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From the press release..
Vail Resorts plans to transform both the on-mountain and base area experience at Wilmot Mountain. These enhancements will include redesigned and updated terrain parks, best-in-class coaching and instruction for all levels of skiers and riders, expanded dining and entertainment options at the base area, dedicated racing programs and integrated technology and social media programs like EpicMix. Furthermore, the Company will invest in the ski area’s infrastructure to improve snowmaking, parking and access to provide a more consistent experience throughout the season. The Company will share additional details on the ski area’s transformation plan during its March earnings call."
Vail Resorts also announced that access to Wilmot will be included in the Company’s Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass for the 2016-2017 ski season, further connecting the Chicago area to the Company’s eight world-class mountain resorts in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wilmot Mountain to the Vail Resorts family. Wilmot is steeped in skiing tradition and enjoys tremendous brand recognition among Chicago and Milwaukee skiers and snowboarders, thanks to the passion and dedication of the Stopa family over the last 75 years. We plan to offer our Chicago and Milwaukee guests new season pass offerings that will provide the chance to experience the best skiing and snowboarding locally and in the West and will use our best-in-class technology to create more sophisticated channels of communication with everyone who skis at Wilmot. We also plan to bring the same state-of-the-art lifts, snowmaking, lodges, racing, terrain parks, coaching and technology to the guest experience at Wilmot Mountain, much like we have done at Mt. Brighton and Afton Alps, all while honoring the important legacy of the ski area,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts.
Op.I have a feeling that Vail is going to set their sites on Granite Peak.
Granite cuts off a lot of the skiers that used to drive up to the UP of Michigan. The current owner has improved the hill so much, but the prices are absurd, so I don't see how Vail could make the cost much worse.
Granite Peak definitely rakes in the dough so its only a matter of time. Might be a good thing, might be a bad thing.
japanadaIm thinking a peak to peak lift from the terrain park summit to the summit of stateline, also they expand into the highly poached gander BC. Maybe a mountaintop eatery at the top of exhibition?