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Head to Mount Snow Ski Resort for an Unforgettable Winter

 

 

As we sit in our very comfortable homes, covered from head to toe in woolens and enjoying the warmth inside, the adventurous little heart inside us longs to break this monotonous routine and step out from this cabin fever. With vacations coming and nothing special planned, there is sure going to be quite a turmoil in the family. Instead of staying at home and becoming couch potatoes, this winter go for some brain freezing, chilly experience. This winter, head for a skiing trip.

Come, spend your vacation at Mount Snow Ski Resort. One of the largest ski resorts in Vermont, this is a perfect place to spend your time with family or friends. What differs Mount Snow from the others is the fact that Mount Snow is made up of four different mountain areas: Main Face, Sunbrook, North Face, and Carinthia.

The Main Face is the part of mountain designed for Beginners and intermediates. Advanced skiers and snowboarders will find the terrain of North Face suitable for them. On the other hand, Carinthia, built in 2007 is home to 12 parks and has over 125 features. In short, it has something for everyone on its platter.

Accessibility

 

 

Located in the Southern Vermont, Mount Snow is a ski resort in the Green Mountains and is placed inside the Green Mountain National Forest. Quite near to many prominent cities, the resort is within a driving distance and has an easy route to navigate on the highways and mountain stretches. The resort is located at a distance of 63 miles from Johnson City, Elizabethton, Asheville, Greeneville, Boone, Morganton, Lenoir, Bristol, Kingsport, Bloomingdale, Hendersonville, Waynesville, Hickory, and Shelby.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

The resort lays claim to a lift-served vertical drop of 1750 feet (530 m). The base at Mount Snow ski resort is at an elevation of 1900 feet above sea level with the summit elevation at 3600 feet. The resort experiences an annual snowfall of about 120 inches (3000 mm).

Lifts and Trails

The resort has a skiable area of around 588 acres which is easily accessible by the lifts. There are a total of 85 runs out of which 14 % are beginner runs, 73 % account for the intermediate runs and 13 % of them count as the advanced runs. The longest run spans an area of 2 miles. The resort also features ten terrain parks. The cross country trail area in the resort runs around 16 km. The trails at the resort include two of the toughest trails. The Blue Square which spans 73% of the total area and the Black Diamond which covers 13% of the area.

With each lift having a carrying capacity of 6600 persons per hour, the resort features 20 lifts in total out of which 5 are surface lifts, 4 are  Double lifts, 6 are triple lifts, 1 is Quad lift, 3 are Hi-Speed Quad lifts and the remaining 1 is a Six Pack lift.

MEMBERSHIP PASSES AND RENTAL SERVICE

 

 

The 49 Degrees North Winter Sports Foundation is focused on the promotion and spread of alpine and recreational cross country skiing in the country. The foundation is based on the philosophy of encouraging and thereby helping academic achievements, and also helps in promoting the positive aspects of discipline, character building, sportsmanship and in deciding a goal for one’s life and working towards it with full passion.

SKIING LESSONS


 

Mount Snow Statistics


Base Elevation: 1900 feet

Summit Elevation: 3600 feet

Vertical Drop: 1700 feet


Most of us are quite hesitant to go for skiing because it is something we have never done before or did it in our childhood. Don’t miss out on all the thrill and fun just because of this. Mount Snow Ski Resort offers both private and group lessons to individuals of all ages. The Ski and Snowboard School at Mount Snow also offers a range of ‘Adaptive Lessons’ for disabled fellows, children with autism to individuals with severe physical impairments. The school has specialized staff and equipment for this. A special feature of the resort includes the Lesson Season Passes. You can reserve and book as many days you wish throughout the season at one fixed rate.

LODGING AND RESORT SERVICES

 

 

Mount Snow Ski Resort offers a variety of dining experiences for its visitors. Be it full bar, full service or grab and go, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, the location be main base lodge, Summit Lodge, Carinthia Lodge, Sundance Lodge or off mountain – there are several places to be checked out which include 1900’ Burger, Harriman’s Farm to Fable, Cuzzins Bar & Grill, The Bullwheel, Market Fish to name a few. You can also check out some of the other fine places to stay, which include –

Vermont Country Deli

Tony’s Pizza

Waffle Cabin

Grand Country Deli

Station Tap Room

Sundance Café

Carinthia Café

Summit Lodge Café

Sweet Stash

Snow Barn

Walt’s Pub

Reuben’s Smokehouse

The Resort’s lodging options include Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center, Mount Snow Condominiums, and Snow Lake Lodge. Depending on the room or suite you opt for, the lodgings cost around $99- $ 250 for a night. All the rooms come with all basic and luxurious amenities according to the time of the year. With a lovely bed and breakfast service available at each Inn, it is sure to start your day on a good note and end it at a restful mode.

Other nearby lodgings include Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Snow Mountain Village, Snow Goose Inn and Deer Hill Inn. Most of these nearby lodgings are quite affordable and at a convenient distance from the resort.

AFFORDABILITY

 


The resort is priced at $95 for an adult lift ticket at $ 479 – $999 for an adult season pass. Not the cheapest as compared to other ski resorts, the price range scores a bit more than the average ones. However, compared to the skiable area provided and the terrain and trail parks you can surely say that it is of value to the dollar. Lift tickets deals are available, and you can get an attractive discount if you book the tickets online.

ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE

Apart from skiing, the 85 runs, ten terrain parks and 20 lifts, Mount Snow Ski Resort also offers tubing, snowshoeing and snowmobile tours. Night Skiing is available only for a limited period of time and for a quite short area. The resort also provides a variety of family activities and activities for children along with the camps.

There cannot be a better way to get the adrenaline rushing through your veins than by skiing downhill at full speed and with full force. What better way to reminiscence your childhood than by having snow fights and making a snowman? What better way to rest your mind for a while as you sit on the mountain top taking in the beauty you see? What better way to enjoy a hot mug of coffee than by sipping it as you feel the cold air whispering past your cheeks and face?

The scenic beauty of the terrain, cool winds blowing, snow laden valleys, the snow covered trees and plants – this is just a small glimpse of what the resort will offer you besides the skiing experience. What are still waiting for? This winter, come to Mount Snow Ski Resort and let the snow work its magic on you. Because with so much on offer, you cannot really afford to miss out on all the fun on offer here. Think about it – the cold breeze rushing past your face while you ski down an adventurous slope gives you a feeling second to none. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, pack your bags, books your tickets and head out straight for the Mount Snow Ski Area with your family and friends and enjoy these winters to the fullest. Have fun!

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