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Colorado-based Vail Resorts announced today that it entered an agreement to acquire Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort from the Mount Mansfield Company for $50 million.

The deal has Vail Resorts acquiring all of the assets related to the mountain operations at Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, including base area skier services (food and beverage, retail and rental, lift ticket offices and ski and snowboard school facilities). Other facilities such as the Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe Mountain Club, Stowe Country Club will be retained by the Mount Mansfield Company.

PHOTO: Stowe Mountain Resort

Vail Resorts will be integrating Stowe Mountain Resort into its Epic Pass and other season pass products for the 2017-18 winter season.  Mountain Collective passholders will continue to be able to use their passes at Stowe this winter. Other operations at Stowe will remained unchanged for the remainder of the 2016-17 ski season.

What do you guys think about Vail’s first big northeast move? Reply in the comments below.

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  • Dave Hoffman

    I always thought that Vail would try to move to the East Coast. There is money in the Greater Boston and Tri-State area that is CT, NY and Northern NJ. By offering the Epic Pass to those potential purchasers will increase not only the traffic in their Western resorts but also allow those in California to come East and experience our conditions and hospitality.

    • Art Veno

      Why in hell would anyone from the west want to come to the northeast to ski?!?! That would be like someone from Philly going to Cali for a cheesesteak haha!!

  • MATT CURTY

    Hopefully it will be cheaper than Stowe is!! Been visiting Stowe since 1981 in the summer and winter but I rarely snowboard there anymore because of their high prices.

  • Dave K

    Watch out for ungodly window prices. Was at Vail 2 weeks ago and the window price for a Friday lift ticket was $172. I’ve heard holiday weekend prices can go above $200.

  • Steve Pinko

    This is not a good thing. Our Justice Department and the anti trust department of our government should step in and squash this immediately. They should also force Vail and Aig to cease further purchases and divest ownership interests in all Ski Area acquisitions and developments they have made over the years. They have created a monopolistic situation whereby they control the ski industry by going in and taking control of an area, raising lift ticket prices to astronomical levels, increasing rental and lodging rates way beyond the affordability level of the average citizen, paying their employees unsustainable living wages and expecting the American citizens to accept their dogma as being good for all. This is balderdash. WRITE YOUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION INTO THIS SITUATION BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT BEFORE ITS TO LATE !!!!! THIS REEKS OF MONOPOLY, MONOPOLY, MONOPOLY !!!!!