Today is the last day of operation for Stowe. We have crystal clear skies, and temps in the 20's to start. Temps will rise into the 30's at the top and 40's at he base, so expect firm groomers in the morning, with the sun softening the steeper terrain for the afternoon. Thanks to our snowmakkers and groomers, we had great skiing till the end. Stowe has 22 trails of top to bottom skiing, with good cover on most trails. There are some thin and bare spots, so be careful.
Thursday was sunny and warm with temps at the bottom up to 70. Friday started with sprinkles, clouds and fog, but by noon the sun came out., and temps into the 60's. This is the last weekend for Stowe. We will have 24 trails and temps in the 30's and 40's. Still great cover on the main trails. Should be a fun last weekend of spring skiing and riding.
Happy 420. Another stellar day at Stowe. Temps today started below freezing, but with sunshine and temps into the 40's, the surfaces corned up for our 8th day in a row of great spring skiing. Another warm and sunny day on Thursday, with temps up to 60. A little rain on Friday , then clearing and cool for our last weekend. Still 32 trails, including Gondolier, and Perry Merrill.
Monday was another warm mostly sunny spring day. This is the last week of operation for Stowe, with the ForeRunner Quad, and 35 trails. Still great cover on most of the open trails, but the warm weather is starting to show. Some rain tonight, and more sunshine through mid week.
Saturday was another perfect spring skiing day with sunshine and temps rising from around 30 to start and rising into the 50's. Sunday will bring more of the same with temps to 60. Still great cover on all the open snowmaking trails. The top of Starr is still skiable.
Wednesday and Thursday where both perfect spring skiing days. Temps overnight got down below 20, and allowed for awesome grooming. Surfaces softened up by mid morning on most trails. Bluebird skies, soft groomers and moguls made for awesome spring conditions. Stowe still has 38 trails with 15 miles of top to bottom skiing. The weather looks terrific through the weekend with temps warming into the 50's by Sunday. This weekend will be the best for both spring skiing and weather.
The rain turned to snow just as the lift opened today. We received a couple of inches at the top of wind blown powder. Only a few skiers in the morning got to enjoy the powder. The sun came out midday, surfaces softened at the top, and more skiers and riders enjoyed an excellent spring day. Expect sunshine and warmer temps each day through the weekend.
Monday was the 5th day in a row with some new powder. We had 1 to 2 inches on Sunday and bluebird skies, and another inch on Monday with fog but mostly dry weather. Temps on both days where more winter like with powder, packed powder and groomed. We are expecting some rain tonight, but hopefully dry on Tuesday with temps up to 40. Wednesday through the weekend the forecast is for sun and temps warming up each day. Should be great spring skiing.
Powder alert. Another 1 to 3 inches bringing the 2 day total to 7 inches at the top and 2 at the bottom. The 3 day total is 6 to 13 inches, but the rain Thursday night pretty much wiped out Thursday's 4 to 6. Some of the best powder, and packed powder of the season. Should be a great weekend with winter conditions, and pond skimming.
Another powder day with 1 inch at the bottom, and at least 4 inches at the top. The snow was lighter today than yesterday, especially on the top half of the mountain. Another great day on the slopes. Natural snow trails Cliff Trail and Rim Rock have reopened with powder and packed powder. For the weekend we should have sun and clouds and below normal temps into the 30's. Saturday is pond skimming on the bottom of North Slope. Stowe still has 48 trails and 6 lifts for the weekend. Sunday is the last day for the Gondola and the beginner terrain on Spruce. The Quad is scheduled through April 24th.
Powder Alert! 4 to 6 inches. Should be a great morning.
Tuesday and Wednesday turned back to winter, with nice groomers, cold temps, and plenty of sunshine. It started snowing late in the afternoon on Wednesday we are expecting 1 to 2 inches tonight then turning to rain on Thursday, and back to snow Thursday night into Friday. The weekend looks like winter conditions with some more snow on Saturday. The man made trails are in great shape.
Saturday eventually softened up and turned into an OK day. We got back to winter on Sunday with temps dropping into the single digits with wind. The groomers did a great job getting the groomers in shape. Today was another cold day with temps at the summit in the single digits to 20's in the base area. We received about a half inch of snow during the day, and the surfaces stayed smooth and edgeable all day. Another couple of cold days on Tuesday and Wednesday, with some weather and warmer temps for Thursday and Friday. Still great cover on all the snowmaking trails. The Gondola will run till next weekend, and the Quad is scheduled till April 24th.
