Mount Snow (formerly known as Mount Pisgah) is a mountain and ski resort located in Dover, Vermont within the Green Mountains. Being only 2.5 hours from Boston and 4 hours from New York City, it is Vermont’s closest big mountain to many Northeast metropolitan centers. Mount Snow joined Vail Resorts’ portfolio of resorts and the Epic Pass program in September 2019.
Since opening for skiing and riding in southern Vermont in 1954, The mountain has had a long and rich history that includes countless bizarre events, innovations, and anecdotes. Walt Schoenknecht, a great visionary, created this ski mountain uniquely and built it into one of the country’s largest ski resorts at the time.
Un Blanco Gulch, the first snowboard park in the East, was constructed in 1992 at Mount Snow. Jumps, a half-pipe, quarter hits, spines, wedges, banked turns, and a buried van were all part of the park. Mount Snow co-hosted the first Extreme Games in 1995 and was the venue of the X Games in 2000 and 2001. The Carinthia Parks, which opened in 2008–2009, includes both natural and man-made attractions. There is even a superpipe. Carinthia hosted the second leg on the inaugural Winter Dew Tour, as well as a number of other events such as the Freeski Open and the Carinthia Classic. Mount Snow, one of the original ski resorts on the East Coast, continues to shape the ski industry to this day.
During the summer, there’s much to do, including picturesque chairlift rides, hiking, and mountain biking.
- Elevation: 3,586 ft
- Prominence: 1,309 ft
- Parent mountain: Mount Snow
- Address: Upper Handle Road
- Town: Dover
- State: Vermont
- GPS: Lat 42.9605 Lng -72.90758
- Parking notes: There is ample parking at the base of Mount Snow off Mount Snow Road. The parking lots fill up during the winter months, but aside from that, it is lowkey.
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE