chute
Entrance to Chute, North Face



standard
Today: Looking up Standard from base area, with Canyon Express at right

outdoor pool mt snow
Yesterday: Looking up Exhibition from the outdoor pool at the base



Vintage Stuff from Mount Snow


rare peel & stick felt patch



Interesting photo shot through one of the Savio double chairlift towers. This 2500' lift was known as the Beaver Lift; the Little Beaver next to it ran 2000'. These lifts started at the lower parking lot level and ran right through what is now the Grand Summit Hotel. Upper terminus was somewhere above the trail currently known as Yard Sale.


The original Sundance chair, Sundance trail, and the Sundance lodge. Today this part of the trail is called Cooper's Junction, and the much shorter Tumbleweed triple flies overhead.


Summer tourist ride on the "tram" chairlift. Note the lack of development in the valley below.


Snow Lake Lodge in its heyday.




Postcard images of the old gondie.

base lodge in the early 1960s.

Patch from the 1980s.

Patch depicting the "space ship" tramway
that connected the Snow Lake Lodge to
the main base area.

1965 image reveals a few "lost" aspects of Mount Snow.
Notice in the foreground, at Snow Lake Lodge, the giant ice/snow mound
created by the fountain. Notice also between the Sundance Lodge (left)
and the main lodge, the area presently occupied by the Grand Summit Hotel.
The Beaver slope was much longer, and the Exhibition trail flowed
seamlessly into Mixing Bowl. Also, the old Carinthia slopes are visible
at far left in the photo. This was 20 years before the trails connected.

Early 1970s postcard of Thunderbird Lodge.

Here's a more recent image, this view of the clocktower and Standard Trail
was taken by ASC on the morning
of February 27, 2003. The clocktower has
since been repainted a dark brick red color.

Snow Lake Lodge in its heyday circa 1965. The old girl is a bit tarnished
these days, but the rooms are well maintained and overall the Snow Lake Lodge
provides an excellent value.

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Use this to get Lift Tickets at Discount: There is a "clearinghouse" of sorts that many ski areas use to raise cash by selling discount tickets in advance, called Liftopia . If you haven't used this service, it is usually best to know for certain that you are going on a specific date. The deeply discounted tickets must be purchased in advance; generally up to two days out. The sticking point is that some ski resorts only make a limited number of tickets available to Liftopia for any given day, so they might be sold out if you wait too long...so, as soon as you are absolutely, positively sure that you will be skiing on a certain day, click this link to get deeply discounted tickets . I've used this service many times, usually when I am absolutely certain I will be skiing on a specific date. Some resorts offer "flex" tickets with which you can specify the date, and some have a few different tiers of pricing. In other words, you might be able to get a lift ticket that can be used on different days, but you'll pay a little more for that privilege. You need to have access to a printer to print out your receipt, and you have to take identification with you to the mountain. I've knocked a third off -- even half off -- the price of some tickets. Not every area participates, but it's well worth checking before you head to the slopes.

A tiny portion of your Liftopia purchase helps fund this website, at no added cost.

Free Ski & Snowboard Stickers!

Show your passion for doing it up and keeping it real with a free "Old School" sticker for your helmet, or your board, or whatever. Just e-mail your mailing address to sticker -at- gondyline -dot- com and say "send me a snowboard sticker" or "send me a ski sticker" or "send me a ski sticker and a board sticker for my sister" or whatever. If you say "please" we'll send two. They look like this:

Ski Movies for Mere Mortals

Did you ever feel like those big money ski movies are often a big let-down? You get all pumped up for the new release from some ski film company, and it's mostly incredible footage of guys jumping out of helicopters and shredding down some un-named mountain on the far side of the globe. They're neck deep in powder, skiing lines that you'll never, ever see. If you want ski movies you could actually relate to, a bunch of guys called The Meatheads, from Burlington, VT have made a series of "Ski The East" films. They film at real resorts like Sugarloaf, Blue Mountain, Big Boulder, Mount Snow, Ski Sundown, Stowe, Jay, Mountain Creek, Killington, Sunday River...urban locations ranging from Virginia to Quebec...mogul skiing with The Hammer and Radio Ron...and backcountry throughout New York, New England, and the Chic Chocs. It's simply fantastic -- and since it's the same terrain we can get to, it's inspirational!

Their most popular current release is No Matter What , which received the ski equivalent of an Oscar for the Jay Peak powder segment, filmed during 2012 of all things. One that is probably their best is from a year ago, called Prime Cut . Another favorite is Wanderland: An East Coast Ski Thriller. All Meatheads DVDs have hours of "bonus" footage, so it's like getting three ski movies for the price of one. The links go to Amazon.com, which enables you to order and return if you don't like them. And a small percentage of the sale helps us pay the expenses of this website, at no extra cost to you.

Here's a preview, courtesy Youtube...


Mount Snow masthead photo courtesy Doc Searles, Used by permission/Creative Commons.