Mount Mansfield

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Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield is the highest mountain in the U.S. State of Vermont. The peak elevation, in the town of Underhill, is 4395 ft. (1339 m) above mean sea level. The mountain has the appearance of a human face when viewed from the east with distinct forehead, nose, lips, chin (the highest point) and an Adam's apple.

The mountain is used by the Stowe Mountain Resort for skiing and tourism. Mansfield also has hiking including the Long Trail.

History

The mountain was originally named Moze-o-de-be-Wadso by the Abnaki Native Americans, which meant Mountain-With-A-Head-Like-A-Moose. The name Mansfield is believed to have come from the now dissolved town of Mansfield, Vermont in which the mountain was located. The town of Mansfield is believed to have been named after William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield.

Skiing on Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield is one of the most challenging ski mountains in the US. It has many expert trails and is famous for the "Front Four" ski trails. The Front Four are Goat, Starr, National and Liftline and contain steep pitches, many natural hazards (rocks and trees), and little grooming.

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