Ski Vermont Press Releases Welcome to Winter in its Original State Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.7 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.skivermont.com Which Vermont Ski and Snowboard Resorts Are Still Open? Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:40:41 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/636 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/636 sarah@skivermont.com (Sarah Wojcik) Sarah Wojcik Warm temps and sunny skies have come to Vermont producing epic spring skiing conditions. Keep up-to-date with closing dates for Vermont ski and snowboard resorts here.

Suicide Six Ski Area: March 23, 2014 (CLOSED)
Cochran’s Ski Area: March 29, 2014* (CLOSED)
Pico Mountain: April 5, 2014 * (CLOSED)
Northeast Slopes: April 6, 2014* (CLOSED)
Middlebury College Snow Bowl: April 6, 2014* (CLOSED)
Quechee Ski Area: April 6, 2014* (CLOSED)
Bolton Valley: April 6, 2014 (CLOSED)
Bromley Mountain: April 6, 2014 (CLOSED)
Magic Mountain: April 6, 2014 (CLOSED)
Q Burke Mountain: April 13, 2014* (CLOSED)
Mad River Glen: April 12, 2014* (CLOSED)
Mount Snow Resort: April 13, 2014 (CLOSED)
Okemo Mountain Resort: April 13, 2014 (CLOSED)
Stratton Mountain Resort: April 13, 2014 (CLOSED)
Smugglers’ Notch Resort: April 20, 2014*
Stowe Mountain Resort: April 20, 2014
Sugarbush Resort: May 4, 2014
Jay Peak Resort: May 11, 2014
Killington Resort: May 2014 – as long as possible

*Date has changed since initial release

Some resorts are closed mid-week.  Please see our conditions report at skivermont.com/conditions to check day of openings.

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Jay Peak Resort Files Suit Against Mother Nature Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:51:34 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/635 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/635 jjtoland@jaypeakresort.com (JJ Toland) JJ Toland April 9, 2014- Jay Peak Resort has filed suit in federal court against Mother Nature. The suit alleges “intentional infliction of emotional distress resulting from [Mother] Nature’s deliberate and purposeful disregard for the mental and emotional well-being of the employees and owners of Jay Peak Inc and its associated holdings.” The filing seeks unspecified damages for the pain and suffering of resort personnel as the result of Mother Nature’s actions, which have caused the northern Vermont destination to still have 100% of its skiing and riding terrain open well past “what is seasonally normal and acceptable.”

“We’re in unchartered territory,” remarked JJ Toland, Jay Peak’s Director of Communications. “It’s true that in the past we have been open well into the month of May and that’s part of the running agreement we have with Ms. Nature. But for her to unload the quantity of snow she has in such a short time frame borders on the cruel and unusual.”

Jay Peak has received more than seven feet of snow in the last 30 days. Such an extreme amount of late-season snowfall combined with nighttime temps below freezing has led to mid-winter conditions at Jay Peak.

“We believe the case law to be on our side,” continued Toland. “Just look around Vermont. What other resorts still have all of their trails open? None. It’s ridiculous that we’re all still working this hard. Personally I got into the ski business because I’m lazy and enjoy the downtime that comes with April and May. Not this year! I’m still getting up every effing morning at 5:00 AM to radio the groomers and get the overnight snow totals. It’s bulls&#t! Justice needs to be served! I want a Margarita!”

Toland had to be escorted from the courthouse steps after beginning to weep uncontrollably.

Jay Peak officials expect a preliminary finding of fact by early next week. Barring a court injunction or acquiescence from Mother Nature, the Resort will be forced to remain open until Mothers’ Day, May 11.

For the latest news on Jay Peak, visit the Jay Peak Press Room.

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Jay Peak Resort Receives Prestigious SMART Award for Creative Marketing Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:01:51 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/634 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/634 jjtoland@jaypeakresort.com (JJ Toland) JJ Toland Jay Peak has been awarded the Governor's SMART Award for Creative Marketing in Tourism. The honor was bestowed to the resort during the 31st Annual Vermont Travel Industry Conference being held at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, VT from April 2-3. Deputy Commissioner for Tourism and Marketing Steve Cook presented the award.

“The Jay Peak team is one of the most influential marketing teams in Vermont. Their willingness to be bold and take calculated risks has resulted in some of the most creative hospitality marketing that I have ever seen,” said Cook.

The SMART Award for Creative Marketing using Social Media in Arts, Recreation, and Tourism showcases a tourism-related business, region, association, special event, or travel journalist which has leveraged the Vermont Brand through creative, innovative and customer focused marketing. Jay Peak received the prestigious accolade for its Momentus campaign.

The second season of the Momentus campaign features the tag “Relive New Moments” and is anchored by an animated commercial featuring the voice of 40-year old woman’s inner child questioning the course of life her adult self has chosen. Jay Peak used various versions of the commercial in radio, print, TV, and online ads.

“It’s both rewarding and humbling to see your team brought into the spotlight, especially by our peers in the Vermont travel industry,” said Steve Wright, Jay Peak's Chief Marketing Officer.

Wright has been at the helm of Jay Peak’s Marketing department since 2004 and has been the creative force behind the resort’s marketing initiatives. Under his direction, Jay Peak embarked on a series of creative campaigns deemed successful not only for the 220% growth in revenue attributed to them, but for the buzz they caused. During his tenure, Jay Peak won a total of 11 awards for its marketing campaigns.

For the latest news on Jay Peak, visit jaypeakresort.com

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OKEMO IS FIRST SKI RESORT TO BE NAMED AMONG BEST PLACES TO WORK IN VERMONT Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:34:35 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/633 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/633 pr@okemo.com (Bonnie MacPherson) Bonnie MacPherson LUDLOW, Vt. – On March 27, Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce announced the top 27 Best Places to Work in Vermont for 2014. Okemo Mountain Resort was ranked seventh in the large-business category and it is the first ski resort to ever make the prestigious list. The awards program was created in 2006 and is presented in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Vermont State Council, the Vermont Department of Labor and the Vermont Department of Economic Development and Best Companies Group. 
 
“Diane and I are very proud of Okemo being included in the list of Vermont’s Best Places to Work," said Okemo Mountain Resort Co-Owner Tim Mueller. "However, our employees deserve the credit.  It is very easy to manage when you have hard-working, dedicated and loyal people working with you. From our Division Managers through to our line employees, we have a great team and it is because of their work ethic and cooperative attitudes that Okemo is a great place to work.”
 
