FOUR NEW ENGLAND SKI RESORTS PARTNER TO OFFER THE MOST TERRAIN IN THE EAST FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

08/15/2013

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KILLINGTON, Vt. (August 15, 2013) – Killington Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, Pico Mountain at Killington and Mount Sunapee Resort announce their new partnership and launch 4.0 The College Pass for undergraduate and graduate students for  $369 plus tax through December 15, 2013.

For the upcoming season, the all-new 4.0 The College Pass will offer unlimited skiing and riding at Killington Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, Pico Mountain at Killington and Mount Sunapee Resort and includes five 50-percent off college buddy tickets along with a variety of other discounts. Additionally, this pass features 378 trails or 150 miles of skiable terrain with 8,727 vertical feet, 19 terrain parks and 59 lifts as well as superior snowmaking and grooming capabilities.

“We are thrilled to partner with Okemo and Sunapee to offer the best value in a New England college season pass,” stated Mike Solimano, president and general manager for Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. “We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with our new resort partnership.”

Pass benefits will vary at each resort and will be sold through each resort’s website and on-site. Killington Resort and Pico Mountain 4.0 The College Pass holders will receive 20% off select lodging, 15% off Snow Sports Lessons, 10% off food and beverage purchases at all base lodges and 10% off retail at all Killington Sports locations in addition to the five pre-loaded 50% off lift tickets (valid with college ID any day of the 2013-14 season). Furthermore, college pass holders will receive varying discounts in the Killington Access Road’s restaurants, night clubs and ski shops during Killington College Weeks, January 5-10 and 12-17, 2014. Some restrictions may apply to pass benefits.

For the 2013-14 winter season, Killington Resort will open for the winter season early November. Lift hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. midweek and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and peak days. Pico Mountain will open mid-December with lifts running 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. midweek and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and peak days.

Okemo Mountain Resort plans a mid-November season opening with lifts running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. midweek and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and holiday periods. Mount Sunapee opens late-November with lifts running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. midweek and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and holiday periods.

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About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination that sits on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. The Resort boasts nearly 90 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread out over seven peaks including Pico Mountain and offers the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in the East. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course as well as 45 miles of mountain biking trails and 15 miles of hiking trails. In addition, the numerous après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 50 years. www.killington.com

About Pico Mountain at Killington:
In 1937 on Thanksgiving morning, a legend was born: Pico Mountain Ski Resort. Although it was humbly equipped with only a 1,200’ rope tow powered by a Hudson motor car engine, skiers – true skiers – loved it. No other big mountain has so much quaint charm. Since then a lot has changed. But the love that began over seventy-five years ago for this mountain still lives today, and it’s as strong as ever.  Skiing traditionalists now enjoy 54 trails and the Triple Slope Terrain Park serviced by seven lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads. www.picomountain.com.

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 retreat for skiers and snowboarders. Originally a small, community-run ski hill, Okemo began to blossom in 1982 when Tim and Diane Mueller purchased the ski area and transformed it into a popular, world-class resort destination.  It consistently receives accolades and wins awards for snow quality, grooming, terrain parks, family programs, slopeside lodging, resort dining and its friendly, professional staff. Okemo is not just for skiers. Alternative activities abound. Call 1-800-78 OKEMO or visit www.okemo.com.

About Mount Sunapee Resort:
Mount Sunapee Resort is the big mountain with the best snow right in your backyard. With over 1,500 vertical feet, 66 trails and 11 lifts including 3 quads, Mount Sunapee is the closest big mountain to eastern Massachusetts and southern NH. For the past 14 years Mount Sunapee has averaged a #3 ranking on the East for both snow quality and grooming in SKI Magazine. All this is only 90 minutes from Boston.  Mount Sunapee has three terrain parks including the Bob Skinner’s 603 Terrain Park with more than 50 features, a 4,000 watt sound system and 50’ X 50’ Acrobag. The Eastside Park is a skier/boarder cross course.  www.mountsunapee.com