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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/

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mount Snow Resort, Vermont

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Intrawest’s Passport Gives 6 days Each at 6 Resorts; Free Skiing for Kids

September 30, 2014
Skiing at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. Stratton is one of six Intrawest Resorts where the Intrawest Passport can be used © 2014 Karen Rubin/

Skiing at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. Stratton is one of six Intrawest Resorts where the Intrawest Passport can be used © 2014 Karen Rubin/

Intrawest Resort Holdings, Inc., the parent company of six North American ski resorts, is unveiling what it boasts is the most affordable and flexible multi-mountain ski pass available this season, The Intrawest Passport™. A key benefit? Up to five children 12 and under can ski for free on one adult’s pass.

The Intrawest Passport™ is on sale now and is guaranteed at the fall introductory price now through October 20. The Intrawest Passport will only be available for purchase through November 15.

Making ski-industry history, The Intrawest Passport™ ( will offer children 12 and under free skiing, as well as redefine what a “Family Pass” is all about, by allowing groups of up to 16 to purchase the Passport at the heavily discounted price. This is the first winter for The Intrawest Passport™, a season pass that includes six days of skiing at each of six participating North American ski resorts.

The Intrawest Passport™ only requires one adult pass to be purchased, which means a single parent and up to five children can all ski at six resorts, for a total of 36 days each for as low as $589. The pass can be used at Stratton, Vt., Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado, Blue Mountain Ski Area, Ontario and Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, Quebec, and Snowshoe Mountain Resort, WV.

“There is no other ski pass on the market that offers the flexibility and affordability of The Intrawest Passport™. We developed this inter-mountain pass to make destination skiing easier and offer more value for families this winter. This pass is a first of its kind in the industry as it changes the rules and allows up to five children, 12 and younger, to ski for free with the purchase of just one Adult Passport,” explains Bill Jensen, CEO, Intrawest Resorts.

When one adult purchases the Passport it allows an additional 15 other people to join in on your ‘family pass.’ These can be traditional family members or people who are like family.

With no blackout dates the flexibility means families or Passport groups can use The Intrawest Passport™ to travel on holidays, single day ski trips or extended ski trips. The Intrawest Passport’s™ introductory fall price is being offered on a sliding scale:

  • One primary adult Passport initially offered at $589
  • Five additional adults can be added at $449 each
  • Five passes for 13-20 year olds can be added at $249 each
  • Five passes for children 12 and under are free
  • Total of 16 Passports available under one “Family Pass”

The Intrawest Passport™ will allow guests to ski/ride for six days during the 2014-2015 ski season at each of Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Blue Mountain in Ontario; Mont Tremblant in Quebec; Stratton Mountain in Vermont; and Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia.

“Our goal with The Intrawest Passport™ is to continue to encourage the passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding by making it affordable to those who want to come out this winter and check out our mountains,” Heidi Kercher-Pratt, Chief Marketing Officer, Intrawest Resorts, said. “By offering children 12 and under free skiing and boarding this pass makes it easier for single parents, tri-generational families, really anyone who wants to share the mountain experience with their kids.”

The biggest differentiators for The Intrawest Passport™:

  • Children 12 and under ski free
  • Flexibility to define your “family” the way it works best for you. This can include extended family members, stepfamilies, non-traditional families and even good friends that are like family.
  • After the first primary adult pass is purchased, families can purchase up to 15 additional Passports
  • Extended age for “Teen” Passport: allows teens and young adults through age 20 to receive the discount.

The Intrawest Passport™ only requires one adult pass to be purchased, which means a single parent and up to five children can all ski at six resorts, for a total of 36 days each for as low as $589.

The Intrawest Passport™ is available for purchase at as well as on the participating resort’s websites:

Steamboat, CO: Colorado’s Ski Town USA the home of champagne powder:

Winter Park, CO: Colorado’s favorite family skiing destination:

Blue Mountain Ski Area, Ontario: Ontario’s premiere skiing and boarding destination:

Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, Quebec: Where a taste of Europe is only a drive away:

Stratton Mountain Ski Resort, VT: Vermont’s favorite mountainside village:

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, WV: Mid-Atlantic’s #1 Skiing Destination:

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Save $50-$150 on Stratton Mountain, Vermont Ski Season Pass: Buy by Oct. 8

October 2, 2012

Save $50-$150 on a seasonal pass to Stratton Mountain, Vermont, by buying before October 8 © 2012 Karen Rubin/

Save $50-$150 on a seasonal pass to Stratton Mountain, Vermont, by buying before October 8.

The full spread Season passes are available now for $50 to $150 less than regular season prices, from the hard-working Value Pass to the SOS pass for college students to the total package of the Ultra Pass. Every pass gets you on the snow more quickly than a lift ticket, and some include early lift access, special offers for friends and family and skiing/riding at Okemo and Mount Sunapee.

