May or may not be groomed; seems to get an occasional grooming. It doesn’t get a lot of traffic, so it doesn’t bump up…but it does glaze over, and frequently. Racing trail with timing shacks on the bottom 1/3 of the mountain, entered off of Exhibition. Mount Snow’s trails are supported by 20 different lifts. One of the more challenging blues; not usually groomed. A very popular blue cruiser, big and wide, usually groomed. It will inflate the ego of intermediates who rip down it, so it’s aptly named. When both are running, pick which ever has the shorter line. Experienced skiers go extreme with the annual Glade-iator competition, held "on the 37-degree pitch of moguls on Ripcord.". Most of it can be negotiated by a strong novice, although the continuous audience might be intimidating. ASC name-game section of Nitro that went along the upper liftline of the Nitro Express chair. And finally Darkside of the Moon is a loosely defined tree skiing area between the upper trails. Groomed regularly. (No. Officially named to coincide with the 2008-09 parkification of Carinthia. Chute, Second Thoughts, and Fallen Timbers are considered slightly easier, if only because they’re groomed more, though the latter trail is fun even for experts because it generally has better snow (due to snowmaking) and has an excellent vista visible the whole way down. Officially named and completed sometime during the 1970s. Although the terrain is great, there isn’t quite as much of it as most people think there is. Generally groomed. The only other Main Face trail accessed from Tumbleweed is the short Beaver Hill, which is a pleasant trail but requires some traversing to return to the lift (or any other lift). Rerouted and renamed Ripcord sometime between 1982 – 1986. Most popular route down the Main Face, usually the first run open in early season. Actually two trails that merge into one, generally referred to as “Beaver” by official Mount Snow people. Last but not least are Milky Way, an under-used intermediate run from the summit of Carinthia that winds down to the Sunbrook base. Charlie’s Chase is a trail that runs adjacent to Sapbucket, and catches some traffic from Lodge and Standard. When the summit lifts get crowded, or the summit is windy, the Ego Alley chair is the worst-kept secret on the mountain, because its non-existent line is in plain view of the Grand Summit Express. 2012-2013 Update: Coming off a tough season, tough even for Peak Resorts’ crackerjack team. By 2019 with new lodge and new luster, Carinthia has become a vital base area at Mount Snow. All have snowmaking. Other than that, it does get icy at the the final turn above the base of the chair, so it is often smart to turn skier’s left onto Moon Beam, a short trail that funnels into the fairly wide open base area. The other attraction is the longer vertical; but again, if you are working the Main Face, you are often better off staying with the Ego Alley, Sundance, and Canyon lifts. Plenty of snow coverage on perfectly manicured trails—“Best snowmaking and grooming in the East!”—is Mount Snow’s M.O. Usually groomed. 2018-2019 Update: New lodge at Carinthia, it’s actually taking some pressure off the main base and even Sundance. Has a couple of drops here and there, a little tougher than Snowdance but has a similar feel to it, although with less traffic. Short slope that connects The Flats with Season Pass. The backbone of Sunbrook is still Big Dipper. Cut Off is aptly named, as it clips off a corner that frequently bottlenecks. South Bowl is perhaps the most popular of the non-Deer Run/Long John routes, and is described in the Sundance section above. Runs from main Summit area to Sunbrook base; part of it follows the original Coldbrook trail (not to be confused with the old Cold Brook at Carinthia) built in 1970. It also made a nice tribute to the family. It isn’t really North Face skiing; it’s just a run out for some of the steeps, and serves as a kind of “back door” entry to the North Face for Canyon Express skiers. Long, turning trail off the Canyon Express chair; on the extreme right hand side of the Main Face (last trail on skier’s left before North Face). Welcome to TrailsEdge, Mount Snow’s luxury ski on & off townhomes, winner of the Home Builders Association “Excellence in Home Building” HOBI Award for Best Vacation Home! 2007-2008 Update: With the purchase by Peak Resorts, a few things have changed that you should know about before you go. Drop has followed same route for decades. Trails, from right to left: Olympic is shown in black, Fallen Timbers in yellow. Management revived this for weekday operations a few years ago, so study the morning trail report carefully. Mount Snow’s trail map (and everything else for that matter) boasts a 1700′ vertical on a 1900′ base elevation with a 3600′ summit. See our list of Ski In Ski Out Mount Snow … Once you enter Coopers, only the #16 or #8 lifts are available, so higher level skiers stay away. The Inspiring Story of Alabama’s Chinnabee Silent Trail, 4 Amazing Spots for Viewing Fall Foliage Near Philadelphia, Knoxville Native Kevin Humphrey: Kicking Off an Adventure on Wheels, Fishing Around Charlotte: Insider Tips from a Lifelong Enthusiast. Sometimes groomed, as the photo at right shows. See Grommet, above. Either way, they all end up at Standard, which is possibly the best-known intermediate trail at Mount Snow, since it is usually the first to receive