The Snow Report
What an amazing spring day! The 2-3 inches of fresh snow we picked up yesterday made for awesome turns and great conditions across the mountain. We had so much fun wrapping up Reggaefest today. Hopefully you caught some of the sweet live reggae music we had bumping in the main base area and the extremely entertaining Duct Tape Derby, which went down with some spills and some impressive runs… but more importantly, a lot of impressive homemade crafts. Tomorrow we’ll continue enjoying our soft spring snow, so come get some.
Spring temps will be in full effect tomorrow and they are expected to reach a high of 32 at the summit and 40 at the base with winds from the SW at 10-40 mph. The forecast is calling for a period of snow in the morning, followed by flurries throughout the day.
We plan to be out on 83 trails, covering 585 acres across all four mountain faces. Our grooming pilots plan to hit 39 trails overnight to give us some velvety corduroy to rip through tomorrow.
We have 7 lifts scheduled to spin from opening at 9 a.m. until last chair at 4 p.m. Lift ticket prices are $90 for adults, $70 for youth and seniors (6-18/65+) and kids age 5 and under are $5. Half-day tickets (noon – 4 p.m.) are $29 for one pass, $99 for a four pack and lower mountain tickets are $40. You can save money on your lift tickets when you buy them in advance HERE for a discounted rate. Since you like saving money, you can save BIG when you purchase your season pass for the 2015/2016 season by April 30.
Sundance Lodge and parking lot are now closed for the season. The lodge will remain open for restrooms only (located in the basement - use southern entrance). The Canyon Express is closed midweek and will operate on weekends only.
Mount Snow has a boundary-to-boundary policy, which means the trees are always open but not maintained or patrolled. Tree skiing and riding is for experts only. Always ski in threes and be very, very cautious.
Don’t miss your chance to get some spring skiing and riding in! The snow coverage across the mountain is fantastic and we expect to continue having tons of fun. Coming up next weekend is our 7th annual Winter Brewers Festival on Saturday, April 4. It is a one-day celebration of springtime, beer and live music. We will have 20+ breweries serving over 35 different brews in 10oz samples. Check out our events page to see the rest of the fun events and activities we have coming up.
Spring is kicking and so are we.
See you tomorrow,
Lift Hours of Operation:
Weekends and Holidays: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Midweek, non-holiday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Starting March 23, Canyon Express will be closed midweek.
Main Base Lodge, Carinthia and Summit open daily
Starting March 23, Sundance Lodge and parking lot will be closed but will remian open for restrooms only (located in the basement - use southern entrance).
All resort services such as ticket booths, retail shops, etc... open 1/2 hour before lifts.
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A.M. EXPRESS Mount Snow offers season passholders and Grand Summit/condo owners an early lift (7:30 am) every Saturday, January 3 through March 14. We have finished for the 2014-15 season but invite you back next year for more sunrises, pristine corduroy and enjoying the mountain all to yourself!
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.
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.
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