Stowe is truly one of the best ski facilities in the US. The natural attributes of the resort are stunning. The 3 mountains form a perfect shelter for skiing, and frankly, the place seems ordained by God. The downside is that most of us who visit from outside the area can only afford a brief stay, but what a stay it is. The Spruce Peak Base Lodge, in our opinion, is one of the most well designed base lodges we've seen. Even the details of such things as the marshmallow bar by the hot chocolate and the complementary combination lockers are impressive. We have not been any place nicer in the East.