The warm weather and some rain did some damage on Thursday and Friday, but Stowe still has.the most open terrain in Vermont. For the weekend we will have 47 trails of skiing and riding on 17 miles of terrain for all abilities. This weekend the Sugar Slalom is being held on Competition Hill at Spuce Peak. Originating in 1940, as a celebration of Spring and the tapping of sugar maple trees. Serving sugar maple on snow, cider donuts, and pickles at the finish. Temps on Saturday will be in the 40's, then back to winter through mid week.
Today we will start out with temps in the 20's rising into the low 40's with plenty of sunshine. Packed powder and soft groomers should make for another great day. 68 trails and 8 lifts for the most open terrain in Vermont. Tuesday turned into one of the best powder days of the season. We ended up with 3 to 6 inches, but it skied like more. Patrol even opened up Chin Clip by mid day. The wind kept the powder fresh all day and the sun came out in the afternoon. Warmer with some rain on Thursday and Friday, then turning colder for the weekend into next week.
Powder Alert,! 2 to 5 inches with temps in the 20's with some wind.
The weekend was as expected, spectacular, perfect spring conditions. Monday will start out cloudy with some rain by mid day turning to snow tonight. We might even have another powder day on Tuesday.
Wednesday and Thursday turned into nice powder days. Wednesday we started with 1 to 3 inches of cream cheese powder. Another inch fell on Thursday morning freshening the surfaces. Friday did bring a little rain, but most of the day was soft and dry. The holiday weekend should bring excellent spring conditions, with temps starting below freezing and rising into the 40's on Saturday and 50's on Easter Sunday with plenty of sunshine. Easter Sunrise service is Sunday with the Gondola loading from 5:15 to 6:15. Sunday is the last day for the Sensation Quad at Big Spruce. Great soft turns on the race course on Main Street.
Powder alert! 0 to 3 inches, with temps in the high 20's at the top with 3 inches, and a light mix in the base areas. Should make for a soft surface and fun skiing and riding on 68 trails, the most open terrain in Vermont.
Today and the weekend were more like winter than the beginning of Spring. Sunny and cool, with nice groomers, and a little soft corn snow on the lower mountain. Tuesday should be another sunny and seasonally cool day. Stowe has 70 trails and 9 lifts spinning for the week. The forecast calls for snow from Tuesday night into Thursday, with accumulations possible of over 6 inches. Pray to the snow gods for a couple of powder days.
Powder alert. 1 to 5 inches last night after an interesting St Patty's Day. We saw everything for weather on St Patty's Day, including sunshine, clouds, snow, rain, hail,and even lightning and thunder to end the day. Most of the day was sunny and the snow was soft. Friday ended up being one of this seasons best powder days. We should be back to winter conditions for the weekend, and the new snow should make for some good skiing and riding, with temps in the 20's on Saturday and rising into the 30's on Sunday. 68 trails for the weekend.
Monday started out in the 20's, but the groomers did a great job with the soft corn snow from the weekend. It started to snow in the afternoon, and by Tuesday morning we had an inch of cream cheese snow and warmer temps. We are back to spring conditions for Wednesday with temps in the 40's and possibly some sun. Thursday is St Patty's Day with $69 lift tickets.The waterfall under the gondola will be turned green again this year by the Guv and his crew. Come early for best viewing, as the forecast calls for rain turning to snow by Friday. Cool and sunny for the weekend.
The weekend was amazing, with bluebird skies, and soft corn snow. It was 80's weekend, with colorful ski outfits, and straight skis, and barbques in the parking lot. Monday temps have dropped so expect firm groomers that may soften with some snow changing to a mix then some rain. 70 trails are still open with even a few natural snow trails. Coverage is excellent on snowmaking trails with base depths from 20 to 40 inches. The forecast calls for temps up to 50 by Wednesday, with some scattered rain in the forecast.
Thursday stayed dry till about 1:00, but the rain and warm temps did a job on the natural snow trails. Temps dropped below freezing Thursday night, and the groomers did a great job for Friday. With some sun, the surfaces softened up on all but the front. Things are really shaping up for the weekend with Saturday starting out below freezing, but with sunshine and temps in the 40's, surfaces will soften early. Most of the remaining 72 open trails will be groomed for the weekend. Look for classic spring corn. Follow the sun for the best conditions.
Wednesday stayed dry, but record high temps did a job on natural snow trails. The trail count is down to 82, with just a few natural snow trails still in decent shape. The snowmaking trails are holding up well with base depths up to 4 feet! Some rain later today, so get here early. Friday may see some snow, and colder temps, boy the weekend is shaping up great for spring skiing, and maple sugar producers, with temps below freezing at night, and temps in the 40's and sunshine during the days.
