Mount Snow

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Joretta Wong

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

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″

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

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 08, 2017
JCJames C.
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!
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 08, 2017
JJay
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... More
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 07, 2017
BFBrenden F.
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.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 06, 2017
GBGeorge B.
It's a very well organized and taken care of, with helpful friendly staff and has some really sweet woods riding and terrain park. on top of it all their snow making system is amazing especially starting this year
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 14, 2011
JJoe
I'm familiar with the mountain and I like the varied terrain, snow making could be better.
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 13, 2011
MMichelle
Mount Snow has great terrain for all ability levels. There are awesome learning areas at the Discovery Center, Sundance and Carinthia. Blue trails like Exhibition or Ego Alley down the front,
Very Good!

4 / 5

Aug 08, 2010
GGlen
Southern Vermont is the closest area with good vertical and decent slopes. Mt. Snow has become a bit too crowded for me at times.
Superb!

5 / 5

Feb 09, 2008
JJane
Mt. Snow does an outstanding job of grooming its slopes, and for the intermediate skiiers in our family, it's a favorite destination.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 24, 2006
CCarissa
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
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