MOUNT SNOW - THE GATEWAY MOUNTAIN
The city is getting hit with storm after storm after storm. I keep leaving the city for Vermont; where we'll get an inch or so, if we're lucky. It's hilarious.
I went to Mt. Snow with Lil' Mo, her Goshen family, and a dying cat. We stayed in a giant house with twenty beds and a view of the mountain. Big fun.
Mt Snow is in the Green Mountains of Vermont. It has 490 acres, an elevation of 3,600 ft, and a vert of 1,600 ft. It's not very steep. In the 60's Mt. Snow's founder/owner Walter Schoenknecht asked the Atomic Energy Commissions if he could have a nuclear bomb so Mt. Snow could have a bowl to ski in. They said no for some reason. Most mountains that I have ridden have a backside or something that requires hiking without lift access, but you can ride all the way around Mt. Pisgah
Friday no one was on the hill. Mo and I played all over.
Mt. snow has a gigantic park. It takes up all of the Carinthia parks. It used to be a seperate mountain. There are twelve park areas of different levels and two pipes. They like to have the X-Games there. There are some amazing riders and skiers in the park- like an unordinary amount of amazing riders and skiers. Riding the Nitro Express is crazy. You just watch head after head kill it.
Sat. Mo and I mainly stayed in the trees. The North Face of the mountain has some great trees, we managed to still get some freshies. They also don't groom much over there. It's less crowded. Sat. it was Mo, me, and 20,000 of our closest friends. Just kidding, but not really. Mt. Snow is the closest big Vermont resort to the city, so the weekends get pretty insane. The lodge was like Times Square. We had waffles and Red Bull for lunch instead of going in and dealing with all the people. We had candy for breakfast. Later on, I puked in my mouth.