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Vermont Ski Resorts Put 2017-18 Season Passes on Sale for Limited Time

September 6, 2017
Okemo Mountain Resort, Vermont

Riding up the lift in the cozy comfort of the bubble chairs at Okemo Mountain Resort, Vermont © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

For visitors coming to the Green Mountains of Vermont to ski or snowboard this winter, season passes are one of the best investments to make. Not only is there no better feeling on a powder day than skipping the ticket line and heading straight to first chair, but skiers and snowboarders save immensely throughout the season when they purchase a pass at their favorite resort. Many of Vermont’s resorts offer special discounts and passes like pre season deals, military, couples, student passes and more. Find out what’s on sale for the 2017-18 season:

Bolton Valley
Lowest price deadline for passes: September 25, 2017

Highlighted Pass: The Ski Bum Pass
Price: $189 through Oct 31, 2017
The Ski Bum All Access Pass is for anyone ages 18-25.

For all Bolton Valley season pass options, visit boltonvalley.com

Bromley Mountain
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 15, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Super Value Pass
Price: $525
The Super Value Pass is valid seven days a week, non-holiday for all ages (5+).

For all Bromley Mountain season pass options, visit bromley.com

Burke Mountain
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 9, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Couples Judge Pass
Price:  $1809
The Judge is valid at both Burke Mountain and Jay Peak Resort all season long.

For all Burke Mountain season pass options, visit skiburke.com

Jay Peak Resort
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 9, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Midweek
Price: $479 (All ages)
Midweek passes are valid Monday-Friday throughout the 2017-18 season.

For all Jay Peak Resort season pass options, visit jaypeakresort.com

Killington Resort
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 12, 2017

Highlighted Pass: 4.0 The College Pass
Price: $399 for full-time college students through December 15, 2017
Full-time undergraduate and graduate students for the 2017-18 school term get unlimited access to four resorts – Killington, Pico and Okemo in Vermont and Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire.

You can also M.A.X.IFY your Killington season passes. Add-on up to 42 resorts, five days at each with zero blackout days for $329 for adults and $229 for youth.

For all Killington Resort season pass options, visit killington.com

Mad River Glen
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 15, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Value Pass
Price: Adult $551
The Value Pass is valid every day except Saturday and on holiday Sundays (Dec. 31, Jan. 14 and Feb 18 & 25).

For all Mad River Glen season pass options, visit madriverglen.com

Magic Mountain
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 15, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Senior (70+) / Military Unlimited Pass
Price: $399
Adults 70+ can still get after it in youthful style with Magic’s unlimited season pass. The Military Pass discount is for active military and spouses plus Veterans.

For all Magic Mountain season pass options, visit magicmtn.com

Middlebury Snow Bowl
Lowest price deadline for passes: November 30, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Student Pass (7th grade through college)
Price: $320
Ski or snowboard all season long with unlimited access thanks to the Student Pass.

For all Middlebury Snow Bowl season pass options, visit middleburysnowbowl.com

Mount Snow Resort
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 18, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Explorer Pass
Price: Adult (30+) $799 / Youth (7-17) $599
Enjoy unlimited access to Mount Snow and 6 other Northeast resorts with the Explorer Pass.

For all Mount Snow season pass options, visit mountsnow.com

Mount Snow Resort, Vermont

Skiing down the Long John Trail at Mount Snow © 2017 Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

Okemo Mountain Resort
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 9, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Ultimate Season Pass
Price: Adult (19-64) $1,409
Ski and ride every day at Okemo with no blackout days. Ultimate pass holders also qualify for one-day, non-holiday tickets at Stratton Mountain Resort for $49.00.

You can also M.A.X.IFY your Okemo season passes. Add-on up to 42 resorts, five days at each with zero blackout days for $329 for adults and $229 for youth.

For all Okemo Mountain Resort season pass options, visit okemo.com

Pico Mountain
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 12, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Adult My Pico Season Pass
Price: $449
Get unlimited access to Pico Mountain all season long with the Adult My Pico Season Pass.

You can also M.A.X.IFY your Pico season passes. Add-on up to 42 resorts, five days at each with zero blackout days for $329 for adults and $229 for youth.

