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.
February 20th weekend report. Stowe received another few inches of wind blown powder on Thursday. Friday was cold and windy. One more cold night , but temps should rise into the 20's for the weekend, with more snow in the forecast for Sunday. Come out and enjoy the warmup for the weekend. Everything is open, with groomed. packed powder, and wind blown in the woods.
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February 17th report. After a cold President's weekend with a few more inches of snow, temps are finally above zero this morning on top of Mount Mansfield. Packed powder and groomed, with temps in the high single digits, and low teens through mid week. Stowe is in great shape, so get out and enjoy the rest of President's week with the earliest opening in the East, with the FourRunner Quad @ 7:30.
February 13th report. President's Weekend is going to be cold, but conditions are great. Stowe received another 2 to 4 inches on Thursday, bringing the snowfall to 7 feet in the last month. The Fourrunner Quad opens at 7:30 starting Saturday. The Gondola starts at 8:30, so bundle up and enjoy the snow.
February 11th midweek report. Another beautiful day on the mountain, with groomed and packed powder, and comfortable temps. Thursday will bring a few more inches of snow. The President's weekend should be cold, so bundle up, but the conditions are great.
February 9th report.Another 4 to 5 inches since Sunday, bringing totals for the last week to 40 inches at the top. Stowe has received 198 inches total for the season, with 76 inches at the snow stake. Awesome for the beginning of February.
February 7th weekend report. Another powder day at Stowe with 6 to 10 inches falling overnight. That's over 3 feet in the last week! Temps for the weekend will get into the low teens at the bottom and single digits at the top. Everything is in great shape, with powder and soft groomers. More snow for Sunday into Monday, with another foot possible.
February 5th report. Powder Alert. Another 8 to 11 inches ! Should be one of the best weekends of the year, with more snow on the way. One of the best powder days of the year. Knee deep, light powder everywhere.
February 3rd report. Powder Alert! 8 to 10 inches of light powder. Temps are below zero today. Warming up with some more snow in the forecast.
February 2nd report. Happy Groundhog Day! Stowe is expecting another 5 to 10 inches today, and the snow has already started. Bundle up and enjoy a great powder day today. Temps will be in the single digits.
January 29th report. We only got a few inches from the big storm, but more is on the way for Friday. The conditions are excellent, and we are expecting another half a foot to accumulate Thusday night into Friday. After the snow, the temps are dropping for the weekend. So bundle up and enjoy some of the best conditions of the year.
January 26th midweek report. We are expecting some accumulating snow, with wind and temps around 10 degrees through midweek. Get out your powder skis, as snow should start Tuesday in the morning and continue till Wednesday.
January 23rd report. Stowe is in great shape for the weekend. Everything is open, temps should be in the 20's on Saturday, and teens on Sunday. Great coverage on all our trails. The woods are finally skiing great. Lifts open at 7:30 every weekend. Should be one of the best ski weekends of the season. UVM is hosting their winter carnival, with races on Big Spruce Friday and Saturday.
January 21st. The 13 + inches of snow we received the last few days, plus yesterday's wind has turned the steeps into near perfection. Lookout, Starr and Goat were almost as good as it gets for an all natural steep trails. The surface was powder and packed powder with very little hard pack or scratchiness. The trail over at the Gondola were powdery corduroy. The temperatures were in the teens but with no wind and bright sunshine it made for a real fun, comfortable day. The temperatures are forecast to remain moderate and the sun is going to shine for the next couple of days. Actually you can already notice the difference in the amount of sunshine. The skiing is great and only getting better!
January 19th report. Powder Alert! 5 to 7 inches this morning, with some more during the day Monday. Temps in the 20's. Should be a great day to enjoy powder, and packed powder on the slopes for MLK Day. More snow during the day Monday have brought the storm totals to 8 inches at the bottom, and 13 inches at the top.
January 18th report. Sunday was a great day to be on the slopes at Stowe. Soft groomers, packed powder, sunshine, and nice temps for most of the day. Stowe is 100% open, and the forecast calls for up to a foot of snow tonight into Monday. MLK Day should be one of the best powder days of the year.
