Vermont, East Coast USA
- Almost 500 acres of perfectly groomed New England terrain
- Ideal for the more advanced groups, with 84% of its 116 varied trails designated as intermediate or advanced
- In the heart of Vermont with easy access to both NYC and Boston
Why choose this resort?
With an average trail length of almost a mile and peaks soaring to over 4000ft, Stowe is regarded as the complete New England winter destination. Stowe benefits from an average of just over 8 metres of annual snowfall across the resort’s 485 acres. With 83% snowmaking capability its 116 varied trails, Party Leaders can be sure of groomed runs throughout the season. This fantastic resort is packed full of traditions and easily accessed via New York and Boston. Off the slopes, there is a wide selection of retail shops and cafes students can visit in their downtime. Accommodation is full of back country charm and whether you opt to stay in the village or just outside, you’ll find plenty of après-ski activities both in-house and in-resort.
On the slopes
There are well over 100 trails to choose suited for everyone from beginners to pros. Spruce Peak gives those new to the slopes the space to master the basics providing gentle greens and slightly bolder blues. Progression naturally leads to the steeper slopes of Mount Mansfield and with 55% of the resort dedicated to intermediates it’s easy to see how Stowe has forged an impressive reputation with both the locals and UK school ski groups. Transferring from Mount Mansfield to Spruce Peak is made easy with an effective gondola system in place. Advanced skiers have a combined 30% of black diamond runs to explore throughout the week even before a visit to the Stowe Parks. Snowboarders are well looked after at Stowe with six terrain parks containing enough jumps, jibs, ramps, fun boxes and half pipes to keep even the keenest of freestyler happy.
|London to Boston||7 hours|
|Boston to Stowe||3 hours 30 mins|
|London to New York||7 hours 30 mins|
|New York to Stowe||6 hours|
|Montreal to Stowe||3 hours|
A fantastic private setting makes the Commodores Inn in Stowe a real treat for school parties and not just because of the private lake that forms the centre piece for ice skating and games of broom ball pre evening meal. Accommodation is comfortable and en-suite with two double or queen-size beds providing cosy sharing arrangements for up to four students per room.
There are loads of après activities for your students to enjoy after a day on the slopes with bowling, ice skating and the delectable Ben & Jerry’s ice cream parlour within easy reach. Burlington is just an hour away from Stowe and offers students the chance to stock up on discounted brands at the outlet stores.
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