snowmaking in mid November. Can pretty much be negotiated by a very strong novice. The true Sunbrook is kind of a mini-ski area, much different from the two trail expansion of the 1970s. Original trail, Slalom Glade, ran a gentler route. Considering the trail is so big and so little traveled, it is pure pleasure for a good intermediate. For Mount Snow’s jibbers, huckers, and other daredevils, there’s Carinthia. Usually always groomed. Trails on the North Face are rarely groomed and there’s no easy way down. Sounds great, but the upper part is rather narrow, and the last third is a traverse. Working their way over to Bluebird/Grand Summit and the summit, blue square-seekers have even more options, with Cascade, Drifter, Choke, and Lodge. Not usually groomed. With the oversized features, and the incredible length of the feature-laden trails, Carinthia was the area that enabled Mount Snow to be ranked “#1 in the east for parks and pipes” year after year. As the majority of these customers are youths, you might expect the place to be dripping with attitude. El Diablo shown in black became The Vermonster, now renamed The Gulch. Built in 1970. One corner with a pitch, but a high end novice can usually handle it. Mount Snow, another member of the Epic Pass system, offers skiers an opportunity to ski in Southern Vermont on four mountain faces: Main Mountain, North Face, Sunbrook, and Carinthia. Fallen Timbers generally has the best snow conditions, and with terrain that offers periods of respite, is probably the easiest route in this section. See Mixing Bowl, below. The #12 Ego Alley chair is similar in scope to the Sundance chair, it’s a fixed-grip triple that terminates 2000 yards or so short of the summit. Try South Bowl, Drop, and then take Link to Ridge and the Sundance lift, where you can then tap Shootout, Uncles, and Hop for additional blue square cruising. But if you want to ski from 3600′ you’d better have a parachute, since the actual summit is 3551′ and the lowest point you can ski to is 1909′. The bag check at the main lodge is well staffed and really a nice perk. Trails are either designated as small/medium/large features, or as “natural” trails that will get hits and features as snow permits. Because of its rolling style and periodic pitches, there are some blind spots below; be advised to slow somewhat as you crest the various pitches to assure a clear route below. Runs the liftline of the North Face Outpost chair for most of its length, an original trail similar in style to Fallen Timbers, however it is groomed less frequently. Almost constantly groomed but it doesn’t much matter, trail mainly just funnels skiers to the base area. Not generally groomed. Natural snow only. An old trail, not named on early maps. Because it can be negotiated by a high end novice, it’s a great way to give developing skiers a look at the North Face — and particularly an eye-popping view of Ripcord. Well, it’s usually listed as groomed and open, so wherever it is, we hope you enjoy it. It’s a terrific trail, but when conditions are lean and few trails are open, Standard can become routine. When this trail isn’t groomed it can be quite challenging for intermediates. Rolling terrain, could be handled by a high-end novice. Has followed the same route for decades. Opened in 1970 as the Sunny Side Sunbrook area, this section is a sentimental favorite for Mount Snow families and skiers who like a quieter experience. No dynamite, no weird traverses, no need for buses, trains or herculean efforts to get back to any particular base area. Miraculously, while Mount Snow caters to families and singles-looking-to-mingle, it somehow retains its classic New England ruggedness, ensuring it still gets a lot of love among the locals. It’s got snowmaking, is frequently groomed, and it’s really a pleasurable cruise. Known as Sky Line through the late 1970s. Now the entire trail is known as Titanium. Lengthy tree skiing section north of Olympic. Upper Choke & Upper Ledge are last on the grooming list. 1960s view of Mount Snow, prior to development of the Sunbrook area. If Big or Little Dipper are open and the Sunbrook chair isn’t, it’s well worth your time to look into this section because the trails will be very quiet. Now called “Fool’s Gold,” listed as a “Natural Snowfall Park” in that Mount Snow will build features as conditions permit. There’s really no other purpose for this trail. Mount Snow prides itself on being family-friendly, and therefore, provides a ton of family-oriented entertainment options. Live like a Dover local whenever, wherever, Outdoor destinations + local stories & exclusive outdoor events. However, even advanced skiers might be inclined to spend some time here, as the Main Face is where Mount Snow’s impressive capabilities for snowmaking are focused, and you can find conditions surprisingly skiable here even when New England is enduring one of its none-too-infrequent dry spells. Rusty Nail is a medium-feature, natural park. Trail was called Upper Villager on Mount Snow’s 1986 map. It still exists today, but is really only used by backcountry enthusiasts. © 2021 RootsRated, Inc. All rights reserved. Mount Snow’s signature expert trail, a 40�+ bump run, mercifully short compared to other North Face trails. Schoenknecht promoted slopeside barbecues, concerts, and whatever he could think of. Heck, they even painted some of the stuff that does move. Four of the