Mount Snow Ski Resort

Mount Snow Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of Somerset, VT. We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Mount Snow stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Mount Snow is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Mount Snow Lodging:

Mount Snow Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mount Snow has a total of 80 ski trails, which are serviced by 20 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 588 acres, Mount Snow Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 238 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
80
Ski Lift
Lifts
20
Skier
Skiable Acres
588(2 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Mount Snow Ski Resort Elevation

Mount Snow Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,600 feet, or 1,097 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,900 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,700 feet (518 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mount Snow's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,600'(1,097 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,700'(518 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,900'(579 m)

Mount Snow Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
44.3out of 100
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Mount Snow can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 86% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Mount Snow has 588 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mount Snow is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 14% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 86%.
Beginner
14%(82 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
73%(429 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
13%(76 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mount Snow Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mount Snow can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 86% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mount Snow Ski Resort Location

Mount Snow Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Somerset, VT.

Address:
Somerset, VT 05356 USA
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Website:
mountsnow.com/

GPS Coordinates:
42.97000, -72.93000

Getting to Mount Snow Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Snow Ski Resort), its coordinates of 42.97000, -72.93000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Somerset, VT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mount Snow Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA106 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI115 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME140 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mount Snow.

NameCodeCityDistance
Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional AirportRUTRutland, VT39 mi
Albany International AirportALBAlbany, NY47 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH55 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Snow Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mount Snow Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%10 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%18 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%18 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%18 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%30 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%32 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%35 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft44%47 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%49 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%51 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%53 mi
Otis RidgeOtis, MA1,700 ft34%54 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%55 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%56 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%57 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%59 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%62 mi
Wachusett MountainPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%63 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%65 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%71 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%71 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%74 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%80 mi
Royal MountainSaint Johnsville, NY1,800 ft36%80 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%80 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%81 mi
Mohawk MountainWest Cornwall, CT1,600 ft35%81 mi
Hunter MountainHunter, NY3,200 ft53%86 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%88 mi
Bousquet MountainSudbury, MA1,875 ft37%88 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%88 mi
Snow RidgeTurin, NY2,000 ft37%88 mi
Mt. SouthingtonPlantsville, CT525 ft31%94 mi
Ski SundownNew Hartford, CT1,075 ft29%95 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%98 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%99 mi
WoodburyWoodbury, CT850 ft33%99 mi
Plattekill MountainRoxbury, NY3,500 ft47%99 mi

Mount Snow Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation3,600 ft
Base Elevation1,900 ft
Vertical Drop1,700 ft
Trails80
(14% Beginner,  73% Intermediate,  13% Expert)
Lifts20
Skiable Acres588
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mount Snow Ski Resort Mountain Stats