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Well there you have it, another season in the books. No matter how many chapters your ski novel has, make sure to bookmark this one. It has been a truly epic season packed with ups and downs, pow days and rainy days, exhaustion and laughter and most importantly, fond memories.
We have such a long list of people to thank and I wish we could name them all here, but we can’t, so to summarize we’d like to thank: You. Our dedicated, passionate, fun and just flat out amazing group of skiers and riders who come here to enjoy this great place with us during the winter; our mountain ops team who make the snow, groom the trails, spin the lifts, keep us safe and just in general make our mountain run; our snow reporter, Alaina, who worked so hard this winter to get the info to you guys; Tim and our events crew for putting on the best events that can be found on this side of the country; Day and the Carinthia Parks crew for just flat out building the best parks, hands down; and last but certainly not least, the lady who’s nametag says “Kelly” but you’ve probably seen her shoveling snow, bussing tables, cleaning bathrooms, scanning tickets and just making Mount Snow a great place to be and work – our fearless GM, Kelly Pawlak.
Skiing and riding is all about having fun and boy did we have some this winter. Be sure to join us this summer for mountain biking, golf, Family Camp at Mount Snow and all other great things that happen around here while the Green Mountains are green. For all you snow hounds out there, next season is our 60th birthday, which means you need to rest up and prepare for first chair. Get some.
Summer, sand, sun then snow…
Some things to consider:
• All Mount Snow Resort’s winter operations are closed for the season.
• There are no lift serviced skiing/riding or related services.
• Any mountain access including hiking, skinning, and skiing is at your own risk and peril.
• Caution – Trails are not maintained, marked for hazards, or patrolled.
• Please be prepared for any emergency situation (i.e., cell phone, first aid kit etc.) – Mount Snow Rescue personnel are not available.
• Resort vehicles and equipment may be in operation on any trail at any time.
• Sledding of any form is extremely dangerous and prohibited throughout the Resort.
• For the safety of our guests and your pet, dogs are not allowed anywhere on Resort property.
• If you pack it in, please pack it out. Help keep Mount Snow and the Green Mountain National Forest clean.
Main Face Lifts
North Face Lifts
Main Face Trails
North Face Trails
Every Saturday starting January 4th – March 8th.
The Bluebird Express will open at 7:30 am for season passholders and Grand Summit/condo owners. Lift access will be available anytime between 7:30 to 8 am (you do not have to be there at 7:30 am!) and the Main Face of the mountain will be open to only passholders. This is no longer a guided tour but you’ll see Mount Snow management still taking runs with you all. (We really enjoy the early morning cord too!) You pick your trails and your pace.
As in year’s past this is only open to Passholders (and our Grand Summit Hotel Partner’s Program) you must have your pass with you. No pass, no lift.
Sunbrook, North Face and Carinthia will not open until 8 am and keep in mind if you do go down in these areas you can encounter groomers, snowmaking, etc. You’ll also be stuck down there until the lifts open!
Truth in Snow Reporting
Our snow reporting goal is simple – Transparency. No one should ever second guess what a mountain reports for its conditions, weather, snow surface or anything else. When you read the Mount Snow snow report it should be trusted as if you wrote it yourself.
So, you might find our approach to snow reporting a little different from other resorts of similar size. One thing you won’t see on our trail map or the snow report is any trail names preceded by “upper”, “middle” or “lower”. When you ski from the top of the mountain to the bottom on one trail it should have one name, not three. We instituted that a number of years ago and it dropped our “trail count” from 107 to 80, but of course it’s still the same amount of terrain.
Every trail encompasses a certain number of acres, but depending on snow cover not all of those acres are necessarily skiable, especially early season when resorts in the East rely on snowmaking. So if we open a wide, 20 acre trail that is only half covered width-wise with snow (i.e. skiers left is very skiable because that is where the snow guns are located, but the guns couldn’t reach skiers right so it is not skiable) we report 10 acres of that trail open. Most other places, if a trail is open that means it is reported as 100% open even if you can’t ski 100% of it.