For all Pico Mountain season pass options, visit picomountain.com

Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 31, 2017

Highlighted Pass: The Hybrid
Price: Adults (19-69) $429
The Hybrid is the best value for those who have the flexibility to ski and ride mid-week — a season pass during the week/non-holiday and a Bash Badge on weekends and holidays.

For all Smugglers’ Notch Resort season pass options, visit smuggs.com

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Skiing down the Rumrunners Trail at Smugglers’ Notch © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

Stowe Mountain Resort
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 8, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Epic Pass
Price: Adult (13+) $859
Ski as much as you want, whenever you want. The Epic Pass allows unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe in addition to 14 additional western resorts.

For all Stowe Mountain Resort season pass options, visit stowe.com

Stratton Mountain Resort
Lowest price deadline for passes: October 9, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Strattitude
Price: $349
Valid every day with no blackout dates for ages 18-32. The Strattitude Pass also includes (2) $45 buddy tickets valid every day, non-holiday, during the 2017-18 season.

You can also M.A.X.IFY your Stratton season passes. Add-on up to 42 resorts, five days at each with zero blackout days for $329 for adults and $229 for youth.

For all Stratton Mountain Resort season pass options, visit stratton.com

Sugarbush Resort
Lowest price deadline for passes: September 13, 2017

Highlighted Pass: Boomer Pass (Age 65-89)
Price: $139
The Boomer Pass includes midweek, non-holiday skiing at Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen.

Sugarbush is now a part of the Mountain Collective. The Mountain Collective Pass includes two days at each of the 16 destinations plus 50% off additional days.

For all Sugarbush Resort season pass options, visit sugarbush.com

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Mount Snow Offers Savings for 2015-16 Season Pass with Added Value, and Payment Plan Benefits

March 17, 2015

Mount Snow, VT– On the heels of record snowfall and over 100 days on snow, Mount Snow, Vermont’s closest big mountain resort, invites skiers and riders to celebrate spring and get a jump on the season-to-come with deals on 2015/2016 winter season passes. Available now at early season rates, passholders will enjoy benefits like payment plan options, buddy tickets and complimentary spring turns in addition to great savings when they purchase by April 30, 2015.

New this year, the resort is offering a Payment Plan, inviting new skiers and riders to reserve their passes with just a $99 down payment. Those opting to take advantage of the Payment Plan will enjoy spring turns for the rest of the 2014/15 season, and pay the remainder of the pass balance in five monthly installments beginning in May.

Free tubing tickets, discounted bring-a-friend tickets, lodging and retail discounts are among season passholder benefits.

Aside from a season of turns on Mount Snow’s 589 skiable acres, several of the resort’s pass options come loaded with multi-mountain access. The Nor’Easter Pass, Mount Snow’s signature unlimited access offering, provides unlimited days at Wildcat, Attitash and Crotched in New Hampshire, as well as Jack Frost/Big Boulder in Pennsylvania in addition to zero blackout dates to the Vermont resort’s home terrain. Adults can purchase early for $1,029, and new for this season, youth and senior skiers and riders will pay only $699 – the same rates as 2010/11.

Additional specialty passes include the 1826 Pass, available for anyone ages 18 to 26 and offering access to Mount Snow and Crotched with a zero blackout dates for just $349.  In addition, the Double Down Pass offers the 18 to 26 year old crowd unlimited turns at both Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain with no blackout dates for $379.

Other season pass options include the Classic Pass, Midweek Pass and Sunday Pass, inviting skiers and riders to save money while accessing their preferred days on snow.

For more information about Mount Snow’s season pass products, visit www.mountsnow.com/seasonpass.

 

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Mount Snow Opening for the 2012/2013 Winter Season on Thanksgiving Day

November 22, 2012

Mount Snow Resort announced today that it plans to open for the 2012/2013 winter ski and snowboard season on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, with five trails covering about 30 acres of skiable terrain serviced by three chairlifts. The southern Vermont resort has been making snow every night for the past week, taking advantage of even the shortest windows of snowmaking temperatures in an effort to get the season off to a good start.

