Mount Snow, one of 80 mountaintops in Vermont that peers out from an altitude of more than 3000 feet, blossoms with year-round activity. It is most popular in fall when the leaves are ablaze, and in winter when skiers zip down the slopes over a blanket of white. There's no wrong time to visit this alpine nirvana.
Located in the small town of West Dover, Mount Snow is one of the most active ski areas in Vermont. The Main Mountain is the focus of most of the downhill activity, but four smaller hills constitute an excellent course for varying skill levels, including beginners and children.
Advanced skiers get a charge out of the 12 trails on the North Face and the black diamonds. Sunbrook, on the south side, is especially appealing on sunny days for open-trail activities. Mine Shaft and Nitro on Carinthia have a great mix of pitch and terrain. With 145 trails and 771 acres of snow-packed terrain, there's no room for disappointment.
There are many other sports and activities available as well. A sleigh ride at Adam's Farm is cool. So is an evening tour on snowmobiles. Ice skating, snowboarding and snowshoeing are other wintertime activities that make faces glow and eyes sparkle.
Fun doesn't set with the sun. The Indigo Lounge is a year-round club offering live music and Monday-night karyoke sessions. Fink's Pub & Nightclub has DJ dance parties with no cover charge. And when it comes to dining out, there's an abundance of delicious cuisine to keep the taste buds happy.
Summertime sports are hot here, especially downhill biking. And yes, there's a golf course, too. There's also an excellent Hiking Center and 20 miles of beautiful trails. To cool down, water sports in the Harriman Reservoir has no rival.
Mount Snow is a blast of fun located in the south central section of The Green Mountain State.