This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. 
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill several eligibility requirements. They also entered a two-part survey process. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Vermont and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. 
 
To learn more about Okemo Mountain Resort and employment opportunities, visit okemo.com.
For more information about the Best Places to Work in Vermont program, visit BestPlacesToWorkInVT.com.
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Ski Vermont's April Events and Deals Newsletter Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:29:16 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/631 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/631 sarah@skivermont.com (Sarah Wojcik) Sarah Wojcik EVENTS:

April 5, 2014 – Snowshoe Explorer Tour at Bolton Valley
Join us every Saturday from 2-4pm for this fun two-hour guided snowshoe tour on groomed and backcountry trails. Price of this tour includes ticket, snowshoes, and guided tour. Snowshoes are limited, so call ahead to reserve a pair. $35 per person; 2 person minimum to run tour. 

April 5 - 6, 2014 – Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge on Outer Limits, Killington Resort
The BMMC is back! The competition heats up on Saturday as 200 amateur bumpers take to the slopes of Outer Limits to battle it out for top honors. The top 32 men and 16 women will return to compete in a head-to-head competition on Sunday. Participants run a dual course with sudden death format; only the winners advance.

April 5, 2014 – Mount Snow Winter Brewers Festival
More than 25 breweries and 50 beers.  Noon-5 p.m.  Admission: $15 when purchase at least 48 hours in advance online, $20 day of with valid lift ticket or season pass, $25 day off without a lift ticket or season pass.

April 5, 2014 - Okemo Slush Cup
Costume-clad competitors schuss toward an 80-foot-long slushy pond and try to make it across without falling in. It’s a chilly spring dip for those who don’t make it. Open to the first 125 participants. Call 802-228-1600 for more information.

April 5, 2014 - Splash for Cash at Okemo Mountain Resort
Go big AND get wet! Okemo is setting up a huge kicker at the beginning of the slush cup pond. You've got one shot to go big and get wet. Show us your best freestyle trick and land any way you want in the “warm” slush cup water.  Call 802-228-1600 for more information.

April 5, 2014 – Pond Skimming and Tailgate Cook-off at Smugglers' Notch Resort
The resort hosts the spring rite of pond skimming; all visitors are welcome to participate or cheer on the costumed competitors. The Chillin' and Grillin' Tailgate Cook-off takes place in the resort's upper mountain parking lots. Competition categories include best presentation, best original recipe, and best Smugglers' themed tailgate. (www.smuggs.com/events, 855-814-7325)

April 6, 2014 – The Glade-iator at Mount Snow
Extreme bump competition on Ripcord. Starts at 11 a.m.  Great views from the beer garden/BBQ area at the bottom of the course.  $35 per person when registered in advance online, $50 day of.

April 6, 2014 - The Killarney Tug-o-War at Okemo Mountain Resort
The last dry team standing in this single-elimination tournament wins $200 from The Killarney and bragging rights for a year. Teams must have at least six members, including one female. Call 802-228-1600 for more information.

April 12, 2014 - Spring fling Annual Pond Skim at Stratton Mountain Resort
Goggle tans and t-shirts are accessories of choice as we enjoy spring’s soft snow, long days and sunshine with a weekend of celebration and the Annual Pond Skim! Costumes highly encouraged. Registration begins at 9:00am in the base lodge. Skim begins at 10:00am.

April 19, 2014 - Pond Skimming, Superstar Trail at Killington Resort
The bravest (and craziest) skiers and riders will put their skills to the test as they attempt to sail across the pond. Competitors will be judged on skim, costume, splash and crowd cheer. Whether you choose to skim or watch, make sure you catch this wacky event and soak in the live reggae!

April 20, 2014 – Easter Sunrise Service at Stowe Mountain Resort
Join us for the annual Easter Sunrise Service atop the Gondola on Mount Mansfield.

April 20, 2014 – Easter Celebration at Sugarbush Resort
Celebrate Easter at Sugarbush with a brunch at Timbers Restaurant, an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny, and a sunrise Easter service at the Gate House Lodge.

 

DEALS:

For a full list of 2014/14 season pass deals and deadlines, check out skivermont.com

Bolton Valley
50/50 Mondays- On Mondays folks age 50 and over can enjoy 50% off All-Access Lift Tickets, rentals, group lessons, and a special lunch menu at the James Moore Tavern from 11am-2pm.

College Night- Beginning at noon each Wednesday, students with a current college ID can ski and ride for only $19. Your current college ID also gets you $2 pizza slices, hot dogs, and sodas in the Base Lodge cafeteria.

Bolton After Dark- Saturday nights from 4-8 p.m. night skiing tickets will be $19 for all ages, and when you’re finished for the night, head inside to refuel yourself with $2 flatbread slices and sodas, nightly beer specials and screening a different Meathad’s Ski movie every week.

Jay Peak Resort
Jay PeakResort is offering April ski-and-stay deals for a family of four starting at just $178 a night. Details at jaypeakresort.com.

Magic Mountain
Magic has a new Spring 3 Pass good any time at Magic for at least 3 more weeks of the season. Magic currently plans to remain open until April 6th. The cost for the pass is only $89 and only available for purchase online at the Magic Store. There are also limited quantities available for less than $89 for those who purchase early.

Okemo Mountain Resort
Okemo Mountain Resort Spring Skiesta Card – Purchase your Spring Skiesta Card online at okemo.com, or at one of our Resort Services locations, for just $99 and receive unrestricted skiing and riding from March 17, 2014 through the end of the 2013/14 winter season! PLUS – apply the $99 cost of the card toward the purchase of your 2014/15 Okemo season pass, if you purchase that pass before the early-buy April 30, 2014 deadline.

Smugglers’ Notch Resort
SuperSaver vacation package rates at Smugglers’ Notch Resort continue through Sunday, April 6, 2014. These rates start at $89 per youth (17 and younger) and $119 per adult per night and include condominium lodging, daily lift tickets, use of the indoor pool and hot tubs, FunZone indoor play center and more. (www.smuggs.com/skivtw, 855-814-7325) 

Sugarbush Resort
Show Us Yours, We’ll Show You Ours – Come visit and show us your season pass from another mountain, and we’ll share a special discount with you. Ticket deals are a $50 Adult All-Mountain ticket and a $25 Youth/Senior All Mountain ticket. (Midweek, non-holiday.)

