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Stowe at a Glance

Snow warriors of all walks of life have found travel inspiration in the legendary mountain town of Stowe. Boarders and skiers take on the epic terrain of Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest mountain at 4,393 feet. If snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing are your idea of winter fun, there are numerous trails, including the award-winning Stowe Recreation Path.

While the city attracts winter enthusiasts during the cooler weather, there’s something for everyone throughout the year in Stowe. The tiny village, full of shops and cafes is a delight to explore, and the rolling hillsides provide unparalleled opportunities for nature lovers to adventure alongside Mother Nature. Quaint inns, charming hospitality, a picture-perfect white-steepled church and pristine scenery make Stowe a must-see location on your next trip to Vermont.

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June - October, December - February
Low Season
November, March - May
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Burlington International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      All travelers to the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

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      5,372 miles
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      98 hour(s)
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      Severe Weather Since many people come to Stowe for skiing, it's unsurprising that the area gets a significant amount of snowfall. However, major snowstorms and blizzards can be a hazard, making for dangerous travel conditions.

      Safety Concerns Stowe is a very safe place to travel. Nevertheless, basic precautions, like watching out for your valuables and being aware of your surroundings, are always smart.

      Health Concerns Health concerns are also low in Stowe, as elsewhere in Vermont and the United States. Drinking water supplies are safe and communicable diseases are generally limited to illnesses like cold and flu. Always be well-prepared if you're planning on camping in the wilderness - or going on any backwoods excursions - particularly in the winter, when temperatures can get low enough to cause frostbite.