Crotched Mountain acquired by Vail Resorts

  • Opening day at Crotched Mountain Ski and RIde in 2018. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 7/22/2019 11:30:41 AM

Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride’s parent company Peak Resorts became part of the Vail Resorts family on Monday.

Vail Resorts, which owns and operates ski mountains across the country, including Vail and Breckenridge in Colorado and Okemo and Stowe in Vermont, purchased Peak Resorts for $264 million, acquiring 17 new mountains – including Crotched of Bennington – in the process.

“We are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to add such a powerful network of ski areas to our company,” said Vail Resorts chairman and chief executive officer Rob Katz in a press release Monday morning. 

“Vail Resorts has a proven track record of celebrating the unique identity of its resorts, while continually investing in the guest and employee experience,”  said Timothy Boyd, president and chief executive officer of Peak Resorts. “For this reason, we are confident that our resorts and employees will continue to thrive within the Vail Resorts network.”

The release states that the company’s Epic Pass will allow unlimited access to all 36 of Vail Resorts’ mountains. 

Vail – which already owned Mount Sunapee – adds Crotched, Attitash and Wildcat to its stable of New Hampshire mountains as well as Mount Snow in Vermont. 

Crotched Mountain was home to ski trails on the Francestown side of the mountain from 1964 to 1989. In 2002, the resort as we know it today reopened on the Bennington side. The mountain boasts 100 percent snowmaking, 26 trails and five chairlifts.

The acquistion was pending as of Monday afternoon.


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