The Snow Report

Well, today was epic. I am thankful mountains, snowboarding, friends, and POWDER DAYS!! I just can’t say that without smiling from ear to ear. Today’s fresh snow was something to enjoy and believe me…we enjoyed it. Now it’s time to feast and lounge on the couch.

The groomers will be out tonight grooming the twelve open trails so that tomorrow will be just as good as today. There will be a fresh blanket of packed powder all over but don’t fret…there are still plenty of powder pockets to be found. So go find them! This weekend looks like it’s going to be identical today so you can expect to have the best weekend ever.

The weather calls for mostly cloudy skies with some light snow flurries in the morning and very cold temps all day. We’re looking at a high of 14 for both the base and summit, and calm winds with a max of 20 mph.

Even with the new snow, cold temps are allowing our snowmakers to get back at it on over a dozen trails! We will be adding depth to some open terrain including Little John, Ridge, and The Gulch. Aiming for terrain expansion with guns blowing on Mineshaft, Lodge, Lower Exhibition, and Free Fall on North Face.

We plan to have four lifts scheduled to spin to get you up and out there (9a.m. – 3:30p.m.). If you're looking for fresh corduroy you wont miss it. Tomorrow’s snow surface will be powder/packed powder/ machine groomed. There is also a full park in The Gulch, packed with 14 features.

Make your plans to be here Thanksgiving Weekend for great events, great snow and great fun. Tomorrow is a big day we have the Turkey Hangover Hill Climb so get on your boots because there is a little bit of snow to get through. Meet by the Grand Summit Express at 11 a.m. We also have the Beer Pairing Dinner Series, featuring Brewery Ommegang from Cooperstown, NY. Then on Saturday the 29th join us for the season’s first Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Extravaganza, complete with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

I hope your Thanksgiving was a memorable as mine was. See you tomorrow!

Tyler

Our business is very weather dependent, but here’s what we have planned.

Early Season:

· Early season is defined as the day we open through Dec. 19. Lifts open daily at 9 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m., daily.

· The Main Base, Summit and Carinthia Lodges are open daily

· Sundance Lodge opens for the season on Sat, Dec 13. Sundance is only open weekends and holidays.

As of Dec. 20, lifts open at 8 a.m. on weekends and holidays and at 9 a.m. midweek. Lifts close daily at 4 p.m.
12
Trails Open
Of 83
3
Lifts Open
Of 20
124
Acres Open
Of 583
12
Groomed Runs
13"
New Snow In 24 Hours
14"
New Snow In 7 Days
21"
New Snow This Season
18"-24"
Base Depth
27° / 19°
Today
November 27
25° / 20°
Tomorrow
November 28
28° /
Saturday
November 29
39° / 23°
Sunday
November 30

Lift Overview
3
Lifts Open
Trail Overview
10
Trails Open
Carinthia Parks
2
Parks Open
Lift Overview
3
Lifts Open
key:
open
closed
on-hold

Main Face

#4 Covered Bridge/Tubing
#5 Mercury
#7 Sundance
#8 Tumbleweed
#9 Canyon Express
#11 Grand Summit Express
#12 Ego Alley
#16 Seasons
#17 Bluebird Express
#24 Voyager
#25 Gemini
#27 Apollo
#28 Discovery Shuttle

Carinthia

#1 Ski Baba
#2 Nitro Express
#3 Heavy Metal

North Face

#10 Outpost
#18 Challenger

Sunbrook

#14 Beartrap
#19 Sunbrook
Trail Overview
10
Trails Open
key:
open
closed
beginner
intermediate
expert
most difficult
groomed
moguls
snowmaking

Main Face

Beaver Hill
Canyon
Cascade
Charlie's Chase
Choke
Committed
Cooper's Junction
Cut-Off
Deer Run
Drifter
Drop
Ego Alley
High Traverse
Hop
Illusion
Launch Pad
Ledge
Link
Little John
Lodge
Long John
Low Traverse
Lower Exhibition
One More Time
Overbrook
Pat's Pitch
Ridge
Roller Coaster
Sap Bucket
Season's Pass
Shootout
Short Fuse
Snowdance
Snowdance Access
Somerset Road
South Bowl
Sweets Sixteen
Switchback
Tin Lizzy
Tramline
Uncle's
Under Pressure
Upper Exhibition
Yard Sale

North Face

Boulder Pile
Challenger
Chute
Fallen Timbers
Free Fall
Jaws
Little Steep
Olympic
PDF
Plummet
Ripcord
River Run
Second Thoughts
Skyline

Sunbrook

Bear Trap
Big Dipper
Cloud Nine
Little Dipper
Milky Way
Moonbean
Moonwalk
One Small Step
Shooting Star
Sunspot
Thanks Walt
Carinthia Parks
2
Parks Open
key:
open
closed
park size
groomed
snowmaking
features
Fool's Gold
Grommet
Inferno
Iron Run
Junkyard
Mineshaft
Narrow Gauge
Nitro
Prospector
Rusty Nail
The Farm
The Gulch
The Superpipe
More Info

A.M. Express

The Bluebird Express will open at 7:30 a.m. for season passholders and Grand Summit/condo owners every Saturday starting January 3 through March 7 (conditions permitting). Lift access will be available anytime between 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. (you do not have to be there at 7:30 a.m.) and only the Main Face will be open to ski/ride before 8 a.m. This is not a guided tour, but Mount Snow management will likely be out there because we like first tracks, too! You pick your trails and your pace. Obviously, be sure to have your season pass with you or we cannot let you on the lift. Grand Summit/condo owners, please have your partners program card with you.