During a time of year when many ski areas only offer open terrain at higher elevations where snowmaking conditions are better and skiers and riders must download on chairlifts to the base of the mountain, Mount Snow has been experiencing a string of temperature inversions during which the air is much colder at lower elevations than it is at the summit. Because of this weather anomaly and the high snowmaking production at lower elevations that results from it, the resort will start the season by operating two of its high speed quad chairlifts that reach roughly three-quarters of the way up the mountain but no summit access.

“We’ve seen some pretty interesting temperature patterns over the last week, or so. When the warmest temperature reading in northern New England is at the summit of Mount Washington, you know things are a little funny,” said Mount Snow’s Director of Operations, Dave Moulton. “Once we get some cold temps up top, it won’t take us long to get enough snow down to open the terrain up there.”

Mount Snow plans to operate chairlifts from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. If snow conditions permit, the resort will move to normal midweek hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting on Monday.

Lift tickets for opening day will be $49 for adults (age 19-64), $39 for youth and seniors (age 6-18, 65+), $30 learning terrain-only (Discovery Shuttle Triple) and kids age five and under ski and ride for free.

Events for opening weekend include a Turkey Hangover Hill Climb on Friday, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks display on Saturday and grand opening celebrations for The Cupola retail shop as well as the Snow Barn nightclub. For more information on opening weekend, snow conditions and deals visit http://www.mountsnow.com.

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Leaf Peepers Stay Two Nights, Get Third Night Free At Mount Snow, Vermont This Fall

September 16, 2012

A view from a hot-air balloon of Mount Snow, Vermont, in the fall.

With the days becoming shorter and the nights cooler, it can only mean that fall is approaching and along with it comes the breathtaking colors of fall foliage in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont; a phenomenon of nature that annually attracts thousands of leaf peepers to the area.  Now those leaf peepers can enjoy an extended stay at a Mount Snow lodging property for less with the resort’s new Fall Foliage Special offering three nights for the price of two during the peak foliage timeframe.

Mount Snow is the southern-most mountain resort in the State of Vermont making it easily accessible for folks living in and around the northeast’s bustling metro areas.  The Mount Snow Valley is home to an abundance of dining options, shopping, events and festivals which make it a top destination for guests looking to enjoy a fall getaway.

The Fall Foliage Special is available to stay the nights of September 23 – 27 and then September 30 – October 5 at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel or a Mount Snow Condominium.  Guests booking their stay for the week of October 1 can include a complimentary scenic chairlift ride to the summit of Mount Snow in their package.  The Bluebird Express chairlift will be running daily from September 29 thru October 8 from 10am to 4pm for scenic rides.

To book a Fall Foliage Special or discover more about Mount Snow visit www.mountsnow.com or call 800.245.SNOW.

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Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival is Savored at Mount Snow Resort, September 21-23

August 24, 2012

Mount Snow is an enviable scenic location at any given time of year, but pair its 3,600’ alpine advantage with a three day epicurean fête; queue up the vibrancy of fall foliage and it’s no wonder the Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival, September 21-23, is a perennial favorite for oenophiles along the Eastern seaboard.

Seventeen diverse winemakers, plus distillers, brewers, specialty food producers, musicians and local artisans are staged within the Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival’s main tents. The event annually welcomes more than 2,500 visitors for a long weekend of tastings, culinary demonstrations and entertainment that stretches beyond the resort and into nearby towns.

On Friday, there’s a festival preview tasting and a Village Stroll, featuring live entertainment and the Vermont Soup Tasting Contest in the heart of Wilmington. On Saturday and Sunday, tastings, exhibitors and entertainment are located at Mount Snow Resort. In the evening, festival dinners are held in two of West Dover’s most popular restaurants, Dover Forge Restaurant and Matterhorn Inn; the Haystack Golf Club is host to an elegant evening of wine and cheese pairings.

The Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival has earned designation as a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Fall Event and is listed as a U.S. Top 100 Event by the American Bus Association. “The accolades indicate the caliber of this event and the efforts we have made to continuously surpass guests’ expectations,” Adam Grinold, Executive Director of Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce said. “The recognition as a ‘U.S. Top 100’ event attracts American and Canadian motorcoach tour operators to the Mount Snow Valley and it’s our every intention for this festival to grow, and like a fine wine, get better with age.”

