The Snow Report
Good Afternoon Mount Snow,
Mother Nature has been sending snow for the past few hours and it's looking like the inside of a snowglobe out here. In just a short amount of time we've accumulated 3" and we're hoping to get even more before lifts stop spinning.
Tomorrow's forecast is calling for overcast skies with no precipitation. Northwest winds will be coming in strong and making their presence known tomorrow. They'll blow into the summit area at speeds of 30-45 mph and 15-30 mph down in the base area.
Now on to our mountain stats. The plan for tomorrow is to be riding on 86 trails with our acreage still hanging strong at 588. Our groomers will spruce up 44 trails for us tonight, but there will still be some trails that have not been groomed rocking powder stashes.
The plan is to have 18 lifts spinning starting at 8 a.m. and running till 4 p.m. Depending on the weather Mother Nature throws at us we may see lift holds tomorrow. Check back here tomorrow before heading out for the most up to date information.
Don't forget to head over to the Snow Barn at 5 p.m. tonight to watch Mr. Twisty perform a free magic show! Then tomorrow you're going to want to head out first thing in the morning because we have an exciting Scavenger Hunt going on. All you have to do is search beginner and intermediate terrain on the Main Face for Mount Snow Logos hidden around the mountain.
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Hours of Operation
Mount Snow is open for skiing and riding.
We're open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends & holidays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
The North Face and Sunbrook Areas close at 3:45 p.m.
Holidays include December 21-January 1, January 18-20, and February 15-23.
Main Base Lodge, Carinthia Lodge and Summit Lodge are open.
Sundance Base Lodge is open weekends and holidays.
All resort services such as ticket booths, retail shops, etc... open 1/2 hour before lifts.
The Season Pass office is located inside the Clocktower building.
AM Express will operate Saturday mornings from January 4 until March 7. AM Express offers season pass holders and Grand Summit/condo owners an early lift on Bluebird Express at 7:30. This offer is only for Epic and Peak pass holders or Grand Summit/Condo owners.
We're proud of the snow quality that you'll find at Mount Snow, and with snowmaking at 83% of our trails, you should feel confident that you'll have a great skiing or riding experience too. That's why we're offering a snow guarantee every day of the 2019-2020 season. Details at www.mountsnow.com/tickets-passes/snow-guarantee
Note for Epic Passholders
Vail Resorts will be integrating lift ticket and season pass systems for the newly acquired Peak Resorts after the 2019-20 winter ski season and therefore Epic and Epic Day Pass benefits, such as Buddy Tickets and Ski With a Friend Tickets, will not be eligible at the 17 Peak Resorts during this season.
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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.
First off, when it comes to snow fall, we're not going to give you some inflated total, or an unrealistic range of 2-8", instead we are going to go out and measure the snow where it falls and give you an exact number. Don't believe us? Simply take a look at our summit snow stake live stream .
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. Please remember it is your responsibility to access and depart from tree terrain using open designated trails.
In short, you come to Mount Snow for a getaway, not a hassle. Enjoy our 600 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.
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 .
- 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, snowshoeing, 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
- Snowshoeing trail maps are available at Mount Snow Sports at the Grand and these trails are the preferred method of travel for hiking and snowshoeing
- 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.