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Mount Snow hosts a two day Brewers Fest every Labor Day Weekend.
On the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend the base of the mountain is fenced off, several tents are put up, and a lot of beer is brought in. Numerous brewing companies from the region, as well as a few national brands bring their latest and greatest drinks for everyone to sample.
You can either buy a single day ticket for either day, or a "weekend pass" which gets you in for both days. It was $25 for one day or $35 for the weekend pass. Entry includes a pint glass and two tokens. The tokens can be used at any vendor for a "free" fill up. You can also purchase additional tokens inside the event for $2 each. If you have the two day pass, you will receive a new glass and 2 more tokens on the second day. (You get to keep the pint glasses)
Besides beer, there is also a centrally located stage where several different bands play live music throughout the weekend. Since the weather is nice, there are also various areas set up to play games like horseshoes, ladder golf, or toss bean bags. I saw that a few people had brought stuff to set up drinking games like beer pong as well.
The event goes from noon until 6:00 both days.
They also claim to offer a shuttle service so that people don't have to drive, but I never saw or used it.
Updated Mar 7, 2011
Address: Mount Snow Resort 39 Mount Snow Road
Try as many trails as you can. There is a huge variety of runs for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The main side of Mt. Snow offers green (easy) and blue (intermediate) runs. The backcountry is almost completely black (expert) with some blue trails.
Written Oct 4, 2002
From Albany and West:
Take I-90 to I-787. Follow I-787 North to Route 7. Take Route 7 East to Bennington, VT. (Route 7 becomes Route 9 in Vermont.) Take Route 9 East 21 miles to Wilmington, VT. Turn left at the stoplight onto Route 100 North. Nine miles to Mount Snow/Haystack.
From New York City and South:
Take I-95 north to I-91 in New Haven, CT. Follow I-91 north to Exit #2 in Vermont. Follow directions from Brattleboro.
From Boston, MA:
Take Route 2 West to I-91. Take Exit 2 off I-91 to Route 9 West. 20 miles to Wilmington, VT. Turn right at the stoplight onto Route 100 North. Nine miles to Mount Snow.
Written Oct 4, 2002
A day at Mount Snow is not cheap. The prices for lift tickets:
1-Day weekend/holiday $56 (adult) $50 (13-18 yrs old) $38 (6-12 or above 65 yrs old), Afternoon weekend/holiday $43 $43 $28,
1-Day midweek $49 $45 $33,
Afternoon midweek $43 $43 $28,
2-Day midweek $86 $79 $58,
3-Day midweek $129 $119 $87,
2-Day wknd/holiday $99 $88 $67,
3-Day wknd/holiday $148 $132 $100,
1-Day midweek & 1-Day wknd,
(2 days total) $92 $84 $62,
1-Day midweek & 2-Day wknd,
(3 days total) $142 $128 $96,
2-Day midweek & 1-Day wknd,
(3 days total) $136 $123 $92.
Rates do not include 5% Vermont Sales Tax.
Updated Dec 11, 2003
Favorite thing: Go to the back country. Sunbrook and the North Face on the mountain's back side offer some thrilling trails.
Fondest memory: To take my snowboard for some runs at Mt. Snow's North Face is my fondest memory of this area. Few other people, no lift lines and absolutely great snow with challenging trails. My best ride was the last one before closing time late afternoon. To take the last chair up the mountain, get on the trail just before the ski patrol closes it for the night. Nobody else on the trail anymore. That's awesome. Just me and the mountain. Wonderful.
Updated Dec 5, 2002