Other than Ridge, this is arguably the most-used route on this part of the mountain, as it has snowmaking and frequent grooming for its entire length. Want to amp up the level of difficulty? Fallen Timbers generally has the best snow conditions, and with terrain that offers periods of respite, is probably the easiest route in this section. Only complete top-to-bottom trail in Sunbrook. When conditions are good, it’s a great step for high-end intermediates. 2012-2013 Update: Coming off a tough season, tough even for Peak Resorts’ crackerjack team. For beginners, it’s an excellent transition from surface lifts to chairs. Frequently used to access Standard from the chair. Plenty of snow coverage on perfectly manicured trails—“Best snowmaking and grooming in the East!”—is Mount Snow’s M.O. If you do see Sundance running, it means the base is fabulously crowded. The upper part of the original Jaws of Death is now the top part of Plummet. Newer North Face trail that runs under the Challenger lift, usually groomed. Moderately steep. Beaver Hill . 2018-2019 Update: New lodge at Carinthia, it’s actually taking some pressure off the main base and even Sundance. Although they are open, you go into these areas entirely at your own risk. All in all the old girl held up quite nicely during a darn difficult year. Annoying traffic crossings result. Can pretty much be negotiated by a very strong novice. No dynamite, no weird traverses, no need for buses, trains or herculean efforts to get back to any particular base area. Not usually groomed. Nasty. It’s moderately steep as intermediates go, and the emerging blue will gladly echo “thanks” if he or she chooses Walt’s namesake trail as an alternate. Very short section of the Summit Local liftline, from Somerset Road down to Low Traverse. Mount Snow has been a household name in Eastern skiing for nearly 70 years now, and it’s easy to understand why. High resolution Mount Snow trail map including terrain & lift status. Narrow, fun route connects Long John to Thanks Walt, collects traffic from Cloud Nine on the way. It’s no surprise that Mount Snow, in part due to Carinthia, has produced several Olympic athletes, including Kelly Clark (bronze medal in women’s snowboard halfpipe), Devin Logan (silver in women’s ski slopestyle), and Nick Goepper (bronze in men’s ski slopestyle). Mine Shaft shown in blue. This leaves three important runs that are generally accessed by summit chair skiers, all of which have “upper” trails: Exhibition, Lodge and Ledge. It’s a fun trail, generally groomed, with perhaps more pitch than some of the blue squares at Mount Snow. Extra Large park features. Snowdance has followed the same route for decades. We’ll probably see a few small features and oddments here. Keep working skier’s right and hit Upper Exhibition and Ego Alley, then lap the Ego Alley lift for a couple of runs, as it usually doesn’t have a very long line. Each of the vertical descents are classified as advanced, except for Ripcord, which is rated double black for experts only. Lodge, then Sapbucket, run the liftline of the Summit Local. Not used much. Wonderful trail, but on days when this is the only Sunbrook trail open, it can get real icy real fast. Ridge also has the advantage of being one of the few trails with snowmaking in this particular grouping. Used for going from Long John, Deer Run, and the Sundance area to the Summit chairs. Due to its south-facing slopes, Sunbrook is a great destination for corn skiing on a sunny spring day. The Sundance chair serves a number of intermediate favorites, although these trails are lower in the pecking order of snowmaking priority. Runs from termination of Upper Lodge at Link, then sort of runs into Standard although it officially turns skier’s right into Charlie’s Chase. Overall one of the best trails on the mountain. Jay, VT 05859, USA. List Map Combined + + Skiing . As the majority of these customers are youths, you might expect the place to be dripping with attitude. Technically starts at Switchback, bisects Deer Run, then Seasons Pass, then turns back into Cooper’s. Also the only original Sunbrook trail in its entirety; called Moonwalk well into the 1980s. Location of Ski Baba/The Grommet, not shown, is below the Heavy Metal chair. Oldest, longest, most annoying traverse on Mount Snow. They are full of hazards and are not patrolled. Olympic and perhaps Challenger have the easiest grade; Olympic was rated a blue square back in the 1970s. Now called “Fool’s Gold,” listed as a “Natural Snowfall Park” in that Mount Snow will build features as conditions permit. Originally this was part of Drop; it was the “drop.” Almost never groomed. Like the others, it’s seldom open. 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. 