We Love Snow: Get Ready for Winter
From fresh tracks to après afternoons, there's so much we love about winter. Whether it's getting lost in powder, cruising down untouched corduroy, or swinging through Carinthia Parks, Mount Snow is more than just a destination. To us, and to many others, it's home. A place where passion is explored, every day is an adventure, and the vibe is impossible to beat.
We Love Snow: Randy Barrows
"Everybody says that snowmaking has kept me young...younger."
When Ski Magazine named Mount Snow, Best Snow in The East for 2019, it came as a surprise to some, but not to Randy. For 35 years, Randy and his crew have been the reason Mount Snow lives up to its name whether Mother Nature wants to help out, or not. You’ll find Randy out on the hill lighting up guns, adjusting the flows, and leading by example to teach the next generation of snowmakers the ins and outs of the Most Powerful Snowmaking System in The Northeast.
We Love Snow: Tera Adams
"Nothing is impossible. So don’t ever set a limit for yourself or for somebody else."
Tera Adams believes that the love of snow is for everybody, and as the Director of Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow, she has devoted herself to connecting scores of volunteers with athletes to provide access to the mountains, no matter what.
We Love Snow: The Petersons
"The work week is over. The school week is over. It’s now family time."
For this family, weekends in the mountains are about more than skiing and snowboarding. It’s about sharing a passion for winter adventure, relaxing and reconnecting as a family, and being part of a vibe and a community that they can return to for the rest of their lives.
We Love Snow: Jen & Finn
"I don't know what else I would do on the weekends."
Every Friday afternoon during the ski season, the McCann’s leave their stresses behind in Connecticut and point the car north to the mountains of Vermont. What they find there is pure joy, and the sense of pride from watching Finn build confidence at the Training Center, friendships, and a love for skiing that will never go away.
We Love Snow: Cleon Boyd
"I think I’m not the best, but pretty hard to beat when it comes to grooming."
When the lifts finish spinning for the day, and the sun goes down, Cleon Boyd, and the crew of third-shift groomers fire up their snowcats and head up the mountain to lay down that perfect corduroy. While grooming happens all over the country each night of the winter, it’s the hard work and level of pride in their job that had Mount Snow named #1 Grooming in the East by the readers and editors of Ski Magazine.
We Love Snow: Becky & Tim
"The first question I ask - are you going to ski?"
It’s one thing to say “work hard and play hard”, but it’s another to live the motto every day. When it’s snowing, Tim and Becky Clark hit the mountain for fun runs, then head home to run two of West Dover’s most popular eateries. Their formula is simple. Work hard, play hard, treat your employees right, and love the outdoors.
We Love Snow: Ashlyn
"A lot of times, I just straight line."
While most of us were still just getting into the sport at 10 years of age, Ashlyn was already nationally ranked with more podiums and medals to her name than many will ever see. Her love for snowboarding is fed by days chasing friends down the mountain, hitting features at Carinthia Parks, exploring the outdoors… and the occasional stop at Waffle Cabin.
We Love Snow: Skip Kost
"I don't consider this a job. It's a hobby. It's fun."
For Skip Kost, leaving his office in Connecticut to drive north to the mountains every weekend is part of the routine. He spends his weekends on the Mount Snow Ski Patrol helping others and giving back to the mountain community he fell in love with long ago. For Skip, patrolling isn’t a job, it’s a way to get outdoors and spend time with his mountain family.