Stowe is a town located in the county of Lamoille in the state of Vermont. The town has a population of about 4300 and covers an area of 72.7 square miles. It is the second largest town in Vermont in terms of land mass. The town of Stowe lies among mountains, Mt Mansfield, the Worcester Range and the Green Mountains. Stowe is a popular ski destination considering that Mt Mansfield is the highest peak in Vermont. The terrain on Mt Mansfield is suitable for the expert and intermediate skiers while the lower altitude peaks are suitable for the beginners. The economy of Stowe is largely tourism based.
Places of interest in Stowe include the Trapp Family Lodge, Mt Mansfield and Stowe Mountain Resort. The Trapp Family Lodge is famous for the Vermont Mozart Festival. The lodge offers a variety of activities for guests including skiing lessons, bird watching, mountain biking, maple sugaring and horse drawn carriage rides. Several hiking trails lead to the summit of Mt Mansfield offering hikers a variety of routes to explore the vegetation, terrain and the surrounding areas. The mountain also has several trails for skiing. The Stowe Mountain Resort offers a variety of activities for tourists. Among these are skiing, mountain tours, dog sled tours, racing and an arts performing center. Visitors can take skiing and snowboarding lessons. The resort can host groups of people for functions such as weddings or conferences. The resort offers various lodging facilities for guests at discounted prices.