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. Rerouted and renamed Ripcord sometime between 1982 – 1986. 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. Prior to construction of North Face lifts, this was the way to go — you guessed it — “home again.”. Bluebird Express, the brand new six-pack bubble lift, will get you to the top, but locals stick to the Canyon Express, which hits practically all the same trails but can be counted on for shorter lift lines. Shooting Star in pink. Today’s Beartrap is a quick 2-minute ride, and generally used only by skiers accessing the Beartrap run, or when the line on the Sunbrook chair gets too long and skiers elect to move elsewhere. It is still sort of feeling its way; it’s a bit removed from the Main Face traffic, yet it tries to be all things to all people…Baba for the beginner, Parks for the boarders, Titanium for the masses. PDF is shown in purple, Plummet in dark green, Jaws in maroon. Trail was called Stugger’s Folly in the Carinthia Days, then re-named Stugger Chute after Mount Snow took over, then Inferno, then back to Stuggers Chute, then re-named Inferno with the 2008 parkification. Mount Snow (previously known as Mount Pisgah) is a mountain resort and ski area in southern Vermont located in the Green Mountains. 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. Top half has some pitch, bottom is Formerly an intermediate rated trail. The 3 minute Seasons services Cooper’s Junction only, a pleasant novice pasture described in detail above. An older trail, one of the gentler grades on North Face, now bisected by Freefall. Top freestyle skiers flock to Mount Snow for the Revolution Tour, an amateur freestyle event, and racers test their mettle at the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge. Originally known as Lower Overbrook; Upper Overbrook no longer exists although part of it is now Second Thoughts. There’s a Learning Center, plus expert childcare and ski and ride lesson programs. The original Plummet is now part of Jaws of Death. Like Beaver Hill, grooming on Tail is hit or miss, and again, it mainly just funnels skiers to the base area. Not shown on trailmaps. Once you know it, it’s a fun trail. Usually always groomed. Traverse connects Long John and Deer Run to Standard. Moonbeam in red. Lifts and snowmaking and other improvements over the years have paid off; the luster is back and Mount Snow is once again “teh haps.” Weekends, especially holidays, just get busier and busier. It’s narrow by comparison, has more turns, and receives less grooming. This slope was called Rope Tow when it was part of the original Carinthia ski area. 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. Trail has existed for decades, name seems to be more recent. Most of this trail is under the Summit Local lift. This is one of Mount Snow’s widest runs. Sunbrook quad chair shown in red, Beartrap double shown in green. The name was a natural for his new ski area, since it sounds like the mountain has lots of snow. Chute, Freefall and Fallen Timbers get frequent grooming, particularly Fallen Timbers. Trails, from right to left: Olympic is shown in black, Fallen Timbers in yellow. If that gets boring, shuttle over to Cooper’s Junction, as the terrain there is a bit more varied and gives you some different options for trails to take, while still being a beginner-only area. Exhibition runs the liftline of the Grand Summit Express. It’s newer and faster than Sundance, and since it starts at the base and rises a little higher, it sees more traffic. Varying pitches, a true intermediate trail only at the entry point. ... Mount Snow Terrain Status. Originally called “Moonwalk”, Big Dipper is a pleasurable cruise with one “dip” or drop that gives some intermediates pause. 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. It reverted to Fairway for the 2006-2007 season.Trail was known as Carinthian Fairway prior to Mount Snow ownership, then re-named Upper and Lower Fairway after the sale, then converted to El Diablo slopestyle terrain park, then back to Fairway for 2006, and then Vermonster for 2007-2008. In other words, the fan guns and the early season snowmaking have paid off, and Mount Snow appears to once again be a major force in the northeast ski scene. Treeskiers also cut routes through virtually every other section of Sunbrook when snowfalls are plentiful; the fairly gentle terrain and remote feeling of the valley seem to be a magnet for this type of skiing. Very short drop that connects Upper Exhibition with the Sundance-bound section of Link; also used to connect to Ego Alley. Bull Whip is one of the best known trails at Mount Snow and it was adapted in 2018 from an intermediate blue jump trail