Vermont's Best Ski Resorts: Stowe

Euro Style

Nov 25, 2009
Outside Magazine
Stowe Mountain Resort

With its exposed, alpine-style peak, international crowd, and plummeting trails, Stowe has always felt like a grand European resort. Now it finally has the lodging and amenities of one. Opened in 2008, the stone-and-timber Stowe Mountain Lodge affords Vail-style luxury (doubles from $230;, while the nearby Spruce Camp Base Lodge—a complex of après bars, retail shops, and outdoor fire pits—provides post-skiing fun. The slopes have been upgraded, too: Intermediate-friendly Spruce Peak has two new high-speed quads and a fully automated snowmaking system, plus a ten-person gondola accessing Mount Mansfield's superior steeps. Lift tickets, $84;

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