Stowe, Vermont 1964

My favorite place on the east coast and one of the top in the United States.  Bill Kid was from here

It was a long time ago I first skied Stowe.  My neighbor Betsey Johnson took us to Stowe as no one in my famiy skied other than me.  We stayed at the Gables in the bunk house.  Our skies back then were wooden with screwed in metal edges and lace up boots and bra claw bindings.  I have been back a few times over the decades for both winter and summer.  IN summer to ride and climb.  If you can ski Stowe you can ski any place:  Lift Line, Star, NOse Dive, National and Goat = you are bad ass if you can ski those. the photo below is from their web site

Arden and I were there for cross country Skiing out of Trapp Family Lodge

Back then I used the single chair and got smashed in high winds between the tower and the swinging chair – it destroyed by skies.  Stowe’s newest facilities and improvements include a brand new High-Speed Quad on Mt. Mansfield, RFID technology tickets and gates, an inter-mountain transfer gondola connecting Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak, Stowe Mountain Lodge, a 312 room hotel and spa that has already been recognized as one of the greenest and most luxurious mountainside lodgings in the world, a new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center at Spruce Peak, new high-speed lifts on Spruce, new base facilities, restaurants and more. In a place where the history, community and landscape are legendary for hospitality and adventure, Stowe Mountain Resort has reinforced its internationally respected brand with world-class improvements both on and off the mountain.


Stowe Stats Arden and I are on summit below

Stowe Stats below

Mount Mansfield Summit Elevation – 4,395′
Highest Skiing Elevation – 3,625′
Vertical Drop – 2,360′
Average Annual Snowfall – 314″
Total Number of Trails – 116
Skiable Acres – 485
Total Miles – 40
Percentages – Beginner 16%, Intermediate 55%, Expert 29%
Snowmaking Coverage – 83%
Total Lifts – 12 / More mile long lifts than any other resort in the East
1 Inter-Mountain Transfer Gondola, 1 high-speed summ
Stowe Mountain Resort Firsts

America’s oldest organized ski patrol — founded 1934
One of America’s oldest organized ski schools — founded 1934 at The Lodge
World’s longest aerial tramway — Single Chair 1940
World’s highest aerial tramway — Single Chair 1940
First double chair in the U.S. — Big Spruce Double Chair Lift, 1954
Highest capacity chair lift in the U.S. — Big Spruce Double Chair, 1954
Home of America’s first male Olympic Alpine ski medalist: Billy Kidd, silver 1964
First 4-person gondola in the East — 1968
Highest year-around restaurant in the East — 1968
World’s Fastest 8-person gondola — 1991
Highest and longest night skiing in the East — 1990s
Resort with the most 1+ mile-long lifts in the Eastern U.S. — 2007
First resort in Vermont to heat an entire building from waste heat off an electric drive of a chair lift — 2011
Largest Geo-Thermal Array in Vermont (90 – 500′ wells) — 2014

Ok one of the greatest ever and would go