Monday Stowe received 1 to 3 inches of cream cheese snow and mixed precipitation during the day. Surfaces softened and everything skied great. Temps warmed into the 30's and 40's on Tuesday, and patrol dropped ropes on all the tops of the front 5. Top of Goat, Liftline, National Drop In, Starr, and Lookout all skied the best of the season. All the woods runs including Angel Food where soft and fun. The temps for Wednesday should reach 50 so come on up and enjoy some great spring conditions on 102 trails. Might have some rain on Thursday turning back to snow late and into Friday. The weekend looks warm and dry. The Bruce Trail is still covered top to bottom for now.
The weekend was better than expected with sunshine, excellent groomers, especially in the morning, even some woods skied well. Skiers showed up and the parking lots where full. Even with the crowds, the lift waits where short, especially on Spruce. Monday the forecast is calling for some snow in the morning with temps warming during the day. Looks like we will be back to spring conditions as the warming trend continues at least till mid week.
Thursday and Friday turned into excellent days with great groomers, some powder and the usual ice on steeper terrain. Temps have been rising, and the weekend looks like temps will be comfortable in the 20's, with sunshine Saturday and clouds on Sunday. Stowe will have 97 trails, and 11 lifts for the weekend, with the FourRunner Quad opening at 7:30. Come early for the best groomers, and enjoy some of the best conditions of the season.
Tuesday started with nice groom for a hard and fast sunny cold day. We did get 1 to 2 inches last night, but we now have a mix changing back to snow mid day. Temps are warmer today, and hopefully the new snow will soften the surfaces. The early morning snow was like cream cheese, it skied great. Some squalls during the day brought the storm total to 2 to 4 inches. Temps dropped all day, but no rain, just snow. Clear and cold for Thursday and Friday, so bundle up and enjoy the new snow. The weekend is looking good with sunshine and temps in the 20's for the weekend.
Sunday did see warmer temps and another 1 to 3 inches of dense snow. Ski Patrol dropped ropes this morning on Chin Clip, Starr, and Goat, bringing the trail count back up to 96. A great day on the slopes with powder, and softer hard pack. The week is going to start with some snow and mixed for Monday, and possibly a decent storm for Wednesday. The upper woods in places have been skiing OK, but be careful as there is still only 34 inches at the snow stake.
After 2 days of spring conditions, with every type of precipitation, Stowe is back to winter for Friday. Temps have dropped into the single digits, from the 40's. Stowe has received 2 to 4 inches of wind blown powder. Today was a much better day than expected. For today expect machine groomed, and variable conditions. We are down from 96 to 83 trails for now. Snowmaking is back on Lower North Slope, Slalom Hill and the base areas. For the weekend it should warm up into the low 30's, with some more snow possible for Sunday and into next week.
Tuesday was another excellent day on the slopes. Mostly cloudy with temps rising into the 20's. Still some soft natural snow to be skied, excellent grooming, and no crowds. Stowe now has 93 trails open. The weather is changing for Wednesday with snow overnight changing to sleet, then rain later on Wednesday. Thursday looks like a wet one with temps rising into the 40's. Seasonal temperatures return on Friday and hopefully the rain will turn to snow late Thursday.
The weekend turned out much better than expected. On Saturday we did get 3 to 5 inches on the upper mountain, but the snow turned to rain at lower elevations. The skiing was still good, with variable conditions. The snow continued Saturday night into Sunday, with an additional 1 to 4 inches of nice dense powder, bringing the weekend storm total to 4 to 10 inches.Sunday was probably the best day of the year, with powder and soft surfaces. Ski patrol dropped ropes all over the mountain by early morning bringing the trail count up to 90. Everything was surprisingly well covered with patrol opening Starr, Goat, and Chin Clip. Some woods skied well, including Goat woods, Christies and Gulch woods. Things should firm up as temps on Monday will top out around 10 degrees with sunshine. Tuesday look for sun and temps in the 20's.
Today was a fun day on the slopes. The temps ended up in the upper 20's today. The guns have been turned off, leaving huge whales with soft turns on Center Line, and Slalom Hill at Sunny Spruce. Lift Line was groomed today for the first time in over a week. For the weekend we are expecting 3 to 5 inches Friday night, with a mix on the weekend. Temps will be in the 30's on Saturday and Sunday. Stay dry and enjoy soft turns. Stowe will have 78 trails for the weekend, and the FourRunner Quad opens at 7:30.