to an expert black jump trail with more commital jumps and drops. Hard to figure out exactly what Mount Snow is referring to; it may be that this is small cut segment of the old #7 liftline dating back to the 1970s. Peak installed a bazillion dollars worth of fan guns, improved the infrastructure, redid the restrooms, facelifted the lodge, and painted everything that didn’t move. Not a trail people seek out to ski; just used to move between trails. Because you have to ride another chair to reach it, Sundance is seldom crowded, and the runs it services are generally empty as well. Built in 1954, Mount Snow has always been “the closest with the mostest” to the New York City ski market, regardless of what Hunter and Mountain Creek might claim. Schoenknecht may not have invented the snow gun, but he certainly provided the impetus. ASC used this name for the upper portion of — you guessed it — Titanium, mainly to increase trail count. It also made a nice tribute to the family. Used to avoid the logjam where Deer Run ends. On mountain changes and new trail names/terrain parks described below. At one time much of Long John/Little John were known as Deer Run. The only other pure summit run on the Main Face is Tramline, which presents a short alternative to the end of Upper Exhibition. Natural are the trails like Big Dipper and Olympic, natural snow only and seldom (if ever) groomed. Nitro Express quad chair shown in red, Heavy Metal double shown in green. Runs from top of Sundance chair to Meadow. Charlie’s Chase is a trail that runs adjacent to Sapbucket, and catches some traffic from Lodge and Standard. Most popular route down the Main Face, usually the first run open in early season. See Grommet, above. Known as Cold Brook Trail back in the Carinthia days, re-named Handle Road after Mount Snow took over, which in turn was re-named Rusty Nail, then briefly became Au Naturel, the thought being that it would be something of a “natural” terrain park. These are VERY EARLY SEASON CONDITIONS! Challenger triple chair shown in red, Northface triple shown in green. South Bowl is perhaps the most popular of the non-Deer Run/Long John routes, and is described in the Sundance section above. Anyway the key thing here is the features. Pick the Anagram: Continents 13,551; Find the US States - No Outlines Minefield 12,703; Mini Paint-By-Numbers XXV 11,355; Any NFL Team Besides the Giants 9,019; Countries of the World 7,306; More Quizzes Summary of Carinthia: Because it is one of the premier terrain parks on the planet, it gets crowded. Brief name for traverse linking Titanium to bottom of Mine Shaft, used to access lower segment of Claim Jumper. See our list of Ski In Ski Out Mount Snow … Rusty Nail is a medium-feature, natural park. Usually always groomed. Four of the lifts on the Main Face are surface lifts. Some skiers use Ledge as a means of access to cross from Standard and Lodge. A couple of early snows and thaws saw the trailcount see-saw a bit, but in every case the snowguns have ramped up and fill in the blanks. Trail is now known as “Roller Coaster.”. Groomed regularly. As of 2008-09, the whole shebang is now a giant terrain park. Now listed as a “Natural Snowfall Park” in that Mount Snow will build features as conditions permit. It’s about 1,000 yards up the mountain. Groomed regularly. 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. Got that? Easily negotiated by strong novices. Accessed from the Canyon Express chair. The last regular trail to mention in the Canyon Express area is One More Time. Summit liftlines and parking lot snarls recalled the heyday of the 1970s. Slated for small & medium park features in 2008. For more on Schoenknecht, who unsuccessfully petitioned the US Atomic Energy Commission to detonate a nuclear bomb to create a deep snow bowl at Mount Snow, see below. Usually groomed. Run-out trail starting at the end of Snowdance, collecting skiers from Overbrook, Un Blanco, Illusion, etc. The site is powered by Liftopia, and if you use it, a tiny percentage helps fund skibum.net at no added cost. Short, mild trail that leads from the top of the Nitro Express chair down to Long John on the Main Face. When groomed, easy for mid level novices to negotiate. The photo shows the Gulch circa 2006, near the end of its run. Today, 50+ years after Mount Snow opened on December 12, 1954, we look at the outstanding resort that is his legacy, and simply say, “Thanks, Walt.”, The grand old mountain of Southern Vermont did just fine during the ASC reign, despite ASC’s best efforts to let it die on the vine. Usually groomed. It is sometimes groomed, but it really doesn’t need to be. 