We have been skiiing at Stowe for the past 5 years. The ski school has been FANTASTIC for my kids. Every time they go they improve so much. The instructors are amazing, friendly and really teach them a lot. The staff has also been very friendly and remember us from year to year. There is plenty of skiing for all levels - Spruce is great for beginners and intermediate skiiers and Mansfield is amazing for intermediate and advanced skiiers. There are a lot of comments about how pricy the lift tickets are, but if you book at least 7 days in advance, you can get 15% off the price of the ticket bringing it to a very reasonable price. I have also found websites that book tickets online that offer almost 30% off. You just have to be willing to search to save the money.