Mount Snow Ski Resort, West Dover, VT

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Mount Snow Ski Resort in Vermont and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Mount Snow is located in the West Dover region of southern Vermont. It is the closest big mountain to many northeast metropolitan areas. Mount Snow Ski Resort is actually located on Mount Pisgah […]

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Mount Snow Ski Resort in Vermont and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Mount Snow is located in the West Dover region of southern Vermont. It is the closest big mountain to many northeast metropolitan areas. Mount Snow Ski Resort is actually located on Mount Pisgah and received its name from Reuben Snow, who sold 500 acres on the mountain to Walt Schoenknecht in May of 1953. Walt was a man with an ambitious vision of creating a winter recreation area on Mount Pisgah (Mount Snow) after he visited the area in the 1940’s. Mount Snow Ski Resort opened on December 12, 1954 with two rather interesting chain-driven double chairlifts and a rope tow that serviced five trails on two slopes. From it humble beginnings; Mount Snow Ski Resort has enjoyed almost too many changes to mention. Today it is recognized as a world-class facility that is dedicated to making continual improvements through the expansion of terrain, lifts and services. Mount Snow Ski Resort is a four-season resort family resort with mountain-side lodging options in various locations throughout the mountain area, including the Grand Summit Lodge and Snow Lake Lodge.

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On the Slopes

  • The slopes at Mount Snow Ski Resort are divided into four distinct areas, Main Mountain, which provides the majority of beginner and intermediate terrain, the most trails and the Carinthia terrain park paradise. The North Face is home to most of the advanced slopes and finally Sunbrook where 99% of the terrain is intermediate.
  • Mount Snow’s terrain layout places the advanced terrain on the North Face where advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders will have the opportunity to test the trails of Olympic, Challenger and the double black of Ripcord. While in this area, if you take the time to stop for a moment you’ll enjoy a magnificent view of the Green Mountains.
  • Mount Snow has incredible fall line slopes and great views of the surrounding southern Vermont countryside. Even when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, the mountain provides snowmaking capabilities on over 80% of the slopes.
  • Mount Snow Ski Resort provides everything you need for a family-friendly experience with great terrain, places to enjoy a meal and various children’s programs at the Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School. Programs provided in a dedicated learning area and range from the Cub Camp for 3 year olds, all the way to the Mountain Camp and Mountain Riders for ages 7 to 14. Also, there is the Burton Riglet Program to introduce the young ones to the adventures found in the terrain parks.
  • Make sure to visit Carinthia the incredible 100 acre terrain park at Mount Snow. Carinthia was once a private ski area that was purchased by Mount Snow and now is home to a total of 8 terrain parks and 2 pipes. This area offer challenges for every level of park enthusiast, with over 100 features from rails, boxes, jumps, superpipe and its own dedicated chairlifts, the Nitro Express high-speed quad and the Heavy Metal Double.
  • Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School offers various programs for adults ranging from private, group, adaptive, and learn to ski and ride through their signature “Guaranteed Learning Method”.

Off the Slopes

  • There are various shopping options at the base area and be sure to check out any of the three Base Lodges for a well-deserved break from the slopes. Don’t forget the Summit Lodge, which is located at the top of the mountain and home to the Bull Wheel pub; a dining and rest option.
  • If you are looking for a break from the slopes or not staying mountain-side, West Dover, VT has a selection of lodging options, as well as, dining, sports shops, galleries and gift shops. As you drive around the area, you will discover why folks love to return time and time again.
  • Looking for an activity away from the slopes, visit the tubing center with 11 lanes, and available on select nights. Note: there is a height restriction of a minimum of 36in/90cm. Also, there is snowshoeing and cross-country skiing to give you that total body workout, as well as, snowmobiling, which is a great way to explore some of the Vermont countryside.
  • The MOOver is the “Free” public transit system that services Mount Snow, Mount Snow Valley and several of the neighboring communities. The MOOver is also able to take you to restaurants, shopping and back to your accommodations with their dependable service. Visit the “Helpful Links” section below for transit maps and schedules. Also, there are several local taxi services available to provide transportation.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1700 ft / 518 m

Base Elevation:
1900 ft / 579 m

Summit Elevation:
3600 ft / 1097 m

Skiable Area:
588 acres

Average Snowfall:
156 in / 396 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 80

Beginner: 12 (15%)

Intermediate: 56 (70%)

Advanced: 11 (14%)

Expert: 1 (1%)

Terrain Parks: 10

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: Yes

Half / Mini Pipe: Yes

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Albany NY , 70mi / 113km

Nearest Major City:
Rutland VT , 68mi / 110km

Nearest Town/City:
Wilmington VT, 10mi / 16km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-245-7669

Direct Phone: 802-464-3333

Snow Phone: 802-464-2151

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 17 to Apr 15

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Sat-Sun & Holidays, 8:00am to 4:00pm : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 20

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0


Express Six: 1

Express Quads: 3

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 1

Triples: 6

Doubles: 4

Surface Lifts: 5


Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Albany Intl Airport  (ALB)
Distance: 70 mi / 113 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Bradley Intl Airport  (BDL)
Distance: 94 mi / 152 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Resort Shuttle Service