Stowe and Okemo Mountain Resort to Open Nov. 16 for the 2018-19 Winter Season Resorts with Top-to-Bottom Skiing and the Most Skiable Terrain in Vermont

15 November 2018
  • Resorts with Top-to-Bottom Skiing and the Most Skiable Terrain in Vermont
STOWE/LUDLOW, Vt. – Nov. 15, 2018 – A combination of world-class snowmaking and strong early-season snowfall will allow both Stowe and Okemo Mountain Resort to open earlier than in most prior years, this Friday, Nov.16.
Stowe will offer top-to-bottom skiing and riding with over 2,000 vertical feet of continuous terrain off of the Four Runner Quad chairlift on Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. Open trails on Mount Mansfield will consist of intermediate to advanced terrain, with beginner lifts and trails scheduled to open on Spruce Peak by Thanksgiving. The Four Runner Quad will open at 8 a.m. this Friday, Nov. 16, and for all weekdays throughout the season, and 7:30 a.m. on weekends and holidays.
Okemo will offer top-to-bottom skiing and riding with over 2,000 vertical feet of terrain serviced by the Sunburst Six, Green Ridge Triple and South Ridge Quad A. Early season skiing and riding will be for intermediate and advanced abilities only, with beginner terrain expected to be added soon. Lifts will start running at 9 a.m. this Friday and at 8 a.m. on weekends and during holiday periods.
“We are ecstatic for both Stowe and Okemo to be opening together as part of Vail Resorts Northeast Region for the first time, with our third Northeast resort, Mount Sunapee, scheduled to open on November 29,” said Doug Pierini, vice president of Vail Resorts’ northeast region.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Okemo and Mount Sunapee to the Vail Resorts family and offer our Epic Pass holders in the Northeast even more value than ever before,” said Bobby Murphy, vice president and general manager of Stowe Mountain Resort.
On Friday, Nov. 16, until additional lifts, terrain and services open, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the following at Stowe Mountain Resort:
  • Dining at the Octagon and Mansfield Cafes
  • Skier Services; including retail, rental, tickets & pass sales at the Mansfield Base Lodge.
  • Live music at the Mansfield Base Lodge
  • Private Lessons and Guides on Mount Mansfield
  • Epic Mix, a ground-breaking app that allows skiers and riders to track their days and vertical feet skied, earn digital pins, share photos and check real-time lift line wait times.
  • Opening Day On-Snow Party (from 8-11:30 a.m.) at the Four Runner Quad, Sponsored by ‘Epic Mix;’ with prizes, food and a live DJ.
Similarly, beginning Friday, Nov. 16, skiers and snowboarders can also enjoy dining and shopping at Okemo Mountain Resort.
  • The Sitting Bull, Base 68 and the Summit Lodge will be open for food service.
  • The Snowsports Shop in the Clock Tower Base Lodge has all the latest gear, outerwear and fashions.
  • “First Chair” festivities begin at the Sunburst Six at 8:45 a.m. on Nov. 16.
Last chance to purchase the entire suite of Epic Pass products for the 2018-19 winter season is Sunday, Nov. 18. The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe, Okemo and Mount Sunapee along with the best resorts in North America, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb, and new for the 2018-19 season, unlimited, unrestricted access to Crested Butte and limited access to Telluride for just $949.
Okemo pass products are still available for purchase for the 2018-19 season, are also subject to the same deadline and will no longer be available for purchase after Nov. 18. To purchase an Okemo only pass product, please visit
All guests are reminded that they must observe all posted signs, closures and slow zones, especially during the early-season. Closed trails may contain hazards due to early snow coverage. In addition, the resort’s early-season Uphill Policies are in effect. Please visit the resort’s websites for more information. Stowe / Okemo
About Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe is an internationally renowned year-round destination. Stowe Mountain Resort with majestic Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak are filled with activities for every season; golf, tennis, hiking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, world-class dining, shopping, spas and much more. Stowe’s historic village combined with Vermont’s most spectacular landscape creates the quintessential Vermont getaway.

About Okemo Mountain Resort
Rising above the village of Ludlow, in south-central Vermont, Okemo Mountain Resort is a four-season playground that built its reputation for quality and superior guest service as a winter destination for skiers and snowboarders. Okemo consistently receives accolades and wins awards for snow quality, grooming, terrain parks, family programs, slopeside lodging, resort dining and its friendly and helpful staff. In addition to an on-snow lineup of family fun, Okemo offers a variety of winter activities: a mountain coaster, ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, a pool and fitness center, spa services, and family events and activities.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three 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 in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. 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 and consumer website is



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