Welcome aboard #DestinationTakeover: Mount Snow. From January 10th to the 12th, we’ll be descending on one big snowy mountain in Vermont for 3 days and 2 nights of skiing, boarding, tubing, hot tubing, dancing, drinking and snow angel making. Here’s what you may be wondering:
1. What time are we leaving and from where? How do I get there?
BOSTON: Buses leave from this spot outside of the Christian Science Center in downtown Boston. The pick-up location is between the Prudential and Symphony stops on the E-line (green line) and is a short walk from the Mass Ave stop on the orange line. The #1 bus also runs from Cambridge down Massachusetts Avenue. You can also take Uber, which is offering new users in Boston $20 off with code “BosTWC.” Just click here.
- If you’re on the early bus, be ready to go by 6:45am on Friday, January 10. Your bus should get to Mount Snow by 9:45am.
- If you’re on the late bus, be ready to depart at 6:30pm on Friday, January 10. Your bus should get to Mount Snow by 9:30pm.
How do I know if I’m on the early bus or late bus?
If you’re coming from Boston, when you grabbed your ticket, we asked you which bus you wanted to board. Check your inbox for an email that confirmed your choice from TWC!
PHILLY: The bus will depart from the Cira Center, just outside the 30th Street Station, on Friday, January 10 at 3pm. The bus should arrive around 8:30pm, depending on the weather. The 30th Street Station is served by the Market-Frankford Line as well as SEPTA trolleys and buses. You can also take Uber, which is offering new users in Philadelphia $20 off with code “TWC.” Just click here.
2. Will we be dropped off at the same locations on Sunday night?
3. Is there enough room on the buses for my equipment and bags?
Yes. The buses are charter buses with A LOT of storage space underneath. You won’t be able to put your big suitcases in the seating area of the motor coach but we won’t have any trouble fitting everything in the storage compartments below.
1. Where’s my lodge in relation to the mountain?
If you’re staying at the Grand Summit, you’re right at the base of the mountain. If you’re staying at the Snow Lake Lodge, you’re a quick shuttle ride away.
2. I’m getting there early on Friday. Does that mean I can check in early?
Some of the rooms will be ready to go for you to check into on Friday morning. If for some reason you can’t check in as soon as you arrive, the lodge will give you a key to the locker room so you can stash your stuff, change, and hit the slopes.
3. What do I do with my gear on Sunday when I check-out at 11am and want to go to the mountain?
A few of our staff rooms at the Grand Summit and Snow Lake Lodge will remain open so you can drop off your things for the day on Sunday. The front desk will also be happy to hold them for you until we depart.
4. How often does the shuttle come to Snow Lake Lodge?
The shuttle is on a continuous loop and will show up about every 15 minutes.
5. How far is my lodge from dancing?
Both lodging options are a 4 minute walk to The Snow Barn, where we’ll be dancing on Friday and Saturday nights. Here are walking directions from Snow Lake. And here are walking directions from Grand Summit.
1. I didn’t get my lift / equipment rental / lesson tickets!! How can I get them?
Easy. Just go here! Be sure to buy them by midnight on Monday (January 7) or you’ll have to pay higher prices at the mountain!
2. When will I get my lift tickets?
Lift tickets will be handed out when you check-in at your hotel. If one of your roommates checks in early, we’ll have your team captain hold on to all of your lift tickets and make sure you get them when you arrive.
3. I’m going on the early bus. Does that mean that I can get a 3 day lift ticket and ski Friday, Saturday and Sunday?
You betcha! If you’ve already purchased a lift ticket and want to upgrade it, just email Ashley and let her know: Ashley@thewelcomingcommittee.com. Otherwise you can buy all of your lift tickets here. Just make sure you’re back and ready to go by 5pm on Sunday night.
4. What about tubing? And snow shoeing? And other winter stuff?
If your interested in other winter activities like snow tubing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, you can pick up passes for those at Mount Snow - reservations aren’t required. Tubing info is here (and is $20). And snowshoeing/cross country skiing info is here.
If you want to go snowmobiling, we’d suggest you make a reservation in advance. Find out about all of that here.
5. I heard there was hot tubing. True or false?
True. There are hot tubs at both of the lodges.
1. I just wanna dance! That’s happening right?
So do we and yes, yes, yes! On Friday and Saturday nights you’ll get into Mount Snow’s nightclub, the Snow Barn, for free. Friday night dancing tunes will be provided by a DJ and on Saturday night there will be a live band.
2. Are we going to Apres Ski?
Do unicorns like butterflies? Yes.
We’re putting together an entire schedule for you that will include apres ski spots, pre-game spots, and dance party departure times. That magic will be handed out when you get on the bus.
1. I don’t know what to pack.
Everyone does things differently, but here’s an idea for first-timers:
- If you’re going skiing or boarding, you’ll probably want three layers: long underwear and a light turtleneck as a base layer, a thick fleece sweater and pants for the midlayer, and snow pants and jacket to cover everything up.
- Don’t forget wool/fleece socks, gloves, goggles, and, of course, underwear.
- When you’re not on the slopes, you’ll want a hat and boots to stomp around. You’ll also want something to wear out the the bar on Friday and Saturday nights!
- And, perhaps most importantly, don’t get caught without a bathing suit for the hot tub!
2. I need gloves and googles and other last minute things. Can you help?
We’re so happy you asked! Our friend over at City Sports are hooking us up with a discount code good for 20% off one item. That gift will be handed out at the pre-parties in both Boston and Philadelphia, so be sure to make them!
3. Will there be a GroupMe group?
Always. And forever. If you don’t already have that group communication app, get a head start and download it here.
4. What if I have questions that you didn’t answer?
That’s easy! Just reply to your team captain or email Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her carrier unicorns are on holiday so electronic communication is best at this time.