Stowe Mountain Resort
If you like soft, deep snow, you’ll love Stowe in April. This year skiing and riding Stowe in April couldn’t be easier or a better deal with the Stowe ByPass April ticket specials. Stowe ByPass, allows skiers & riders to go directly to the lift without waiting in line at a ticket counter. This is how it works – when you pass through your first gate of the day at any lift at Stowe Mountain Resort with your Evolution Stowe Card, you will be charged a special Stowe ByPass rate. Sign up now for Stowe ByPass – then you can skip the ticket windows and save money at the same time.

Stratton Mountain Resort
Long Weekend on Us!
Make it a long weekend of Vermont skiing and snowboarding. Buy three nights (Thursday-Saturday or Friday-Sunday) and ski on Friday or Monday for free!

Topntoch Resort
Shades of Spring
– Warmer days, fewer crowds, and plenty of great snow! There’s everything to love about spring skiing (and boarding) in Stowe. Add in a great rate at Topnotch, and you’ve got a deal so bright that you’ll have to wear shades. Snap your spring skiing pic and tag with @topnotchresort or #topnotchresort and you’re entered to win a return trip in the 2015 season!

 

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Mount Snow 2014/2015 Season Passes Now Available Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:13:47 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/632 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/632 dmeeker@mountsnow.com (David Meeker) David Meeker *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*

Contact: David Meeker, Communications Manager

P: 802-464-4174

E: dmeeker@mountsnow.com

Mount Snow 2014/2015 Season Passes Now Available

New Benefits, Added Value, Discounted Renewal Rate Highlight Mount Snow’s Season Pass Launch

Mount Snow, VT (March 24, 2014) – Mount Snow Resort officially launched its 2014/2015 winter season passes, which are available now at the lowest prices of the year when purchased before the April 30, 2014 early pricing deadline.  New this year, the resort added a number of additional benefits to select season pass products like complimentary learn to ski/snowboard lessons for family and friends, free tubing tickets, more discounted bring-a-friend tickets and lodging discounts.

For returning season passholders, Mount Snow is offering a discounted “Thank You Renewal Rate” which is equal to the early season price for 2013/2014 passes.  Returnees can take advantage of this discounted price regardless of when they purchased this season’s pass, but must act by the April 30 early deadline.

Also available for skiers and riders who purchase their season passes by April 30 is a payment plan option, which spreads out the cost into monthly automatic payments throughout the summer with the final balance due on August 15.

The Mount Snow season pass family of products is highlighted by the Nor’Easter Pass, which provides unlimited access to Mount Snow in Vermont; Wildcat, Attitash and Crotched in New Hampshire; and Jack Frost/Big Boulder in Pennsylvania for $979 for returning passholders and $1,029 for new passholders.  When purchased before the early deadline, the Nor’Easter Pass pays for itself in just 11 visits to Mount Snow.  Other season pass options include the Classic Pass, Midweek Pass, Sunday Pass and the Mount Snow Gold Pass, which is an unrestricted, fully transferable season pass.

The resort’s specialty season pass offerings are the 1826 Pass, which is for anyone 18 to 26 years old and has zero blackout dates to Mount Snow only for $339.  The Double Down Pass is for the 18 to 26 year old crowd and provides access to both Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain with no blackout dates for $369.

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

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Springtime deals and fun at Okemo Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:50:24 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/629 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/629 pr@okemo.com (Bonnie MacPherson) Bonnie MacPherson It’s a tradition as old as the hills. Okemo Mountain Resort celebrates the arrival of spring with great deals, barbecues, brews, live outdoor music and some wacky events.

Deals
Okemo introduces the Spring Skiesta Card this year with unlimited skiing and riding from March 17 through closing day. Okemo’s target closing is April 13 – that’s less than $3 a day, or better if the season is extended.

Barbecues
Springtime on the slopes is all about basking in the sun and goggle tans, so no one wants to be indoors at lunchtime. Okemo is firing up the grill in Jackson Gore’s courtyard on March 22, 29 and April 5. Live music is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. with Play Dead on March 22, Master Cylinder on March 29 and The Rick Davis Experience April 5.

Smokey Jo’s at the Sugarhouse is serving up some barbecue and brews on the deck March 22 and 29. The Rick Davis Band will be playing on the deck March 22 and musical entertainment will be provided by Brenden Bieber with Jason Osbourne on March 29. Both bands will be performing from noon to 3 p.m., weather permitting.

Events
The `80s are back at Okemo on March 23 with Bumps & Bamboo. Event participants will be ripping through a race course in the morning and sashaying through the bumps in the afternoon. Bonus points will be awarded for best retro ensembles. All the fun takes place on Bull Run.

The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Finals take place at Okemo March 29. This race series is a free, fun race open to skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. Okemo hosts the season finale with  race registration starting at 8 a.m. The Vertical Challenge Race starts at 11 a.m. 
 and the Race Awards and Victory Party kick off at 3 p.m.

When skiers and riders donate a minimum of five nonperishable food items, they get a $39 lift ticket on March 30. Okemo’s Cares and Shares Spring Food Drive donates all food to local food banks. 

On April 5, Okemo’s Slush Cup sees costume-clad competitors schuss toward an 80-foot-long slushy pond and try to make it across without falling in. It’s a chilly spring dip for those who don’t make it. This is event is open to the first 125 participants who register. 

Okemo’s Splash for Cash is all about going big and getting wet on April 5! The slope leads to  a kicker at the beginning of the slush cup pond. Competitors have one shot to show their best freestyle trick.

It’s a Tug-o-War on April 6. The last dry team standing in this single-elimination tournament wins $200 and bragging rights for a year. Teams must have at least six members, including one female. 

More information about Okemo Mountain Resort’s celebrations of spring is available by calling (802) 228-1600, or by visiting www.okemo.com.

 

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2014/15 Vermont Season Pass Deals and Deadlines Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:14:49 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/630 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/630 sarah@skivermont.com (Sarah Wojcik) Sarah Wojcik Bolton Valley
Skiers and riders can literally ski and ride off into the sunset for free this spring at Bolton Valley when they purchase the 2014/15 All Access Season Pass. Plus, passes for those ages 7-17 start at $99. A family of four can save $360 when they purchase passes before April 1. Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Burlington and 10 minutes from I-89, Bolton Valley provides access to skiing and riding for all at an affordable price.

