wide trails perfect for first-timers. The five Adventure Zones - on both Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak - are fun opportunities to experience the woods in mellow gladed terrain.


The Mountain Triple can be a great first introduction for those ready to move beyond beginner options to low-angle terrain on Mansfield. Love to cruise? Sunrise and Lord off of the FourRunner Quad and the Gondola trails are long and beautiful blue groomers. Don't dismiss Spruce Peak for local favorite Sterling at the edge of the ski boundary.


Mansfield rightly attracts the most experienced skiers, especially for first chair early in the morning. Start with Hayride and Nosedive single black diamonds, and, if you are skilled enough, test yourself on Stowe's famous Front Four (Lookout, Starr, National, and Liftline). Trails with limited to no grooming like Chin Clip off the Gondola and Whirlaway across on Spruce are a definite adventure. Gladed terrain abounds across both mountains with two new areas opening in the 2021-22 season.

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Visit Year Round.

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Experience Stowe hospitality at one of our lodging locations.

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Getting Here.

Directions here and complimentary Mountain Road Shuttle.

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Tickets & Passes.

Day tickets and season passes.

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Rentals, performance demos and gear check right next to the lift.

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Group, private and adaptive lessons for all skill levels.

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A wide variety of dining options for all tastes.

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Indulge in a day of relaxation, renewal and rejuvenation at the spa.

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Explore career opportunities with Stowe and Vail Resorts.

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