Wildcat and Three Other Eastern Vail Resorts Announce Opening Day

Mount Snow, Wildcat Mountain, Hunter Mountain, & Big Boulder Announce Opening Dates

Four Epic Pass Mountains Scheduled to Open This Week Across The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Jackson, New Hampshire - November 11, 2019  - Mount Snow, Hunter Mountain, Wildcat Mountain, and Big Boulder today announced their scheduled opening dates for the 2019/2020 winter season. After a great start to snowmaking, including a very productive window this past weekend, Mount Snow, Wildcat, Hunter Mountain, and Big Boulder are all looking forward to welcoming old friends and new Epic Pass holders, when lifts start to spin.

Snowmaking teams at all four resorts plan to take advantage of the coming week’s snowmaking conditions and forecasted natural snowfall to ready the mountains for top-to-bottom skiing and riding at all four resorts, including terrain park features at Mount Snow’s Carinthia Parks and Big Boulder Parks. 

Early season conditions will exist and resorts may not open with terrain suitable for all abilities. For the most up-to-date information on snowmaking, trail conditions, opening day details, and deals, guests are encouraged to check the snow report updates from Mount Snow, Wildcat Mountain, Hunter Mountain, and Big Boulder, and follow along on their social media channels. 

“It’s an exciting time for Epic Pass holders in the East, as they will now have four open mountains to choose from, many of which will be all new to them due to our recent acquisition,” said Doug Pierini, Vice President and COO of Eastern Region at Vail Resorts. “With more resorts scheduled to open in the coming weeks our guests are in for a treat, as they will have 13 mountains to choose from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.”

Scheduled Opening Dates: 

  • Mount Snow - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

  • Wildcat Mountain & Hunter Mountain - Friday, November 15, 2019

  • Big Boulder - Friday, November 15, 2019 (3 - 10 p.m.)

In preparation for opening day, Epic Passes are on sale now for a limited time only through November, 24, 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. For the 2019-2020 season, Vail Resorts will also honor and continue to sell all Peak Resorts pass products, and Peak Resorts’ pass holders will have the option to upgrade to an Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, or Epic Military Pass. The deadline for Peaks Resorts’ pass holders to upgrade is this Sunday, November 17.

Lift tickets for opening day are available at mountsnow.com, huntermtn.com, jfbb.com, and skiwildcat.com. Epic Passes and Peak Passes will also enjoy direct-to-lift access at all four resorts for opening day.


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.


About Wildcat Mountain

Wildcat Mountain is known for its high summit elevation of 4,062’, stunning views of Mount Washington, and the longest ski season in New Hampshire stretching into late April and often May. Expert skiers and riders will find legendary steeps and glades, while intermediates have plenty of options, and beginners will be right at home on the longest novice trail in New Hampshire: Polecat. Wildcat Mountain has consistently been rated #1 in scenery by readers of SKI Magazine and most consistently finishes in the top ten for character, value, challenge and overall satisfaction. Wildcat and its nearby sister resort, Attitash Mountain Resort, offer the only interchangeable lift ticket in New Hampshire.

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 Epic Pass family.


About Hunter Mountain


Located in the heart of the Great Northern Catskills, Hunter Mountain is perfectly situated as the area’s premier four-season resort. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, Hunter Mountain offers a variety of outdoor activities, weddings, group retreats, festivals and concerts while surrounded by magnificent views of the Catskill Mountains. The 3,200’ summit of Hunter Mountain provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and is accessible from May – October via the Scenic Skyride. An easy 2 ½ hour ride North of New York City, Hunter Mountain is the perfect day trip or overnight getaway for winter skiing & riding, sightseeing, relaxation, hiking, fly fishing, zip lining and much more.


About Big Boulder

Located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and just eight miles down the road from its sister resort Jack Frost, Big Boulder’s history spans seven decades of snowsports. With nearly 70% of Big Boulder dedicated to some of the best freestyle terrain in the east, its no wonder skiers & riders come from near and far throughout the tri-state area, to fill the chairlifts of this Pocono powerhouse. Big Boulder further shows their commitment to their customer base, by boasting the longest season in Pennsylvania due to their impressive snowmaking efforts. In addition to skiing and riding Big Boulder also features a tubing park, and a lively après ski scene that accompanies night skiing and riding on 100% of their trails, as well as night tubing!


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