Mount Snow

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When Most Hills Are Green Mount Snow Is, Well, Ya Know…

Mount Snow will be a centerpiece of our Vermont trips in 2010, but be prepared, it’s a cozy three-and-a-half-hour coach ride from Manhattan. Our friends at Snow have invested a ton of money in fan guns so look to see us on hill early in November. With over 250 new Polecat guns, Snow needs just a little help from Mother Nature to paint the hill white. Mount Snow has four mountain faces. That means whoever you are, they’ve got enough terrain diversity to keep a grin on your face all winter.

Four Mountain Faces

Main Face

Snow’s back-to-base trail system makes it easy for skiers and riders of all ability levels to easily meet up at the end of the day on the slopes. Most of Mount Snow’s signature cruisers are here: Snowdance, Standard, Exhibition, and the 3.1 miles that make up Long John and Deer Run. The learning areas are located near both the Main Base Lodge and our group Sundance Lodge where we will arrive and depart.


Freestyle terrain goes huge this year with the region’s first and only all-terrain park mountain face. Carinthia boasts twelve full park areas loaded with rails, jumps and pipes, nearly five miles of trails, tree-skiing zone, all-natural terrain area, big-air site, a new mini-pipe and Mount Snow’s monster superpipe. Eight of those park feature new fan-gun technology, the other four come with Mother Nature’s help. There’s no place like Carinthia for pure variety of snowboarding terrain and features.

North Face

Ready for a real challenge? Spend some time on the steep slopes of the North Face. Many trails here are kept ungroomed for advanced skiers and riders, including Ripcord, a double-diamond trail offering some of the steepest terrain in the Northeast. Tree skiers love the glades over here.


True to its name, the Sunbrook face offers great scenic runs on Bluebird days. Lovers of ungroomed trails enjoy the two dippers. Meanwhile, bump skiers do laps on Beartrap all day with music pumped through loudspeakers on the chairlift towers.

Main Base Area


Located in the Main Base Lodge, the Marketplace Cafe offers something for everyone. Selections include sandwiches and wraps, flame-broiled burgers, hot dogs, chicken, fries, chili, soups, chowder, salads, baked goods, desserts and daily specials, and a full salad bar. Breakfast options include eggs, french toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, breakfast sandwiches, hot and cold cereals, bagels, muffins, and yogurt. Open for breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily.

Just Burritos

The newest addition to a great food lineup. Tasty made-from-scratch chicken, beef, pork, or vegetarian burritos, smothered in salsa, guacamole, and sour cream and topped with shredded cheese. They also have a kickin’ tortilla soup to warm you up!

Cuzzins Bar & Grill

Located in the Main Base Lodge, Cuzzins is a popular spot for lunch, après-ski drinks and great live music. Enjoy a casual, full-service menu featuring soups, giant salads, burgers, wraps, and a tasty selection of appetizers. Cuzzins Bar, with its large picture windows that look out right on the slopes, offers a full bar with a great selection of warm drinks and cold microbrews. Ask any Mount Snow regular—it’s the spot to see and be seen for après-ski! Open for lunch and après-ski daily. Live music Saturdays and holiday weeks.

Tony’s Pizza

Located in the Main Base Lodge, Tony’s offers huge slices of pizza topped with cheese, pepperoni, veggies, meat, pesto and artichoke, or pineapple. All pizzas hand-tossed and made fresh. Open for lunch daily.

Fresh Tracks

Located in the Main Base Lodge, offering both indoor seating and outside service windows facing the slopes. Largest variety of coffees/hot beverages on the mountain. Selections include specialty coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, cafe mochas, steamers, espressos, macchiattos, hot chocolate, herbal teas, chai tea, hot apple cider and caramel cider. Also serves fresh-baked pastries and muffins, bagels with flavored cream cheeses, and bagel sandwiches. Open for breakfast, lunch and snacks daily.

Waffle Cabin

A delicious treat to grab on the run! Located at the base of the Summit Local lift, owners Ingrid Heyrman and Peter Creyf make their sugar waffles from flour, butter, eggs, milk, and a special sugar imported from Belgium. Naturally sweet and served hot. Once you try one, you’ll be hooked! Open daily.


Featuring freshly made-to-order sandwiches. Complete with a full bar service and a great view of Mount Snow. Full-service bar offers drink specialties, beer, and wine. Several TVs strategically located so you can catch all the sports action! Open weekends and holidays for lunch and après-ski.

Timber House Family Gatherings

Adjacent to the Main Base lodge, the Timber House features great views of the slopes in a full-service restaurant. Mouth-watering entrees, chili, burgers, delicious salads plus kids’ value menu and lots more. Enjoy a cold brew or a hot beverage from the full-service bar. Open for lunch and après-ski relaxation Thursday through Sunday, with later hours on selected nights.

Logistics | Pickups & Departures

Pickup/Dropoff Locations

  Union Square Times Square
Depart 4:15 AM 4:30 AM
Depart Mount Snow 3:30 PM
Return 8:30 PM 8:15 PM

Permissions Slip for Minors

A parent or legal guardian must complete and bring along a Minor Permissions Slip for each child age sixteen (16) and under.

How do I select the correct snowboard stance?

Your bindings settings usually follow your batting stance. If you are right-handed and bat right-handed, then you will probably feel most comfortable with your left foot forward (regular). If you are left-handed or bat “lefty,” then you will likely feel right foot forward is more natural (goofy).

These are just guidelines to start. We can help you find the right fit for your ride.

What type of skier are you?

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Determining your ski ability is your responsibility!

Your ski ability, height, weight, age, and boot-sole length are used by the shop to determine the visual indicator settings of your ski bindings. Be sure to provide accurate information, as any error may increase your risk of injury. Consult the skier type descriptions to select your classification. These descriptions are compatible with ASTM and ISO documents.

Type I Skier (Beginner)

Cautious skiing at lower visual indicator settings

  • Prefer slow to moderate speeds
  • Prefer gentle to moderate terrain
  • Receive lower-than-average visual indicator settings (this may increase the risk of inadvertent binding release in order to increase the likelihood of release in a fall)
  • Type I settings apply to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification
  • Type I- setting apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings lower than settings for a Type I skier

Type II Skier (Intermediate)

Moderate skiing at average visual indicator settings

  • Prefer a variety of speeds
  • Prefer varied terrain
  • Type II settings apply to skiers who do not meet all the descriptions of Type I or Type III classifications

Type III Skier (Advanced)

Aggressive skiing at higher visual indicator settings

  • Prefer fast speeds
  • Prefer steep terrain
  • Receive higher-than-average visual indicator settings (this may reduce the likelihood of release in a fall in order to reduce the risk of inadvertent binding release)
  • Type III+ settings apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings higher than settings for a Type III skier