Bromley Mountain
Purchase your 2014/15 Season Pass by May 15, 2014, for the absolute lowest rates! Don't miss this early bird opportunity to get a season's worth of spectacular skiing and riding at a great price. Parking passes and children's seasonal programs are discounted as well. We also offer a payment plan for passes purchased by May 15!  Download your application here, and return completed application with payment information to the ticket office by May 15, 2014.

Killington Resort
Purchase a Killington 2014/15 season pass before June 12, 2014 and get the best rates plus added perks, like Beast Bucks and payment plan options. Passes available at Killington.com.

Mount Snow Resort
The 2014/2015 season pass early pricing deadline is April 30, 2014. Save up to $150 and get the most benefits by purchasing your Mount Snow season pass by this date.

Okemo Mountain Resort
Savvy skiers and riders see substantial savings when they purchase their season passes for next winter by April 30, 2014. Some Okemo season passes offer benefits including skiing at Okemo’s sister resorts: Mount Sunapee Resort, in N.H., Crested Butte Mountain Resort, in Colorado…plus three days at nearby Killington. As an added bonus, any skier or rider who purchases a pass for next winter on or before April 30 will receive discounts for Okemo’s Adventure Zone this summer.

Pico Mountain
On the heels of the year’s biggest storm, Pico introduces pass products for all, loaded with renewal perks and free skiing and riding. The resort offers guests who purchase and pay in full the opportunity to use their 2014/15 season pass right away. As an added benefit, My Pico Pass holders may bring up to two friends per day for just $25 each during spring 2014.

Stratton Mountain Resort
Save on your 2014/15 season pass and add on Spring 2014 for only $100. Discount on passes of up to $300 are available until April 23, 2013.  Check out stratton.com for more information.

Sugarbush Resort
Purchase a 2014/15 All Mountain, Mt. Ellen Plus or All Resort Pass and ski/ride March 15th through the end of this season, FREE. Purchase a 2014/15 Mt. Ellen Pass and ski/ride FREE at Mt. Ellen from March 15th through March 30, 2014. More details at sugarbush.com.

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Magic Welcomes Spring with a New Pass Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:29:57 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/628 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/628 ghatheway@magicmtn.com (Geoff Hatheway) Geoff Hatheway - The New Magic Spring 3 Pass for only $89 -

March 19, 2014, Londonderry, VT— The Spring Ski Season officially starts on March 20th and Magic has a new Spring 3 Pass good any time at Magic for at least 3 more weeks of the season. Magic currently plans to remain open until April 6th.

The cost for the pass is only $89 and only available for purchase online at the Magic Store. There are also limited quantities available for less than $89 for those who purchase quickest.

“The new Magic Spring 3 Pass is just another way we are trying to give skiers and riders more options to help keep the sport affordable”, said Geoff Hatheway, VP of Marketing for Magic. “Magic has at least 3 weeks left in the season and plenty of snow, so we hope this encourages people to keep the fishing gear, clubs and racquets stored away for a few more weeks to enjoy a wonderful time on the slopes of southern Vermont .”

About Magic Mountain Ski Area

Magic is southern Vermont’s only independently owned and operated mountain. Different than the corporate resorts, Magic has stayed true to the original Vermont ski culture. Magic skiers and riders enjoy an impressive 1700 vertical foot mountain emphasizing natural, diverse ski terrain in an atmosphere of shared camaraderie for the sport both on the slopes and in the lodge after a long, rewarding day. The Black Line Tavern serves as the communal social spot serving up great après ski food, drinks and entertainment. Magic has an authentic, relaxed vibe because, in reality, it still remains first and foremost a ski area, not a resort—and a distinctly Vermont one at that. It is a community spirit that keeps Magic thriving for those committed ski and riding enthusiasts who want to carve their own trail and experience real snow and obstacles that mother-nature puts on the hill.

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Winter Storm Vulcan Boosts Season for Vermont Ski and Snowboard Resorts Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:50:39 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/627 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/627 sarah@skivermont.com (Sarah Wojcik) Sarah Wojcik Winter Storm Vulcan Boosts Season for Vermont Ski and Snowboard Resorts

Shred long and prosper. That’s what skiers and riders will do in Vermont after winter storm Vulcan dumped up to two feet of snow on the Green Mountains last week. Vermont resorts not only enjoyed a weekend of stellar conditions, great lift tickets sales and a boost in season pass sales for the 2014-15 season, but can now plan to stay open for a long and prosperous spring ski season due to the deep snowpack.

 “We had 30 inches of snow and are now hoping to stay open until Sunday, May 4th,” said John Bleh of Sugarbush Resort. “This recent storm has really made this possible and should make for some awesome spring skiing.”

“Killington banked 24 inches in 24 hours during Winter Storm Vulcan, with a storm total of 26,” said Michael Joseph, Communications Manager for Killington Resort. “With The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore broadcasting live from Killington throughout the storm, the vibe was electric both on the trails and in the community. Two feet of fresh on top of strong base depths rallied skiers and riders for one of the best weekends of the season, and set up terrain from trees to parks for optimal conditions.”

Both Killington Resort and Jay Peak Resort reported plans to stay open late into the season with the help of Vulcan snowpack. “Jay Peak will be aiming for the ultimate surprise gift for moms with a tentative closing date of Mothers’ Day May 11,” said JJ Tolland of Jay Peak Resort. “Grab some early turns with mom in the morning followed by brunch, and then head out for nine holes in the afternoon when the Jay Peak golf course opens for the season.”

Middlebury College Snow Bowl reported the two best non-holiday weekdays of the season anda major spike in 2014-15 season pass sales due to the storm. Quechee Ski Area saw 20 inches of snow added to their base pushing their tentative closing date to late March.

“Mount Snow received seven inches of snow from the most recent storm that came through New England and is now just six inches shy of its season snow total from 2012/2013, which was 177 inches,” said Dave Meeker, Communications Manager for Mount Snow. “With a deep base thanks to a record setting 72 inches of snow in February, the spring skiing season is going to be one of the best in years.”