January 16th MLK weekend report. Snow this morning added another few inches, bringing the total for January to 30 inches. Stowe will have 115 trails, over 40 miles, and 13 lifts for the weekend. Saturday temps will be in the low teens, Sunday will warm up with a winter storm in the forecast that could bring up to 10 inches for Monday. Lift Line is now groomed, and Nose Dive has tons of man made whales for now. We will open at 7:30 at the Quad for the Holiday weekend. Expect some of the best conditions of the year and everything open
January 14th. Boy we are in great shape for the holiday weekend. The temperatures were cold, the skies robin blue and there was no wind. You could see forever. The snow surface is loose and groomed powder. I actually did a little of whale watching. The new snow making mounds are almost higher then the quad chairs. Maneuvering between and over the mounds were a thrill in itself. The guns were blasting on Nosedive and along Ridgeview but the resulting snow was smooth and creamy. From Centerline (soft bumps) to Lower Gulch to National the moguls were really fun. The groom job on the Gondola was a carpet of corduroy. The skiing and riding is great; don't miss out.
January 12th midweek report. Another 4 inches of light powder overnight made for a great day on the mountain. Patrol dropped ropes on Upper Starr, Goat, and Liftline. Gunpowder on Liftline, and fresh powder and corduroy all over the hill. Cold temps but sunshine and no wind made for a great day. It will warm up for the MLK weekend. Stowe has 110 trails, 12 lifts and 39 miles now open. 43 inches at the snow stake, and 118 inches for the season.
January 11th. The light snow started early this morning and has continued all day. Three maybe 4 inches had fallen when I hit the slopes. It is great when you get new snow just after the weekend traffic. It really freshens everything up especially after they groom out the slopes. There was no wind out today and the temperatures hovered in the low 20's. The Mountain is in really great shape. Everything is skiable with the exception of the lower woods. Mentioning woods; really be careful if you do venture in them because despite the good snow pack I generally recommend great caution until the 50 inch mark is reached at the snow stake. We are close. At 50 inches I just recommend caution and remember buddy up. The snow guns were blasting away on Lift Line. It was apparent that they had blown snow overnight on Ridgeview. The most interesting trail was Hayride. The large whalebacks and the weekend moguls gave you a fun ride. All in all we are in great shape. Temperatures will be cold tomorrow but they will be getting comfortable for the Holiday weekend.
January 6th midweek report. A 5 to 6 inch storm for Sunday morning, a little rain later in the day, now we are back in the cold. Bundle up with temps up to the single digits. Stowe has 88 trails, 11 lifts and 33 miles of terrain for all abilities. Snowmaking has resumed, and our groomers are laying down corduroy. Some snow is in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.
January 3rd weekend report. A surprise 3 to 6 inches before we opened Friday, made for a surprise powder day for the early risers. Cold and clear for Saturday, with a storm moving in tonight. We are hoping for accumulating snow tonight before turning to a mix and warmer on Sunday.
January 1st report. Fresh 1 to 2 inches last night made for a surprisingly good start to the New Year. Groomers with a little fresh powder, and gun powder on other trails. Big improvement over earlier in the week. Nice temps for Friday and Saturday, with a possible storm for Sunday.
December 31st report. Happy New Years! 85 trails 14 lifts, 31 miles of groomed and snow gun powder. Temps today and New Year's Day will rise into the teens. Coverage is great on all our snowmaking trails,
December 29th report. Back to winter temperatures, so the snow guns are fired up laying down fresh gun powder on trails all over the mountain. With an inch of snow Monday morning, and our world class groomers out at night, expect great cover and miles of groomers on 3 peaks for the mid week.
December 27th report. The temperatures remain moderate today. The snow surface is soft corduroy; easy to carve. The Groomers have been able to groom almost all the trails and I found a perfect carpet this morning. With the lifts opening at 7:30 I was able to get in 7 runs before 9:00. The forecast for tomorrow is a continuing of spring like temperatures, upper 30's on the mountain. It looks like it will be getting a little colder on Monday. This will allow the snow guns to freshen up the trails. Everyone's mood has been very upbeat as we swing into Holiday mode. See you on the slopes.
December 25th report. Merry Christmas. 98 trails, 11 lifts, 35 miles, of soft snow for today.
December 21st weekend update. Stowe now has 102 trails, 11 lifts, and 37 miles of open trails. Saturday was a beautiful sunny day, and we where treated to fresh grooms on top of Chin clip to last exit, and on Big Spruce on Smugglers. Not bad for the first day of winter.
