Check out this fun little article about the history of downhill skiing at Stowe Vermont from the American Daily by S.R. Black.
VERMONT — In the year 1933, downhill skiing came to Vermont. It was during the great depression that the government formed the CCC under the leadership of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The Vermont Division of CCC cut the first trails on Mount Mansfield in 1933, and the National Ski Patrol was based there, being the oldest ski patrol there in American history.
Today Stowe Mountain consists of two mountains proudly called Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, and is blessed with an average annual snowfall of 333 inches of Vermont magic snow.
Mount Mansfield summit elevation is 4,395 feet with the resort’s longest vertical drop being a whopping 2,160 feet. The resort boasts 116 trails, 485 skiable acres with a total of 13 lifts. They also boast more mile-long lifts than any other resort in the east. That includes one inter-mountain transfer gondola, one high-speed summit gondola, three high-speed quads chair lifts, two triple chair lifts, four double chair lifts, and two surface lifts with a total of 15,516 passenger lift capacity per hour.
It’s the statue of liberty of skiing and snowboarding in the east. Add in the elegant design ski runs that attract snow sports fans from throughout the world. Couple in the town of Stowe with outstanding lodging, dining, entertainment, shopping and loads of other amenities. Make this resort, proudly called Stowe Mountain, America’s pride.
Stowe Mountain Resort is not just the ski capital of the east, it is a national symbol of America’s snow sports honor.