We Love Snow: Get Ready for Winter
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Winter is upon us once again, and if you think that we use the summer to kick back and relax, you’d be sorely mistaken. The past two summers have seen massive infrastructure improvements here at Mount Snow, including this year’s Carinthia Base Lodge Project and last summer’s completion of our West Lake Water Project, which gave us the most powerful snowmaking system in the Northeast. That’s right, the most powerful in the Northeast! So, while our guests were enjoying a relaxing summer in the Green Mountain National Forest, behind the scenes there has been a flurry of activity, as we work to build a bigger and better Mount Snow.
As you may have heard, we were just named Best Snow in The East by the readers, editors, and contributors of Ski Magazine, and while we hope for another above average winter like last year, this will once again be the season of the snowmaker. Our award-winning snowmaking team can't wait to fire up the new system for its second season of operation and put lessons learned last season into action. As with last year, where we came out the gate strong and held the title of Most Open Terrain in North America for the first month of the season, this year we’re once again planning to open more trails faster and with better coverage than ever before. So, get your gear ready!
With our projected opening of November 17th, we plan to not only open the mountain but to also open the doors of our brand-new Carinthia Base Lodge. This $22 million lodge is a massive upgrade for our Carinthia Base Area which coincides with the 10th anniversary of Carinthia becoming a 100-acre all-terrain-park mountain face.
At 42,000 sq.ft., this new lodge is five-times the size of the lodge it’s replacing, and will feature a sit-down restaurant, two bars, multiple made-to-order food stations, as well as everything a skier or rider needs during the course of their day, including Mount Snow Sports at Carinthia, rentals, tuning, ski patrol, ticket sales, and more. It’s been amazing to watch this project take shape over the past two years, and we really can’t wait to invite you all in!
Along with this major lodge project, we’ve also undertaken another $2 million in capital improvements around the resort both large and small. From a renovation and expansion of our popular craft beer bar Canned, to updates and upgrades at our lodging properties, a new playground for Mount Snow Child Care, new timing equipment for our race programs, along with too many more to list here.
In other great news, our Peak Pass is back for another year of allowing our passholders to explore all the Northeast mountains in the Peak Resorts family, which recently grew by three, as we welcome Liberty Mountain Resort, Roundtop Resort, and Whitetail Resorts to the Peak Pass. For details, benifits, and more, please head to mountsnow.com/passes
With all that’s been going on, this winter is shaping up to be one for the books even before the first flake has fallen. So make sure your gear is tuned up and ready and we’ll see you in a few short weeks for opening day.