And we have adopted a boundary-to-boundary policy which means all of the tree terrain is always open to those who have the ability to ski/ride it, but those areas are not marked, patrolled or maintained.
In short, you come to Mount Snow for a getaway, not a hassle. Enjoy our 588 skiable acres of the best quality snow on the East Coast and know that when we say we have two feet of fresh powder we mean it. On the flip side when we say that it’s raining two inches, we’ll see you in Cuzzins for a drink!
Our Snow Guarantee
Our Snow Guarantee
There are certain uncontrollable factors in the alpine environment. Weather and skier/rider traffic can both result in changes in the surface conditions or trail opening status. To ensure you’re pleased with the skiing and riding, we’ve created one of the most comprehensive guarantees in skiing and snowboarding.
If you are dissatisfied with snow conditions after taking at least ONE RUN and within ONE HOUR of the purchase of your full-day or multi-day ticket, you may exchange it for a voucher of comparable value entitling you to a return visit any day within 1 year from the voucher’s date of issuance. On subsequent days of your multi-day lift package, you must take at least ONE RUN and you MUST request your voucher prior to 10 am.
Early season tickets (opening day through mid-December) and late season tickets (mid-March through closing day) are not eligible for the snow guarantee.
Please note that this is a snow condition guarantee only. No vouchers will be given for weather or lift related conditions. Tickets purchased or picked up after 12 noon are not eligible for snow guarantee.
No cash refunds will be granted.
Uphill Travel Policy (hiking, skinning, snowshoeing)
Mount Snow (the “Resort”) and the United States Forest Service (“USFS”) encourage the use of public lands. The Resort is located on both public and private lands. Even on public/USFS lands, you must abide by the Resort rules and USFS restrictions and follow its recommendations. Be advised, private landowners may also close or restrict access to lands they own adjacent to public lands and your knowledge and adherence to their wishes are appreciated.
Mount Snow is accessible for skinning, hiking, and snowshoeing from dawn to dusk during our winter operating season. From dawn until opening and from closing until dusk the Resort may have operations in progress including, but not limited to, snowmaking, grooming, vegetation trimming, electrical work, or terrain park feature construction. Due to snowmaking, grooming activities and associated vehicle traffic typically occurring on the mountain, we do not allow guests to access the Mount Snow trail system for skinning, skiing, riding, hiking or snowshoeing before the resort is open for the winter operating season.
During the winter operating season, guests wishing to access the Mount Snow trail system through hiking, snow shoeing, or skinning may do so after purchasing an “Uphill Travel” pass ($10 for a day pass, available in Mount Snow Sports at the Grand, or $49 for an “Uphill Travel Season Pass”, available at the Season Pass Office in the Clocktower Building) or be in possession of a valid season’s pass with a complimentary “Uphill Travel” endorsement. Guests are permitted to hike, snow shoe, or skin from dawn to dusk only. Guests engaging in uphill travel are responsible for knowing locations of closed terrain and trails, snow making, events or other operations in progress by reading the daily Snow Report, viewing trails boards at the bottom of Lifts #2, #9 or #11 and on www.mountsnow.com.
- Uphill access to Resort trails is at your own risk
- Closed trails and terrain parks may not be marked or signed from the bottom, top, or other access points on the trail.
- The trails and terrain parks are designed for use by skiers and riders and any form of downhill descent other than skis, snowboard, snow shoeing, or hiking is prohibited.
- Sledding or sliding in any form is dangerous and prohibited on Mount Snow premises.
- Guests accessing the trail system through uphill travel should stay to the side of the trail, wear highly visible clothing, and choose a route which gives downhill traffic the best view of your location. Be aware of sharp turns and knolls where you may not be in view of downhill traffic
- Guests accessing the Mount Snow trail system must adhere to Your Responsibility Code
- Your “Uphill Travel” ticket or pass must be worn at all times
- Snow shoeing trail maps are available at Mount Snow Sports at the Grand and these trails are the preferred method of travel for hiking and snow shoeing
- For the safety of our guests dogs are not allowed on Resort property