- 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
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.
Mid-January to mid-February
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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||Jay Peak|
|beginner||16 %||20 %|
|intermediate||66 %||40 %|
|advanced||18 %||40 %|
|child lift ticket||$10||Free|
|adult lift ticket||$100||$64|
|value for money|
|average total snowfall||78″||226″|