December 19th weekend report. Should be a nice weekend, with temps in the 20's, some sun, and 79 trails of groomed, packed powder, and variable conditions.
December 16th mid week report. Sunny at the top, cloudy on the bottom, with groomed and packed powder. Great early season riding on 85 trails, 10 lifts, and 30 miles of open terrain for all abilities including many natural snow trails. Comfortable temps for the week with a possible mix to snow on Wednesday.
December 13th weekend report. After up to 21 inches of snow this week and the opening today of Big Spruce, we will be riding 83 trails with 30 miles of powder, packed powder, and soft groomers. Nice temps will make for a great weekend.
December 11th report. Powder alert! The Nor'easter dumped 9 to 19 inches of base building powder. Ropes dropped on Chin Clip, Waterfall, Starr, Lookout, and more bringing the trail count to 68 covering 25 miles for Thursday. Not bad for December 11. The Big Spruce Sensation Quad will open this weekend. Stowe is in great shape.
December 8th report. Storm Alert! Snow is moving in to Vermont this afternoon and continuing into late Wednesday. We could get a foot in the mountains. Ropes should drop to add to the 41 trails now open.
December 5th report. Tomorrow Stowe is opening the Gondola and Sunny Spruce Quad for the season. We now have 40 trails with over 14 miles for all abilities. With 7 lifts, Stowe will have the most open terrain in northern Vermont. Some snow on Saturday and clearing for Sunday.
December 3rd report. 3 to 4 inches overnight, with a little warm up today , then colder the rest of the week. The Gondola will open Saturday, with Perry Merrill. Great early season coverage on 26 snowmaking trails.
November 28th report. Another 3 to 4 inches on Friday should make for a great weekend at Stowe. With Nose Dive opening ungroomed for Saturday, Stowe will have 30 trails, with 9 miles of open trails, with packed powder, and groomed trails for all abilities.
Happy Thanksgiving. Powder Alert 8 to 12!
November25th report. After a couple of warm days, temps have dropped back below freezing. With some natural snow on the way, and good snowmaking temperatures, we should be in great shape for the Thanksgiving holiday. Spruce Peak will open on Thursday, with beginner terrain, and by Friday we should have 5 lifts, 25 trails, with man made base depths from 12 to 36 inches.
November 22nd report. Opening day for the ski season. With cold temps for great snowmaking, and up to 20 inches of natural snow, Stowe is opening with 20 trails, 6 miles, and 2000 vertical off the FourRunner Quad. Lift Line is open for opening day. Great job by our snowmakers. Should be a great start.
April 18th final weekend report. After a week that started with temps in the 70's on Monday, rain onTuesday, and 3 to 5 inches and wind chills below zero for Wednesday, it finally warmed up for Friday into the Easter weekend. Stowe will open at 7:30 for Easter weekend. The Gondola will run for Sunrise service from 4:30 to 5:30 with service at 6:00. Still 65 inches at the stake, 58 trails, and 22 miles with full cover.
April 11th weekend report. Expect more of the same for the weekend. Soft snow and excellent cover for April. Stowe still has 6 lifts, 80 trails and 26 miles still open. This week was an epic week for spring skiing. Come get it while you can. Still skiing tops and woods.
April 8th midweek report. Great spring conditions, with a little rain early Tuesday, but dry most of the day. A little cool down Wednesday, then warmer through the weekend. Amazing conditions for early April. Everything off the Quad is in great shape, including natural snow trails. Get it before it melts. Still 82 inches at the stake.
April 4th weekend report. After a great week of spring skiing with soft snow except Thursday, expect some mixed precipitation on Saturday followed by sun on Sunday and Monday. This is the last weekend for the Gondola, and Big Spruce. Sugar slalom weekend, enjoy some sugar on snow. The next 2 weeks should provide some great spring skiing, with still full cover, and reduced ticket rates.
April 1st midweek report. After a mix of snow and rain on Sunday, expect some sunshine and more spring conditions for the week. 258 inches for the season and still 85 inches at the stake. Should be a great spring with everything still covered.
March 28th weekend report. Another 3 inches of nice powder Friday morning before a change to rain. Expect a cloudy Saturday, with a winter storm warning for Saturday night into Sunday.
