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Carinthia at Mount Snow
Carinthia Details
Carinthia
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1986-87
Lifts:3 chairlifts
Terrain:Novice, intermediate, and expert terrain
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Having operated in the shadow of Mt. Snow as an smaller, independent area for a quarter of a century, Carinthia ran into financial struggles in the 1980s.

On April 28, 1986, Mt. Snow acquired Carinthia and connected it to the rest of the mountain via four short trails. Overall, the expansion was said to be the largest in the history of Mt. Snow. As a result, Mt. Snow's trail count was boosted 16 and lift count by 3.

One year later, the Carinthia T-Bar was replaced with a new 3,239 foot long by 574 vertical foot Yan double chairlift, helping to bring skiers back to the Main Mountain from the Carinthia base area.

Ten years later, the Carinthia double chairlift (installed only a few years prior to the acquisition) was replaced a new 5,029 foot long by 992 foot vertical Poma high speed detachable quad. Since then, the Carinthia area was been generally geared toward terrain parks and halfpipes, briefly being renamed as "Nitro" and "Planet 9."


The Carinthia base area (2005)
The Carinthia base area (2005)

The Carinthia base area (2006)
The Carinthia base area (2006)

The bottom of the Heavy Metal Double (2006)
The bottom of the Heavy Metal Double (2006)

The Heavy Metal Double (2006)
The Heavy Metal Double (2006)

The top of the Heavy Metal Double (2006)
The top of the Heavy Metal Double (2006)

The Nitro Express Quad and half pipe (2007)
The Nitro Express Quad and half pipe (2007)

The 2009 Carinthia trail map
The 2009 Carinthia trail map

Mount Snow Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Carinthia1986-87Open
Deerfield Ridge1980sCancelled
North Face1959-60Open
Sunbrook1969-70Open
West Face1960sCancelled
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Last updated: June 3, 2014

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