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. Where Sundance offers the old fixed-grip triple, Canyon’s detachable quad whisks skiers 3/4 of the way to the summit in less than 5 minutes. Good for moving from the gentler summit trails on the left side of the mountain (skier’s right) to Overbrook, Snowdance, Standard, etc. Later that same winter, three Connecticut engineers sought to improve on the ice chipper technique, and developed a snow-making machine with a paint spray gun, a 10-horsepower compressor and some garden hose. Usually groomed. 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. Doesn’t matter; it’s been renamed The Gulch for 2008-2009. It’s far enough to be off the radar for the daytrippers, and small enough that the “serious” skier passes by for Killington or beyond. Jump on Sundance and use it as long as they run it. Generally groomed. Most of it is accessed off the Canyon Express chair; another of the signature groomed cruisers at Mount Snow. Another listed “trail” in this area is Gunsmoke, which is really just a merger of Short Fuse and Frontier. Call 802-464-6606 for prices and reservations. But let’s not make too much of this, after all it’s just a marketing thing. Plan to ski and ride on 42 trails, with 33 of those donning corduroy. Can easily be negotiated by novices, but since it bisects numerous trails, requires some uphill walking, and only accesses intermediates, it’s a blue. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Unlike the turnpikes at Killington and Okemo, there are really no dangerous intersections with higher rated trails. Square Feet. Drop is a short intermediate trail that branches off skier’s left from the Sundance trail, and leads to the center of the Main Face. Usually always groomed. Short easy trail that connects Big & Little Dippers to Thanks Walt. Mount Snow Trail Reports. Exists mainly to provide Fairway & Rusty Nail traffic a route to the Sundance and Main Base Lodges, and for condo bound traffic. Usually always groomed. Andy and Dandan Fisher - Steam Around the World Recommended for you When this trail isn’t groomed it can be quite challenging for intermediates. Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. It has some ledges and double fall line hills, it often gets seeded with bumps for a section, and it has some blind rollers. At one time called Upper Exhibition, Middle Exhibition and Lower Exhibition. It’s then easy to find Deer Run or Long John off the summit. Ripcord is in orange, Second Thoughts is the “escape” from Ripcord shown in olive. Refers to the large beginner/novice area served by the carpets, rope tow, and short chair. Haystack was purchased and added to Mount Snow in 1994, and sold off during 2005. The premier upper mountain route from the Summit to the Sundance area. Deer Run has one alternate route, a short intermediate trail called Cut Off. Often groomed. Originally known as Lower Lodge Run, now wider than it was in the 1970s and early 80s. Further down Long John is a winding route called Shooting Star that falls into Thanks Walt under the Sunbrook chair at mid-valley. This novice trail wraps around the Seasons Condominiums, cuts through a tunnel, and returns to the base of Coopers. Good practice area. Two chairs run from the base area to the summit. It’s for skiers willing to drive an extra hour or two to reach a mountain that “feels” big, without the mobs that swarm the Catskills. An unofficial area for many years. As mentioned above, these are two of the most beloved “novice turnpikes” in all of New England, and perhaps the entire country. It doesn’t have snowmaking, and is groomed less frequently. It’s named in honor of Walter Schoenknecht, the original developer of Mount Snow. Expect this fresh snow on top of all grooming before January 3rd. Annoying traverse that runs from Titanium to Stugger’s Chute, bisecting the sterrain parks on Nitro and Iron Run. Mount Snow has the well-earned reputation of being the closest “real” ski mountain to the urban areas of the Mid-Atlantic. A lot of trails were open even after drenching rains, and conditions were usually decent. Standard splits off of Upper Canyon at Link. Accessed from the Canyon Express chair. Collision country. Tree skiing section in the Sundance area, accessed from Ridge. We have some of the best hiking in the country. (The whole “name this trail” thing is a tradition at Mount Snow that dates back to the 1960s.) The real “hotshot” type skier may prefer the audience and piped in music on Beartrap, but that trail doesn’t come close in terms of all-around difficulty. Switzerland - RhB Steam Snow Blower - Steam power only, 2011 - Duration: 2:17. Because it is so narrow and used by so many people, it frequently becomes a scraped-up mess by late morning. The #10 Outpost chair and #18 Challenger chair are both fixed-grip triples. 