Yesterday was an interesting ski day with 2 to 4 inches of snow in the morning, unfortunately the snow turned to rain by late morning. Today temps have dropped into the teens at the summit, and 20's at the base. Stowe will have 89 trails with groomed, and frozen granular. 60 trails are groomed. Some snow is in the forecast, and snowmaking will resume today.
Happy President's Day. Things will warm up today after a cold start. Groomed curduroy, and packed powder conditions for today, with some snow possible by this afternoon. The forecast calls for temps In the teens today, with a mix on Tuesday with temps rising into the 40's before dropping back into the upper 20's on Wednesday.
Happy President's weekend. Conditions will be greatly improved this weekend, but bundle up as temps will be below 0 on the mountain. Stowe has received another 2 to 3 inches last night, bringing the weekly total to a foot of new snow. The week was very productive for snowmaking, with soft snow, large whales, and bumps on Lift Line, North Slope, and Main Street. The grooming has been unbelievable, so get here early, the Quad opens at 7:30 so you can enjoy 90 trails of machine groomed and packed powder.
Powder alert, 2 to 4 inches last night, 9 inches this week! Temps in the single digits up top!
Powder alert! 1 inch at the base 4 inches at the top. Should be a nice day on the slopes with temps rising into the teens. Want a difference in surface conditions with a few inches of natural snow. Much softer today then over the weekend. More light snow for Wednesday and Thursday. Looks like conditions should be much better for the holiday weekend. Lift Line under the guns was awesome and soft.
The weekend saw comfortable temps in the 20's with loose and frozen granular conditions, and some softer snow under the guns. This week should have temps in the 20's till mid week and some light snow accumulation. Snowmaking will begin on Lift Line. We are starting the week with 73 trails, machine groomed with a very edgeable surface.
Thursday was just another spring skiing day at Stowe. The warm weather left us with soft groomers. For the weekend expect comfortable temps, and a return to snowmaking.Stowe will be concentrating on resurfacing for the weekend. Trail count is down to 69, as natural snow trails have deteriorated. The snowmaking trails are in great shape. Hopefully some snow and moderate temperatures for next week, after a nice weekend.
Today is our annual Woodchuck Day, Come ski or ride Stowe for $69! Soft snow to start the day Monday has firmed up for today with temps dropping into the teens overnight. Sharpen your edges and enjoy the groomers today. Another warmup and some mixed to rain on Wednesday, then we should be in a period of good snowmaking temps. Great snowmaking and soft snow on Main Street today!
Saturday was a fun day at Stowe. Temps in the 20's, a couple of inches from Friday, and great grooming, made for good conditions. The new snow softened up the natural snow trails. UVM winter carnival was held on Main Street, Friday for GS and Saturday for Slalom. For Sunday Stowe will have 105 trails, all 12 lifts, and 39 miles for all abilities. Temps in the 30's for Sunday. Some warm weather for the start of next week, but some colder temps and snow hopefully for the rest of February.
Stowe is getting ready for an excellent weekend of skiing and riding. Temps are moderating into the 30's over the weekend. Stowe had a productive week of snowmaking and grooming. For Friday we will have 98 trails with 38 miles for all abilities. The surfaces where much softer today, and the skiing was real soft under the snow guns.
Tuesday's weather was much better than expected. The upper mountain stayed cold with some snow flurries. The lower mountain softened some, We are expecting snow and temps in the 20's for the next few days. The top of Starr reopened today after a snow gun blew snow down the top for a couple of days. The top skied well and was soft today. The natural snow required a little more finesse to avoid some rocks. A great day on the mountain, with soft snow and excellent cover.
The weekend came through with mostly sunny skies, little wind, and comfortable temperatures. Sunday there was an inversion, with warmer temps at the summit. Snowmaking is now resurfacing and building spring bases on many trails. Today some of the best conditions where under the guns on Perry Merrill. The forecast for next week includes some mid week snow and milder temperatures.
Friday was sunny and comfortable with very little wind. The weekend should have mostly sunny skies and perfect temperatures for January. Stowe will have 106 trails. 12 lifts, and 40 miles of groomers, packed powder, and variable conditions on natural snow trails. The snowmakkers spent the week building bases all over the mountain.
Stowe received another 6 inches of wind blown powder on Tuesday into Wednesday. Cold temps and high winds made for nice wind blown powder. The wind is calming down, and temps are moderating for the weekend. Snowmaking is creating giant whales on Hayride and Tyro. Stowe has received 2 feet of snow in the last 8 days. Top of Starr opened today. The woods are being skied, but we need more base for them to be really good.