Chairlift rides, hiking trails, and nearby fishing and kayaking sites encourage festival goers to partake in Vermont’s outdoors. Lodging packages are available at several locations within walking distance of the festival and free shuttle bus service on “the MOOver” is available.

“We are privileged to experience such a fine festival within a stone’s throw of equally acclaimed outdoor recreation, historic sites and beautiful villages,” Megan Smith, Commissioner of Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing said.

For tickets and more Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival information, visit http://www.TheVermontFestival.com.

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Mount Snow Celebrates Spring With The New Vernal Eternal Spring Pass And Six Weeks Of Events, Parties, Festivals and Deals

February 22, 2012

Mount Snow in southern Vermont is presenting a six week Vernal Eternal celebration which includes a brand new spring pass and a jam packed calendar of events that includes festivals, parties, freestyle events, live music and lift ticket deals starting February 26 all the way through the end of the season.

Many snow sports enthusiasts wait until the month of March to head to the mountains because that is when the sun is higher in the sky, the snowfall is traditionally ample and the après ski scene gets kicked up a notch which is a big reason why the resort has come out with the new Vernal Eternal Spring Pass.

The Vernal Eternal Spring Pass provides unlimited access to skiing and riding at Mount Snow every day starting February 26 through the end of the ski season for $299. The pass is available for purchase online starting Saturday, February 25 and will be available for purchase at the resort starting Sunday, February 26. With huge annual events planned along with some new events that have been added to the schedule, the last six weeks of the ski season are simply loaded with reasons to visit the mountain.

“We pride ourselves in throwing the best parties, events and festivals around”, says events manager, Tim Dolan. “Starting with our Mardi Gras celebration the last weekend of February, all the way through to the Winter Brewer’s Festival on Easter Weekend, our guests know that springtime is event time here at Mount Snow.”

Vernal Eternal Schedule:

February 29: Leap Day $29 Lift Ticket Deal
March 3&4: USASA Southern Vermont Series
March 3: Mount Snow Open On-Snow Golf Tournament
March 4: Jack Jump World Championships
March 10: Girls’ Day Out
March 12-16: Revolution Tour
March 16: Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day $17 Lift Ticket Deal
March 17: Carinthia Open
March 23-25: Bud Light Reggae Fest
March 24: 10th Annual Sink or Skim Pond Skimming Contest
March 25: 5th Annual Duct Tape Derby
March 31: Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Finals
April 7: 4th Annual Mount Snow Winter Brewer’s Festival
April 7: Glade-iator Extreme Bump Competition

For details on the Vernal Eternal event schedule as well as conditions and deals visit www.mountsnow.com.

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Youth Pay Their Age Day at Family-Friendly Mount Snow, Jan. 8

January 1, 2012

The Carinithia pipe at Mount Snow.

On Sunday, January 8 kids ages 6-18 pay their age for a lift ticket to ski at Mount Snow Resort in Southern Vermont during Youth Pay Their Age Day. It is the eighth straight year the resort has provided this straightforward offer making it very affordable for families with children to enjoy a day out on the mountain, and it truly is as straightforward as it comes; if a youth is 14 years old, they pay $14 for their lift ticket.

“We are so happy to provide this great day for families every winter because it has gotten such a positive response since we started doing it eight years ago,” Mount Snow general manager, Kelly Pawlak says. “We are committed to providing a great family experience and Youth Pay Their Age Day is a great example of one of the many family-friendly offerings we have during the winter.”

In addition to Youth Pay Their Age Day, Mount Snow also offers three Kids Ski & Learn Free Weeks (January 15 – 20, February 26 – March 2 and March 4 – 9, 2012) during which kids ages 4-12 years old get free 3, 4 or 5 day lift tickets and free half-day lessons when accompanied by an adult that purchases a 3-5 day lift and lodging package.

There are plenty of events for the younger ones as well featuring Mount Snow’s Grommet Jam Series which is for boys and girls age 12 or younger to hone their terrain park skills with instruction from ski and snowboard pros followed by a friendly competition with winners walking away with prizes from series sponsors Smith Optics, Oakley, Neff, Contour and Rome. Grommet Jams are scheduled December 31, 2011, January 16, 2012 and February 20, 2012.