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). Formerly known as Lower Sundance, late 70s early 80s. It has a nice final drop to the clocktower, and it’s always best to end front and center at Mount Snow. These names are listed for historical purposes only; SkiBum.net does not endorse nor guarantee that these are still skiable in any fashion. Usually groomed. The bag check at the main lodge is well staffed and really a nice perk. It’s rated a blue square simply because it leads only to blue square or higher, and thus discourages novices from following it to their doom. Both end at the aforementioned Grand Central runout trail. Rarely groomed, seldom open. Big Dipper is a Natural, but it’s only open with Premium conditions, and of course it’s a Classic trail. For more old-timey photos and memorabilia, please click here for our vintage Mount Snow Memorabilia page. Notice the “mining” theme to the trail names? Receives a lot of its traffic from the Sundance chair via High Traverse. The Boonies is another tree skiing section. This short headwall rivals Outer Limits or Vertigo at Killington, but is less taxing because it is much shorter. Formerly its own mountain, Carinthia was absorbed by Mount Snow in 1986. Jun 18, 2020. reporter Summer 2020: All hiking and biking access to Mount Snow is at your own risk. Aptly named trail section connects Season Pass trail to Carinthia Base. Popular Quizzes Today. We’ve updated the Carinthia trail names in our grid at the bottom of this site. 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. Not clear where this is; believed to be one of the slopes that drops toward the Main Base Lodge. Nitro spent a year with a “name this park” title. Usually always groomed. When groomed, easy for mid level novices to negotiate; has one notable dip. Some trails are slowly opening up in northern Vermont. It sort of went downhill for a couple years, then was sold to…. But if you ask any intermediate who ventures down Ripcord, they will tell you it is a very long, torturous route. It is Vermont's closest big mountain to many Northeast metropolitan areas. What’s drivable in the summer—a 1933 fire lookout on the north side of Mount Rainier National... Mazama Ridge. Cut-off is the only trail that leaves and re-enters Deer Run; it “cuts off” the crowded corner on the shoulder of the mountain. There maybe trees down, open water, holes that need to be packed, etc. Tree skiing area off the Nitro Express chair. Employees weren’t smiling as much as usual; there seemed to be a general sense that this was a tough season. Shortly after the start of Seasons Pass, skiers can turn left onto Sweet 16, another novice trail served from the Tumbleweed lift. PDF and Plummet are narrow and, more often than not, bumped up. Mount Snow’s trail map (and everything else for that matter) boasts a 1700′ vertical on a 1900′ base elevation with a 3600′ summit. It will inflate the ego of intermediates who rip down it, so it’s aptly named. He built a luxury hotel, quirky restaurants, a heated outdoor pool, state-of-the-art lifts — a lot of them — and more. It’s decent, as runout trails go. Lodge is the most pleasant cruise, and Ledge is more in the narrow/classic New England style. It’s a fixed-grip triple that moves v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y, yet is barely a sixty second ride. Crowds during the Christmas/New Years week were unbelievable, but the trails held up well and short lines could be found on Ego Alley, Sunbrook, and North Face. 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. Popular trail that is located along the liftline of the Sundance chair. The dashed red line at the top is Committed, and the light blue below Ripcord is River Run. unusual trail that ran from the base of the North Face, had a connection to an extension of Somerset Road, then connected to One More Time near the bottom of that trail. Florida Trail in … Little Dipper funnels into Big Dipper at about the point where Big flattens out. Both receive less frequent grooming than some of us would like, so they certainly warrant black diamond status. It isn’t as steep as it first appears; it only looks that way because of how it drops off Long John. These are but minor issues to Mount Snow fans, who point instead to variety, accessibility, and above all, service. One of the few North Face trails that hasn’t been renamed or realigned for over 35 years. ], which dump into Cooper’s Junction. The reason being that Canyon Express is sort of a modern version of Sundance, and infinitely more crowded. Last but not least is River Run, the one trail on the North Face rated for intermediates. The North Face holds Mount Snow’s steepest terrain, including Ripcord, an experts-only, ultra-steep mogul field, and Jaws, which challenges all comers with its sizable bumps and classic Vermont double fall line. Looks steep to the novices on Long John. Starting at the summit adds about 2,000′ length to the runs above Canyon, about the same for Ego, and only about 1000 yards to the runs above Sundance. It’s seldom groomed, but doesn’t usually bump up too much. In the early 1980s it was known as Back to Midstation. He devised a 300′ geyser that engineers found difficult to duplicate a half century later. 