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Vail Resorts in Northeast Gear Up for Summer with Mountain Biking, Golf, Zip Tours

April 30, 2021

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Vail Resorts’ Mount Snow in Vermont is gearing up for mountain biking this summer. (Photo courtesy Mount Snow Resort

Broomfield, Colo. – Vail Resorts today announced summer operating dates and activities at six of its Northeast resorts including Mount Snow, Stowe and Okemo in Vermont and Mount Sunapee, Attitash and Wildcat in New Hampshire. After a winter season unlike any before, each resort is excited to welcome guests to experience summertime splendor in the mountains with activities for those of all ages. All opening dates will be compliant with state and local guidelines and may be subject to change.

Mount Snow Resort

The Mount Snow Golf Club tees off starting May 21. The Mount Snow Golf Course has matured into one of Vermont’s premier mountain courses and has been rated one of the top five in the state by Golf Digest.

Mountain biking begins on May 29 at theMount Snow Bike Park. Now in its 33rd season, making it one of the oldest bike parks in North America, the bike park is a four-time Top Five finisher in the Riders’ Choice Best Bike Parks Awards for the Northeast. The lift-served park’s 10 trails offer a variety of cross-country, downhill, freeride and mixed-use terrain with a total vertical of 1,000 feet.Mount Snow also offers the First Lift and First Drop programs, which are clinics geared toward introducing people to the sport of downhill mountain biking and helping them build their skills.

Scenic chairlift rides on the Bluebird Express to the summit of Mount Snow will also begin on May 29, with views of Somerset Reservoir, Mount Monadnock and sometimes even Mount Washington.

Food and beverage options will be available at Mount Snow this summer at the Bullwheel Tavern on the summit, Canned in the base area and Fairways Restaurant at the golf course. The resort will also resume hosting concerts, festivals and other warm weather events this year. The resort’s events calendar is updated frequently, so be sure to check back for all the latest happenings.

Stowe Mountain Resort

Stowe’s Zip Tour Adventure, which opens on July 1, allows guests to see and experience the mountain canopy in ways never imagined. ‘ZipTour’ is the world’s fastest and most exhilarating zip line experience. Ride our Summit Gondola to the launching point near the top of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. Then enjoy the thrill of flying down three of the world’s longest zip-spans, both above and through the Green Mountain State Forest.

Stowe’s Treetop Adventure offers six different levels of courses consisting of aerial tree-to-tree connections with 68 various Challenge/Game elements intertwined in the experience. First, you’ll learn to use our state-of- the-art safety cable system, giving you the knowledge and skill to achieve feats on our Adventure Courses that will leave you motivated to conquer the world. Suitable for most ages, the courses are designed to progressively build confidence.

The Mount Mansfield Auto Toll Road also opens May 28. The 4.5-mile unpaved road begins next to the Inn at the Mountain and climbs to an elevation of 3,850 feet. The road ends at a parking lot next to the Mount Mansfield Summit Station for spectacular hiking options. All hikers should stop into the Green Mountain Club prior to hiking for an orientation. Hiking maps are distributed upon arrival.

An equally spectacular mountain ascent is provided by the Mount Mansfield Gondola, scheduled to open June 18. The comfortable, eight-passenger gondolas depart from the Gondola Barn, which is served by its own access road and parking lot approximately ¼ mile north of the historic Mount Mansfield Base Lodge.

Food and beverage options will be available at the Spruce Peak Plaza this summer, along with family friendly programming and events. The Spruce Peak events calendar is updated frequently, so be sure to check back.

Okemo Mountain Resort

At Okemo, lift-served mountain biking will be offered beginning on June 17 on the lower mountain out of the Sugar House mid-mountain lodge. The Sunburst Six will provide scenic chairlift rides to the summit of Okemo Mountain. Okemo’s Adventure Zone at Jackson Gore will feature the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, Miniature Golf, Disc Golf, Haulback Challenge Course and Coleman Brook Mining Company Sluice.

Food and beverage options will be available at Okemo this summer at the Summit Lodge, The Sugar House and at Jackson Gore with a takeout window for day visitors and dinner at Coleman Brook Tavern.

Mount Sunapee

Mount Sunapee opens for summer guests on June 18. In addition to scenic chairlift rides to the summit of Mount Sunapee and lift-served mountain biking, visitors can enjoy hiking trails, an archery course, and the Mount Sunapee Adventure Park that includes miniature golf, disc golf, an aerial challenge course, a mining sluice and a new pump track.

Food and beverage options will be available at Mount Sunapee this summer in the base area and specialty dinners will be scheduled the summit. The return of warm-weather events this summer will include the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair, scheduled for Aug. 7 through Aug. 15.