March 26th midweek report. 6 feet of snow in March, and still 100% open. Packed powder and groomed. Possibly some more snow and mixed for the weekend. Wednesday and Thursday expect cool temps and winter conditions.
March 22nd weekend report. After 2 to 4 inches Thursday, and 9 to 14 inches on Friday, the skiing couldn't be better. Everything is open, and more snow is in the forecast for this weekend. 86 inches at the snow stake, and 249 inches for the season. 30 inches in the last week!
March 20th midweek report. After a cold bluebird start to the week, we are expecting a warmup with some fresh snow into next week. Temps have been below freezing so surfaces are groomed and packed powder. Some of the best winter conditions of the year, with great coverage. The waterfall has the best color ever!
March 17th report. A surprise 5 to 9 inch storm turned Sunday into another powder day. Stowe now has 228 inches for the season, and 76 inches at the snow stake. Check out the waterfall under the Gondola. The Guv and his crew will be turning it green for the 21st time.
March 14th weekend report. Storm Vulcan delivered 18 to 22 inches from Wednesday morning to Thursday mid day. Stowe has received up to 29 inches since Monday. Best skiing of the season, with seasonal temps for the weekend. 219 inches for the season.
March 12th midweek report. Powder Alert! Expecting 1 to 2 feet for Wednesday into Thursday.
March 10th report. After a sunny cool Sunday, we have received 2 to 4 inches to start the week on Monday. More snow in the forecast for Tuesday with a possible Nor'easter for mid week. Should be one of the best weeks of the season.
March 6th report. Great skiing and riding on groomed, and packed powder for the week. The weekend is looking warmer with temps in the 20's. 115 trails, and 63 inches at the snow stake, should make for pleasant conditions, and excellent cover on all trails, and the woods.
March 2nd report. Sunday started with 3 to 5 inches of fresh western powder. Everything skied great. Knee deep on the groomed to start the day, then great runs on trails, and in the woods. This week looks cold and sunny, with a warmup by next weekend.
February 27th weekend report. The polar express continues into next week but it has brought snow showers and soft surfaces everyday since Tuesday, with more on the way. Everything is open, bundle up, ski the Gondola, stay warm.
February 23rd report. Much better skiing and riding for the weekend then expected. Sunshine and soft snow, and a net gain of snow from the Friday event. Expect colder temps for next week, and some snow in the forecast.
February 20th weekend report. Another 5 to 8 inches from Tueday and Wednesday, made for the best conditions of the season. A little bit of snow sleet and rain for Friday, Then moderate temps for the weekend, and a little more snow.
February 17 th report. Stowe has been 100% open since the start of President's weekend. For this week expect some snow into Wednesday, then a warm up late in the week. The best conditions of the year and a 7:30 opening! 59 inches at the snow stake, and 163 inches total snowfall for the season.
February 14th weekend report. Best ski day of the season with at least a foot of light powder. The Forerunner Quad will open at 7:30 through the Holiday week into next weekend. 115 trails, 41 miles, and 13 lifts for the weekend.
February 13th report. Powder Alert!! Another epic Valentines Day storm is in the forecast. It started snowing this afternoon, and we could have over a foot by the end of the day Friday. Should be a great Presidents week.
February 11th midweek report. After a few inches of powder on Monday and Tuesday, expect a little warm up and more snow before the Holiday weekend. Powder, and corduroy surfaces.
February 7th weekend report. Temps in the teens, sunshine for Friday and Saturday, and some light snow on Sunday, 10 inches of powder from the Wednesday's storm on top of the 5 inches from Sunday will make for the best skiing of the year. Ropes have dropped all over the hill. Expect 110 trails, 40 miles and 11 lifts for the weekend.
February 6th report. Powder Alert!! 8 to 10 inches from the Wednesday storm. Wednesday was the best day of the year. The woods are now getting good with 38 inches at the snow stake,and 137 inches for the year. 102 trails,37 miles and 10 lifts.
February 4th midweek report. Some sunshine and flurries into Tuesday, great grooming and snowmaking. Powder Alert for Wednesday. We could see up to 8 inches during the day Wednesday.
February 1st report. After a sunny start on Saturday, expect 3 to 5 inches by Sunday. Best skiing and temperatures we have had in a while. Possible storm on Wednesday.
