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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. 

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

Opening and closing dates

Season Open Date Close Date
2017/2018 11/24/2017 (estimated) 04/13/2018 (estimated)
2016/2017 11/23/2016 04/16/2017
2015/2016 11/26/2015 04/03/2016
2014/2015 11/21/2014 04/19/2015

Lift ticket and season pass prices

Category Age restrictions Price (USD unless otherwise stated)
Adult 18 - 64 $100
Child 6 & under $10
Child 7 - 17 $80
Senior 65 & over $80
Season Pass
(Peak Pass - Explorer)
$999

Overall Rating

4.4 / 5 based on 16 reviews
Carlos Mejia

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.

Posted on Nov 22, 2017
Nicholas Germano

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.

Posted on Nov 18, 2017
Brian Taboada

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.

Posted on Nov 07, 2017
Denis Recchia

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.

Posted on Nov 05, 2017
Jay from Vermont

Mount Snow is my absolute favorite place out of all the options in the northeast. I live just a few towns over so it doesn't take me long to get there. I must say though, for people traveling from places further away, there's so many fantastic hotels and restaurants all over the area. Mount Snow staff has been 100% professional and fun, positive people every time I've visited. I can't say it's the only place I go, but it's definitely my #1 choice! There's room for people of all skill levels and I've yet to come across any problems with staff or other people shredding the mountain. If you visit Mount Snow, be sure to travel a little northwest and eat at "Honeypie" you won't be disappointed!!

Posted on Oct 08, 2017
Jon Kirkner

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

Posted on Nov 19, 2017
Graham Milton

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.

Posted on Nov 08, 2017
Brian Verwoert

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.

Posted on Nov 06, 2017
James carey from Connecticut

The best place to snowboard in southern vermont! Mt snow offers terrain for all levels and is very easy to get to from all parts of new england. Plus, carithia offers the best park riding on the east coast!

Posted on Oct 08, 2017
Brenden Farinha from Connecticut

Great mountain for the entire family. We have season passes and close enough to CT to make it a good regular there and back is completely do able. Also plenty of inns and hotels at a reasonable price during winter months.

Posted on Oct 07, 2017