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. With 85 marked trails, 589 skiable acres, a 1,700-foot vertical drop, and state-of-the-art snowmaking to keep it all soft, it’s easy for city folk and locals alike to find their happy place at Mount Snow. Carinthia is one of the quirks at Mount Snow. One is Claim Jumper, a tree skiing area that often has terrific conditions. Like every other section of Mount Snow, Carinthia has a couple of surprises. Varying pitches, some jumps, some steeps. Because higher level skiers can’t access a summit lift if they enter Cooper’s, they avoid it, so the beginner can enjoy it without being terrorized. Let’s hope management spins the old lifts a little more often. Terminates at Low Traverse and dumps into Meadow. 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. Old line Carinthia trail called Fairway that was converted to a slopestyle terrain park called El Diablo. Short traverse connecting Summit, Sunbrook, and North Face. Wide, pleasant, moderate run off the Nitro Express chair, has a long flat run-out at the end. Although the “back” of the summit is more developed today, it appears much the same. Prospector shown in magenta. There’s really no other purpose for this trail. Intermediates can do hours worth of laps on the Canyon Express and not get bored. Primary intermediate at Carinthia, originates off the Nitro Express chair, terminates at base area. Or, snowshoe on your own by purchasing a trail pass at Mount Snow Sports. Chute is approximately where the Northface chair is shown. The other original run was known as “Coldbrook,” which no longer exists in complete form. While some Vermonters would like to cede it to New York, there's plenty of classic New England skiing to be had at Mount Snow. Snowmaking has gone bonkers; Mount Snow has opened more terrain faster than any major resort in New England this season. Other trails considered part of North Face are as follows: Skyline is a summit area traverse; it leads to and from the Main Face, North Face, and Sunbrook. ASC name-game section of Nitro that went along the upper liftline of the Nitro Express chair. Cloud Nine runs the upper 2/3 liftline of the Sunbrook quad. Thanks to low avalanche risk, this peak just north of the town of Roslyn is a popular all-day trip, rising... Sun Top Lookout. Uncle’s requires a brief runout on the Low Traverse, but it isn’t too long before you dump into Meadow. Short slope that connects The Flats with Season Pass. Mixing Bowl was an interesting slope adjacent to the Covered Bridge surface lift. Now just an alternate route along Long John. These include Short Fuse, a super-short chute next to Frontier, which is a short but interesting tree skiing section to skier’s right off the chair. It bisects about a dozen trails; there’s nothing worse than roaring down Overbrook and having a mother hen with a couple of rugrat snowplowers creep across the trail. Along with Ego Alley, these make up the “Front Four” at Mount Snow — sort of a junior league version of the vastly more challenging front four at Stowe. Unchanged for decades, groomed regularly, an intermediate favorite. Has followed the same route for decades. Challenger is shown in blue. A very popular blue cruiser, big and wide, usually groomed. Jaws follows a combination of trails known in the early 1980s as Plummet (not the same as today’s) and Jaws of Death. Upper section of the trail has unusual pitch and odd fall lines at certain points. The park rats had no complaints whatsoever; the terrain on Carinthia was in remarkably good shape for most of the season. An old Carinthia-era trail, narrow, no snowmaking, seldom groomed, a real test for most intermediates. Generally groomed. Can easily be negotiated by novices, but since it bisects numerous trails and only accesses intermediates, it’s a blue. Chute is probably second, but for some reason, is usually more icy than Fallen Timbers. Trails are either designated as small/medium/large features, or as “natural” trails that will get hits and features as snow permits. Busiest terrain Park at Mount Snow, built in 1992. Jiblet was a name used briefly for this area in the late 2000s. 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