STOWE, Vermont ??вЂќ Summer at Vermont’s highest peak is beautiful and has activities for everyone. Stowe Mountain Resort’s summer attractions are scheduled to open June 24 with daily service from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through September 4. The activities will then be open on weekends through October 15. From the 150 year old Toll Road to Stowe’s newest attractions, summer at Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak is fun for the entire family.
NEW – Inflatable Obstacle Course
Put yourself to the test on Stowe’s newest summer attraction – the inflatable obstacle course! See how fast you can run through this pumped-up proving ground. Run it on your own, or go head-to-head with your friends and family for fastest time bragging rights. Adult one-run tickets are $6, and junior tickets (age 6-12 years) are $5. Three-run packs are also available for $15 (adult) or $12 (junior).
Stowe’s alpine slide is an exhilarating 2,300 foot ride down Spruce Mountain on luge-style tracks. You control the speed, depending on your own comfort level. Adult one-ride tickets are $15, and junior tickets are $12. Three-ride packs are also available for $32 (adult) or $26 (junior).
This attraction consists of a support structure with elevated steel arms, bungee cords, and a series of trampolines. The rider is strapped into a harness, which is suspended between 2 of the arms by bungee cords. The rider then jumps on the trampoline, and with the aid of the bungee cords can jump extremely high, and even flip forwards and backwards. The Stowe Bungee Tramp will feature 3 jumping stations. Adult one-ride tickets are $8, and junior tickets are $7. Three-ride packs are also available for $20 (adult) or $15 (junior).
Auto Toll Road
The Mt. Mansfield Auto Toll Road is over 150 years old. The 4.5-mile unpaved road begins next to the Inn at the Mountain and climbs to an elevation of 3,850 feet. The road ends at a parking lot next to the Mt. Mansfield Summit Station. Tolls are $19 per car ($4 per person over six people). Bikes and motorcycles are not allowed. The road’s upper terminus presents spectacular hiking options. To the north, the Cliff Trail, Long Trail, and Canyon Trail – all about 1.5 miles long and climbing about 550 feet – offer three routes to Mansfield’s “Chin.” Southerly trail options include the Lakeview Trail, Forehead Bypass, and Long Trail to the Forehead. All hikers should stop into the Green Mountain Club prior to hiking for an orientation. Hiking maps are distributed upon arrival.
An equally spectacular mountain ascent is provided by the Gondola Skyride. The comfortable, eight-passenger gondolas depart from the Gondola Barn, which is served by its own access road and parking lot approximately ?? mile north of the historic Mt. Mansfield Base Lodge. Tickets are $18 for adults (round trip), $10 for juniors, $12 for seniors, $12 for a one-way adult ride, $9 one-way junior, and $55 for a five-ride pack. While the Auto Toll Road ends at the Nose, the gondola terminates at Stowe Mountain Resort’s newly renovated Cliff House restaurant, which will be open daily for lunch. From there, the Cliff Trail and Long Trail both provide short hikes to the Chin and Mansfield’s true summit.
Stowe Mountain Resort in an internationally renowned ski town and four-season destination. Stowe and majestic Mt. Mansfield are filled with activities for every season; golf, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, shopping, spas and much more. Stowe’s historic village combined with Vermont’s highest peak creates the quintessential New England getaway. For more information visit www.stowe.com or call 800-253-4754.