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Mt. Mansfield State Forest- Mt. Mansfield is State Forest is Vermont's largest forest encompassing 37,242 acres. It is one of the state's favorite recreation areas lying west of the resort town of Stowe and stretching south to Duxbury and north to Cambridge.
Smugglers Notch State Park- Smugglers Notch is a narrow pass through the mountain with 1,000 foot cliffs on either side. In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson passed an embargo act forbidding American trade with Great Britain and Canada, thus resulting in illegal trading through the narrow passage. Today the park serves as host to a number of alpine plant species while offering spectacular viewing to its visitors.
The Long Trail- The Long Trail travels north-south 265 miles from the Massachusetts state line up along the main ridge of the Green Mountains to the Canadian border. Some of New England's finest scenery may be viewed while hiking this path.
Underhill State Park- Underhill State Park is within Vermont's 34,000-acre Mt. Mansfield State Forest. The park lies at the headwaters of Brown's River at an elevation of 2,000 feet.

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Stowe, Vermont
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Stowe, Vermont
Description - Stowe Mountain Resort is a full-service resort open year-round. Weddings, conferences, golf outings and more are accommodated at Stowe. The town of Stowe is a wonderful New England village that visitors find picturesque in all seasons. Alpine skiing is by far the favorite recreation at Stowe. The summit elevation is 4,395 feet offering wonderful sights during each season of the year. The skiers enjoy a vertical drop of 2,360 feet that begins as high as 3,640 feet. The annual snowfall for Stowe is 260" and the annual trail length is 3,603 feet. Stowe Mountain Resort has 480 acres with 350 snowmaking acres. Lift capacity is 12,326 per hour on 1 gondola, 1 high-speed quad, 1 triple, 6 doubles and 1 mighty might. The majority of the trails accommodate intermediate skiers (59%) with 16% being geared for beginners and 25% for the expert. With the Burlington International Airport being only 40 minutes away, this New England mountain resort with its dramatic scenery, crackling fireplaces, whirlpool baths, fitness center and indoor pool make this one of Vermont's most popular resorts.

Recreation - Recreation at Stowe continues long past the downhill skiing season. This full-service resort is a vacation destination offering superb restaurants, summer gondola rides, nearby state parks, golf courses, hiking on state forest land, gift shops, seasonal rentals, banquet and conference facilities along with local attractions that include Cantilever Rock, Mt. Mansfield Natural Area and Smuggler's Notch. Call 800-253-4754 for information and reservations.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures in the lower half of the Lakes / Kingdom region averages 14 to 16 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -9 Celsius). The upper half of this region experiences winter temperatures ranging below 14 degrees Fahrenheit (below -10 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures are cooler along the western area of Lake Champlain averaging 66 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 21 Celsius). The central area of this region expects temperatures from 66 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 20 Celsius) with the eastern area of this region experiencing the coolest summer time temperatures of less than 66 degrees Fahrenheit (below 19 Celsius). The yearly precipitation for Lakes and Kingdom Travel Region vary from less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the western line to more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) along the eastern border of New Hampshire and Canada.

Location - It's not hard to find Stowe. Since the ski area shares its name with the town, there's no confusion about where you're headed, and the "Ski capital of the East" is an easy, enjoyable trip from just about anywhere. Located in north-central Vermont, they're 40 minutes from Vermont's largest airport, 15 minutes from Interstate 89 and 15 minutes from the train station. Clear signs, light traffic, well-maintained roads and pretty countryside make it a pleasant drive from the airport or other northeastern locations.


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Stowe Mountain Resort, 5781 Mountain Road , Stowe, VT, 05672, Phone: 802-253-3500, Fax: 802-253-3439

Additional Information:
Mt. Mansfield State Forest - Mt. Mansfield is State Forest is Vermont's largest forest encompassing 37,242 acres. It is one of the state's favorite recreation areas lying west of the resort town of Stowe and stretching south to Duxbury and north to Cambridge.
Northern Vermont - Northern Vermont stretches between America's sixth largest lake and the state line of New Hampshire, this region offers an array of outdoor activities from boating and fishing to mountain hikes and moose hunting.
Smugglers Notch State Park - Smugglers Notch is a narrow pass through the mountain with 1,000 foot cliffs on either side. In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson passed an embargo act forbidding American trade with Great Britain and Canada, thus resulting in illegal trading through the narrow passage. Today the park serves as host to a number of alpine plant species while offering spectacular viewing to its visitors.
The Long Trail - The Long Trail travels north-south 265 miles from the Massachusetts state line up along the main ridge of the Green Mountains to the Canadian border. Some of New England's finest scenery may be viewed while hiking this path.
Underhill State Park - Underhill State Park is within Vermont's 34,000-acre Mt. Mansfield State Forest. The park lies at the headwaters of Brown's River at an elevation of 2,000 feet.
Vermont Ski Resorts - Vermont offers at least 20 ski resorts throughout its natural beauty and pastoral landscape. Vermont's greatest natural resource, the Green Mountains, is one of the most popular ski destinations. However, each travel region hosts one of the major full-service resorts with a smattering of smaller lodges found throughout each region as well.

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