Vermont

Mount Snow Ski Resort

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Overview

Mount Snow ski area has terrain suitable for all ability types, from gentle beginner slopes to blue cruisers and challenging black diamonds. The resort is known for having great snow making coverage, excellent grooming operations, modern facilities and a comfortable lodge.

Skiers and riders have access to 600 acres, serviced by 20 lifts. The Bluebird Express lift, Mount Snow’s six-person bubble lift, transports skiers and riders to the resort’s summit elevation of 3,600 feet. But it’s all downhill from there: the 1,700 feet of vertical drop sees an average annual snowfall of 156 inches. Base elevation is 1,900 feet.

The base area lodge plays host to a variety of events throughout the summer and winter seasons. Whether teeing off at the Mount Snow Golf Club or catching some air in the Mount Snow Bike Park, there are resort activities for everyone.

Where Is Mount Snow Ski Resort?

Mount Snow, located in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont, is a doable drive from many Northeast metropolitan areas, including New York City, Boston, Albany and Hartford. The mountain resort and ski area are within four miles of West Dover.

Transportation

Owns and operates the slopeside Grand Summit Resort Hotel, Snow Lake Lodge, and several condominium complexes within the base area. More than 50 accommodation choices from Vermont country inns to quaint lodges and conveniently located motels.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • The Cups ‘N’ Saucer Restaurant provides skiers and boarders with a quick bite before they head to the slopes. 15 Route 100 North, Wilmington, VT 05363
  • Dot’s is a typical American-style diner that has been featured in many magazines as a place to try before you die. So, grab a seat and a hearty meal before you work up a sweat. 3 W Main Street, Wilmington, VT 05363

Lunch

  • Valley View Saloon is great place to relax and catch up on the game or news with its many TVs. Try their fish and chips or wings. 131 VT-100, West Dover, VT 05356

Dinner

  • If you want something more upscale, stop by Two Tannery Road. Located in an 18th-century home, it has some unique features, including an antique bar. 2 Tannery Road, West Dover, VT 05356
  • For those looking for some good comfort food, head to The Last Chair Bar & Grill. With everything from pastas to burgers to pizza to steak, you’ll find some rib-sticking fare for everyone in your group. 267 Route 100, West Dover, VT 05356

Apres/Nightlife

  • Located slopeside, Cuzzins Bar & Grill has been named Best Après-Ski Bar by USA Today. With a full bar, including microbrews on tap, it’s the perfect place to hang with friends. 39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover, VT 05356
  • Also right on the mountain, Snow Barn is the perfect place to catch some live music with local bands playing every Friday and Saturday nights. 294 Handle Road, West Dover, VT 05356

Terrain

Terrain

Mount Snow offers long cruisers, steep black diamonds and technical tree terrain. The ski area is home to 10 freestyle terrain parks and a super pipe. It offers 20 lifts to access varying, terrain including the Bluebird Express, a 6-person bubble lift.

Advanced skiers and riders will enjoy the steep slopes of the North Face, which includes many ungroomed trails and the double-diamond Ripcord trail. On sunny days, the south face of the mountain called Sunbrook provides great scenic runs and un-groomed trails. Mount Snow has an excellent terrain park and is consistently ranked as one of the best parks in the East. 

The mountain breaks out like this: 16% beginner, 66% intermediate and 18% advanced.

Inside Scoop

You have many different options for lodging and eating on the mountain itself. Additional fun activities include tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobile tours, special events and even dog sledding. Additional guest services include on-mountain equipment rental, tuning and repairs, and childcare.

Plan Your Trip

Mount Snow Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

52"
32"
22"
11"
0"
0"
Nov
28"
Dec
43"
Jan
26"
Feb
4"
Mar
12"
Apr

Terrain Overview

16%
Beginners Runs
67%
Intermediate Runs
16%
Advanced Runs
1%
Expert Runs
87
Runs in Total
36.6 mi
Runs in Total
3 mi
Longest Run
600 ac
Skiable Terrain
480 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 20

1
High Speed Sixes
3
High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
6
Triple Chairs
4
Double Chairs
5
Surface Lifts

Elevation

3600'
Summit
1700'
Vertical Drop
1900'
Base

Important Dates

November 26, 20212021/11/26
Projected Opening
April 18, 20222022/04/18
Projected Closing
158
Projected Days Open
135
Days Open Last Year
67
Years Open
156"
Average Snowfall
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