Snow Goose Mountain
Snow Goose Mountain is a ski area located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. The resort is in the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL.
Snow Goose Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Snow Goose Mountain. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Snow Goose Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Snow Goose Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Snow Goose Mountain Terrain Overview
Snow Goose Mountain has a total of 7 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Snow Goose Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 40 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 16 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Snow Goose Mountain Elevation
Snow Goose Mountain has a summit elevation of 604 feet, or 184 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 82 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 169 feet (52 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Snow Goose Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Snow Goose Mountain Difficulty Level
1out of 100
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.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Snow Goose Mountain has 40 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Snow Goose Mountain is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 100% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 0% trails are rated as intermediate.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Snow Goose Mountain good for beginners?
Snow Goose Mountain is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 100% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Snow Goose Mountain Location
Snow Goose Mountain is located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL.
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Getting to Snow Goose Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snow Goose Mountain), its coordinates of 53.41000, -60.42700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL 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 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 Snow Goose Mountain.
|Goose Bay Airport||YYR||Goose Bay, NL||10 km|
|Makkovik Airport||YMN||Makkovik, NL||202 km|
|Cartwright Airport||YRF||Cartwright, NL||225 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snow Goose Mountain, 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 Snow Goose Mountain.
Snow Goose Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||604 ft|
|Base Elevation||82 ft|
|Vertical Drop||169 ft|
(100% Beginner, 0% Intermediate, 0% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|