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Stowe, Vermont

Chartered in 1763, Stowe, Vermont is one of the senior US mountain towns. It was a popular summer destination throughout the 1800s and became a true four-season town after the Great Depression, when the Civilian Conservation Corps began carving out ski trails on Mt. Mansfield. Stowe was also where the Trapp family settled in 1942 after fleeing the Nazis in Austria. (Yes, this is the same family that was loosely fictionalized in The Sound of Music.) The Trapps opened a ski lodge that remains a historic landmark and destination resort in the picturesque Vermont town to this day.


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Featured Mountains in Stowe

Mountain Approx. Elevation
White Rock Mountain 3,166 ft (965 m)
Stowe Pinnacle 2,638 ft (804 m)
Spruce Peak 3,327 ft (1,014 m)
Mount Worcester 3,271 ft (997 m)
Mount Mansfield (State High Point) 4,393 ft (1,339 m)
Mount Hunger 3,533 ft (1,077 m)
Hogback Mountain 3,225 ft (983 m)
Elmore Mountain 2,585 ft (788 m)
Cady Hill 1,115 ft (340 m)