January 30th weekend report. After a cold, sunny week with great snowmaking temperatures, we are expecting a warmup and some snow for Saturday into Sunday. Great grooming, and snow gun powder will make for some of the best conditions of the year. 97 trails, 37 miles and 11 lifts for the weekend. Checkout the ice sculptures at Spruce.
January 28 th midweek report. Another 2 inches on Monday for a total of 10 inches since Saturday. Packed powder and groomed. 98 trails, 36 miles and 10 lifts for the week. Had some nice turns in the Goat upper Goat woods.
January 25 th report. Powder Alert! 4 to 5 inches on Saturday, with more forecast for Sunday. Bundle up,for a powder day!
January 24th weekend report. After a sunny cold midweek, we are expecting a warmup and some snow in the forecast. The snowmakers and groomers made for some nice turns for the skiers and riders that showed up. Most of the week the temps at the top of the mountain where warmer than in the valleys. This weekend will be worthwhile.
January 20th report. The MLK ended with another 5 to 7 inches of powder. Ropes are dropping with the total weekend snow of up to 10 inches. Back up to 89 trails, and over 33 miles of terrain for all abilities. Bundle up for the mid week.
January 17th MLK weekend report. Stowe has received up to a couple of inches of snow every evening since Tuesday. Suprisingly good conditions for midweek. With comfortable temps for the weekend, our great snowmakers, and groomers, and a little help from Mother Nature, Stowe will have 100% of our snowmaking trails open! 68 trails, 23 miles and 13 lifts for the weekend.
January 14th midweek report. Rain early in the week made for soft turns on groomers thanks to our snowmakers. Stowe has 55 trails 8 lifts and 21 miles of trails open. Colder weather later in the week will allow for our snowmakers and groomers to resurface by the MLK weekend.
January 10 th weekend report. Should be a good ski day Friday, with warmer temps, and some flurries. Saturday is calling for some rain and temps in the 40's, turning back to snow on Sunday. Stay dry and enjoy the soft snow over the weekend.
January 7th midweek report.After a little rain on Monday, we are back in the cold for midweek. Bundle up, ski the groomed, and fresh snowmaking trails, and enjoy.
January 3rd weekend report. A few inches of fresh snow, and warmer temps for the weekend. 86 trails, 33 miles, and 12 lifts for the weekend, and more snow in the forecast for next week..
January 1st report. Happy New Years. Some fresh powder, great grooming, and snowmaking, made for. nice day on the slopes. Expect cold temperatures and fresh snow before the weekend.
December 29th report. 70 trails 26 miles 13 lifts and 4 terrain parks. Packed powder and groomed. More snow in the forecast.
December 27th weekend report. Powder alert! 4 to 6 inches of fresh snow on Thursday into Friday. With the fresh snow and continued snowmaking and grooming, expect nice conditions for the Holiday weekend. 60 trails, 3 terrain parks, 11 lifts, over 20 miles, of packed powder, and couduroy, and temps in the 20's for the weekend.
December 25th report. Merry Christmas! A man made snowstorm at Stowe. Extensive grooming and resurfacing is making for some interesting machine made powder. 8.1 million dollars in improvements to our system is noticeable. Expect temperatures to be in the teens and 20's through this weekend.
December 23rd report. Temperatures started dropping during the day Monday. Snowmaking has started. With great snowmaking temperatures, look for resurfacing and grooming in time for Christmas week. Stowe still has 54 trails, 11 lifts and over 20 miles open.
December 20th weekend report. A great week with up to a few inches of snow every day. The early season skiing and riding has been some of the best in years. We are expecting a little warm up over the weekend, but then back to seasonal temperatures for Christmas week. For the first day of Winter, Stowe will have 93 trails, 11 lifts, and 35 miles. Anyone willing to dress to stay dry, should be treated to soft groomers, and bumps on the most open terrain in Vermont.
December 17th midweek report. Snow is in the forecast every day this week. Stowe has received up to 2 feet in the last 7 days, with 3 inches on Monday, another 2 inches Tuesday afternoon. A little warmer for the rest of the week. Stowe now has 80 trails with over 29 miles and 9 lifts. Great snowmaking temperatures. You should see the mounds on the snowmaking trails. Powder and paked powder conditions. 76 inches of snowfall with 22 inches at the snow stake. The woods are almost ready. OK on the upper mountain, be careful down low.
