Winter News

STOWE JUST PILES UP THE SNOW EVERY YEAR

by Craig Altschul

It’s early yet, of course, but by the time the season ends sometime next spring Stowe Mountain Resort will likely rack up its annual average of 333 inches of snow (28 feet). Very few resorts east of the Rockies receive more natural snowfall than that. Add in the snowmaking capacity, helped by an additional 110 millions of gallons of water storage in a newly constructed lake, an infusion of $400 million into a resort-wide revitalization plan and the “granddaddy’ of the ski resort world is looking like a kid again.

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Craig Altschul

About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of SnoCountry.com. He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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