The Ski and Snowboard Club makes its return to Mount Snow this year, which features the stunning backdrop of the Green Mountains. Mt. Snow boasts 633 acres serviced by 26 lifts, which should provide us with plenty of downhill adventures. Also, Mt. Snow lays claim to American’s only 6-passenger bubble chair lift, the Bluebird Express, which combines the protection of a gondola with the convenience of keeping your skis and snowboards on your feet. In order to give Mother Nature some help, the resort has 253 high output fan guns, the most in North America.
For cross-country, we will go to Timber Creek, also located nearby. Another alternative activity to downhill is tubing. Mount Snow has the largest tubing facility in Vermont. Lastly, no discussion of Mount Snow could neglect to mention Carinthia, largest and arguably most “gnarly” terrain park in the East.
We will be staying at Big Bears Lodge, a cozy family run spot nestled in the mountains in a park-like setting. Big Bears Lodge is just a quarter mile from the lifts and on the route of Mount Snow’s Moover shuttle (one of the largest transportation systems in the state), famously painted like Holstein Cows. We will enjoy a very hearty breakfast each day and cap our day of skiing with a multi-course dinner in the lodge.
Our nightlife activities will likely tap into the vibrant nightlife of West Dover or Wilmington VT. Among some of the local favorites are Snow Barn, known for its live music, as well as the popular Harriman’s Farm to Table bar and the Silo (featuring a DJ and dance floor).