Magic Mountain also reported a nice addition to their already deep base, which allowed for more trails and glades to open over the weekend. Saturday’s spring skiing conditions were some of the best of the year and Magic reports an +83% increase in paid visits year over year for the four day period, Thursday through Sunday.

Keep up-to-date with tentative closing dates for Vermont ski and snowboard resorts:

Suicide Six Ski Area: March 23, 2014 (CLOSED)
Cochran’s Ski Area: March 29, 2014* (CLOSED)
Pico Mountain: April 5, 2014 * (CLOSED)
Northeast Slopes: April 6, 2014* (CLOSED)
Middlebury College Snow Bowl: April 6, 2014* (CLOSED)
Quechee Ski Area: April 6, 2014* (CLOSED)
Bolton Valley: April 6, 2014 (CLOSED)
Bromley Mountain: April 6, 2014 (CLOSED)
Magic Mountain: April 6, 2014 (CLOSED)
Q Burke Mountain: April 13, 2014* (CLOSED)
Mad River Glen: April 12, 2014* (CLOSED)
Mount Snow Resort: April 13, 2014 (CLOSED)
Okemo Mountain Resort: April 13, 2014 (CLOSED)
Stratton Mountain Resort: April 13, 2014 (CLOSED)
Smugglers’ Notch Resort: April 20, 2014*
Stowe Mountain Resort: April 20, 2014
Sugarbush Resort: May 4, 2014
Jay Peak Resort: May 11, 2014
Killington Resort: May 2014 – as long as possible

*Date has changed since initial release

Some resorts are closed mid-week.  Please see our conditions report at skivermont.com/conditions to check day of openings.

Check out Killington’s top ten photos from the storm.

Photo courtesy of Dennis Curran
 

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Mount Snow Celebrates Olympic Silver Medalist Devin Logan, March 22 Sat, 15 Mar 2014 07:50:06 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/626 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/626 dmeeker@mountsnow.com (David Meeker) David Meeker FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: David Meeker, Communications Manager

P: 802.464.4174

E: dmeeker@mountsnow.com

Mount Snow Celebrates Olympic Silver Medalist Devin Logan, March 22

“Devin Day” will feature a parade, autograph signing and “Key to the Valley” presentation

Mount Snow, Vt. (March 12, 2014) – In honor of Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan, Mount Snow and the Mount Snow Valley have planned “Devin Day” on Saturday, March 22 to celebrate her success on the world’s biggest sports stage.  Devin grew up skiing at Mount Snow, attended Mount Snow Academy and was a member of the resort’s Freestyle Competitions Program on her way to becoming one of the best female freeskiers on the planet.  She is now sponsored by Mount Snow and Carinthia Parks as a member of the Carinthia Team.

After qualifying for the first ever U.S. Olympic women’s ski slopestyle team following her win at the Grand Prix in Park City, UT, Logan was considered one of the early favorites to medal in the event’s inaugural appearance at the Winter Games.  After making it through the qualifying rounds in Sochi, her first run in the finals earned her a score of 85.40 which held up through the rest of the competition, landing the West Dover, VT native in the silver medal position on the Olympic podium.

Since then it has been a whirlwind tour for the talented freeskier, going coast-to-coast making appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, SI Now, ET Weekly and The Pete Holmes Show.  She even attended a couple red carpet parties at the Oscars and rubbed elbows with the likes of Meredith Veira, Ben Affleck and Laura Prepon.  Her trip home to Mount Snow and West Dover will be a welcome opportunity to visit with family and friends as well as make some laps through Mount Snow’s acclaimed Carinthia Parks.

Leading up to Devin Day, Logan made an appearance at her old elementary school in Wilmington, VT.  She was also on-hand at the Carinthia Freeski Open, which is Mount Snow’s Association of Freeskiing Professionals certified slopestyle event, held on Saturday, March 15, rooting on future Olympians.

Mount Snow has some big surprises in store for their hometown Olympian which will be revealed on Devin Day.

The schedule for March 22: The parade will begin in the town of Dover at 10:30 a.m. and head north on route 100 to the North Access Rd. of Mount Snow.  The vehicle Devin is riding in will pull up to the Main Base Area of Mount Snow where a presentation for the "Key to the Valley” will be made by select board members from the towns of Dover and Wilmington.  Following the presentation, Devin will sign autographs and take pictures with fans.

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Ski Vermont Late March Events and Deals Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:33:59 -0500 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/625 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/625 sarah@skivermont.com (Sarah Wojcik) Sarah Wojcik EVENTS:

Find events during the March 15-16 weekend here.

March 16-22, 2014 – Masters National Championships at Okemo Mountain Resort

March 17, 2014 - St. Patty’s Day Après Party at Q Burke Mountain
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at the Bear Dean featuring Guinness -3pm -6pm.

March 17, 2014 - St. Patrick’s Day at Sugarbush Resort’s Mt. Ellen
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music, Irish food. beverage specials, and $17 Mt. Ellen lift tickets.

March 21-23, 2014 – US AirBag Tour at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
A big air - big fun weekend at Smugglers’ is guaranteed with US AirBag set up in Smugglers’ Zone terrain park for skiers and riders who want to take a jump, show off a trick and enjoy the cushioned landing. (www.smuggs.com/events)

March 21 – 23, 2014 - Nantucket Weekend at Sugarbush Resort
NantucketIslandFever spreads to Sugarbush this March. Nantucket’s official radio station WACK.FM hosts a variety of island businesses at Sugarbush for live music and beach party activities, including a beverage tasting from Cisco Brewers.

March 22, 2014 - Spring Fling at Bromley Mountain
The Bromley family favorite sun-soaked (or just plain soaked) event is back for another year. Featuring pond skimming, a duct tape derby, live music, a BBQ and even some rides from our summer adventure park!  Registration for pond skimming and duct tape derby will begin at 9am in the base lodge.  Check the Events Calendarfor more details!

March 22, 2014 - Spring Fling at Magic
Magic celebrates spring skiing weather with a fun race, flamingo toss from the chair and a big cook-out on the deck.

March 22, 2014 -  Kingdom Plaza Rail Jam and Corona Beach Party at Q Burke Mountain
Come to theend of season rail jam throw down at Mid-Burke. Prizes, Corona and music from Live Wire DJ.

March 23, 2014 - Subaru and Hyundai Day at Bolton Valley
Subaru and Hyundai owners earn a free lift ticket that begins at noon as well as the opportunity to purchase up to three additional lift tickets at a 50% discount.

