The Snow Report
Happy Founders Day Mount Snow!
Today's the day! Sunbrook has opened! 13 lifts are planned to spin this morning with Sunbrook and Beartrap being two of them. 65 Trails will be open with a whopping 528 acres of terrain that's all yours to explore. Get out here! Canned and 1900' Burger have their openings tomorrow as well so stop by and get a beer or bite to eat.
The weather today is looking to be overcast with temps at the base ranging from 36-40 and at the summit 31-35. We will have some wind with possibilities of gusts towards the summit so although we will have warmer temps be prepared for those wind chills.
Tonight at the Snow Barn DJ Joe Bell is playing some hip hop, electronic and pop tracks so if you're 21+ go check that out, it is a free event. Either way get ready for tomorrow, when we will be having our Demo Day. Bring your driver's license and a credit card to try as many pairs of the newest skis from the biggest brands on the market all for free. Then after hours we are back to the Snow Barn for the Mike Cusato Band, they have a Police, Third Eye Blind, Led Zeppelin feel and their event is also 21+ with tickets being $10. Get your tickets online to guarantee a spot otherwise tickets at the door depend on availability.
The Carinthia Classic is coming up in about a week, Dec 22nd to be exact. This event is a plaza jam style event with rails, boxes, and whosie whatsits. There will be a 20K purse, that's right $20,000 total in prizes. Best part about the event is that if you'd just like to watch you can! Spectating will be available at the Carinthia Lodge where we will have drinks, giveaways and food. More info can be found on our site or you can read my tid bits about it every day leading up to the event here.
On the topic of Carinthia, we do have a lot of park operations in the works. But for a quick rundown we are expecting a brand new full build on The Gulch tomorrow, Grommet is coming soon, The Farm opened yesterday bringing in 12 features and of course we've got Nitro and Prospector running. Our current feature count is 61, a touch lower than the last week or so but that's changing tomorrow where you can expect many more being added with the reopening of The Gulch.
I feel like I'm beating a dead horse but if you haven't gotten your Drifter Pass yet please please please get it before the prices go up on the 17th. If you're like me and also fit into that 18-29 year old range this really is the best pass you can get, $399 for 10 mountains with zero blackout dates, you can't beat it and you probably don't have extra money to be throwing around for when the price goes up. And again, we do have season passes for everybody so get whichever one suits you best.
Seeya on hill!
Window & Online Lift Ticket Prices
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Hours of Operation
Early Season Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Early Season Weekends/Holidays: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Regular season hours begin on Saturday, December 15:
Regular Season Weekends/Holidays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Midweek: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Main Base Lodge and Summit Lodge are open daily.
The Carinthia Lodge is open weekends only.
The Sundance Base Lodge is open weekends starting December 15.
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.
We're proud of the snow quality that you'll find at Mount Snow, and with snowmaking at 80% 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 2018-2019 season. Details at www.mountsnow.com/tickets-passes/snow-guarantee
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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 13–March 17.
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.
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.