The Stratton Value Pass is the ticket (without a ticket) to the whole mountain, corduroy, powder, bluebird days and all. At a budget-friendly price of $649 before Oct. 8, a full season of great skiing and riding is at your feet with direct-to-lift access. The Value Pass is valid at Stratton only during non-holiday periods. Or, choose the Value Plus pass and get the same access to Okemo and Mount Sunapee for $749.

Stratton’s most affordable pass, the Sunday Pass, is a secret weapon for weekenders at just $289 before Oct. 8. Take advantage of each and every weekend minute and ski and ride on non-holiday Sundays for the same great snow and lifts for less.

Another way to save big by planning ahead is Stratton’s Early Booking Offer, for savings of up to 30 percent on lodging throughout the season. Book before October 31 and get 30% off midweek stays, 20% off weekend stays and 10% off those highly coveted holiday stays in select properties. Stratton’s price protection program guarantees early birds the lowest rate and a relaxed cancellation policy lets guests rest easy before they even arrive at the resort.

To choose one of Stratton’s passes, score the best lodging deals or get all the details on both, visit or call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886).

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Stratton Mountain, Vermont is Buzzing with Activity this Summer

June 13, 2012

Wanderlust, the world’s largest multi-day yoga festival, takes place at Stratton Mountain, Vermont, June 21-24.

Stratton Mountain will be buzzing with activity this summer. Live music, the world’s largest multi-day yoga festival, outdoor challenges, fireworks and good old summertime fun fill the calendar from spring to fall. The calendar will continue to be updated, so please check for the most recent information! Below are the 2012 summer highlights.

June 21 to 24 Wanderlust

Wanderlust, the world’s largest multi-day yoga festival, is everything a yogi, nature lover, music fan and localvore could wish for. The festival features yoga classes, guided meditations, hikes, concerts, local and organic eats and lectures for young or old and everyone in between. Come for one day or four, wander the Market without a ticket or try your hand at something new for any ability level.

June 30 to July 1Mountain Friends and Freedom Celebration

An all-American weekend to ring in the fourth of July at Stratton. A full day of music on Saturday, capped off by evening Independence Day fireworks. Pie eating, whiffle ball, outdoor games, hay rides, horseshoes, a giant slip and slide and much more fill the weekend.

Weekly, starting July 7 – Stratton Saturday Under the Stars Concert Series

Warm summer nights and live music go hand in hand making Stratton’s Saturday Under the Stars the place to be starting on July 7 and continuing weekly through Labor Day. Held in the base area, this summer concert series is a fun, free event for the entire family with food and beverage for purchase on site. So pull up a chair, bring a blanket and get your groove on under the great weather.

July 7 Tour de Bondville Bicycle Rally

The Sixth Annual Tour de Bondville is a bike ride, golf outing and after party benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Whether you choose the 50, 25 or 18 mile bike ride or want to spend the day on the links, join us for a day celebrating the best Vermont has to offer and to raise money for a good cause.

August 3 to 5The FIRM Racing Triathlon

A sprint distance triathlon that lets you swim, bike, and run in one of the prettiest parts of the USA. The half mile swim takes place at the Snowmaking Pond, followed by an 18-mile road bike course of classic New England cycling and a 3-mile run.

August 12 Heels to Paws 5k Fun Run/Walk

Four legs are just as welcome at Stratton as two! Bring your furry friend along for a vigorous 5k Fun Run/Walk. Money raised benefits Second Chance Animal Shelter.

August 15 to 19The Vermont Challenge Bicycle Tour

The Vermont Challenge is a 3- or 4-day bicycle tour through southern and central Vermont which draws upon the creative energy of local businesses and people of Vermont, ski resorts, restaurants and farms in each local community that we visit. See the beauty of our part of Vermont from behind your handlebars during this unique event and take the Challenge!

September 1 to 3Labor Day Festivities and Annual Tent Sale

Come up to the lush Green Mountains of southern Vermont for a Labor Day Weekend full of live music, local food and healthy competition!

October 6 to 7Columbus Day Weekend

Columbus Day Weekend will be jam packed with family fun, fall foliage and a run to the Summit. Events include the annual Chilifest Cookoff, Brewfest, the North Face Race to the Summit and all-American summer activities like hay rides, apple picking and much more!

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Stratton Celebrates 50th Birthday December 23

December 21, 2011

Stratton Mountain Resort is ringing in its 50th birthday this Friday, December 23 © 2011 Karen Rubin/

Stratton Mountain Resort is ringing in its 50th birthday this Friday, December 23, with a bash for the ages. Set amid a season-long celebration of heritage, tradition and progression, this full day party is sure to delight skiers and riders of all ages. Whether it’s a toast and birthday cake or a mountain-wide scavenger hunt that pique your interest, it’s on tap at Stratton.

From day one, Stratton was a lively resort community in a world of day ski areas. Golf and tennis soon made Stratton a year-round destination. Among the first to adopt snowmaking and add high-speed six-passenger lifts, Stratton is also renowned for being the first major resort to welcome snowboarding. Today, Stratton is in the throes of a full blown snowmaking attack, opening six new trails this morning and looking to add several more for the holiday.