For more information on Mount Snow’s family friendly deals, events and activities visit mountsnow.com/family-activities-guide.

See also:

GUNS N’ HOSES: MOUNT SNOW’S TOPNOTCH
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Mount Snow’s $25k Wedding Giveaway

January 3, 2011

Mount Snow in southern Vermont is giving one lucky couple the chance to get married for free on the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day.  This dream contest doesn’t just include your standard wedding; it truly is a DREAM wedding:

  • Bridal Suite at the Grand Summit Hotel
  • Groom’s lodging at the Grand Summit Hotel (on opposite side of hotel of course)
  • Ceremony
  • Grand Summit Hotel Ballroom for reception hall
  • Cabot Cheese & Westminster Cracker appetizer station
  • Duet plated entrée
  • Commemorative wine glass favors from Catamount Glassware
  • Floral Arrangements from Boyd Family Farm
  • Wine provided by Honora Winery
  • Photography by Ellen O’Connor
  • Wedding Cake from Sticky Fingers Bakery
  • Fireworks by Atlas Pyrovision
  • Bridal Hair and Make Up by Mountain Styles Salon & Spa
  • Limousine by Adventure Limo
  • Hospitality baskets and petifores from the Vermont Country Deli
  • Mini Honeymoon at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel in New Hampshire

Everything a happy couple could want for their dream wedding is included with a total value of over $25,000.  Rules for entry are simple: tell Mount Snow why you deserve this amazing wedding.   Accepted forms of entry are short videos or essays explaining your story.

The deadline for submissions is January 10.  Judging will take place by Mount Snow and the wedding sponsors between January 10 – 15 with the winner being announced on January 15.  The winning couple will receive their dream wedding for up to 100 guests at Mount Snow on February 14, 2011.

For more information visit www.mountsnow.com/wedding, or see a video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBOaKRgxCSU.

VERMONT SKI RESORTS ARE FULL OF HOLIDAY CHEER

December 12, 2010

Stratton Mountain Resort is wonderfully welcoming for families © 2010 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The holidays make December all the more enticing in Vermont’s snowy mountains with festivals, events and good natured cheer emanating from the resorts. Here is a sampling of some of the resorts’ special holiday events and deals.

Families visiting Smugglers’ Notch Resort over the winter holiday periods will enjoy a full complement of package inclusions and special activities like bonfires and barbecues during Christmas Week and New Year’s.

Bolton Valley Resort created a line-up of fun holiday events for Christmas Week 2010 that are family-oriented and affordable and with all-inclusive packages that offer true ski-to-your-door lodging. Families will enjoy a holiday week filled with skiing and riding, fireworks and more.

There is no better time to come home to Stratton Mountain Resort than the holidays. The resort is keeping with tradition and has planned a season full of extraordinary events from the popular Ross Powers Boardercross Camp to the much anticipated Winter Yoga Cleanse.

Heading into the holidays, Killington Resort is decking the halls and celebrating with events, free learn to ski/snowboard days and attractive vacation package deals. Some highlights include the Rails 2 Riches Rail Jam and the celebration of World Snowboard Day.

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, just 11 miles from Killington, is offering affordable winter packages for everyone. The resort features its popular Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center, with an extensive trail system of 60km and decadent cuisine to enjoy after a day of outdoor adventures.

At Stowe Mountain Resort, buying lift-tickets seven days in advance saves money and adds value, even during the holidays. Stowe’s Vacation Rewards Program combines lift tickets with a menu of other on-mountain benefits, and many Stowe area lodges are combining it with a place to stay.

Okemo Mountain Resort celebrates the holidays with visits from Santa and a family New Year’s Eve celebration that includes a dance party and a fireworks display.

To sweeten your post-holiday travels, Ski Vermont has flight discounts and ski packages available. Visit www.jetblue.com/deals/ski-vermont and use promo code SKIVT for 10% off your flight between 1/5/11 – 2/15/11. This offer is available on trips booked before 12/18/10.

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