Although known for its rich ski heritage, the Stowe area is a vibrant, year-round community with great schools, family-owned shops and restaurants, and really great people.
Here are some fast facts:
Location: Stowe is located in Lamoille County in northern Vermont, 10 miles off I-89 and 45 minutes to Burlington. We’re a three-and a-half hour drive to Boston, just under four hours to Hartford, Ct., and six hours to New York City.
Geography: 72 square miles, making it the second-largest town, by area, in the state. The town lies in a valley with Mount Mansfield (the highest peak in Vermont) to the west and the rolling Worcester Mountains to the east, with rivers and streams running in every direction in between.
History: Stowe was founded in 1763 by Oliver Luce and his family. Early on, farming and logging were the primary industries. Stowe Mountain Resort opened in 1937 with its first rope tow; the first chairlift went up in 1940. More on Stowe history.
Population: Approximately 4,300 year-round residents.
Weather: January is the coldest month of the year, with an average low of 2 degrees and a high of 25 degrees. An average of 220 inches of snow falls each winter. The average high in the summer months (June to August) is in the mid to upper-70s, with lows at night in the low to mid-50s.