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Mount Snow

Mount Snow

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

174

Rank in
Region

21

Rank in
State

10

This resort is often compared with:

Killington
Stowe Mountain Resort
Jay Peak
Best time for snow at
Mount Snow
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Mount Snow

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Sunday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 167" per year
Snow Quality Rank

182

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

130

Mount Snow is ranked No. 130 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

7.2%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

47.6%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

130

Mount Snow is ranked No. 130 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

182

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Mount Snow

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
130
score
43.7
Travel Ease
rank
140
score
31.1
Expert
rank
160
score
28.7

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1700 ft

3600 ft
Base Elevation: 1900 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Mount Snow, then you might have a long wait. Only 7.2% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Mount Snow to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Mount Snow is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 0.0% of months at Mount Snow getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

The snow at Mount Snow can disappear often enough that you may want to pack extra snow beads when taking a trip here. A good number of months, 47.6% to be exact, see less than 30 inches of snow. If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Mount Snow, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 47.6% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Mount Snow, if you're flying in

Driving from the Albany, NY airport can cost a traveler more two hours when driving conditions aren't ideal, so its definitely time that you have to budget into your trip, as the 95-minute drive is often enough to keep skiers from getting snow time on their last day in town.