December 15th report. Stowe received 7 to 10 inches from the storm on Sunday, after 5 to 7 surprise inches on Friday. The crowds showed up early for weekend powder. Trail count is up to 80, with almost everything good enough to ski.
December 6th weekend report. We had a little warmup on Thursday, with colder temps and some snow into the weekend and next week. Sunny Spruce chair is opening today, and the Gondola is opening at 8:30 on Saturday, with great cover on Perry Merrill. Great start to the season. 48 trails, 7 lifts, and 18 miles for all abilities. The most open terrain in Vermont. Skiing on Friday was excellent with up to 2 inches of powder. We might get 4 to 6 on Monday!
December 2nd report. Starting this week with 41 trails, 5 lifts and over 14 miles of groomed corduroy, and packed powder. Temperatures are comfortable this week, with some snow for later in the week. The Gondola might open as early as this Friday.
November 29th report. 0ver 30 trails, 11 miles, and 5 lifts for the holiday weekend. With 8 to 11 inches of snow in the last 72 hours, expect powder and packed powder, and chilly temps for the weekend.
November 27th report. Happy Hanukkah, and Thanksgiving. Stowe received 2 to 3 inches last night. Skiers who put up with some light rain today where treated to soft snow with a few inches of cream cheese on top. The precipitation turned to snow about 3:00 this afternoon. For tonight into Thanksgiving day we could get from 5 to 9 inches. Temperatures are dropping into the teens tomorrow, and winds are picking up. Bundle up and you might have another treat for Thanksgiving. 21 trails, over 26 miles of terrain, and over 2000 vertical feet, not bad for Thanksgiving!
November 24th weekend update. With 4 to 6 inches to start the day Sunday, and more during the day, anyone who braved the cold and wind was treated to some nice early season powder, groomed hard packed, and a little ice just to make the skiing and riding interesting. Snowmaking has started on Nose Dive and Hayride. More early season terrain will be open this year then any other season by Thanksgiving. This holiday week looks like more snow and cold.
November 22nd report. Stowe is opening for the season on Saturday the 23rd, with more open terrain then any other season thanks to over 8 million dollars in improvements to the snowmaking system. Look for plenty of intermediate terrain off the Fourunner Quad including Lord, Centerline, Sunrise, Ridgeview, North Slope, Standard, and hopefully expert terrain on the earliest ever opening of Lift Line! Last Saturday was a beautiful opening day for Season pass holders, with sunshine, great man made snow with bases from 18 to 36 inches. Some natural trails skied great with 2 feet of natural snow. My earliest ever runs down Starr from the top!
November 14th report. Stowe will open Saturday November 16th for season pass appreciation day. The Quad will spin this Saturday from 8am to 4pm. With up to 2 feet natural snow and great snowmaking temperatures this week, we should have a beautiful Saturday.
November 11th report. Happy Veterans Day. The scheduled opening is for Saturday November 23rd. After a summer of expanding and upgrading the snowmaking, we are off to a good start with snowmaking starting last Thursday, and 5 to 24 inches of fresh powder from the bottom to the top. The forecast calls for more snow and cold temperatures till late in the week. Anyone hiking up the mountain will be rewarded with some nice turns.
April 21at report. Last day of a stellar season. Cold and sunny today with firm surfaces in the morning, softening up with the April sun for the afternoon. See you next November.
April 19th report. Last weekend to take advantage of great spring skiing and riding. The FourRunner Quad is running till 4:00 on Sunday the 21st. What a great season. I give it an A for conditions and length of season, from November 10th till April 21st. Amazing that everything including the front four tops, and woods where skiing great into the 3rd week in April!
April 15th report. With 3 to 5 inches over the weekend, skiers and riders where treated to a last blast of powder, smooth groomers, and even spring corn. This week's forecast is calling for warmer temps, and spring conditions. We still have top to bottom coverage on 67 trails with 25 miles of soft bumps, groomers, and most woods still covered. Reduced rates till Sunday the 21st.
April 11th report. Colder temperatures and snow in the forecast for Friday. Back to winter conditions before warming up next week. Amazing coverage for April.
