About Mount Snow

states_minus-capsLocated in southern Vermont, Mount Snow is the closest major ski resort to New York City and Boston.  This proximity to eastern metropolitan cities has made Mount Snow one of the most popular ski resorts in the East.  Mount Snow has been in business successfully since 1954.

The ski resort is made up of four mountain areas.  The Main Mountain has trails for all abilities, including a two-mile trail from the summit for beginners and a snow tubing park.  Carinthia, the site of the new base lodge, includes 8 terrain parks and a half-pipe for freestyle skiers and snowboarders.  The North Face is Mount Snow’s expert area.  The Sunbrook Area is perfect for intermediate skiers.

 

1_smallMount Snow is a leader in the ski industry when it comes to snowmaking and lifts.  With 251 snowmaking fan guns, Mount Snow has the most high-tech fan guns of any ski area in North America.  This vast snowmaking system enables Mount Snow to make snow on its ski trails even when the weather doesn’t cooperate.  Visitors can make their vacation plans knowing there will be snow at the ski area.

 

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Mount Snow has 20 ski lifts, including  the only 6-passenger covered chairlift in the Americas.  Named the Bluebird Express, it brings skiers from the base of the mountain to the summit in 7 minutes.  Mount Snow also has three high-speed 4-passenger chairlifts, as well as many other chairlifts across the mountain.

 

 

final_cover_smallMount Snow is also well-known for its terrain parks for freestyle snowboarders and skiers.  In 2014, Mount Snow was voted the #1 East Coast terrain park by Transworld Snowboarding and SKI magazines, and ranked one of the top 10 parks in North America by Freeskier Magazine.  Other awards include #1 park in the East by onthesnow.com and SnowEast magazine.  Mount Snow was also named favorite resort for snowmaking by SnowEast magazine.

 

Statistics:

Summit elevation: 3600 feet
Vertical drop: 1700 feet
Total resort acreage: 2,500 acres
Acres of trails: 467
# of trails: 80
# of lifts: 20,including a high-speed six-pack and 3 high-speed quad
Lift capacity: 30,370 people per hour
Snowmaking coverage: 80% of all skiable terrain

 

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