Mount Snow

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Pros
  • Closest large Vermont ski resort to New York City (4-hour drive)
  • Variety of slope-side lodging from large homes to smaller units
  • 4 mountain faces with well-groomed trails for every skier level
  • Good variety of tree skiing, also for varied levels
Cons
  • Long lift lines especially during holidays & weekends
  • Expensive lift tickets
  • Conditions can be icy
  • Expensive to stay slope-side

Mount Snow Ski Packages

Lodging Discount Price
Inns at the Equinox
33% off $397
The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant
19% off $552
The Orchards Hotel
18% off $373
Paradise Inn
18% off $230
Wilburton Inn
14% off $540
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Overall
4.6

With 4 mountain faces to explore and 80% snowmaking coverage, Mount Snow is perfect for those looking for a large Vermont ski experience with great slopeside options for accommodations. Just 2.5 hours drive from Boston or 4 hours from New York City, getting the Explorer season pass also gives you access to 7 resorts in the Northeast including Mount Snow. 

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Best month to go

Mid-January to mid-February

Best time to visit Mount Snow is mid-January to mid-February after there has been some decent snowfall. Avoid President's Week because all of New England is off from school and families tend to take holiday then, resulting in crowded trails and long lift lines.

FLY TO

Albany International Airport

DRIVE TO

Mount Snow Ski Resort (1.5 hours)

Mount Snow Ski Resort

  • Wide range of economy to luxury lodging options
  • Slopeside lodging can be expensive
  • Great for small to large groups

Find accommodations around here

For beginners

Lucky for beginners there are learn-to-ski areas on the Main Face including 5 long beginner cruisers, which is perfect for beginners to stay in one area! Some green runs go from summit to base and offer an amazing view. Our beginner favorite is the Long John. It's the longest run at Mount Snow at 3 mi to get plenty of ski time before waiting in the lift line again!

For intermediates

Intermediates can easily find their trails all over the two mountain faces Main Face and Sunbrook. There are a few runs at North Face but it is mainly dominated by black runs. On the Main Face, Canyon is nice and wide, great for carving out your turns but challenging enough to keep you entertained!

For experts

All the ungroomed black diamond trails in Mount Snow are at North Face. This area is good for expert snowboarders but expert skiers may find it a little boring to be skiing the same ungroomed expert trails repeatedly. Going into the trees would spice things up a little. Snowboarders should also check out the terrain parks at Carinthia!

Find freshies

The freshies at Mount Snow can be found in the glades on Northface. They don't get tracked out quickly because this mountain face is the least crowded.

Ditch the crowds

Everyone wants to get on the Bluebird Express for the heated, 6 chair bubble lift which takes you from the base to the summit, so the areas around there will be crowded. You can avoid crowds by going to Sunbrook since it's set a little off from the main resort and Northface because it's ungroomed and extremely challenging.

Non skiers

Mount Snow offers endless activities to keep non-skiers entertained all day. There is dog sledding, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing, shopping and a full-service spa on site.

Families

Mount Snow is a great resort for families with plenty of cruiser trails for the family to ski together. If the family members have different ski levels, there is also plenty of varied terrain for everyone. Lodging is not a problem for families here at Mount Snow with options that can accommodate large or small family groups. Childcare facilities, a ski school and plenty of non-skiing activities are available too.

Mount Snow vs
Mount SnowJay Peak
beginner16 %20 %
intermediate66 %40 %
advanced18 %40 %
expert--
total runs86 78
ski area588ac 385ac
summit elevation3,600ft 3,968ft
total lifts20 9
child lift ticket$10 Free
adult lift ticket$100 $64
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall78″ 226″
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Mount Snow Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 19 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

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Family Friendliness
Superb!4.8 / 5May 09, 2018
Gregory D. Gregory D.
advanced skier
I grew up skiing mount snow. I love it. It has one of the nest terrain parks on the east and great skiing for begginers to advanced skiing. Overall a great family mountain... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5May 07, 2018
Lucas G. Lucas G.
expert skier
For first timers the trails are not confusing. For more expierinced people the mountain has a lot of verity of terrain. Trails are well maintained and the lifts operate at a good speed. The terrain parks are also very good. They have small medium and large features for all riding levels.... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Dec 03, 2017
YKYanni K.
advanced skier
A great place to visit.. They make the best snow and its less icy than other resorts in North East. Lots of trails and an amazing park for jumps Carinthia!! Not far from NYC as a Vermont destination. Mt Snow has the best snow and a fun place to ski. The do allow uphill skinning which is great!!... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 22, 2017
CMCarlos M.
beginner snowboarder
Very friendly workers. The snowboarding instructor was friendly and helpful. The amenities at the resort are all very nice. Everything is very close to each other everything is very accessible.... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Nov 19, 2017
JKJon K.
advanced skier
Unfortunately we chose a warmer week of the year. But the hills that were available were great. Wonderful view. I bet the mountain is just wonderful mid-year. Can't wait to go back... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 18, 2017
NGNicholas G.
intermediate snowboarder
if you're looking to ride one of the best parks on the east coast, Mount Snow is the place for you. Still just a beginner? More of an advanced rider? Not a problem at all because Mount Snow has features from all shapes and sizes for any skill level. ... More
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 08, 2017
GMGraham M.
advanced snowboarder
Mt Snow has been my go-to for years. The main mountain has great rolling intermediate runs, but what I really love are the jumps and the halfpipe at Carinthia! Always an incredible time.... More
Average!3.4 / 5Nov 07, 2017
BTBrian T.
expert skier
Mount Snow has a great park system and good skiing. There is something for everyone. They also do a good job taking care of the trails. There are also great resturants in the area. People are very friendly too. What it lacks is a nightlife. ... More
Good!3.6 / 5Nov 06, 2017
BVBrian V.
intermediate skier
Mt. Snow is a good sized resort with enough wide trails and varied terrain to be enjoyable by different skill levels. It is a quaint town with good food and something for everyone. ... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 05, 2017
DRDenis R.
intermediate skier
Great resort easily accessible off the highway after a short drive. First real mountain you get to in Vermont. Everything pretty easy to figure out and most of the mountain feeds to one or two spots which is great for families.... More

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