Mount Snow Ski Resort, Vermont

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Mount Snow Ski Resort in Vermont & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 1700ft/518m, total trails 80, closest airport 70mi/113km, lifts 20, and more. The ski resort is located in the southern part of the Green Mountains near West Dover, Vermont and is the closest big ski area to many metropolitan areas in the northeast. […]

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Mount Snow Ski Resort in Vermont & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 1700ft/518m, total trails 80, closest airport 70mi/113km, lifts 20, and more.

The ski resort is located in the southern part of the Green Mountains near West Dover, Vermont and is the closest big ski area to many metropolitan areas in the northeast. 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 had an ambitious plan to create a winter recreation area on Mount Pisgah (Mount Snow) since 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 its humble beginnings; Mount Snow Ski Resort has enjoyed almost too many changes to mention.

The ski resort is divided into four distinct areas, the Main Face, which provides the majority of beginner and intermediate terrain, the Carinthia terrain park paradise, the North Face that is home to most of the advanced slopes, and finally Sunbrook, where 99% of the terrain is intermediate.

Mount Snow Ski Resort is recognized far beyond the local community as a family-friendly four-season, world-class ski and snowboard area that is dedicated to making continual improvements through the expansion of terrain, lifts, and services.

On the Slopes

  • The layout of the terrain on Mount Snow Ski Resort 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.
  • 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.
  • Make sure to visit Carinthia, the 100-acre terrain park at Mount Snow. Carinthia was once a private ski area that was purchased by Mount Snow and is now home to a total of 8 terrain parks and 2 pipes. This area offers a challenge for every level of park enthusiast, with over 100 features from rails, boxes, jumps, a 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.” Programs are 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.

Off the Slopes

  • Mount Snow Ski Resort features a good selection of mountain-side lodging options. You can choose from the signature Grand Summit Resort Hotel or the Snow Lake Lodge, Deer Creek Condos, Glen Run Condos, Seasons Condos, plus many more.
  • There are various shopping and food options available at any of the three base area day lodges. Don’t forget the Summit Lodge, which is located at the top of the mountain and is home to the Bull Wheel pub; a dining and rest option.
  • If you are looking for a break from the slopes or not staying on the mountain, West Dover, VT has a selection of lodging options, as well as, dining, sports shops, galleries, and gift shops.
  • Looking for an activity away from the slopes, visit the tubing center with 11 lanes, and available on select nights. Also, there is snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, as well as, snowmobiling, which is a great way to explore some of the Vermont countryside.
  • Mount Snow Ski Resort has childcare available for ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. This state licensed facility is located in the Clock Tower Building at the Main Base Area. The facility is open daily and provides a full range of fun activities. Call 802-464-4152 for more info.
  • 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.
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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 & Pipes: 10

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: Yes

Half Pipe: Yes

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: 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

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 3 to Apr 14

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Sat-Sun & Holidays, 8:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 20

Express-6 Chairs: 1

Express Quad Chairs: 3

Quad Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 6

Double Chairs: 4

Surface Lifts: 5


Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

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

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

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-245-7669

Direct Phone: 802-464-3333

Snow Phone: 802-464-2151

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Ski Resort Shuttle

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