Winter X Games research staff
10 things you probably didn't know about Vermont
1. In 1900, there were 33,104 farmers in Vermont and no IBM employees.
2. In 1999, there are 5,828 farmers and 7,000 IBM employees.
3. Montpelier, Vt., is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
4. In ratio of cows to people, Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the country.
5. Until 1996, Vermont was the only state without a Wal-Mart.
6. The state gets only one seat in the U.S. House, two senators, and just a single representative.
7. Population: 588,978; 7/97 (49th)
8. It's known as the Green Mountain state.
9. Residents of Vermont are known as Vermonters.
10. National Geographic Traveler chose Vermont as one of the world's "50 Places of a Lifetime" (October 1999). Mount Snow
Average snowfall in inches
Motto for the Millennium: Wild in Nature.
Home of the East's first snowboard park.
Home of the East's first sponsored "freeski" team.
Located just 4 hours from New York City, 2.5 hours from Boston and about 1.5 hours from Hartford.
Mount Snow is not named for the white stuff, but rather for a farmer, Reuben Snow, who originally owned the land.
Mount Snow summit elevation: 3,600 feet
Haystack Summit elevation: 3,200 feet
Vertical drop: 1,700 feet
Lift capacity: 38,525 riders per hour
Chair lifts: 26
Terrain parks: 4
Number of trails: 134
Miles of trails: 49.5
Acres of trail skiing: 632.8
Acres of tree skiing: 137
Longest trail: Deer Run, 2.5 miles
Percentage of the resort marked as easy terrain: 19.7%
Percentage intermediate: 63 percent
Percentage advanced: 17.3 percent
Percentage expert only: .004 percent