Attitash Mountain Resort

Beginning June 26, Attitash will welcome guests back to the heart of the White Mountains with its classic Alpine Slide and the Flying Yankee Scenic Chair. Celebrating over 40 years at Attitash Mountain Resort, the two alpine slides provide thrills for all who ride the chutes. Ride up the Flying Yankee chairlift to begin this exciting journey down rolling slopes, straightaways and S-turns. Or, simply enjoy the views on the scenic Flying Yankee Chair.

Wildcat Mountain Resort

Summer visitors can enjoy the Wildcat Express Scenic Ride staring June 26, which offers spectacular views of Mount Washington and the surrounding Presidential Mountain range. Wildcat Mountain is the only place in North America where you’ll find the unique lift conversion from a high-speed Quad in the winter to a scenic gondola in the summer. To view the Best Scenery in the East – consistently named #1 by SKI Magazine Readers –  ride aboard our four-person enclosed scenic gondola to Wildcat Mountain’s 4,000+ foot summit.

COVID-19 Safety

Health and safety remains the company’s top priority. Its resorts this summer will be operating according to local public health orders and following their guidance as it relates to face coverings. Guests are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines as the pandemic continues to evolve.

Epic Pass Lineup & Price Reset

Vail Resorts recently announced a bold price reset of Epic Pass products to continue to deliver on our commitment of Epic for Everyone and to honor the loyalty of our pass holders. Epic Pass prices have been reduced by 20 percent across the board, and are now available to purchase at for the 2021/22 winter season.

For skiers and riders in Vermont and New Hampshire, the Northeast Value Pass offers incredible value for next season,priced at $479 (down from $599 last season) and offering access to all seven Vermont and New Hampshire resorts plus Hunter, Roundtop and more. The Northeast Midweek Pass is now $359, down from $449. The price reduction applies to the entire portfolio of the company’s North American pass lineup. The Epic Local Pass is now available for $583 (down from $729 last season) and the full Epic Pass is priced at $783 (down from $979 last season).

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 destination mountain resorts and regional ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN).

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The Woodstock Inn & Resort Sweetens Spring with Sugar Season Packages

February 18, 2015

Woodstock, VT – Sugar Season signifies the end of winter in Vermont as warmer weather brings flowing sap for the creation of Vermont’s famous maple syrup. This spring maple takes center stage with sweet savings at The Woodstock Inn & Resort located in the heart of Woodstock, VT. From a family-friendly vacation to an elegant romantic escape, the resort’s Sugar Season Escape packages allow guests to indulge in the luxury of The Woodstock Inn & Resort to welcome the spring season.

Woodstock celebrates all things maple during Maple Madness Weekend, March 28 and 29, with festivities at Suicide Six including Sugar on Snow, a maple taste-a-round and even a muddy bike ride. Guests interested in learning more about maple syrup production can visit nearby Sugarbush Farms and take-in the sugar house tours, explore a nature trail to see the sugar maple trees, and sample four grades of 100% pure Vermont maple syrup.

The Sugar Season Escape package includes: Luxury accommodations at The Woodstock Inn & Resort; Hearty country breakfast for two each morning (Midweek rates starting at $169/room/night; Weekend rates starting at $199/room/night).

The Sugar Season “Extra Sweet” package includes: Luxury accommodations; breakfast; $100 spa credit per room, per night ( Midweek rates starting at $239, Weekend rates starting at $269).

Sugar Season “Suite Deals” package includes:Luxury Suite accommodations;breakfast; bottle of wine upon arrival; a taste of maple welcome amenity ( Midweek rates from $299, Weekend rates from $329).

Packages run March 8 through May 28, 2015. To reserve this package, call 855-238-6954 or book online Booking restrictions apply.

Activities at the Woodstock Inn & Resort include a 41,000 square foot Racquet & Fitness Club, complete with indoor tennis courts and racquetball courts, a 30-by-60 foot indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, workout equipment and a steam room and a sauna. The 10,000 square-foot LEED-designed spa offers a nature-inspired ambiance, nourishing treatments, organic products and a great room for spa-goers to enjoy.

Guests can dine at Richardson’s Tavern, which offers a cozy old-world atmosphere with a full bar. The Red Rooster, the resort’s award-winning fine dining restaurant, emphasizes fresh, local ingredients sourced from the best purveyors in New England. The new game room brings out the kid in everyone featuring a wall-size scrabble board, vintage pin ball games, shuffle board and bar service from Richardson’s Tavern.

Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations.  The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England.  The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc.  Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.

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Family Fun and New Adventures in the Mountains of Vermont

May 19, 2012

The green mountains offer more than just snow covered hills for winter thrills. Ski resorts statewide also offer an authentic Vermont experience during the summer. Whether guests want to connect with nature and family, seek an adrenaline rush, or both, resorts are ready to deliver.

Want to walk on air, or whisk through the woods this summer? Challenge yourself to new heights at Bromley’s new Aerial Adventure Park, set to open in early July. Or visit the expanded Adventure Zone at Okemo, which features a new zip line canopy tour as well as an Amp Energy Big Air Bag – a giant inflatable pillow similar to those used by stuntmen. Once you’ve had your time in the trees, travel up north to flip and soar up to 25 feet in the air at Sugarbush on their new EuroBungy trampoline.

