Mount Snow

Overview of Mount Snow, Vermont

Written by Greg and Heather Burke

Mount Snow has always been popular for skiers and riders, since 1955. With 80 trails and an amazing 20 lifts including the Bluebird Express - a base to summit high-speed six-person blue bubble chair, Mount Snow handles lots of skiers on its three-sided slopes. It is truly Mount Snowmaking with the most fan guns in North America at over 250 and 645 low energy guns.

Mount Snow has lots of mountain lodging - the most choice is the Mount Snow Grand Summit Hotel with an outdoor heated pool and a full-service NatureSpa and you can walk to the lifts, après ski at the Station Tap Room, shopping and dining in Mount Snow village with the classic Clock Tower.

Mount Snow has beautifully groomed cruisers on the front side, mellow terrain with sweeping Vermont views. The North Face has steeper pitched trails that are short but sweet and served by a high-speed quad. The Sunbrook area is South Facing with a few long fun cruisers and a couple of beefy bump runs that are popular on a spring ski day.

Mount Snow is a great family ski resort for a weekend or a steal away for a far less crowded midweek day. Carinthia Park is Mount Snow's entire mountain dedicated to terrain parks - 100 acres of jumps, rails and over 150 features with its own lifts.

Mount Snow has a tremendous history dating back to Fountain Mountain, Mount Snow was THE place to ski and be seen in the 60's and 70s. Ask a few locals about the tropical theme base lodge back in the heyday. Mount Snow is owned by Peak Resorts who also owns Attitash, Wildcat, Crotched Mountain in New Hampshire, and Jack Frost, Big Boulder and Hidden Valley in Pennsylvania's Poconos.

Nearby Mount Snow in West Dover is The Hermitage Club, a private ski club, and community on the ski area formerly known as Haystack. 

Overall Rating

4.6 / 5 based on 14 reviews
Jane from Connecticut

Mt. Snow does an outstanding job of grooming its slopes, and for the intermediate skiiers in our family, it's a favorite destination.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008
Carissa from Massachusetts

4 sided mountain, great for following the sun for great snow conditions. Cozy lodges and base village with shops. Fast lift lines. Great snow conditions

Posted on Oct 24, 2006

Elevation

Base
1900 feet
Base
Summit
3600 feet
Summit
Vertical Drop
1700 feet
Vertical Drop

Lifts

High Speed Six
1
High Speed Six
High Speed Quads
3
High Speed Quads
Quad Chair
1
Quad Chair
Triple Chairs
6
Triple Chairs
Double Chairs
4
Double Chairs
Surface Lifts
5
Surface Lifts

Terrain

Beginner Runs
14 %
Beginner Runs
Intermediate Runs
73 %
Intermediate Runs
Advanced Runs
13 %
Advanced Runs
Expert Runs
0 %
Expert Runs
Total Runs
86
Total Runs
Terrain Parks
8
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
2 miles
Longest Run
Skiable Terrain
588 acres
Skiable Terrain
Snowmaking Area
480 acres
Snowmaking Area