top ten ski resorts

Top Ten Ski Resorts
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#8 Ski Resort
Stowe Mountain Ski Resort
Stowe Mountain Ski Resort is located on Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak.


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Stowe Mountain Resort is located on Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak at 4,393 feet above sea level.

The resort offers a variety of terrain spread out over two distinct mountains. Spruce Peak offers intermediate and novice terrain, while Mt. Mansfield offers terrain for all ability levels.

Stowe has 47 trails with 25 percent for advanced skiers, 59 percent for intermediates and 16 percent for novices. Each trail averages nearly a mile in length, which is double the average trail length of any other resort in the East.

Getting to the top of Stowe is fast and comfortable. The East's first detachable quad chair and the world's fastest gondola both offer top-to-bottom skiing. With high-speed lifts and exceptionally long trails, skiers are guaranteed more skiing time and less time standing in lift lines.

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Snowboard and Cross-Country Skiing
Stowe offers a terrain park and two half-pipes that have been created for snowboard riders. Stowe is a Nordic skier's paradise with its vast expanse of interconnected trails. There are four centers to choose from: Stowe Mountain Resort Cross-Country Center, Trapp Family Lodge, Edson Hill Manor and Topnotch -- all tied together with one common ticket. From Stowe, skiers can easily access more than 200 miles of groomed and forested skiing.

Stowe averages more than 260 inches of natural snowfall a year. To ensure great skiing when nature does not cooperate, a state of the art snowmaking system provides 73 percent coverage, including two of the super steep front four trails.