Mount Snow

Joretta Wong
SnowPak Local Insider
Joretta Wong
  • 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
  • Long lift lines especially during holidays & weekends
  • Expensive lift tickets
  • Conditions can be icy
  • Expensive to stay slope-side

Mount Snow Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Inns at the Equinox
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
33% off $397
Inn on Putney Road
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
30% off $846
The Ira Allen House
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
27% off $1,212

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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.


Albany International Airport


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

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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.


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

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

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Mount Snow Reviews

Fabulous 4.3 / 5
based on 23 reviews

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Good!3.6 / 5Jul 01, 2019
Mount Snow ReviewsMark W.
expert skier
Mount Snow has so much to offer for everyone! The terrain park Corinthia is one of the best I've been to. The lift layout is well done and there is great terrain variety.... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5May 03, 2019
Mount Snow ReviewsKeith S.
expert skier
Park Park Park Park Park.... Did I say Park? This mountain has a SICK A1 top notch park. This is where legends are born when it comes to east coast park skiing. The rest of the mountain is pretty cool too, good snow making, good grooming and a long season make it a solid choice for anyone looking for a good time. But seriously though, the park is... More
Average!3.3 / 5Apr 29, 2019
Mount Snow ReviewsJo S.
advanced skier
Mt Snow is a conveniently located ski area close to many major cities, the resort boasts snowmaking of epic proportions, from skiing here the runs do seem more groomed and better off then other places. The terrain at the resort greatly favors those that are intermediates, this is not a ideal resort for a beginner or advanced skier as most of the... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Mar 22, 2019
Mount Snow ReviewsConnor L.
expert skier
Mount Snow! Ome of my favorite destinations, mostly due to its convenient location, but also because of its terrain/snow. The terrain is highly variable, so there really is something for everyone and it's tough to beat the most powerful snowmaking operation in the East. And how can you forget legendary Carinthia? I've never had a day of bad... More
Superb!4.8 / 5May 11, 2018
Mount Snow ReviewsGregory 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
Mount Snow ReviewsLucas 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

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