MOUNT SNOW RESORT GUIDE
Mount Snow Resort Overview
The most accessible "big mountain" skiing in Vermont, Mount Snow is our go-to for NYC-area based weekend warriors. Located only 4 hours from New York city and less than 3 hours from Boston, there’s a reason so many skiers in the Northeast call this place home. With four different mountain faces, Mt Snow enables the entire family to explore unique terrain. Mount Snow has the most powerful snow-making system in the Northeast, enabling an earlier start to the season and more reliable conditions than neighboring resorts.
Carinthia Parks is a key feature at Mount Snow. This side of the mountain is devoted to skiers and riders seeking “air” with 10 terrain parks with more than 100 acres loaded with features. Carinthia Parks has become famous amongst east coast skiers for hosting several X Games and Dew Tours.
The nearby town of Wilmington, just 15 minutes away, has a vibrant, classic Vermont dining and après scene. Mount Snow is on the Epic Pass.
Snow-Making & Grooming
On Mountain Dining
Extreme / Off-Piste Terrain
The most Southern "Big" mountain in Vermont
Top notch snow-making; 80% of the terrain here is covered with snow-making with more than 250 snow guns and 2,000 snowmaking hydrants
Recent lift upgrades have increased capacity and alleviated wait times from the base – several lifts feature wind blocking bubbles
Carinthia Parks is arguably the best terrain park in the East
The amount of natural snowfall tends to be less than that of the larger, more northern, Vermont resorts
Expert terrain is somewhat limited
Lift lines on the weekends can become unbearable
As with most New England resorts, it can be cold and windy at times
Base area town and amenities are limited; though the town of Wilmington is just 15 minutes away
Navigating around crowds: take some time to learn the layout of the mountain. If you do, it's easy to avoid lift lines; avoid the Bluebird Lift; it's not the be-all end-all. As capacity at the base builds up, head over to the North Face from the Canyon Lift, there are rarely lines here. Beware though, all the terrain is listed as advanced. It's also where you'll want to head on a powder day.
Aim to ski midweek to avoid the crowds; if you must ski on the weekend, go early, ideally 8-11am
If the snow is good, so are the glades. They are highly underrated.
Make your way over to the Sunbrook area for limited lift lines and winding Blues
Park at Carinthia Lodge to avoid the crowds at main mountain parking; return here for your mid-day break, it tends to be less crowded than the Main Base
For an in-depth breakdown of Mount Snow's terrain, head to our Mountain Guide. Top trails and mountain stats included.
Closest Major City: Boston, MA
Distance: ~130 miles South East
Travel Time: ~ 2 hours, 40 minutes drive
Other Notable Areas in Driving Distance
Wilmington, VT, ~9 miles, ~15 minute drive
Albany, NY, ~66 miles, ~1 hr 20 minute drive
New York City, ~215 miles, ~ 4 hours drive
Mount Snow is part of the Green Mountains and has many neighbors that make a good day trip.
Closet Neighbors on the Epic Pass
Okemo (45 miles, ~1 hr, 5 minutes)
Mt. Sunappee (~75 miles, ~1 hr, 50 minutes)
Other Nearby Vermont Resorts (Less than 1.5 hrs)
Travel by Plane
Closest major commercial airport: BOS (Logan International Airport)
~140 miles South East, ~2 hours, 40 minutes
Closest regional airport: ABL (Albany International Airport)
~67 miles South West, ~90 minutes
Travel By Bus
Travel by Car
We prefer to have a car here, its an easy drive from Greater NYC and Boston and most places have free parking