Fun Winter Activities On & Off the Mountain at Mount Snow
Mount Snow Resort is known for family-friendly world-class skiing in southern Vermont, easily accessible from southern New England, New York, New Jersey and beyond. It’s a great place for a fun vacation, featuring a variety of trails for all abilities and the #1-rated terrain park in the east. While you could easily spend your entire visit skiing or boarding on the mountain, if you’re looking for a little more variety, we’ve put together a list of other fun activities available in the area.
Our Snowmobile Tours!
Our snowmobile tours, of course, top the list! We offer two snowmobiling experiences at our Mount Snow location. The first is an adventurous two hour backcountry tour through the Green Mountain National Forest on the Vermont state trail system, featuring hills, woods, straightaways, scenic vistas and more. These trails are expertly groomed and maintained by the dedicated folks of the Woodford Snobusters and Deerfield Valley Stump Jumpers snowmobile clubs - you’ll be riding the same trails the experts ride and enjoy.
Of course, the weather doesn’t always cooperate, and for the times when there just isn’t enough snow on the backcountry trails, we’re able to offer an alternative: a one hour mountain tour to the summit on Mount Snow’s ski trails. These tours start at 5pm - but be sure to arrive by 4pm so we can fit everyone with helmets and give you instruction on how to safely operate the snowmobiles.
Another fun on-mountain activity is tubing, and Mount Snow offers an 8 lane tubing hill with magic carpet, open Friday-Sunday and holidays. You can make a day of it or go for a few runs apres-ski. Tickets include the tube rental.
Cross Country Skiing
The Timber Creek Cross Country Ski Center is a short drive from Mount Snow and offers a varied trail system, equipment rentals, and lessons. You can also rent snowshoes for use on or off their trails.
In addition to Timber Creek, you can also snowshoe right at Mount Snow. Rentals, trail passes, guided treks and naturalist tours are available, all at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel.
Husky Works Mushing Company offers a Siberian Husky-powered ride through the woods on handcrafted 2-3 passenger sleds. Tours include an introduction to the dogs and a demonstration of how they’re harnessed up before you head out on the trails. Tours last about 2 hours and include fields, woods, mountainous terrain and “spectacular views of the Newell Farm and the back side of Stratton Mountain including the Sun Bowl.”
If the weather isn’t great for outdoor activities, don’t worry, West Dover and nearby Wilmington, VT offer a variety of ways to keep you entertained indoors as well!
This classic New England style of bowling involves heavier pins, smaller bowling balls, and a lot of fun! North Star Bowl also offers an arcade and restaurant.
Just a few minutes down the road from Mount Snow Resort is the MHCA Cinema. Open Wednesday-Sunday.
Spa Treatments & Massage
If you’re looking for a little pampering and wellness care after a day on the trails, you can visit NatureSpa, Mount Snow’s natural wellness spa, or head to Serenity Spa in historic downtown Wilmington. Both offer massage and other body treatments. Serenity Spa also offers access to a pool, hot tub and sauna for spa guests at the Crafts Inn for an additional $10.
Play Games & Solve Mysteries
Spend an hour with friends solving a mystery, or spend some time trying out board games, puzzles and card games at Mind Lock Escape Room. Indoor fun for the whole family for those days when you just can’t (or don’t want to) play outside.
Shop & Dine in Historic Downtown Wilmington, VT
Visit this classic Vermont village, offering unique dining opportunities, shopping, arts, nightlife and more. Visit WilmingtonWorksVT.com for more information on what’s available in this great little town.
Learn more about Wilmington and the Deerfield Valley in this series of videos from Vermont TV!
However you spend your Mount Snow vacation, we hope it’s a great one! If you’ve traveled here before, or live in the area, we’d love to hear your favorite winter activities and recommendations!