Stowe Will Be Epic: Vail Resorts Buys Stowe For $50 Million

Vail's purchase of Stowe will mean more pass options for Eastern skiers. (Stowe)

Northeast skiers and riders can look forward to adding an Epic Pass to their season pass options next year, as Vail Resorts has announced the purchase of Stowe Mountain Resort for $50 million.

Stowe Mountain Resort will be Vail Resorts’ first mountain resort on the East Coast and complements their network of 10 mountain resorts and three urban ski areas.

Details on the 2017-18 Epic Pass, which will include Stowe, will be announced in March. With the Epic Pass, Eastern skiers and snowboarders will have unlimited access locally at Stowe at an attractive price as well as Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe; and Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada.

Stowe’s 485 skiable acres, including the legendary Front Four trails, Starr, National, Goat and Liftline, offer the quintessential New England experience, with first-class resort amenities and an historic village.


The resort’s newest facilities and improvements include the Spruce Peak Adventure Center, the new Meadows Quad on Spruce Peak, Evolution Stowe’s RFID tickets, passes and gates and the new Shops at Spruce Peak.

Vail Resorts is acquiring all of the assets related to the mountain operations of the resort, including base area skier services at Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Current owner, Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc, will retain other facilities such as the Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe Mountain Club, Stowe Country Club and certain real estate owned and held for potential future development.