Doesn't surprise me that Stowe would be Vail's first eastern ski area if it was purchased. It's already upgraded to Vail standards and doesn't really need more. If this goes through, they will switch from the Mountain Collective to the Epic Pass.
No not Snowbird as the CEO from Powdr Corp personally bought a majority stake in the Bird and after getting screwed over by Vail in Park City I doubt he is going to do a deal with Vail
This Stowe thing makes a ton of sense for Vail. Hopefully the MTN stock I own goes up. Part of the Eason I bought it was that eventually they were bound to break into the East and the crap will really hit the fan for pass sales the year after that happens. They also won't Stop at Stowe. Okemo would be another natural target as it's not corp owned already and has the right market demo for Vail. Windham would also be a good fit.
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