Happy MLK Day. 4 to 7 inches of snow this morning and temps in the mid teens, with cold wind chills. Stowe now has 105 trails with fresh snowmaking on National and Hayride. Best skiing and riding and highest trail count of the season. Knee deep powder first thing this morning.
2 to 3 inches on Saturday and nice temps made for a great day on the slopes. That gives us up to 15 inches in the last 5 days. For the rest of the MLK weekend, we will have 88 trails open with perfect groomers, packed powder, and variable conditions on natural snow trails. Temps a little colder in the teens for the rest of the weekend, More snow in the forecast for Monday.
Powder Alert. Snow squalls off the lake dropped 2 to 4 inches from Thursday afternoon and last night. 7 to 12 in the last 3 days. 44 trails where groomerd last night including Nose Dive and Lift Line. The terrain park at the bottom of North Slope is now open, as well as lower Tyro, and lower Gondolier with tons of snowmaking and natural snow from this week. Today temps will rise into the teens. The MLK weekend should provide the best skiing and riding of the year. Moderating temps and snow is in the forecast for the weekend. Colder forMonday.
Powder Alert! Our storm left 5 to 8 inches for Wednesday morning. With temps in the single digits at the summit, bundle up and enjoy the powder. Ropes are dropping all over the mountain. Thursday wil have 82 trails with over 32 miles of groomed, packed powder, and variable conditions. Warmer with the possibility of another storm for the MLK weekend. Chin Clip is now officially open.
Winter weather advisory is in effect for Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. Stowe could get 6 inches or more! The wet weather on Sunday firmed things up with Monday's temps in the teens. Snowmaking on Gondolier and Perry Merrill made for some softer turns. Stowe now has 40 trails with machined groomed and frozen granular conditions. Conditions should really improve this week, with more grooming, snowmaking, and snow in the forecast.
A great week of skiing and riding at Stowe. Sunshine,temps in the 20's, soft snow, and perfect groomers. The Toll House lift opened on Thursday, and with more trails opening on Spruce, we should have 75 trails for the weekend. Amazing how well the natural snow trails are skiing with the 18 inches we received in the last 10 days. Expect snow in the morning and clouds in the afternoon on Saturday with temps in the 30's. Conditions should be the best of the season. Rain is in the forecast for Sunday.
After 2 cold sunny days, with great snowmaking temperatures, expect more sunshine and temps in the 20's. Lift Line is opening early on Wednesday ungroomed, with tons of natural and man made snow. Nose Dive has it's first groom of the season. Ropes have been dropping and Stowe now has 62 trails with over 24 miles of open trails. The surfaces are packed powder and corduroy. Look for a possible snow storm this weekend.
Powder Alert! 7 to 12 inches from Sunday morning and last night. 0 degrees this morning, so bundle up and enjoy the best skiing of the season. Great snowmaking temps. The guns will be on Lift Line with a scheduled opening of Wednesday. We now have 44 trails and 17 miles open. Everything was skiable over the weekend.
WOW! What a great week at Stowe. Another inch of snow bringing the total for the week to 12 inches, and good snowmaking temps, has brought the trail count to 40 with over 14 miles open for the most in Vermont. Today Nose Dive, to Midway, to Sepps Run opened at noon ungroomed with soft snow and bumps. Toll road is now open on natural snow. Tonight 30 trails will be groomed. Come early for the best conditions of the season. Tomorrow the Sensation Quad is opening with Main Street. We now have top to bottom skiing and riding on all of our mountains. Not bad work for a holiday week.
Happy New Years. Today the conditions really improved. A little more snow last night, and great grooming, gave us a day of soft groomers in the morning, and bumps by mid day. Temperatures today ranged from the high 20's to low 30's. The forecast for the holiday weekend should stay comfortable, with temps in the 20's and some light snow. We now have 10 miles of trails open for all abilities. It looks like things have turned around, with about 8 inches of snow this week, good snowmaking temperatures, and no warm weather expected for the next 2 weeks. The Quad opens at 7:30 through the holidays,
Cold temps and plenty of snow guns on Monday, and 6 inches of snow and sleet on Tueday, have improved conditions and coverage on open trails. For Wednesday more trails and lifts are opening, bringing our trail count up to 25. Snowmaking is scheduled to begin on Nose Dive. The forecast looks good through the holiday weekend, with temps in the 20's and more snow in the forecast. Today with the fresh snow the trails bumped up, with some slick areas.
Spring is finally over. The rain changed over to snow around 2:00 this afternoon. Tomorrow the forecast calls for temps in the single digits at the summit. The snow guns will be blasting, resurfacing open trails, and working on opening more terrain for the holiday week. A possible snow storm for Tuesday could bring a half a foot of snow.