March 23, 2014 - 3rd Annual Rando Race at Bromley Mountain
Rando – short for randonnée – ski racing hearkens back to skiing’s early years, when skiers challenged the mountain both up and down, without the help of chairlifts. Using climbing “skins” with alpine touring or telemark bindings (or even “split” snowboards), racers start at the base of the mountain, ascend it, then descend it (on marked in-bounds ski area trails), as fast as possible, over multiple laps, up to 5,000' cumulative vertical.

March 23, 2014 - Bumps & Bamboo at Okemo Mountain Resort
The ′80s are back and you get bonus points while ripping the race course or sashaying through the bumps if you’re doing it in your best retro ensemble. Participants will take a timed run through the race course and through the mogul field in springtime freedogger style. More info at okemo.com.

March 28-30 - Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Finals at Okemo Mountain Resort
The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Race Series is a free, fun race open to skiers and boarders all ages and abilities. Join in the fun and the excitement of this race series with the season finale at Okemo.

March 29, 2014 - Pond Skimming at Bolton Valley
Just $5 per skimmer, you must have a lift ticket or season pass to enter. Skimmers use skis or boards to attempt to skim the pond. 10am - Noon: Registration in the Base Lodge. 1pm: Skimming begins! 3pm: Awards. We'll be awarding a 2014-15 All Access Season Pass to one adult and one youth winner. Winners need to have an outstanding costume and a solid skim. 

March 29, 2014 Pond Skimmin’ at Q Burke Mountain
Join us for our annual pond skim event on Lower Warren’s Way, next to the BMA Warming Hut.

March 29, 2014 - Cabot Cheeseburgers & Bonks Rail Jam at Stratton Mountain Resort
Nothing goes together like cheeseburgers and rail jams. The return of Stratton’s favorite springtime rail jam, show off the season’s tricks on Tyrolienne and compete for prizes and swag. Free cheeseburgers for all. Registration at 9:30am.

March 29, 2014 - Pond Skimming: Annual Rite of Spring at Sugarbush Resort’s Lincoln Peak
The oldest continually running pond skimming event in the country, dive right into spring in your craziest costume. Limited to the first 100 competitors.

March 30, 2014 – Cardboard Box Race at Okemo Mountain Resort
Bring out your inner inventor and build your own cardboard-box creation to race down the tubing course at Okemo’s Jackson Gore. 

March 30, 2014 - Cares and Shares Spring Food Drive at Okemo Mountain Resort
Donate a minimum of five nonperishable food items and ski or ride on March 30 for $39. All donations go to local food banks. 

 

DEALS:

Bolton Valley
50/50 Mondays- On Mondays folks age 50 and over can enjoy 50% off All-Access Lift Tickets, rentals, group lessons, and a special lunch menu at the James Moore Tavern from 11am-2pm.

College Night- Beginning at noon each Wednesday, students with a current college ID can ski and ride for only $19. Your current college ID also gets you $2 pizza slices, hot dogs, and sodas in the Base Lodge cafeteria.

Bolton After Dark- Saturday nights from 4-8 p.m. night skiing tickets will be $19 for all ages, and when you're finished for the night, head inside to refuel yourself with $2 flatbread slices and sodas, nightly beer specials and screening a different Meathad's Ski movie every week.

Ski and Play Day- Ski and Play Days are held on Sunday afternoons from 1:00-4:30pm. The price is $79 and includes a half day of daycare (lunch is not included) and one half day adult lift ticket. Space is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Extra children may be added to either day for just $30 each. Offer includes only one adult lift ticket. Please call 802-434-6866.

Bromley Mountain
Family Fridays at Bromley Mountain - Combine Bromley’s $49 midweek/non-holiday ticket with their fantastic Family Friday deal, where each paying adult pays just $15 per kid for up to three kids (ages 6-17), and the savings positively snowballs!

2-fer Tuesdays at Bromley Mountain - Purchase your Lift Ticket online at Bromley.com and get a great 2 for 1 deal on Tuesdays. It doesn't get any better than you and a buddy skiing for less than $25!  Tickets can only be purchased online at Bromley.com, and must be purchased 1 calendar day in advance.

Enjoy a great deal on 2-day weekend lift tickets for March 22-23.  Just $79 for an Adult/Teen 2-Day Ticket or $59 for a Junior 2-Day Ticket. Download your E-Coupontoday. You must have a print coupon to receive the special rate.  Must print 48 hours in advance before the offer disappears.  

Magic Mountain
Throwback Thursdays return this month with $15 tickets at Magic, and PBR and wings specials at the Black Line Tavern (Please note that regular weekday pricing will apply if any Thursday becomes an official "powder day.")

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
Killington Ski & Stay at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort continues through March, offering a great deal. Enjoy an array of winter sports for one great price as you have fun in the heart of Vermont ski country, all starting at $480 for two nights (Sunday - Thursday), double occupancy. Rate includes overnight accommodations, breakfast, xc ski trail passes, $50 credit toward Killington lift ticket, free shuttle to Killington and more! Call 802.483.2311 to reserve. www.mountaintopinn.com

Okemo Mountain Resort
Midweek Double-Take - just $99! Available online-only at Okemo.com,these 2-day tickets are redeemable on Mondays-Wednesdays only (for skiing/riding on Mondays-Thursdays), through the rest of the 2013/14 season. (Note: Online purchases of this product must be made 24 hours in advance of intended use.)

Q Burke Mountain
Enjoy Free Movie Fridays for kids in the Kingdom Café from 6pm – 9pm. Great way for parents to go enjoy dinner in the Tamarack or a quiet night out while we watch the kids with movies and popcorn! Adults can also get $3 PBR’s in the Bear Den all day long on Friday.

Smugglers’ Notch Resort
At Smugglers’ Notch Resort from March 14 – April 5, 2014, families can enjoy award-winning activities and programs at the season’s lowest rates, with ski and stay packages starting at $89 per youth and $119 per adult per night. Vacation packages include condominium lodging, daily lift tickets, use of the indoor pool and hot tubs, snow tubing, and bouncing fun in the indoor FunZone with its climbing inflatables and games.  (www.smuggs.com/skivtw; 855-814-7325)

Stowe Mountain Resort
If a midweek ski trip to Stowe (to take advantage of the empty lift lines and fresh tracks all day long) sounds like the ideal getaway, then check out Stowe Mountain Lodge’s Midweek Sneakoffer. 15 % off accommodations, early check-in, late check-out and complimentary upgrade upon availability.

