The Snow Report

Good morning! We have another bluebird day on tap and thanks to low overnight temps, our snowmakers have been putting down plenty of snow on all of our open trails as well as on Little John. I can’t wait to get out there and make some turns!

It’s finally beginning to feel a lot like winter – we’re expecting a high of 28 degrees at the summit and 36 at the base and mild 12–20 mph southwest winds up top and 6–12 mph winds from the south at the bottom.

We’ll be skiing and riding top to bottom with seven trails including Long John, Deer Run, Lower Exhibition, Cascade, Canyon, Launchpad, and The Gulch. Over at Carinthia, you can look forward to plenty of features on The Gulch. Our groomers have been out on all seven trails, giving us miles of sweet corduroy to carve up. If the temperatures remain favorable, there’s a good chance we’ll be skiing under snow guns, so don’t forget your goggles.

Firing up at 9:00 a.m., we will have the Bluebird Express, Discovery Shuttle, Heavy Metal, and Apollo spinning until 3:30 p.m. Our operating hours will be 9:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 8:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. on weekends. As always, check back here for the latest info.

Lift tickets are $59 for adults (age 19-64), $49 for youth/senior (18 and under/65+) and kids ages 5 and under ski/ride for free. Lower mountain lift tickets (Discovery Shuttle only) are available for $25 and there will not be a half-day ticket rate.

Please be aware that although our open trails have good coverage (especially after we’ve been able to resume snowmaking), early-season conditions do exist and may include some bare/thin spots, water bars, snowmaking equipment, stay safe and ski or ride with caution.

We have a ton of sweet events going on this season, so check out our Events Calendar for all of the details. Save BIG on lift tickets when you purchase them in advance online HERE.

See you on the mountain,


Trails Open
Of 85
Lifts Open
Of 20
Acres Open
Of 589
Groomed Runs
New Snow In 24 Hours
New Snow In 7 Days
New Snow This Season
Base Depth
Machine Groomed
Variable Conditions
31° / 27°
November 30
37° / 36°
December 1

Lift Overview
Lifts Open
Trail Overview
Trails Open
Carinthia Parks
Parks Open
Lift Overview
Lifts Open

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


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

North Face

#10 Outpost
#18 Challenger


#14 Beartrap
#19 Sunbrook
Trail Overview
Trails Open
most difficult

Main Face

Bear's Crossing
Beaver Hill
Charlie's Chase
Cooper's Junction
Deer Run
Ego Alley
High Traverse
Launch Pad
Little John
Long John
Low Traverse
Lower Exhibition
One More Time
Pat's Pitch
Roller Coaster
Sap Bucket
Season's Pass
Short Fuse
Snowdance Access
Somerset Road
South Bowl
Sweet Sixteen
Tin Lizzy
Under Pressure
Upper Exhibition
Yard Sale

North Face

Boulder Pile
Fallen Timbers
Free Fall
Little Steep
River Run
Second Thoughts


Bear Trap
Big Dipper
Cloud Nine
Little Dipper
Milky Way
One Small Step
Shooting Star
Thanks Walt
Carinthia Parks
Parks Open
park size
Fool's Gold
Iron Run
Narrow Gauge
Rusty Nail
The Farm
The Gulch
The Superpipe
Tunnel Vision

Lift Hours of Operation:


Early Season: (Opening Day - December 18)

Weekends and Holidays: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Midweek: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Regular Season

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


Main Base Lodge, Carinthia and Summit open daily.

Sundance Lodge and parking lot is currently closed and will open on December 12.

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 9 through March 19.

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

Mount Snow has invested heavily in our state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming systems, producing snow so good, we guarantee it!   If you’re not satisfied with our conditions, we’ve got you covered.  Just bring your ticket to any Guest Service desk and exchange it for a return visit voucher.

The Details

Single Day Ticket

Within ONE HOUR of the purchase of your full day ticket (they are time-stamped) you may exchange it for a return-visit voucher, entitling you to a revisit any day within one (1) year from the voucher’s date of issuance. If you pick up your tickets the night before or on a pre-printed package, you have until 10 am to redeem your voucher.

Multi Day Ticket

First Day:  Within ONE HOUR of the purchase of your ticket (they are time-stamped) you may exchange it for a return-visit voucher entitling you to a revisit any day within one (1) year from the voucher’s date of issuance. Subsequent days on your multi-day ticket remain in place for your use.  If you pick up your tickets the night before or have a pre-printed package, you have until 10 am to redeem your voucher.

Subsequent days: On subsequent days of your multi-day lift package, you must request your return-visit voucher by 10 a.m. This entitles you to a revisit any day within one (1) year from the voucher’s date of issuance.  Any days left on your multi-day ticket remain in place for use.  You cannot request a Snow Guarantee for future days.

Afternoon Ticket

Tickets purchased or picked up after 12 noon are not eligible for a Snow Guarantee.

Special “No Guarantee” Days

There are a handful of days, each year, when Mount Snow suspends all Snow Guarantees.  These days include but are not limited to Founder’s Day, Youth Pay Their Age Days, Saint Patrick’s Day and other promotions.  These days will be clearly denoted on the daily snow report.

Expiration dates on Snow Guarantees cannot be extended.  No cash refunds will be granted.

Mount Snow offers this generous program so you can have a great skiing and riding experience, but we do reserve the right to modify the guarantee or deny requests that we deem are not in the spirit of the program.

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

  • 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. Please contact a resort representative, Dave Meeker, Marketing Director at 802-464-4174, if you have any questions or if you seek prior-authorization to operate any UAS and/or aerial drones. 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.