Skiing in Stowe Has Never Been So EPIC!
We are lucky to reside in the oft-termed skiers’ paradise of the Northeast, ensuring that there is always a variety of ski areas near Stowe, Vermont for locals and travelers to enjoy. Skiers and snowboarders alike enjoy the convenience of having many different types of terrain and slopes to descend (or cross). Nestled in the heart of Downtown Stowe, The Green Mountain Inn is the perfect basecamp for your own skiing adventure. Our 200-year-old village has the inherent ambiance of Old World New England, but our modern accommodations will keep you quite present in the 21st century! Here’s a quick overview of the top ski areas and how we can help you get the most out of your visit!
Located in beautiful Pinkham Notch, Wildcat Mountain offers over 2,100 vertical feet of both skiing and snowboarding terrain for all skill levels. “The ‘Cat” is annually polled as one of the most scenic venues in the East. Yet these slopes also consistently rank high in value, challenge and just overall satisfaction. The Wildcat Express chairlift will take you to the summit in just 7 minutes, housing terrain for all abilities. In fact, Wildcat has the longest “green beginner trail” in the entire state! If you want to “Make it a Meow Day”, ‘The Cat’ is located just 100 miles east of the Green Mountain Inn in Gorham, New Hampshire.
Taking its name from an Algonquian Indian word meaning “Goose Lake”, the lake-side Mount Sunapee has ten different lifts! These include two detachable quads, one fixed-grip quad, two triples, a double, and four surface lifts for both skiers and boarders to conquer. The summit elevation is 2,743 feet with a vertical drop of 1,510 feet, making it the highest in southern New Hampshire! On top of that, there are 66 different trails that vary in skill level from 17 for true beginners to 32 for the more regular snow bunnies to 17 for only the most hardcore of shredders. If you want to spread your wings and soar to the Goose Lake, the area is located just over 100 miles south of the Green Mountain Inn in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire.
Having some of the best variety in terrain in all of Vermont, Mount Snow was one of the first real ski resorts on the East Coast. Now over 64 years later, it continues to be one of the most popular ski and snowboard areas in all of New England because of its eclectic, fun terrain. The mountain has four distinct areas that offer terrain for all abilities, which also helps spread out the ever-present crowds. You will never feel hampered by others enjoying the powder as there is over 589 acres of skiable terrain with the steepest vertical drop being a whopping 1,7000 feet! This family-friendly resort is located around 150 miles south of The Green Mountain Inn in Somerset, Vermont.
Stowe Hotel Deals
Besides being three of the top ski areas nearby The Green Mountain Inn, they are all part of Vail Resorts and their Epic Pass plan. This pass includes unlimited and unrestricted access to each of the 17 ski areas across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest of the US. They also have Epic Day Passes, which are able to access these same 17 ski areas as a part of the total number of days purchased. As all three of these resorts (Mount Sunapee, Wildcat Mountain, Mount Snow) are part of the plan, The Green Mountain Inn created one of the best Stowe hotel deals to ensure you can make the most of your ski getaway! By booking your stay with us through our “Ski, Ride and Stay!” plan, you can combine an Epic Pass (or an Epic Day Pass) with midweek 30% savings. Better yet, this bundle of benefits is available throughout the entire 2019-2020 ski season! Come for the value, but stay for the adventure!