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January 9th

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.

January 8th

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.

January 4th

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.

January 2nd

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!

January 30th

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.

January 28th

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.

January 26th

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.

January 24th

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.

January 22nd

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.

January 20th

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.

January 18th

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.

January 17th

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.

January 15th

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.

January 13th

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.

January 11th

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.

January 8th

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.

January 6th

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.

January 4th

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.

January 2nd

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.

December 31st

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,

December 29th

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.

December 27th

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.

December 25th

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.

December 23rd

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.

December 21st

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.

November 27th

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!

Thanksgiving Day

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.

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.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Small Business Saturday – The holiday shopping blitz starts with Small Business Saturday at Pinnacle Ski & Sports and Inner Bootworks.

 

Saturday December 5thFirst 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.