lifts on the Main Face are surface lifts. Popular Quizzes Today. Part of the Iron Run trail back in the Carinthia days,then re-named Ryan’s Run after Mount Snow took over. Two chairs run from the base area to the summit. Considered part of the Sundance section; one of the three intermediate trails that drops off the upper flat portion of Deer Run. Slated for small & medium park features in 2008. Short, mild trail that leads from the top of the Heavy Metal chair down to a junction with Deer Run, at the end of Long John on the Main Face. Unchanged for decades, groomed regularly, an intermediate favorite. But let’s not make too much of this, after all it’s just a marketing thing. In the mid 1940s, Schoenknecht developed Mohawk Mountain Ski Resort near Torrington, CT. When America entered the space age, he added lift cars that seemed to be flown in by George Jetson. Second Thoughts is sort of a safety valve for intermediates and emerging diamond skiers who have more testosterone than brains, and find themselves in way over their heads. It’s also a more interesting run. However sluggish, it’s arguably the most pleasant chair ride at Mount Snow. Older trail has followed similar route for decades. Formerly Ski Baba, this is a little novice hill adjacent to Deer Creek Condominiums, served by double chair of the same name. It may be that this is small cut segment of the old #7 liftline dating back to the 1970s, or safety valve for tree skiing section called Frontier. The old #11 Grand Summit Express, a detachable quad that does the job in about 7 1/2 minutes is used mostly on busy days. Relatively new; not constructed until after Carinthia was absorbed by Mount Snow. Generally groomed. Freefall runs under the Challenger chair. This used to be a great training area, but when I used this trail in early 2006 I was told by the Covered Bridge liftie that it was NOT for routine skiing — the trail was only to be used for returning to your car, and the lift was for the tubing operation. The other original run was known as “Coldbrook,” which no longer exists in complete form. Not usually groomed. This is powered by Liftopia, and if you use it, a tiny percentage helps fund this website at no added cost. The reason being that Canyon Express is sort of a modern version of Sundance, and infinitely more crowded. Now listed as a “Natural Snowfall Park” in that Mount Snow will build features as conditions permit. Best accessed using Drop, can really be negotiated by a high-end intermediate. A good trail for emerging intermediates. Megatrails Canyon and Snowdance are wide enough so you can find your own piece of turf to make turns, even if it’s not exactly the fall-line. Wonderful trail, but on days when this is the only Sunbrook trail open, it can get real icy real fast. The traverses are as follows: High Traverse in blue, Link in purple, Low Traverse in white, Somerset Road in orange. Originally this was part of Drop; it was the “drop.” Almost never groomed. Well all you really need to know is that even in this horrible season, the list of positives was a lot longer than the list of negatives. Start on the Seasons lift and move up to the Tumbleweed Triple when you’re feeling confident. A lot of trails were open even after drenching rains, and conditions were usually decent. A couple more trails branch off Lodge and Exhibition lower on the mountain. Formerly a blue square, this “upper” section of the trail was redesignated as a diamond for the 2006-2007 season. Interesting trivia is that this trail originally appeared on the trail map with no name, it simply had an asterisk * with the footnote “To Be Named.”. Because you have to ride another chair to reach it, Sundance is seldom crowded, and the runs it services are generally empty as well. 1980s summit trail re-named Upper Choke and now simply the top part of Choke. Many people don't realize it, but Vermont is actually home to … Beartrap under Beartrap double chair. Was known as 4RKDS for the 1993-1994 Season as the result of a “name a trail” charity auction. Some Main Face facts and tidbits, in no particular order: Switchback is a short traverse off Deer Run that drops skiers into the bottom of Meadow. Not a trail people seek out to ski; just used to move between trails. Sunbrook’s tree skiing area. Can easily be negotiated by novices, but since it bisects numerous trails, requires some uphill walking, and only accesses intermediates, it’s a blue. Nitro runs the liftline of the Nitro Express chair – shown on this map as Upper & Lower Nitro. This slope was called Rope Tow when it was part of the original Carinthia ski area. If it does receive snowmaking, that may change. Not usually groomed. Call 802-464-6606 for prices and reservations. The main route off this lift is an intermediate run on the main face called — surprise — Ego Alley. Inferno and El Diablo reverted to earlier names. Extreme looker’s left on Carinthia map. Tucked away on the mountain’s south side, Sunbrook is set off from the rest of the resort and offers an escape from the weekend hordes. Varying pitches, some jumps, some steeps. The approximate routes of Deer Run/Little John and neighboring Long John are shown in yellow. Usually always groomed. These are VERY EARLY SEASON CONDITIONS! Big Dipper is a Natural, but it’s only open with Premium conditions, and of course it’s a Classic trail. We’ll probably see a few small features and oddments here. Another