April 8th report. After a great weekend, with both winter and spring conditions, we are expecting a mixed bag this week. Yesterday was the last day for the Gondola and Spruce lifts. They are now closed but had 100% coverage through the weekend. The FourRunner Quad is now the only lift till the end of the season on April 21st. The Quad services only intermediate and expert terrain, and everything is 100% open including the tops of the Front Four. Still 82 inches at the snow stake. Not bad for April 8th!
April 5th weekend report. After a late afternoon snow squall produced a dusting on the lower mountain and an inch at the summit, we look forward to skiing & riding under blue skies tomorrow. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for beautiful sunny skies, with high temperatures in the mid 20s at the summit, and mid 30s at the base. It should be a great Saturday to enjoy the sunshine, so come take advantage of the deepest spring snow depths in years!
April 2nd report. Powder alert!! 6 to 12 inches overnight. Knee deep on the upper mountain. Back to winter conditions.
April 1st report. After a sunny spring Easter weekend, we are back to winter conditions for a while. 1 to 4 inches today will make for good groomers tomorrow.
March 29th weekend report. Easter weekend is looking great. Every trail is open with great coverage. Sunshine and spring conditions for the weekend are forecast. Sugar Slalom Saturday and Sunday. Easter sunrise service at the Gondola. The Gondola opens from 5:00 to 6:00, for Easter service for skiers or riders. After the service the Gondola will stay open till 4:00.
March 26th midweek report. Sunshine on Tuesday, some snow in the forecast for mid week. This weekend is Easter, and the Sugar Slalom. The best coverage of the season, with over 3 feet in the last 10 days.
March 23rd report. Powder alert !! Another 4 to 6 inches Friday night and it is still snowing Saturday. More snow for Sunday. Best conditions of the year, with every trail open from the top. Up to 9 inches as of 4:00 Saturday, and more on the way. Sunday should be epic!
March 22nd weekend report. 20 inches in the last 4 days, and more in the forecast through the weekend. Winter conditions, powder, packed powder, and groomed. This weekend should be one of the best for this season.
March 20th report. Powder Alert! !! 11 to 14 inches with more in the forecast.
March 19th report. Winter storm warning through Wednesday morning. 3 to 4 inches by 6:00 AM Tuesday, with more on the way. Temps in the high 20's. a lot better than last year, when temperatures where in the 70's this week.
March 18 th report. Snow alert!!! Winter storm warning. Snow is expected to start Monday night and continue into Wednesday. Could be a big one with one to two feet possible.
March 16th weekend report. Another 2 to 3 inches of fresh powder to start Saturday. Winter conditions and temps with more snow in the forecast. Possibly a big storm for early next week.
March 14th report. 4 to 6 inches of fresh powder with more on the way. It looks like winter conditions, and snow in the forecast through the end of March. St Patty's day on Sunday. Look for the Gondola waterfall to stay green for a while this year.
March 13th midweek report. After a beautiful weekend of sunshine and spring conditions, we are back to an extended period of colder temperatures, and some snow in the forecast. Back to groomers and frozen granular for a while.
March 8th weekend report. Temps in the 20's for Friday, then sunshine and warmer for the weekend. Should be a great weekend, with soft snow and sun, and tons of snow.
March 5th midweek report. Great conditions, and nice temps for this week with more snow in the forecast for Thursday. If you like soft snow, and long groomers, with mid winter conditions, this is a great week to ski and ride at Stowe.
March 1st weekend report. Powder, packed powder, and long groomers. More snow in the forecast for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and temps in the 20's. Best conditions of the season.
February 28th report. Powder Alert !! 7 to 10 inches since Wednesday morning. Nice temperatures, great conditions, and more snow in the forecast. It doesn't get much better than this.
February 26th midweek report. Temps in the 20's, 2 feet of snow in the last 7 days, powder, packed powder. and soft groomers, with more snow on the way. Some of the best skiing and riding of the season. 109 trails, 207 inches of snowfall, and 63 inches at the snow stake.
February 23rd report. It started snowing around noon today on the mountain. Snow is expected through Sunday, with up to 6 inches in the forecast. Temperatures on Sunday will be in the 20's with light wind and snow. Expect another powder day. More snow in the forecast for mid week.