Merry Chtistmas. Another beautiful spring skiing day on Mount Mansfield. The snowmakkers and groomers have done an unbelievable job keeping top to bottom skiing and riding on over 20 trails and 7 miles of terrain. Saturday will be sunny with temps in the 30's, then the warm weather is leaving, with snow and mixed in the forecast for Sunday. A possible winter storm and snowmaking temperatures should return on Monday and Tuesday. The stone hut at the top of the Quad caught on fire on December 24th, and is a total loss. It was built in the 1930's by the CCC. It was unoccupied, but many skiers and riders will not be staying overnight this winter. Hopefully it can be rebuilt for next winter.
Spring skiing in December. It looks like we will have a few more days of soft bumps, and long groomers. The snow has held up quite well to the warm temps. We should be getting into more seasonal temperatures, and some snow during the week before New Years. For now enjoy the warm weather. Stowe is one of the few places in New England that can provide a white Christmas, The new ice skating rink has opened at Spruce.
Winter starts just before midnight tonight. Our snowmakkers had a productive weekend resurfacing our 21 trails, and rebuilding snow in our base areas. Today the temps stayed in the 20's on top and 30's in the base. The conditions were good today with fresh grooms, and some soft new man made snow with soft bumps on the lower mountain. The forecast calls for warm temperatures till Christmas. Looks like we will have another week of great spring conditions, with good cover for now.
Temperatures were warmer today. Spring skiing in November. Not uncommon and still enjoyable. The snow surface was soft and the skiing was fast. This is the time of year where you want to get your legs in shape. It seems no matter how much hiking and biking you do the thighs still burn in November. The coverage remains good with only a few scratchy spots over towards the top of Standard. Some liquid snow is in the forecast tonight with colder Snowmaking Temperatures tomorrow. That’s a good thing!
Boy is it fun to ski. Just getting out on the mountain at this time of year gives a lot to be thankful for. The conditions were better than I expected. The snow surface was packed and loose powder. It is really quite amazing how the snowmaking has improved over the years. My favorite run was Centerline where they left everything ungroomed. The bumps were medium size but very maneuverable or should I say nicely spaced. Northslope was well covered with some small bumps. They opened Sunrise (top) today and it was also in great shape for November.
April 19th final report. The last week at Stowe was almost perfect. The sun came out and it warmed up last Sunday. Winter left, and Spring finally sprung. Every day saw warm temps and sunshine. The tops where skiable till late in the week. Natural snow trails remained in good shape till the end. The snowmaking trails still had 2 to 4 feet of cover to the bottom. Great finish to one of the best ski seasons ever.
April 11th weekend report. The week saw almost every condition. We had powder, sunshine, spring conditions, cream cheese powder on soft snow. soft groomers, and powder on firm. Everything is still open including the tops of the front four. Saturday Stowe hosted the first annual Pond Skimming competition at the bottom of Gondolier. Temps where around freezing but the turnout was quite good with around 80 competitors. Most made it across the 55 foot pond, but a few took a cold swim.
April 5th report, happy Easter, and Passover. Easter sunrise service @ 6am Sunday was attended by over 1000 skiers and riders. Stowe received 1 to 7 inches over the weekend with winter conditions, and even some powder shots on the upper mountain. Today is the last day for the Gondola, and Sensation Quad on Big Spruce.
March 31st report. Powder alert! 2 to 4 inches overnight with sun in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.
March 27th weekend report. The snow on Thursday into Friday deposited up to 5 inches at the top, down to about and inch at the base. Friday was a great day, with powder at higher elevations, and powder on corn down low. A great day to be in the woods. Saturday the temps will be in the 20's with a little more snow then clearing. Sunday should be sunny with temps in the 30's. Still great coverage, with bases up to 6 feet, and all 116 trails open.
March 24th midweek report. The temps today finally got above freezing at the base. Bluebird skies. No wind, and winter conditions made for a great day. For Wednesday we should see our first spring condition day of the week. Temps will get into the 40's, but a front is coming through on Thursday. A little cooler on Friday and the rain will turn to snow, with some accumulation possible for Friday.
March 20th weekend report. Today is the first day of Spring, but we should have Winter conditions through the weekend. Friday temps got up into the high 20's at the base, with packed powder, and groomed conditions. A little warmup for Saturday, and some snow in the forecast. Cold temps in the teens again for Sunday. Skiing is great, everything is open, it will be another Winter weekend in Stowe.