Truth in Snow Reporting

Our snow reporting goal is simple – Transparency. No one should ever second-guess what a mountain reports for its conditions, weather, snow surface or anything else. When you read the Mount Snow snow report it should be trusted as if you wrote it yourself.

So, you might find our approach to snow reporting a little different from other resorts of similar size.

Every trail encompasses a certain number of acres, but depending on snow coverage not all of those acres are necessarily skiable, especially early season when resorts in the East rely on snowmaking. So if we open a wide, 20 acre trail that is only half covered width-wise with snow (i.e. skiers left is very skiable because that is where the snow guns are located, but the guns couldn’t reach skiers right so it is not skiable) we report 10 acres of that trail open. Most other places, if a trail is open that means it is reported as 100% open even if you can’t ski 100% of it.

And we have adopted a boundary-to-boundary policy, which means all of the tree terrain is always open to those who have the ability to ski/ride it, but those areas are not marked, patrolled or maintained. We have identified the gladed tree areas on our trail map to make it easier for you to find areas that have been thinned out for a more enjoyable tree skiing experience.

In short, you come to Mount Snow for a getaway, not a hassle. Enjoy our 590 skiable acres and know that when we say we have two feet of fresh powder we mean it. On the flip side, when the weather is not forecasted to be so nice we will give you all the necessary information to help you best prepare for the conditions of that day.

Our Snow Guarantee

There are certain uncontrollable factors in the alpine environment. Weather and skier/rider traffic can result in changes in the surface conditions or trail opening status. To ensure you’re pleased with the skiing and riding, we’ve created one of the most comprehensive guarantees in skiing and snowboarding.

If you are dissatisfied with snow conditions after taking at least ONE RUN within ONE HOUR of the purchase of your full-day or multi-day ticket, you may exchange it for a voucher of comparable value entitling you to a return visit any day within one (1) year from the voucher’s date of issuance. On subsequent days of your multi-day lift package, you must take at least ONE RUN and you MUST request your voucher prior to 10 a.m. 
Early season tickets (opening day through mid-December) and late season tickets (mid-March through closing day) are not eligible for the snow guarantee.

Please note that this is a snow condition guarantee only. No vouchers will be given for weather or lift related conditions. Tickets purchased or picked up after 12 noon are not eligible for a snow guarantee.

No cash refunds will be granted.

Mount Snow Terrain Access and Uphill Travel Policy

Mount Snow (the “Resort”) and the United States Forest Service (“USFS”) encourage the use of public lands. The Resort is located on both public and private lands. Even on public/USFS lands, you must abide by the Resort rules and USFS restrictions and follow its recommendations. Be advised, private landowners may also close or restrict access to lands they own adjacent to public lands and your knowledge and adherence to their wishes are appreciated.

Terrain Access

Mount Snow is accessible for skinning, hiking, and snowshoeing from dawn to dusk during our winter operating season. From dawn until opening and from closing until dusk the Resort may have operations in progress including, but not limited to, snowmaking, grooming, vegetation trimming, electrical work, or terrain park feature construction. Due to snowmaking, grooming activities and associated vehicle traffic typically occurring on the mountain, we do not allow guests to access the Mount Snow trail system for skinning, skiing, riding, hiking or snowshoeing before the resort is open for the winter operating season.

Uphill Travel

During the winter operating season, guests wishing to access the Mount Snow trail system through hiking, snow shoeing, or skinning may do so after purchasing an “Uphill Travel” pass ($10 for a day pass, available in Mount Snow Sports at the Grand, or $49 for an “Uphill Travel Season Pass”, available at the Season Pass Office in the Clocktower Building) or be in possession of a valid season’s pass with a complimentary “Uphill Travel” endorsement. Guests are permitted to hike, snow shoe, or skin from dawn to dusk only. Guests engaging in uphill travel are responsible for knowing locations of closed terrain and trails, snow making, events or other operations in progress by reading the daily Snow Report, viewing trails boards at the bottom of Lifts #2, #9 or #11 and on www.mountsnow.com.

  • Uphill access to Resort trails is at your own risk
  • Closed trails and terrain parks may not be marked or signed from the bottom, top, or other access points on the trail.
  • The trails and terrain parks are designed for use by skiers and riders and any form of downhill descent other than skis, snowboard, snow shoeing, or hiking is prohibited.
  • Sledding or sliding in any form is dangerous and prohibited on Mount Snow premises.
  • Guests accessing the trail system through uphill travel should stay to the side of the trail, wear highly visible clothing, and choose a route which gives downhill traffic the best view of your location. Be aware of sharp turns and knolls where you may not be in view of downhill traffic
  • Guests accessing the Mount Snow trail system must adhere to Your Responsibility Code
  • Your “Uphill Travel” ticket or pass must be worn at all times
  • Snow shoeing trail maps are available at Mount Snow Sports at the Grand and these trails are the
  • preferred method of travel for hiking and snow shoeing
  • For the safety of our guests dogs are not allowed on Resort property