Looking for something more down to earth? Grounded in family fun, Smugglers’ Notch delivers. Take the family on a llama trek, or enroll the kids in a wilderness survival or skateboarding camp. You can still get your aerial thrills here too, with ArborTrek’s zip line canopy tour – rated one of the best in the world!

Adventurous events are also abundant this summer:

  • May 26-27, Stratton Mountain: If your love of winter still permeates the forefront of your mind, don’t miss the MAY-hem Rail and Jump Jam on Memorial Day weekend – featuring real snow!
  • June 17, Burke Mountain: Watch record holding, championship lumberjacks from New England and beyond compete in a variety of competitions at the 4th Annual Vermont Invitational Lumberjack Competition.
  • June 22, Sugarbush Resort: Kids own the spotlight as Sugarbush celebrates opening day with free mountain bike clinics, swimming and a BBQ.
  • June 22-24, Burke Mountain: Enjoy camping, biking, live music and more at the New England Mountain Bike Festival (NEMBAfest)
  • July 14-15, Mount Snow: Tough Mudder New England #2 – participate or watch as challengers get down and dirty in this contest of physical fitness and teamwork!

The fun doesn’t end with these highlights. Golfing, hiking, lift access mountain biking, swimming, disc golf, alpine slides, and more can be found at participating resorts. For more information on spectacular Vermont mountain adventures, visit

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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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Wake Up In Woodstock Package Showcases Vermont’s Summer Festivals

July 8, 2011

Summer is peak festival season in Vermont and The Woodstock Inn & Resort’s Wake Up In Woodstock package offers value and flexibility for guests to enjoy any number of events.  Wake Up In Woodstock includes accommodations, breakfast, welcome gift, admission to the Billings Farm & Museum, admission to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and complimentary use of the Inn’s Racquet & Fitness Club.  Guests will also enjoy one complimentary appetizer per room in The Red Rooster for dinner.  Prices start at $282 per night based on double occupancy.

The Woodstock Inn & Resort is hosting its annual Summer @ Six Concert Series at nearby Suicide Six (  The concert series kicks off Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 with a bluegrass festival featuring performances by Grammy-award winner bluegrass singer-songwriter Peter Rowan; bluegrass virtuosic instrumentalist/singer/songwriters Sierra Hull & Highway 111; David Grisman, famed acoustic string instrumental musician; The King of Newgrass Sam Bush; Ricky Skaggs & The Kentucky Thunder; The Bluegrass Gospel Project and The Infamous Stringdusters.

On Friday, August 26, the Levon Helm Band headlines the second Summer @ Six concert with special guests Assembly of Dust, Bow Thayer and the Perfect Trainwreck.

Other summer events include:

The Killington Music Festival Concert Series will also kick off in July with Saturday concerts July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30 and August 6 (

Billings Farm & Museum has a full calendar of events throughout the summer including Foodways Fridays from July 15-October 14 where visitors can learn how to use heirloom vegetables from the garden in historic recipes prepared in the 1890 Farm House kitchen.  Celebrate National Ice Cream Day July 17 where visitors can lend a hand making and tasting the ice cream (

Glassmaker Simon Pearce’s restaurant, housed in a restored mill overlooking a waterfall, hosts complimentary cooking demonstrations each month.  On July 21, visitors can learn about “Summer Produce.”  August will feature “Summer Soups” and September “Vermont Cheeses.”  In addition, enjoy special access “Drinks on the Deck” on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  For specific dates, visit

Enjoy the “Taste of Woodstock” on August 13 from 10am-8:30pm with local wines, craft beer, organic foods, kettle corn, lemonade and live entertainment ShackletonThomas and Sustainable Woodstock host the Naked Table Project and lunch, on the covered bridge in Woodstock August 20-21.  Saturday, participants construct a table out of sustainably grown sugar maple, harvested from the Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Park.  On Sunday, all are invited to a locavore lunch served on the newly made tables under the covered bridge.  Admission: $35 lunch or $850 for table making (

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The Woodstock Inn & Resort is now home to a new 10,000 square-foot LEED-designed spa, offering a nature-inspired ambiance and featuring nourishing treatments and organic products.  In celebration of Summer, guests can experience the 100-minute Signature Berry Bliss Treatment which begins with an exfoliating body scrub and hydrating wrap and ends with a full-body massage.

Resort activities include a 18-hole Robert Trent Jones designed golf course, a 41,000 square foot Racquet & Fitness Club, which includes indoor and outdoor tennis courts, indoor racquetball courts, a 30-by-60 foot indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, workout equipment and a steam room and sauna.   Guests can also enjoy downtown Woodstock filled with antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, specialty food markets and more.

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About The Woodstock Inn & Resort

Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations.  The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England.  The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc.  Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.

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