STOWE vermont US East Coast
Only Stowe combines a classic 200-year-old village with Mt. Mansfield , Vermont 's highest peak. The enduring charm of Stowe village, a white-clapboard Vermont original dating back to the 18th century, lies 6 miles from the base of the ski area and is the most charming town of any of the East coast resorts. This unique juxtaposition imbues Stowe with a character reminiscent of great European mountain resorts. In New England, only Boston and Providence boast more award-winning dining establishments than this quaint town of 4,300 residents.
From top-to-bottom runs with groomed cruisers to bump runs to some truly fine glade skiing, Stowe has it all. The infamous Front Four (Starr, Goat, National and Lift Line) are arguably the most exciting runs in the East. For the novice skiers and riders, there's an entire mountain (Spruce Peak) criss-crossed with easygoing runs. And with the longest average trail length in New England , be prepared to spend some time on the mountain. While the trails are classic, the lifts are modern. Along with several doubles and triples, there is a a high-speed quad and a state-of-the-art eight person gondola that whisks skiers from bottom to top in a blazing seven and a half minutes.