Flurries ending in the morning then mostly cloudy. Temps expected to reach 28° up top and 36° in the base area with SW winds at 8-25 mph.
Primary SurfaceMachine Groomed / Packed Powder
99% of 588 acres
It’s hard to hate Mondays when you spend them out on the slopes. The 1-2 inches of fresh snow last night made for some primo turns out there today and it’s only going to get better. The National Weather Service has already issued a Winter Storm Watch starting Wednesday morning with over a foot of snow anticipated once all said and done. We’ve even seen reports for up to 19 inches of POWDER! Yes please and thank you so much. Where are those powder pants?
For tomorrow, lifts are scheduled to fire-up at 9 a.m. giving you access to 76 TRAILS, 36 MILES and 585 ACRES spread out across ALL FOUR MOUNTAIN FACES. Once last chair spins, our grooming squad will man the snow cats and get started combing out fresh corduroy on 30 plus trails spread out across Main Face, North Face, Sunbrook and Carinthia. Just a heads up, Plummet will be closed tomorrow afternoon for training. Make sure to dial-in the a.m. trail report for the full scoop on what’s open and groomed.
Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for chance flurries early followed by mostly sunny skies. Pack the sunblock and be prepared to shed some layers because our local weather expert is predicting temps to max out around 31 degrees at the summit and 40 degrees down in the base area, yes I said 40 degrees. Yeeha. We are expecting NW winds at 10-40 mph so make sure to stay up-to-date with the snow report in case we have any updates on possible lift delays.
Mount Snow has a boundary-to-boundary policy meaning that all the glades are always available for you to ski and ride but those areas are not maintained or patrolled so remember to always ski in threes in the trees and be very, very cautious.
You can plan on lifts firing up at 9 a.m. with last chair ascending to the summit at 4 p.m. Ticket rates will be $75 for adults (age 19-64), $58 for youth/seniors (age 6-18, 65+), $39 for lower mountain access and just $5 for youngsters 5 and under. Already have plans to join us this weekend? Well you’re in luck because we’re offering some HUGE DEALS for Saint Patrick’s Sham Rock Weekend. You have three options which include the St. Patrick’s Day $17 Lift Ticket Special, a 2-Day Lift Ticket for $75 and a 3-Day Lift Ticket for only $135. All three are only valid this weekend and must be purchased online at least 48 hours in advance.
March is here which means our busiest events month is underway! We have a ton planned for this weekend that you won’t want to miss out on including Bud Light Sham Rock Weekend, TONS of live music and the Carinthia Freeski Open. It’s going to be off the charts so make sure to dial-in our Events Calendar for the full scoop.
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