March 18th midweek report. Stowe received another few inches of dense snow on St Patty's day. A little snow and mist in the morning, changed over to all snow by noon, with some heavy squalls and wind. The temps have dropped overnight, so bundle up for today, and enjoy the green waterfall under the Gondola. Yesterday everything skied great, except for visibility at the top.
March 16th. Sunday morning we have received 2 to 3 inches of dense snow. With temps in the high 20's, we should have a nice day on the groomers, and the new snow should soften up the trails and woods. Another couple of inches during the day Sunday, brought the storm total up to 5 inches. The woods skied great today. A little warmup on Monday. The Guv and his crew will color the waterfall green for St Patty's Day. Stowe is offering $59 tickets for Tuesday.
March 13th weekend report. After a mid week warm up,it was cold and firm on Thursday and Friday. For the weekend we are expecting a mix on Saturday turning back to snow Saturday night into Sunday. Everything is still open, with great coverage, and deep bases from 3 to 6 feet.
March 9th. Powder Alert!! Surprise 8 to 11 inches overnight and mild temps. Probably the best day of the season. Powder everywhere, knee shots, waist shots, and even face shots. Spring is coming, expect temps into the 40's for mid week. 245 inches for the season, and 80 inches at the snow stake. Snowbird has 247 inches for the season, and 81 inch base. Where is the best powder skiing this year? Stowe!!
March 5th weekend report. The conditions have been fantastic all week. Friday looks sunny with the high temperature in the mid teens. The weekend temps should be in the 20's, with some more snow late Saturday into Sunday. Should be one of the best weekends of the year.
March 2nd report. Monday was one of the best powder days of the season. Started the day with 3 to 4 inches, and it snowed all day. Stowe ended up with 5 to 7 inches of light powder.. More snow for Tuesday night, and a brief warmup on Wednesday.
February 27th weekend report. Saturday and Sunday are looking great.Temps are moderating into the teens, and with light winds and sunshine expect long groomers,and packed powder bumps on the trails, and in the woods. More snow is in the forecast for Sunday night into Monday.
February 24th midweek report. The skiing is terrific, with 6 feet of snow just in February. Everything , especially the woods is skiing great. It warmed up Tueday, a little warmer for mid week, and another 4 inches to freshen things up.
February 22nd report. Powder Alert! 7 to 9 inches Saturday night. Temps in the 20's. Should be one of the best days of the year.
April 24th final stats. April was a good ski month if you like sunshine and soft snow. Snowfall for the season totaled 153 inches. We still have 28 inches at the snow stake, and 23 trails. The season ended with 5 powder days in a row, followed by 12 days of sun and corn snow. Great way to end the season.
April 1st stats. 135 inches of snowfall, 35 inches at the snow stake. 63 trails with base depths of 16 to 36 on snowmaking trails. March was another interesting month in a low snow year. Only 2 feet of snow for the month, but plenty of powder days, and plenty of spring skiing. Tuesday March 29th we had a 6 inch storm, and everything skied great for 2 days,especially closed trails and some upper woods including Goat and Starr. Ropes even dropped on Chin Clip on Wednesday. Unfortunately the month ended with temps in the 50's, so we are back to spring and man made trails. The Gondola is scheduled till April 10th, and the FourRunner Quad is scheduled through April 24th.
March 1st stats. 112 inches of snowfall, 34 inches at the snow stake, 93 trails with base depths of 20 to 40 inches on snowmaking trails. February was an interesting month with 3 feet of snow, plenty of snowmaking, and plenty of warm weather, and great spring skiing, including a few powder days.The natural snow trails have limited cover, but have skied great many days. We did get out in the woods in some areas towards the end of the month.
February 1st stats. 75 inches of snowfall, 27 inches at the snow stake, 105 trails with almost 40 miles of skiing and riding. January was a good month with 4 feet of snow
Stowe has the most open terrain and best coverage in Northern Vermont. 21 trails, 6 lifts, and over 7 miles of skiing on over 2000 vertical feet. The Fourrunner Quad and the Gondola offer terrain for intermediate and expert skiers. Spruce Peak has excellent beginner terrain open. The new ice skating rink opened last weekend at Spruce for the winter
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Saturday December 5th – First Trick Rail Jam at Stowe Mountain Resort.
April 19th final stats. 284 inches, 72 inches at the snow stake. Base depths from 2 to 4 feet. Stowe had a great season with plenty of snow, feet of man made snow, and no thaws till the last week of the season. Just a week ago the snow stake reached 90 inches. Except for the cold month of February, we had one of the best seasons ever!
