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Mount Snow

Mount Snow Ski Resort Guide

Mount Snow, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length30 miles
Highest Lift3,609ft
Resort Height1,903ft
 Nearest AirportsAlbany and Bradley
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Mount Snow

One of Eastern USA's largest resorts and Vermont's closest big mountain to the major metropolitan areas ( 2.5 hours from Boston, 4 hours from New York City or 1.5 hours from Albany ). The resort took over operation of Carinthia ski area in '86 and Haystack in '91 and was taken over itself by the American Skiing Company in 1996. The resort hosted the 2000 and 2001 ESPN Winter X Games.


The American ski resort of Mount Snow is at an altitude of 1,903ft, with 30 miles of marked runs.

Mount Snow has direct access to 30 miles of downhill skiing, with 145 marked pistes, served by a total of 23 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Mount Snow offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mount Snow?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Mount Snow.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Mount Snow

Ski Area Stats

Mount Snow Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
30 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
1 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Mount Snow Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,609ft
Lowest Trail1,903ft
Resort Altitude (Mount Snow)1,903ft
Max Vertical1,706ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mount Snow
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Mount Snow Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Mount Snow is 2 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Ripcord'.


Building upon the success of the East's first snowboard park, Un Blanco Gulch, with over 25 different freestyle elements, Mount Snow in Vermont, USA has added The Gut, a 120 metre (400 foot) halfpipe groomed by Mount Snow's Pipe Dragon, and the first halfpipe in Vermont illuminated for night boarding. It also has its own lift. Mount Snow also has enhanced snowmaking facilities covering 85% of the resort. For the serious 'boarder, Mount Snow has a dedicated team of instructors, the Ride On Pro staff who offer guaranteed learn to ride schemes. Mount Snow will also host a number of snowboarding events through the season including a leg of the American Pro Snowboard Series National Championships.

Location and Map

Where is Mount Snow?

This ski resort is in Windham, Vermont, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Mount Snow is Albany, 112 minutes drive away.

Bradley, Nashua (Boire Field), Manchester-Boston, Tweed-New Haven and Providence airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 23 ski lifts are able to uplift 36,252 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 1500 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Mount Snow open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Mount Snow, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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