#12 Goat—Stowe,Vt. from Killer Slopes

Killer Slopes

Jeff Wise/Stowe Mountain Resort
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#12 Goat—Stowe,Vt.

As legend has it, this slope got its name from a hiker’s quip: supposedly, the hiker said only a mountain goat would be able to climb this treacherous trail. Well, it’s a good thing that hiker didn’t ski. Goat is considered a top challenge at Stowe and one of the most difficult trails in the Northeast. A double black standing at an incredible 3,241 feet long, Goat has an average pitch of about 36 degrees. Double fall line, boulders, streams, moguls— new set of legs not included. But after this run you’ll wish they were.

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