summit route into Sunbrook is a rather easy trail known as Moonwalk, which terminates at Little Dipper. Beginners have plenty of places to go, from Ski Baba to the Launch Pad, but there is one spot that absolutely rules as soon as the beginner is capable of riding a chairlift: Cooper’s Junction. Older trail, 4700′ length that runs the liftline of the Ego Alley chair. Mount Snow Ski Resort Trails [CLOSED] is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Bear Trap . Most of Mount Snow's signature cruisers are here: Snowdance, Canyon, Exhibition, Ridge, and the 3.1 miles that make up the green beginner trail Long John. Trail was called Sprung’s Sprint after Mount Snow took over in 1986. Located in West Dover, VT, only four hours away from New York City, Mount Snow can get busy with weekending urbanites. It then joins Tin Lizzy, runs through a tunnel, then traverses back to Cooper’s. Deer Run has one alternate route, a short intermediate trail called Cut Off. Steep, not generally groomed. Generally groomed. Premium are the Standards and Long Johns, virtually always groomed. Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world: We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years. The Outpost triple makes the ascent in 8 minutes, while the Challenger clocks in at 7. Result thus far is terrific. Groomed regularly. Follows the route of the upper portion of an original 1970 Sunbrook trail called Coldbrook. For public racing, generally always groomed. Mixing Bowl was an interesting slope adjacent to the Covered Bridge surface lift. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Only trail to keep the original Carinthia name, which is based on a Revolutionary War era iron mine located along the trail. Challenger is shown in blue. Short Y-shaped route connects Yard Sale to base area behind Grand Summit Hotel; adjacent to Beaver Hill. Very short drop that connects Upper Exhibition with the Sundance-bound section of Link; also used to connect to Ego Alley. It’s become a haven for the above-average skier looking for a challenge. Each of the vertical descents are classified as advanced, except for Ripcord, which is rated double black for experts only. These names are listed for historical purposes only; SkiBum.net does not endorse nor guarantee that these are still skiable in any fashion. Summary of Carinthia: Because it is one of the premier terrain parks on the planet, it gets crowded. It’s seldom groomed, but doesn’t usually bump up too much. One of the few North Face trails that hasn’t been renamed or realigned for over 35 years. 2013-2104 Update: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…Sneaux opened this season with a great trail count and a lot of Carinthia terrain. We have 8 lifts scheduled for Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over at Carinthia, you'll find four parks open with 8 features on Grommet, 17 features on The Gulch, and 21 features on Nitro, and Prospector is now open with 11 features. Uncle’s is one of the true throwback trails at Mount Snow; a narrow, ungroomed New England classic that feels like a little bit of 1958. Table-tops were made larger and some wooden drops were built to challenge bike park riders even more and match the expert tech trails that already exist at Mount Snow. Mount Snow has been a household name in Eastern skiing for nearly 70 years now, and it’s easy to understand why. An old Carinthia-era trail with no snowmaking. A popular cruising area, can generally be negotiated by emerging intermediates. Runs from termination of Upper Ledge at Link, then wraps in and out of Standard before it officially ends just below Somerset Road. Cloud Nine is a terrific run under the liftline that presents very little challenge until after it bisects Thanks Walt. Mount Snow Resort, West Dover. Although Launch Pad offers varying pitches and seemingly perfect terrain for the beginner, it is often crowded with haphazard skiers. Beaver Hill . Not usually groomed. Chute is approximately where the Northface chair is shown. Lodge is the most pleasant cruise, and Ledge is more in the narrow/classic New England style. Once a much longer slope, served by its own chair, extended down the hillside now occupied by Grand Summit Hotel. Interestingly enough, this number has not changed since the late 1970s, but the uphill capacity is probably double, thanks to the greater efficiency of the two express lifts. Natural trails often had very sketchy conditions for the brief periods they were open. It doesn’t have Bromley’s charm, nor Stratton’s cachet. This novice trail wraps around the Seasons Condominiums, cuts through a tunnel, and returns to the base of Coopers. The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Mount Snow. The mountain is within the Green Mountain National Forest and operates under a communist regime of ticket scanners proclaiming to be scientists.. Usually always groomed. Another listed “trail” in this area is Gunsmoke, which is really just a merger of Short Fuse and Frontier. Neither has any significant advantage in where you are deposited on the summit. Short run from the summit that connects with Upper Canyon on the Main Face. A natural park trail; features are built when snowfall permits. It’s a happening, hopping place. Long, wide trail off the Canyon Express chair; one of the signature groomed cruisers at Mount Snow. 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