The Snow Report

Good morning skiers and riders! With spring-like temperatures on the forecast for today, we’re hitting the slopes with more sunshine and soft snow in mind! We’ll be making buttery turns under the sun, and I can’t wait to get out there!

You can skip the face masks this morning because today’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with a high of 40 degrees at the summit and 45 at the base. We expect southwest winds to range from 12-20 mph at the summit and 8-14 mph at the base.

We plan to ski and ride on 85 trails today, with a total of 585 acres to explore. You’ll find corduroy for smooth carving on 55 of our trails which our groomers visited last night. Meanwhile, the soft bumps will be fun today, and you can find those on Bear Trap, Yard Sale, Committed, Pat’s Pitch, Boulder Pile, Free Fall, and Jaws. Over in Carinthia, we have over 140 features to play on and a freshly-cut Superpipe!

Snowdance will have training from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the trail will remain open.

Lifts are scheduled to spin from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday, February 26 and tubing is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Monday, February 27.

Presidents’ Week Winterfest is still going strong with our Torchlight Parade and Fireworks happening this evening at 6 p.m. For the rest of the week, we’ll have daily events and activities like race gates, concerts, a Beer Pairing Dinner at 1900’, and more. Check the full list HERE and make your plans to join us.

See you on the slopes!

-Kelsey

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85
Trails Open
Of 87
18
Lifts Open
Of 20
585
Acres Open
Of 587
55
Groomed Runs
0"
New Snow In 24 Hours
4"
New Snow In 7 Days
140"
New Snow This Season
22" - 28"
Base Depth
PRIMARY
Machine Groomed
SECONDARY
Spring Conditions
99%
Open
45° / 39°
Today
February 22
53° / 39°
Tomorrow
February 23

Lift Overview
18
Lifts Open
Trail Overview
71
Trails Open
Carinthia Parks
14
Parks Open
Lift Overview
18
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 Grommet
#2 Nitro Express
#3 Heavy Metal

North Face

#10 Outpost
#18 Challenger

Sunbrook

#14 Beartrap
#19 Sunbrook
Trail Overview
71
Trails Open
key:
open
closed
beginner
intermediate
expert
most difficult
groomed
moguls
snowmaking
racing

Main Face

Bear's Crossing
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
N.E. Time
Natural Long John
One More Time
Overbrook
Pat's Pitch
Ridge
Roller Coaster
Sap Bucket
Season's Pass
Shootout
Short Fuse
Snowdance
Snowdance Pitch
Somerset Road
South Bowl
Sweet Sixteen
Switchback
Tin Lizzy
Tramline
Uncles
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
Moonbeam
Moonwalk
One Small Step
Shooting Star
Sunspot
Thanks Walt
Carinthia Parks
14
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
Tunnel Vision

Snow Guarantee

Mount Snow is so confident in our snowmaking, all skiers and snowboarders will be backed by Mount Snow’s Snow Guarantee nearly every day this season (excluding special discount ticket days). The snow guarantee allows you to try the ski or snowboarding conditions for an hour, and if the snow isn’t up to your standards, simply stop by any Guest Service window by 10 a.m. for a voucher to return any other day that season.

View details about the Snow Guarantee


Hours of Operation

Lifts

Weekends and Holidays: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Midweek, non-holiday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Holidays are 2/17/17 - 2/24/17

Lodges

Main Base Lodge, Carinthia and Summit open daily.

Sundance Lodge is open weekends and holidays.

All resort services such as ticket booths, retail shops, etc... open 1/2 hour before lifts.

 

More Info

A.M. Express

A.M. EXPRESS Mount Snow offers season passholders and Grand Summit/condo owners an early lift (7:30 am) every Saturday January 7–March 11.

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.

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

Unmanned Aerial Systems Policy

Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, Mount Snow Ltd. (“Resort”) prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or aerial drones, by the general public, including recreational users and hobbyists, without prior written authorization from the Resort. This prohibition includes drones for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating over all Resort properties. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries. Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations, local law enforcement, and/or U.S. Forest Service rules, as well as those policies separately established by our Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverages, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.  Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries, or regulatory fines and legal fees.