Mount Snow Begins 2019/20 Snowmaking Season
Mount Snow, Vermont. - November 3, 2019 - Mount Snow has officially begun snowmaking operations for the 2019/2020 winter season. With temperatures falling through the weekend, Mount Snow's team of snowmakers plan to continue to lay down a base on Cascade, Canyon, Free Fall, and River Run trails, ahead of opening day.
With more than $33M in snowmaking upgrades over the last three years, Mount Snow is proud to be the home of the most powerful snowmaking system in the Northeast. Snowmaking upgrades and expansion continued throughout the previous summer season, as crews from Mount Snow added snowmaking to three additional trails to cover 17 additional acres of terrain. These upgrades increased snowmaking coverage to 83% of the 600-acre resort in Southern Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest, in its march toward eventually realizing 100% snowmaking coverage.
"It's always exciting when we get to fire up our snowmaking operations for the first time of the season," said Erik Barnes, Vice President and General Manager of Mount Snow. "People have really come to know Mount Snow as a snowmaking powerhouse over the years, and I can't wait to see what our snowmakers can do, and to watch their efforts translate into trails opening all across the mountain, as we head towards Thanksgiving."
Snowmaking expansion isn't the only exciting news from this summer. Mount Snow is now Epic , as it joins the Vail Resorts family on the Epic Pass, following the Vail Resorts' acquisition of all 17 resorts formerly owned and operated by Peak Resorts.
Epic Passes are on sale now for a limited time only, and now is the last chance for skiers and riders to secure the best multi-resort pass deal in the ski industry. New for the 2019-20 season, Vail Resorts launched the Epic Day Pass allowing guests to ski world-class resorts for up to 50 percent off of lift ticket window prices. The Epic Day Pass is perfect for those skiers and riders who may not need the unlimited skiing offered by traditional season passes.
For guests looking to ski more days in a season, the Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass continue to offer the best value and variety for unlimited skiing and riding. The entire lineup of Epic Pass options is on sale now at epicpass.com .
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About Mount Snow
Mount Snow is a premier four-season resort located in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont featuring four mountain faces of downhill skiing and snowboarding - including one of the East's best terrain parks, Carinthia - slopeside lodging , golf at the acclaimed Mount Snow Golf Club as well as flexible wedding and conference facilities . Other activities include snow tubing , ski & snowboard lessons , downhill mountain biking and a full schedule of festivals and events . Mount Snow is a member of the Peak Resorts family.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts' subsidiaries operate 37 world-class mountain resorts and urban 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). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.