Great variety of terrain,, town of Stowe is really nice
Can get very busy and can be cold!
This is a classic ski mountain where the runs haven't been ruined by modernizing them. There is a great deal of variety to the runs that will appeal to all ability levels. However the resort can get congested on weekends and holidays and it can get really cold on some days. Snow conditions are usually very good. The Spruce Peak base resort has been really developed the past few years with condos and eating spots but the town of Stowe is a throwback to the 70's with lots of motels and B & Bs. It offers a great variety in terms of the restaurants and accommodations. Night life is very good for a small town with some great bars to hang out in!
Stowe is the best example in the east of a "real" ski town.