Stowe Derby

Among the oldest races in American cross country skiing, the 2022 Stowe Derby adds to its legend

A pair of American skiing pioneers skied up Mt. Mansfield, Vermont in 1946, skied down to settle a bet, and in the process created a race that’s remained true to the individual and communal spirit that sustains nordic skiing to this day. At one point in time, skiing was simply a way to get from point A to point B. Take stock of humans gliding on snow at this moment in 2022, though, and it can...

The oldest downhill cross-country ski race in North America returns to Stowe on Sunday, February 24, 2013 for the 68th consecutive year. The Stowe Derby began as a dual between two competitive skiers in 1945 and now draws hundreds of international competitors to the slopes of Mount Mansfield annually. This truly unique skiing showdown is open to all types of skiers and brings out the best in winter sport revelry.

68th Annual Stowe Derby Cross Country Ski Race Challenges Skiers to Make History on February 24

The honour, bragging rights and camaraderie of competing in the oldest downhill cross-country ski race in North America keep competitors coming back each year to Stowe, Vermont. The historic New England ski town at the base of Mount Mansfield will once again draw the best skiers from far and wide for the 68th edition of the Stowe Derby on Sunday, February 24, 2013. This downhill and cross-country combined ski race brings out competitive and recreational skiers alike, lured by the unique and challenging course, energetic crowds and the prestige of taking a top finish in this historic, multi-faceted test of a skiers’ skill and fitness.

Powder Skirts in Full Fashion at the 67th Stowe Derby

www.stowederby.com.   The Derby organizers would like to sincerely thank everyone (and you are too numerous to all name) who has helped with the success of the race. Stowe Mountain Resort, Trapp Family Lodge, the Nordic Barn, TopNotch Resort, Stowe Parks and Rec, the Mt. Mansfield Ski Club.  The Stowe Rotary, Rusty Nail, the Stowe Reporter, Stowe High School, Stowe Police, MVP Health Care, SWIX, EverBank, and all the generous sponsors who make this event...