Northwest of Brattleboro near West Dover, the Mount Snow ski area is a freestylers paradise with 8 terrain parks spread over 100 acres. The Superpipe is a 460-foot-long, 18-foot-high competition superpipe. The Mini Pipe is a 300-foot-long halfpipe with 8-foot walls, built with the progressive shredder in mind.
For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, Mount Snow has the Farm terrain park that has been fully built out with rural style features including a barn and sugar shack. The Carinthia Parks cover about 100 acres and has 150 features to session. The popular Prospector Park is known for its wooden jibs.
Mount Snow has 102 runs spread 600 acres that are served by 20 lifts with a maximum descent of 1,700 feet. It is spread over 5 mountains with an average annual snowfall of 156 inches. It is not known for freeriding and most runs are flat intermediates. But for a steep ride, you can try the stout and wild Ripcord. For glades, check out the Plunge.
The best bet for apres ski action is at the Canned, which is known for a wide variety of Vermont craft-beers. For nightlife, try Silo Pub, Snow Barn, Dover Bar (D-Bags) and Indigo.
To reach the snowboarding at Mount Snow Ski Area from NYC, head nort on US95 to US91 in New Haven, CT. Follow US91 North to Exit #2 in Vermont. Take SR9 westbound 20 miles to Wilmington, VT. Turn right at the stoplight on to SR100 North. Nine miles to Mount Snow. For Main Entrance, turn left at second blinking light.
To reach the snowboarding at Mount Snow Ski Area from Boston, head west on SR2 to US91. Follow I-91 north to Exit #2 in Vermont. Take SR9 westbound 20 miles to Wilmington, VT. Turn right at the stoplight on to SR100 North. Nine miles to Mount Snow. For Main Entrance, turn left at second blinking light. It's about a 3.5 hour drive up from Boston.
Beware, the Mount Snow Ski Area is packed on the weekends.
TIP: Pending approval, Vail Resorts has announced the purchase of Mount Snow Ski Area, thus allowing lift access via the popular Vail Epic season pass.
Overall, Mount Snow Ski Area is the 5th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 12 snowboarding resorts in Vermont.
Local Contacts: Mount Snow Ski Area (802) 464-2151; Bonkers Snowboards (800) 645-2492; Vermont Tourism 1-800-VERMONT.
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: West Dover Inn (802) 464-5207
Luxury Loding: Windham Hill Inn, West Townsend (800) 944-4080
Breakfast Restaurant: Dots Diner, West Dover; Bean Heads, Wilmington
Reference Source: click here https://www.mountsnow.com/
GPS: 42.968126, -72.895098
Date Published: 12/29/2015
Date Updated: 3/3/2019
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