February 20th report. Powder Alert!! 4 to 6 inches by the end of the ski day Wednesday, and it is still snowing. We should get another 12 inches or more by Thursday, and another good storm on Sunday. Some of the best conditions of the season for President's week.
February 18th President's midweek report. Warmer temps and snow in the forecast from Tuesday through Thursday. 109 trails, 57 inches at the snow stake, and 183 inches for the season. Great skiing and riding starting at 7:30 on the FourRunner Quad.
February 15th weekend report. With 2 to 3 feet of new snow in the last 10 days, some of the best conditions of the season for President's week. Colder temperatures for the weekend, but great skiing and riding on packed powder, and groomed powder. The FourRunner Quad opens at 7:30 for the Holiday week.
February 12th midweek report. Powder alert! 4 to 8 inches during the day Tuesday. Things are looking up for the President's weekend. Plenty of powder, and packed powder, and snowmaking to freshen surfaces and build base. Seasonal temps, and some more snow in the forecast.
February 8th weekend report. Powder Alert!!! 10 inches during the day on Friday, and it is still snowing into Saturday. That's over 2 feet since Monday. Stowe will have 103 trails, 13 lifts. And over 40 miles of powder, packed powder, and over 70 trails of groomed powder for the weekend.
February 6th mid week report. Another 6 inches during the day Wednesday, made for a great day of powder skiing and riding. Looks like a Nor'easter, for Friday, that could bring over a foot of new snow on top of the foot from early in the week. Should be a great weekend.
February 4th report. A surprise 4 to 7 inches to start the week. Seasonal temperatures, and some more snow in the forecast, should soften surfaces. Man made bumps on Gondolier,the seasons first groom of Lift Line, and sunshine made for a better than expected weekend.
February 1st weekend report. Thanks to our new snowmaking system, Stowe still has 78 trails open. Snow making resumed Thursday on Perry Merrill and Gondolier. 1 inch of new snow, and more in the forecast. For the weekend, fast groomers, and fresh man made powder under the guns.
January 29th report. Powder Alert!! 5 to 6 inches. A warmup for Wednesday, then back to seasonal temps through the weekend.
January 25th weekend report. Mid winter conditions of groomed corduroy. and packed powder. 85 trails, 10 lifts, 34 miles, 5 terrain parks, and the only 18 foot half pipe in the state. Anyone that bundled up the last few days, was treated to fresh snowmaking snow, and great groomed surfaces. A little warm up for the weekend.
January 23rd midweek report. With very cold temperatures, it's amazing how much snow the new system can put out. Surfaces are packed powder, and even man made powder under the guns. It looks like there is enough snow on Perry Merrill to last till May!! Bundle up, and ski the Gondola. It will warm up for the weekend into next week.
January 18th MLK weekend report. The FourRunner Quad opens at 7:30 through Monday. 3 to 4 inches during the week, with more on the way. With our new snowmaking, and our world class groomers, conditions are looking up for the weekend.
January 15th midweek report. After 3 days of great spring conditions, we are back to more seasonal temperatures. Snow making top to bottom on Lord, North Slope, Sunrise, and Standard, Nose Dive, and Lift Line. Groomed with fresh man made. Stowe should be in good shape for the MLK weekend, with good snowmaking temperatures, and some snow in the forecast. 84 trails, 33 miles, and 10 lifts for the week, with great coverage on our snowmaking trails.
January 11th weekend report. UVM is hosting a division 1 ski race on Friday and Saturday on Big Spruce. Some of the best young racers in the country are racing GS on Friday and Slalom on Saturday. A little warmup this weekend, with seasonal temps and some snow in the forecast for next week. With our deep bases, and 10 feet of natural snow, the weekend should be great for soft bumps, and groomers.
January 7 report. With 7 feet of snow in the last 3 weeks at the summit, skiing and riding couldn't be better. A warming tend into the weekend should make for a great ski week.
January 4th weekend report. Some more snow for the weekend, with temps in the teens on Saturday, and 20's on Sunday. Powder and packed powder. Snowmaking is continuing on lower National, and Hayride. Great weekend to get up to the mountain.
January 1st report. Happy New Years!! Stowe has the best conditions in years. Over 100 inches of snowfall for the year, 45 inches at the snow stake, everything is skiable including the woods.
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.