LUDLOW — Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow in Vermont, plus Hunter Mountain, in New York and Attitash and Wildcat, in New Hampshire announced June 18 that they will open for the summer. The six Northeast resorts will open with a limited summer footprint focusing on mountain access and scenic lift rides.
As a part of Vail Resorts’ commitment to safety, the company is establishing certain guidelines across all of its resorts and properties in North America, which include physical distancing protocols, face covering requirements, enhanced cleaning measures, employee health screenings and safety training, cashless transactions, and revisions to regularly offered programs and services. Each resort and property has enacted a unique operating plan that aligns with these guidelines, and was developed in consultation with state, provincial and local health officials. Similar to the Skier Responsibility Code, Vail Resorts asks guests and employees to take on a new level of personal accountability to ensure the safety of its mountain communities.
“Summer is a special time in the mountains and we are excited to welcome guests back to the outdoors to have fun, refresh and recharge,” said Pat Campbell, president of Vail Resorts’ mountain division. “While we are offering limited summer activities, we are lucky that our beautiful outdoor settings provide a landscape to experience nature and to easily practice physical distancing so we all can safely return to the mountains we love. It is our expectation that guests help us ensure the experience is safe for them and for our employees by following our new guidelines. As summer progresses, we look forward to opening more activities and adventures at our resorts.”
“It’s a great feeling to be able to once again welcome our guests back to the mountains,” said Doug Pierini, vice president and COO of Vail Resorts’ Eastern Region. “We’re happy to offer the opportunity to find your own ways of making this summer in the mountains a special one, be it with a scenic lift ride, a hike with your family, a day of golf, or however you choose to recreate in some of the most beautiful settings in New England.”
Opening dates and activities
Okemo (June 26): Open Friday to Monday for scenic chairlift rides; hiking; mountain coaster; golf and disc golf.
Mount Snow (June 26): Open Friday to Sunday for scenic chairlift rides and hiking; Bullwheel to offer grab ‘n go food. Golf and Fairways (grab ‘n go) opened June 17 for Wednesday to Sunday operations.
Stowe (June 27): Open daily. Auto toll road and hiking opens June 27. Scenic gondola rides and Waffle to offer grab ‘n go food on July 18.
Hunter (July 4): Open Saturdays and Sundays for scenic chairlift rides and hiking.
Attitash (July 18): Open daily for scenic chairlift rides; hiking; alpine slide; grab ‘n go food.
Wildcat (Aug. 1): Open Saturdays and Sundays for Wildcat Express scenic chairlift rides; hiking; cafeteria to offer grab ‘n go food.