Stowe Mountain Resort



7001 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672 Visit Website | 802-253-3000


Cost: Children 5 and under ski free when accompanied by a paid parent or guardian. Children ages 6-12 have discounted pass rates (~25%). Parking: Yes

Stowe's 116 trails and 13 lifts provide all members of your family, from beginners to advanced skiers and riders, an environment that is fun and diverse. Spruce Peak, a little more westerly facing for more sun, is a great place to take the family with its new beginner slopes and lifts. Check out the new Sensation Quad at Spruce takes you from bottom to top in 7 minutes.

New this year, is a full service base facilitiy adjacent to the Children’s Adventure Center on Spruce Peak with convenient transfer to the gondola at Mt Mansfield.

Amenities include:

Ski or snowboard equipment with a ski check (free for multi-day rentals).

Children’s Programs are headquartered here at Spruce Peak where the broad and gentle runs make a great environment for learning. Advanced skiers and riders venture farther to explore terrain that has given Stowe it’s reputation as the best in the East. All lessons are designed to be age appropriate to ensure a safe, fun and positive outdoor experience. Our instructors are specifically trained to provide developmentally appropriate activities for each ability and age.

Child care
If the little ones aren’t quite ready for the slopes, consider the Cubs Childcare Center, a state licensed program for children 6 weeks to 6 years located in a ski chalet at the base of Lower Spruce with easy access to the slopes.

There is also a program is called ‘3-Ski’ which is a combination of daycare and an introduction to skiing. 3 Ski is a FUN, no pressure introduction to the sport of skiing with our specially trained instructors. Lesson includes appropriate amount of skiing and games. A 3:1 child to instructor ratio. Children need to be toilet trained and willing to participate. Beginner lift ticket and snack included.

Summit elevation: 4,395 feet
Vertical: 2,160 feet
Lifts: 2 gondolas (1 intra mtn), 3 high-speed Quads, 2 Triples, 4 doubles, 2 surface lifts
116 trails: Beginner 16%, Intermediate 59%, Expert 25%

Hours of Operation
8am - 4pm daily (7:30am early opening on weekends on the Mansfield FourRunner Quad only)
Full Day Pass (8am - 4pm)
Afternoon Pass (12:30p - 4pm)
Night Pass (5pm - 9pm Saturdays Only)
Subject to change, check website.

Check the snow conditions before you go.


3 reviews
  • September 15, 2010
    "I've skied at Stowe several times and even had a season's pass as all my college friends were getting them. I think it is a great mountain for snow boarders, but as an advanced skier I was not a fan for several reasons they groom way too much there could be some great bump runs why not leave just one line of bumps down the side of nose dive, for instance? The mogul trails that do exist and have potential to be awesome! often have poor bump lines due to their popularity with the snow boarders. Best bump lines are at MRG best reliably great skiing is at Sugarbush. The prices are also crazy high!"
    - native VTer
  • March 27, 2010
    "We headed to Stowe for a day of Spring Skiing. While everything about the mountain, the lodge, the gondolas, etc. is first class, the overriding negative factor that cannot be overlooked is the price. Our lift tickets for a family of for cost 196 for a half day of skiing. And wait for son was free! He used his 5th grade passport. Throw in lunch a few waffles and some apres ski drinks and snacks and this day was outrageously expensive. It is evident everywhere that no expense has been spared in the renovation. This is truly a top notch ski resort. The lift ticket room looks like an airline club, the lodge is like something you would find in a magazine. There are outdoor fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, valet parking, and fine dining. I am just not sure I can justify that cost on a regular basis for one of my favorite family activities."
    - missmagpie
  • March 5, 2010
    "I took my sons to the Mountain Adventure Center at Stowe Mountain resort last weekend for full day ski lessons. We had a great experience! Pros The instructor Steve was AMAZING. My boys are still talking about him. The resort provides lunch to the children. My oldest son said that they had choices and that lunch was really good. By the end of the day both boys were able to go updown the Magic Carpet, and the older one probably could have done a very basic beginner trail. They had SO MUCH FUN they want to go back this coming weekend. Cons The price. I would definitely enroll them in this program again. There is an option call the Munchkin program, which I think is just for Vermonters, that gives you a break on day lessonsexperiences something I will be looking into next year for sure!! "
    - Nicole

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