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Mount Snow Skiing & Snowboarding Resort Guide

Mount Snow is one of the most popular ski and snowboard resorts in New England because of its fun terrain and easy access from major metropolitan areas like Boston and New York City. The mountain has four separate areas that offer terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, and help spread out the crowds. In total, there are 589 acres of skiable terrain and 1,700’ of vertical drop. On and off of the mountain, Mt. Snow has great facilities and infrastructure, making for nice and comfortable family ski and snowboard vacations.

Mountain Overview

Mount Snow

There are four main areas of the mountain at Mount Snow, the Main Face, Carinthia, Sunbrook, and the North Face. Carinthia is filled completely with terrain parks, which are some of the best on the East Coast. The rest of the areas have a wealth of intermediate terrain, with some skiing and snowboarding for beginners and advanced riders mixed in. Overall, Mount Snow has some of the best variety in Vermont.

The Main Face has several lifts, and terrain that is great for beginners and intermediates. 73% of Mount Snow’s terrain is rated for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. These runs are primarily cut groomers and bumps. Carinthia is also technically on the Main Face, however Mt. Snow treats it as its own separate area. Here on Carinthia, every run is filled with terrain park features. Mount Snow’s Carinthia terrain parks are always highly rated, with features for all abilities of park skiers and snowboarders.

The Sunbrook area has a handful more intermediate rated trails off of the skier’s right side of the summit and down the backside. The trees here can be fun to duck into as well. Off of the backside on the skier’s left side of the summit of Mt. Snow is the North Face. The North Face is where the majority of Mount Snow’s advanced and expert rated terrain is located. These are the steepest runs on the mountain.

Mountain Stats & Mount Snow Trail Map

Mount Snow Trail Map
Mount Snow Trail Map

Mount Snow Trail Map
 Total Skiable Acres589 Beginner Terrain14%
 Base Elevation 1,900' Intermeidate Terrain73%
 Summit Elevation 3,600' Advanced Terrain13%
 Vertical Drop1,700'Average Annual Snowfall156"
Total Lifts20Snowmaking Coverage80%

Travel Information & Directions

Mount Snow is located in the southwestern corner of Vermont in the Green Mountains. This location makes Mount Snow one of the closest ski and snowboard areas to Boston, Albany, and other major metropolitan areas in New England. Driving, Albany is 90 minutes away, Boston is two and a half hours away, and New York City is four hours away. The MOOver is a free local bus service that runs in the Mount Snow Valley.
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Getting to Mount Snow

Lodging Information

Mount Snow has a full range of accommodations available at the base area, and in the surrounding valley. These options range from hotels to lodges and condos. Many of the lodging options in the greater Mount Snow Valley are located on the free MOOver bus routes that take skiers and snowboarders to the slopes.
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Local Food Picks

Mount Snow has a full range of on mountain cafes, cafeterias, and restaurants. These are all great places to stop and grab a bite to eat during a day of skiing and snowboarding. One of the most unique eateries on the mountain is the Waffle Cabin, where skiers and snowboarders can ride right up to the window. Located in the Main Base Lodge, Cuzzin’s is the preferred place for an apres ski drink. There are great dinner options in the base area village, or in the town of Dover, about a 10 minute drive away.
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Where to Find Lift Tickets to Mount Snow?

Mount Snow ski and snowboard lift tickets are priced averagely compared to other large Vermont ski resorts like Killington. Youth, seniors, and children are all eligible for discount Mount Snow lift tickets. Buying lift tickets online in advance is a great way to save money, the earlier you buy, the bigger the savings.
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Mount Snow Conditions & Weather Information

Mount Snow sees an average annual snowfall of 156”. While this isn’t as much snow as northern Vermont ski and snowboard areas like Jay Peak, there is snowmaking on 80% of the terrain, too. Mount Snow also offers a “Snow Guarantee,” allowing skiers and snowboarders to return their lift ticket for a voucher valid another day if the snow conditions are poor.
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Mount Snow Ski Report

Mount Snow is one of the most complete ski and snowboard areas in southwestern Vermont’s Green Mountains. This means that skiers and snowboarders of all abilities are treated to great terrain, fast lifts, and nice amenities, like the Waffle Cabin. The terrain parks at Carinthia are some of the best on the East Coast, and the grooming is great elsewhere, too. With plenty of lodging, and easy access from the cities, Mount Snow is a great choice of r a Vermont ski and snowboard vacation.

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