- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 4
- All Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 5
- Nightlife 3
Pros: fast lifts, huge lodges, something for everyone, amazing park
Cons: lacks glade experience of other vermont resorts
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Mar 1, 2008
whether your skiing for your first time, competing in the dew tour, a resident of west dover, or on a family ski vacation, mount snow delivers everything you'd expect in a ski resort.
The mountain is phenominal, over 100 trails and about 98% snowmaking. if it is your first trip to vermont you will find it impossible to stay on a trail. the mountain is huge, spanning four faces.
mainface is where you can get started- it has wide trails, and a select few difficult ones, it has the boonies- glades on the far, far right side, i wouldn't reccomend trying them. the trails here are perfect for cruising and getting situated, you could spend your whole day here.
northface has the majority of the difficult slopes at mount snow. it has three different glades, the trials is hailed by some as the greatest glades run on the mountain, it is worth checking out. the northface also has a few easier diamonds, and a couple difficult ones, such as ripcord and jaws. by no means should you go here if this is your first week skiing, but all the runs are exhilirating, and the lifts and view are GREAT.
Carinthia- the "now famous" park-side of the mountain. remember, mount snow is owned by peak resorts- and what a smart move making this into an all-park face was. this is not your family friendly face. it is for kids looking to jib, spin, and show off. it is great fun and has gotten the mountain on national TV for the winter dew tour. when i was at the mountain, carinthia was yet to be converted
sunbrook- see for yourself. a very fun and unique face
all in all, the mountain is covered with plenty of glades and steep runs. of course the parks on carinthia are amazing.
this mountain's glades, however, do not compare to those of jay peak and smuggs, which is unfortunate.
the lodge is great, very spacious, and tony's pizza is really good. those waffles at the summit are godly, you cannot pass them up.
all the local condos and hotels are great, i stayed at the andiron- there WAS NOT wi-fi in the rooms we were in, too far from the source i suppose.
in conclusion, mount snow is a great mountain for anyone looking for a great vacation and a great time. park rats look no further, powder slayers and rope-duckers look a little bit further north ;)
ps- need a sneak peak? search "right arm mount snow" on youtube- mount snows video production suite! great videos!