Mount Snow has been a household name in Eastern skiing for nearly 70 years now, and it’s easy to understand why. Plenty of snow coverage on perfectly manicured trails is Mount Snow’s M.O. It’s also wonderfully close to major metropolitan hubs, making it a reader-favorite when it comes to convenience. Mount Snow’s location does tend to be a double-edged sword, however, as New Yorkers and Bostonians flock en masse on most weekends, making crowding an issue.
With four distinct mountains easily accessed from either of the two top-to-bottom lifts, there’s plenty of room to socially distance. Mount Snow has something for everyone, from the swooping cruisers in the Sunbrook area to the steeps on the North Face to Carinthia’s world-famous terrain parks. Speaking of which, park rats can’t get enough of Carinthia terrain park, the best in the East. — Rick Sorensen
Resort Guide 2022—Mount Snow, Vt.
Mount Snow Mountain Stats
Mount Snow Pass Info
Mount Snow is on the Epic Pass. Pass holder get unlimited access to the resort. Northeast Value Pass holders get holiday-restricted access to the resort.
From lodging and and dining to off-slope activities and local tips, here are the SKI editors’ picks for what to do in Mount Snow, Vt.
Though Mount Snow may lack some charm, the nearby town of Wilmington more than makes up for the deficit. Just 15 minutes from the mountain, Wilmington abounds with dining and après joints that absolutely ooze Vermont flavor.
The Dover Bar and Grill, referred to affectionately by locals as “DBAGs”, is a true ol’ fashioned ski town dive bar. No glitz or glam here, just cold beer and good company. Chat up patrollers, shoot some pool, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.
Start and end your day at Carinthia. Not only is it a convenient base for the day, but for a small fee, you can park 50 feet from the lift.
Folly, located in nearby Wilmington, creates a weekly Friday through Sunday menu based on what is fresh and available. Divine farm-to-table dining.
Only 1.5 hours from Albany, a relatively easy 3.5-hour drive from Boston, and within weekend-distance from NYC.
Skiers between the ages of 18-29 get unrestricted, unlimited access to Mount Snow for $399 on the Peak Drifter Pass. Seriously.
Those who lament Mount Snow’s moderate terrain can head to Ripcord, a rite of passage. Steep, quick and semi-crazy, it’s a worthy proving ground.
Even non-jibbing readers are impressed by the Carinthia terrain parks.
The Bull Wheel. The view from the summit partners with great food (try the PERL sandwich) and a great selection of Vermont microbrews. Bonus: Crowds forget about it midday, leaving it open for you.