April 1st stats. 268 inches for the season, and 87 inches at the snow stake. Bases from 3 to 6 feet. Everything is open and in great shape. March was a great month. A lot of powder days for only 43 inches for the month.
March 1st stats. 225 inches for the season, and 80 inches at the snow stake. Bases are from 3 to 6 feet. February was cold, but with 6 feet of new snow, it was one of the best condition wise.
February 1st stats. 116 trails, man made bases up to 5 feet, 154 inches of snowfall and 55 inches at the snow stake.
January 1st stats. 80 trails with man made base depths up to 4 feet. 92 inches of snowfall.and 28 inches at the snow stake.
December 1st Stats. Stowe has the most open terrain in Northern Vermont,with 30 trails, 9 miles, and 5 lifts. Base depths on snowmaking trails is between 1 to 3 feet. 14 inches at the snow stake, and 50 inches of natural snow so far for the season. The Gondola is scheduled to open next Saturday.
Stowe will be opening for the season on Saturday November 22nd for everyone. Season Pass appreciation day will be Saturday November 15th for season pass holders only. Top to bottom skiing on Lord and North Slope has already been available to the many skiers that have hiked the 2000 vertical feet to the top of the Quad.
April 20th final stats.Stowe closed with 63 inches at the stake, 266 inches for the year, and great coverage top to bottom, thanks to the new snowmaking system, and 300 million gallons of water.
April 1st report. March was a great month with over 7 feet of snow. 258 inches and 85 inches at the stake. Powder and packed till the last weekend.
March 1st stats. February was a good month, plenty of powder, and no thaws. 183 inches of snowfall for the season, and 60 inches at the Mt Mansfield snow stake.
February 6th stats, 137 inches of snowfall for the season,and 37 inches at the snow stake.
Hours of operation for Stowe. Weekend and holidays the Quad opens at 7:30, during the week the Forerunner Quad opens at 8:00. The Gondola opens at 8:30 daily. Most other lifts are open by 9:00 or earlier. Lifts operate till 4:00.
This summer saw another few million dollars on new snowmaking systems, and new energy efficient guns. Towers and pipes where replaced on Gondolier. Both Gondolier and Perry Merrill can now open early with the tower guns. Work was also done on the rest of Mansfield, and Spruce. Stowe's snowmaking system is now world class, which means earlier opening of trails, and better conditions for the season.
April 21st final stats. 287 inches of snowfall for the year and still 72 inches at the snow stake.
April 15th stats. Stowe has received 286 inches of snow and there is still 78 inches at the snow stake. Everything is covered and open going into the last week of the season.
April 1st update. The Gondola and Sensation Quad are scheduled to stay open till Sunday April 7th. Total snow fall for the season totals 272 inches, with 77 inches still at the snow stake.
March 24 stats 263 inches of snowfall and 82 inches at the snow stake. Best skiing of the season.
March 1st stats. 217 inches of snowfall, 76 inches in February, 65 inches at the snow stake. Some of the best skiing and riding of the season.
181 inches of snowfall and 56 inches at the snow stake as of February 13th. Some of the best conditions of the year for President's weekend.
Stowe has more terrain open early thanks to the new snowmaking system. Great time to have your bindings checked, and a tune up before hitting the slopes.
Stowe has big plans for increased snowmaking for next year. A 4.7 million dollar investment willl guarantee even better early and late season skiing and riding.
February 28 statistics for Stowe. 81 inches at the snow stake. 182 inches of snow for the season. Best skiing of the year.
Preidents week. From February 18 till Sunday February 26, the FourRunner Quad opens at 7:30. The earliest lift opening in the East.
February 1 statistics for Stowe. 44 inches at the Mount Mansfield stake, 116 inches of snow so far, Base depths from 12 to 36 inches. Every trail, including natural snow trails, have been open, including the tops of the front four.
We are expecting a snow storm for Thursday into Friday. Should be a great MLK weekend, with seasonal temperatures, and some sunshine.
Happy New years. With up to 2 feet of snow in the last week, Stowe now has 53 trails and 12 lfts spinning for the NewYears weekend.
Snowmaking continues on Perry Merrill, Main Street, and Little Spruce. This is a good time to demo the new shaped, rockered skis. Ski technology has made skiing much easier. If your skis are more than a few years old, you don't know what you are missing.
Stowe is open for the season, with top to bottom skiing on the new FourRunner Quad. The new quad uses RFID technology, so no more taking your pass out to show the lift attendant. Also 50% more uphill capacity, shorter lift lines. This is the time to get your bindings checked, and your skis tunned for the season.