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Mt. Snow
Somerset, VT and Dover, VT


Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.

Upper Iron Run trail

Mt. Snow is a somewhat peaceful hike when ascended via Carinthia and Sunbrook. As one nears the main mountain, the presence of mountain bikers is known. Though the ski area isn't considered steep, hiking up intermediate ski trails is certainly a workout, especially in lower Carinthia on the beginning of Nitro.

I took Nitro to Upper Iron Run to Long John to Nugget to Milky Way to Thanks, Walt to Cloud Nine - talk about ski area trail count inflation!

Despite the trails being pretty much empty in terms of hikers, the summit was packed due to a seasonal scenic chairlift ride. One could easily see Mt. Monadnock, Wachusett, Mt. Greylock, and points to the north.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Snow
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, October 8, 2006
Hike Commenced: 12:05 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,960'
Destination: Mt. Snow
Ascent Commenced: 12:06 PM at Nitro trailhead
Summit Reached: 1:33 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,965'
Summit Elevation: 3,556'
Vertical Gain: 1,874'
Hike Ended: 2:56 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,079'



Nitro trailhead


Looking north over the Somerset Reservoir




Directions to trailhead: Take 100 North to the first signed Mt. Snow entrance (blinking traffic lights). Take a left at intersection, the Carinthia base area is on the right shortly thereafter.

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