Just went to Stowe for the first time last month. I'm down in MD where most of the local slopes are 15-20 trails. A blue trail at Stowe would probably be considered a black at any of the places around here. The blues on Spruce Peak (there are two "mountains" at the resort, Spruce Peak and the main attraction Mt. Mansfield, separated by a parking lot with a gondola transfer) are considerably easier than the ones on Mansfield.