Mount Snow is Vermont’s closest major resort to people living in and around most of the northeast’s bustling metro areas making for a short drive to real, big mountain skiing.

Founded in 1954 by National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame member, Walter Schoenknecht, Mount Snow quickly became one of the most recognizable ski resorts in the world. Today, Mount Snow is owned by Peak Resorts which has invested more than $25 million in capital enhancements since the spring of 2007. The marquee elements of those enhancements are the installation of more than 250 high output fan guns – the most of any resort in North America – giving Mount Snow one of the most powerful and efficient snowmaking systems in the industry. And, making its debut in the winter of 2011/2012, the $8.5 million Bluebird Express – North America’s only six passenger bubble lift.

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A Family Winter Getaway to Mount Snow

A Family Winter Getaway to Mount Snow

February 21, 2018

As a lifelong skier and nearly lifelong Vermonter, it’s natural to assume that I’ve traversed every ski area in Vermont. I grew up skiing at places like Stratton, Bromley, and Magic, and later spent many days at Stowe, Sugarbush, Smugglers’ Notch, Bolton, and Burke. Until recently, I had never skied at Mount Snow. I’m not … Read More

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A Mother-Daughter Mental Health Day at Mount Snow

A Mother-Daughter Mental Health Day at Mount Snow

January 29, 2018

It started with a series of texts. “I’m taking a mental health day next week.” “Next Thursday.” “Just letting u know.” I was traveling on assignment in Finland’s frozen Lapland when Stella, my fifteen-year-old daughter, ping-ed me from the other side of the world. She’d been studying like crazy lately and needed a break. This … Read More

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Mount Snow in the Fall

5 Ways to Make the Most of Mount Snow in the Fall

September 15, 2017

Fall foliage season is almost here, and southern Vermont is one of my favorite places to be when the leaves change. If you’re looking to explore the outdoors this fall, the Mount Snow region has it all, from hiking to mountain biking to fishing. Ride the Bluebird Express to the Summit What better way to … Read More

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Put Mount Snow’s Oktoberfest on your Fall To-Do List!

Put Mount Snow’s Oktoberfest on your Fall To-Do List!

September 8, 2016

The hot dog hung suspended in the air like magic against a backdrop of brilliant blue October sky. It had been launched seconds earlier by a young man whose gaze was now fixed intently on the flying wiener, watching to see if his partner on the other side of the dirt road would make the … Read More

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Gravity on Wheels: Downhill Mountain Biking at Mount Snow Resort

Gravity on Wheels: Downhill Mountain Biking at Mount Snow Resort

June 24, 2016

My three girls are pretty avid bike riders. We’ve got a great bicycle path near our house where we ride frequently and last summer they pedaled an impressive 150-miles along a converted rail trail in Quebec. Yet despite their comfort on two wheels, they were hesitant to try downhill mountain biking. And despite my own enthusiasm … Read More

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Freeskiing Kids at Mount Snow’s Grommet Jam

Freeskiing Kids at Mount Snow’s Grommet Jam

February 28, 2016

Mount Snow Resort, Vermont’s most southern ski destination, is unique in that it’s one of few ski destinations with an entire mountain face dedicated to features and terrain based skiing and riding, Carinthia Parks. Carinthia is a mountain of it’s own with 9 distinct parks and over 100 features for varying skill and ability levels. To … Read More

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Summer Shines at Mount Snow’s New Family Camp

Summer Shines at Mount Snow’s New Family Camp

July 25, 2014

By guest blogger, Gina Vercesi “I wish it was snowing!” exclaimed my 12-year old daughter as we walked down the trail from our slopeside condo at Mount Snow Resort last week. It was July and we had just arrived for a week of adventures at Mount Snow’s brand new family camp. We were staying in … Read More

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Unpretentious Mount Snow Great for Families

Unpretentious Mount Snow Great for Families

February 20, 2014

A few things you should know about Mount Snow: It’s the closest Vermont ski resort to all major metro areas to the south, which means less time in the car and more time on vacation. The Tubing Hill is faster than it looks. The mountain is small enough to be manageable, but large enough to … Read More

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Alpine

Total Trails: 80
Easy: 15%
Intermediate: 68%
Advanced/Expert: 18%

Glades: 0
Terrain Parks: 10

Total Lifts:
5 Surface
4 Double
6 Triple
1 Quad
3 Hi-Speed Quad
1 6-Person

Total Acreage: 588 skiable acres
Vertical Drop: 1700 feet
Snowmaking: 80%
Average Annual Snowfall: 13 feet

Rentals: Yes
Lessons: Yes
Night Skiing: No

Amenities & Extras

Adaptive
Pool/Hot Tub
Childcare
Racing
Spa/Wellness
Lodging
Restaurant
Tubing