Sugarbush Resort
$30 Thursdays at Mt. Ellen (Thursdays through March) - Enjoy skiing and riding non-holiday Thursdays at Mt. Ellen for $30 full-day Mt. Ellen Lift Tickets. Afterwards, head to the Green Mountain Lounge from 3:00 – 6:00 PM for après live music, free appetizers from Cabot and Long Trail beer specials.

Show Us Yours, We’ll Show You Ours (Midweek, non-holiday) - Come visit and show us your season pass from another mountain, and we’ll share a special discount with you. Ticket deals are a $50 Adult All-Mountain ticket and a $25 Youth/Senior All Mountain ticket.

 

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The Carinthia Open Mega Plaza at Mount Snow Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:52:47 -0600 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/624 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/624 dmeeker@mountsnow.com (David Meeker) David Meeker **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

Contact: David Meeker, Communications Manager

P: 802.464.4174

E: dmeeker@mountsnow.com

The Carinthia Open Mega Plaza at Mount Snow

West Dover, Vt. (March 6, 2014) – Professional and amateur snowboarders will have almost unlimited lines to choose from this Saturday, March 8 when starting down the mega plaza terrain park set-up for The C.O.M.P. at Mount Snow’s Carinthia Parks.  Following the tremendous success of the inaugural event in 2013, this year’s competition is expected to have a full field of competitors looking to flex their style on a variety of unique features with pros vying for a piece of the $7,000 purse and amateurs looking to go home with gear from sponsors.

A “plaza”, in terrain park terms, is loosely defined as an area completely filled with strategically placed terrain park features offering riders countless different lines to choose from.  The features used for The C.O.M.P., like all of the 130+ elements in Carinthia’s eight parks, are custom built at Mount Snow. 

Not only is this event exciting for the snowboarders competing, but from a spectator standpoint there are few other on-snow spectacles that can match what The C.O.M.P. brings in entertainment value.  A traditional rail jam might have four different features in a line, which after a few runs might get stale to watch.  With more than 20 different unique features including tanks, boxes, the Big “C”, wall rides and the debut of a couple new hits, all arranged at different angles and levels, repetition is not a factor.

“Like with our parks, The C.O.M.P. is a chance for us to get super creative and give these riders something they’ve never seen before,” said freestyle terrain manager, Day Franzen.  “This year’s set-up is going to be unique, to say the least, so we should see some pretty ridiculous tricks.”

Event sponsors are Oakley, Bern and Skull Candy.  Red Bull has kicked in $900 to be handed out in $50 bills during the event to competitors who throw down the best tricks.

Schedule for March 8:

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. :           Registration and check‐in basement of Carinthia Base Lodge

9 a.m. ‐ 10 a.m. :               Practice

10 a.m. :                               Mandatory riders meeting at bottom of the course

10:30 a.m. ‐ 1:15 p.m. :   45 minute Jam Sessions

2 p.m. :                                 Women’s Am and Pro Finals

2:30 p.m. :                           Men’s Amateur Finals

3 p.m. :                                 Men’s Pro Finals

5 p.m. :                                 Awards and bib raffle on the Carinthia Base Lodge deck

For more information on events, deals and conditions visit www.mountsnow.com

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March Brings Spring Skiing and Riding to Vermont Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:33:43 -0600 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/622 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/622 sarah@skivermont.com (Sarah Wojcik) Sarah Wojcik In like a lion, and out like a lamb. With snowstorms in the forecast to add to our already stellar snow pack, early March is living up to its tagline. However, March also marks the beginning of longer days, warmer temps and in turn, spring skiing and riding in Vermont. By the end of the month skiers and riders enjoy soft spring conditions and outdoor entertainment, so be prepared to loose the bulky mid-winter layer and take advantage of the late season offers and events. With the state’s 80% snowmaking coverage and the plush snowfall we’ve received this season, we’ll all be skiing and partying right into April.

Sugarbush Resort
March is typically one of the snowiest months of the year. While enjoying the conditions, take advantage of some of the great events including a Nantucket Weekend with various businesses from the island, pond skimming, Sugaring Time Festival, and others. Skiing at another mountain? Try the Show Us Yours, We’ll Show You Ours where you can show your season pass from another mountain and receive a discounted lift ticket.

Stratton Mountain Resort
Winter isn’t over yet! Historically, March is the snowiest month and with some of Stratton’s most popular events coming up fast, there’s no better place to be than Vermont. With the Kids Ski and Stay Free package, children aged 17 and younger stay free when two adults purchase a lift and lodging package. Not to be missed events include March 7-9’s Vermont Open snowboard competition and music festival, where pro and amateur riders throw down in the halfpipe, rail jam and banked slalom. March 8, the annual Marchdi Gras block party is fun for all ages. March 15 begins the annual 24 Hours of Stratton skiathon and fundraiser in which teams of skiers and snowboarders ride through the night having fun and raising money for the charitable works of the Stratton Foundation.Learn more about deals, savings and events at www.stratton.com.

Smugglers’ Notch Resort
A spring getaway to Smugglers’ Notch Resort promises to please skiers and riders with special activities and value pricing paired with longer days, warm sunshine, and soft snow on the slopes. Vacation packages include condominium lodging, daily lift tickets, use of the indoor pool and hot tubs, snow tubing, and bouncing fun in the indoor FunZone with its climbing inflatables and games. A torchlight parade, bonfire and fireworks are a weekly favorite. During the first two weeks of March, lodging and lift packages start at $109 per youth (ages 3-17) and $139 per adult per night. From March 14 – April 5, 2014, families can enjoy all of Smugglers’ award-winning activities and programs at the season’s lowest rates, with ski and stay packages starting at $89 per youth and $119 per adult per night. On March 29 the resort hosts its spring BrewFest featuring a wide selection of local and regional microbrews. (www.smuggs.com/skivtw; 855-814-7325)

Okemo Mountain Resort
As winter loosens its grip, sunny days and soft snow make things a little more festive on the slopes. A party atmosphere grows as skiers and riders embrace spring. In celebration of the changing season, Okemo is offering a deal that will make everyone want to shout, “OLE!” The Spring Skiesta Card gives the cardholder unlimited skiing and riding from March 17 through closing day of the 2013/14 season for just $99. And the entire $99 may be applied toward a 2014/15 season pass when purchased by April 30, 2014. The Conga line forms at the Okemo Resort Services Desk, and online at okemo.com, when Spring Siesta Cards go on sale March 1.

