The Snow Report
Good Morning Skiers & Riders!
Yesterday we saw the opening of Sunbrook! All of our mountain faces are now open, bringing us to 46 trails and 358 acres. Get your weekend going on the right note, and come enjoy all the new terrain!
Today, we’ll have a high of 19 degrees at the base and 8 degrees at the summit. You can expect calmer winds, with the summit at 15-25 mph from south-west and the base with 8-14 mph from the north-west.
Last night our groomers headed over to Ego Alley and made some fresh corduroy tracks for you to enjoy this morning! Sunbrook saw the addition of Moonwalk, and over in Carinthia, The Farm and the Junkyard have both opened as parks! You’ll find 17 features in the Farm and 6 over in the Junkyard!
For our other parks, Grommet is planned to open this weekend. Lower Nitro will be closed this weekend for a build and will open as a park early next week. The Gulch will be closed next week for a build, and is planned to open before Christmas. Benny and the Carinthia Diggers have been cranking away to get these parks built, so go check them out!
Inferno will be closed today from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Interested in hearing more about the work of our snowmakers and the 21" of snow that dropped in the past week? Check out the latest Mount Snow Minute with Kelsey!
Looking for a little après ski? DJ Bay 6 will be at the Snow Barn tonight at 9 p.m.
It’s Demo Day tomorrow! Come try out this year's newest skis on snow for FREE from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Simply head over to the Cape House Demo Center (located behind the Waffle Cabin on Main St) to sign up, and then you can test out as many pairs as you'd like from the representatives located on snow in front of the Bluebird Express. All you need to signup is a credit card & valid driver's license. We’ll have skis from Volkl, K2, Head, Rossignol, Nordica and Blizzard!
Lifts are scheduled to spin today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the Bluebird Express, Beartrap, Nitro Express, Discovery Shuttle, Apollo Carpet, Covered Bridge and Challenger on the lineup.
I’ll see you out there!
Window & Online Lift Ticket Prices
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Early Season Hours of Operation
Weekends and Holidays: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Midweek, non-holiday: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Main Base Lodge and Summit Lodge open daily.
All resort services such as ticket booths, retail shops, etc... open 1/2 hour before lifts.
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 2017-18 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 6–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.