Head up to Stratton for a blowout birthday celebration and toast to the next 50. Get those anniversary turns in for less. On Stratton’s birthday, everyone skis and rides for just $50; book online in advance to purchase your Stratton party favor!

A full calendar of the day’s events include:

Stratton Ski School Demonstration

Watch the ski school instructors as they put on a stunning display down Suntanner. 9:00am on Suntanner. Be sure to be by the base to catch a glimpse of this beloved Stratton tradition.

Special Screening of “Life At Its Peak”

Narrated by Emo Henrich, featuring footage from Hubert Schriebl and Mary Alice Fisher. 4:00pm in the Base Lodge, West.

Stratton Birthday Cake Cutting Celebration (and toast!)

4:30pm at Grizzly’s.

Hunt for the Golden Watermelon

Find the watermelon and win a 50th Anniversary Signature prize. Pick up details at the Information Desk in the Base Lodge! All day.

Grizzly’s Throwback Lunch

Refuel at Grizzly’s! Special addition to the menu includes retro fondue and 50th Anniversary Signature Beer. All day.

Sign Stratton’s Birthday Card

At the 50th Anniversary Welcome Table in the Base Lodge. All day.

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Christy Sports and Skiset Merge to Form Largest Worldwide Ski and Snowboard Rental Network

November 8, 2011

Christy sports, which has anoutlet at Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont, has merged with Skiset to become one of the largest rental networks in the world (© Karen Rubin/

Christy Sports,one of the largest ski and snowboard retailers in the Rocky Mountain region, today announced it has partnered with Skiset, Europe’s largest ski and snowboard rental network. The combined network of more than 800 rental and demo shops makes up the largest worldwide resource for booking ski and snowboard rentals in the United States, Canada and Europe. Shops will offer a high quality of equipment and service, supported by a centralized online reservation system and several call centers throughout North America and Europe.

“Both companies share a common vision of the ski and snowboard rental business, anchored on quality equipment, outstanding customer service, conveniently located shops, and attractive prices,” said Patrick O’Winter, CEO of Christy Sports. “Christy Sports and Skiset will continue exploring additional synergies, leveraging the partnership to increase global business with lodging and travel partners as well as equipment purchases.”

The North American rental networks of Christy Sports and Skiset have merged into one network, the Christy Sports Rental Network, which is managed by Christy Sports. Overall, the North American network offers more than 120 locations in the U.S. and Canada, including more than 40 Christy Sports owned shops. O’Winter anticipates developing this network to as many as 200 store fronts in North America, with affiliates that meet the same high requirements of quality and service.

“By establishing this rental network, our customers are able to access quality ski rental packages practically anywhere they want to ski or snowboard, using one booking source,” said Gordon Wade, director of Internet commerce at Christy Sports. “North American customers can book European ski and snowboard rentals through Christy Sports, with fulfillment by Skiset. Conversely, European customers booking with Skiset for the U.S. and Canada are fulfilled by the Christy Sports Rental Network.”

Customers will not only benefit from access to an extensive worldwide rental network, but affiliate partners will also gain additional market share and expand their customer base by leveraging the network’s global marketing efforts.

To make a rental reservation, customers can visit Visitors can select their desired location to rent skis. Once a convenient store is selected, the user will be given the opportunity to make an online reservation.

Based in Lakewood, Colorado, Christy Sports is currently one of the largest specialty ski and snowboard retailer specialists in the Rocky Mountain region, with more than 40 locations throughout Colorado and Utah.  Christy Sports also operates Door 2 Door (D2D), a full service ski and snowboard rental delivery service to certain locations. For additional information, visit or

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Royal Family Affair Music Festival Comes to Stratton, Aug. 12-14

August 3, 2011

Head up to Stratton Mountain for The Royal Family Affair, the record label’s inaugural three day outdoor music festival. Top bands, intimate musician gatherings and outdoor activities will transform the resort August 12 to 14.

The Royal Family Affair brings some of North America’s raddest touring bands to the Green Mountains of southern Vermont. Performers include Soulive, Montreal electrofunk duo Chromeo, electronic powerhouse Big Gigantic, label-mates Lettuce and many more.

The fun won’t just be had swaying outside to the melodic sounds of the Royal Family artists. A full schedule of workshops, late night dance parties and activities are planned, including a guitar seminar with Eric Krasno, percussion clinic with Alan Evans and Adam Deitch, composition/songwriting workshop with Neal Evans and even a free beer tasting – for fans 21 and over.

In between sets, treat yourself to a Gondola ride to the summit to experience Stratton from a whole new perspective. Escape the bustle of the everyday

Whether you come from near or far, are here to dance or simply sway, have booked one workshop or all, the Royal Family Affair offers a getaway filled with live music, activities and memories set in the picturesque and lush Green Mountains.

Royal Family Affair tickets available here.

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December 12, 2010

Stratton Mountain Resort is wonderfully welcoming for families © 2010 Karen Rubin/

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 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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