Middlebury CollegeSnow Bowl
Ski or ride at the Snow Bowl for free in March. Receive a whole month of free access to over 500 acres of trails, glades and wooded terrain when purchasing a 2014-15 season pass. The long term forecast looks great for spring season this season, and some of the best deals of the season are happening right now.  Almost everything in the ski shop is on sale from 20-50% off. For more details, call 802-443-SNOW (7669) or go to middleburysnowbowl.com.

Magic Mountain
March is one of the best times to ski Vermont and Magic. Typically it’s a very snowy month and Magic already has a heavy base heading into March, so plan on skiing and riding until late March and early April. Tickets are cheaper than ever when you buy online at the Magic Store. Plus, at Magic, things get even crazier than normal as wild costumes hit the slopes and big events play out right under the lift (Ski The East Freeride Tour) or in front of the lodge (Big Air Contest). Spring skiing at southern Vermont's throwback ski area is not to be missed.

Killington Resort
Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America, is welcoming spring with the 2014 NOR’BEASTER Spring Pass. For just $199, skiers and snowboarders of all ages can enjoy spring skiing and riding, live music and a 20% discount on lodging at Killington beginning March 15 and continuing through the end of the 2013-14 winter season. Soft snow, live music, abundant sunshine and events such as the famous Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge are all typical characteristics of spring at Killington, however, this year’s six-week NOR’BEASTER schedule offers a host of brand-new events highlighting everything from youth action sports progression to specialty food tastings.

Jay Peak Resort
With close to 20 feet of snow so far this season, Jay Peak Resort is offering April ski-and-stay deals for a family of four starting at just $178 a night. Details at jaypeakresort.com.

Bromley Mountain
Bromley’s Spring Loaded Card is back for 2014.  What is it? A card, with your picture on it, loaded with 4 days of awesome spring skiing and riding for just $99.* Where can you get it?  At the ticket window or online. The Card is valid starting February 24, 2014.  Stop in at the ticket window when you arrive, and we’ll scan your card and give you a lift ticket.  Card is non-transferable, photo ID required, valid 7 days a week, and can only be used once a day.  Card can be re-loaded with 4 additional days of skiing for $99; card can only be re-loaded through the end of this 2013/14 season.  Ski days expire 12/19/2014.  That's right--still good for an early season teaser next winter!
*$99 rate online only, card is $109 purchased at the ticket window.

Bolton Valley
Spring skiing means sunset skiing at Bolton Valley, as lifts run straight through sunset until 8pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks as you ski and ride in direct sunlight late into the evening on western facing slopes. It’s a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Vermont.

Deal days at Bolton Valley roll on through spring. Every Monday skiers and riders over the age of 50 ski for 50% off. Wednesdays are college nights with $19 all access lift tickets starting at noon for college students with college ID. Friday Night Late Night continues through March 21 with special late night lift tickets on Fridays are $19 from 7-10 p.m. Late night flatbread, wings and salads are available until 11 p.m. Saturdays keep the weekend moving with Bolton After Dark, $19 all ages lift tickets starting at 4pm.

Check out a full list of early March deals and events here.

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Ski Vermont Enjoyed Positive Presidents’ Holiday Period Due to Well Timed Snow Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:48:19 -0600 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/623 http://www.skivermont.com/about-us/press-room/press-release/id/623 sarah@skivermont.com (Sarah Wojcik) Sarah Wojcik Blessed with abundant snowfall and a strong base due to Vermont’s 80% snowmaking capacity, Vermont ski and snowboard resorts enjoyed a record breaking February holiday period. It kicked off on Friday, February 14th with a Valentine’s Day storm dropping up to 2 feet of snow over the Green Mountains and continued for nearly 2 weeks through Presidents’ Day and staggering Northeast school vacation periods. Vermont resorts reported both strong ticket sales and lodging numbers for the entire holiday period and are seeing a continued positive effect with late season lodging reservations.

Okemo Mountain Resort dropped ropes on the few trails (mostly glades) that hadn't opened yet this season - bringing the resort to 100 percent open in time for the vacation week. With a total of more than four feet of natural snow falling in February, Okemo had a solid week with its highest number of skier and rider visits of the season occurring during the Presidents’ Day vacation week. Lodging was near capacity and remains strong on weekends looking forward.

Mount Snow Resort reports being up year over year for Presidents’ week due in large part to abundant natural snowfall. Stowe Mountain Lodge was sold out for the entire Presidents’ week, hosting young families looking for fun on the slopes. Jay Peak reports record numbers over the holiday period.

"Presidents' Week saw record numbers both in terms of skier visits and revenue," said JJ Toland, Jay Peak's Director of Communications. "We've been spinning the lifts for close to 60 years and in that time have never experienced the number of skiers and riders who came out for the week to carve up the new snow. And it looks like the momentum's going to continue right on through St. Paddy's Day with resort occupancy averaging 93%."

Sunday, February 16, 2014 was the busiest day for The Mountain Top Inn & Resort’s Nordic center since current owners started keeping records 10 years ago. Neighbor, Killington Mountain, also saw a record day with the most skier and rider visits of the season on Saturday, February 15.

“The Beast of the East went big for President’s Weekend with 100% of our 1,977 acres at Killington Resort and Pico Mountain open for skiing and riding,” said Michael Joseph, Communications & Public Relations Manager at Killington Resort. “Killington logged the biggest skier visit day of the season that Saturday, with record midweek numbers in the snow sports school’s signature Max 5 and Max 3 programs.”

Psyched skiers and riders also made for hungry bellies. Okemo's Sitting Bull recorded a record day with a 20 percent increase over its previous best-day. Killington’s new Peak Lodge, an on-hill hot spot for skiers and non-skiers alike, served up record-breaking numbers in farm-to-table meals over Presidents’ week and Bolton Valley saw a 66% increase in hamburger sales year over year.

There is still plenty of winter to enjoy in Vermont, with fun, sunny, spring skiing on its way. Find out more at skivermont.com.

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