The rumors were confirmed on February 22nd that Vail Resorts will be acquiring Stowe Mountain Resort from the Mt. Mansfield Company. The $50 million dollar purchase will be Vail's first mountain resort on the east coast, adding an iconic one to its portfolio of 10 mountain resorts, like Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Blackcomb in British Columbia. This likely bodes well for all of Stowe, bringing more here to ski and for other activities, year-round. Also, Vail's Epic Pass will be very popular, which will allow local pass holders here in Stowe the ability to ski and ride at any one of the other Vail mountain resorts at a very affordable price.
You can read more about this exciting news in Vermont Ski and Ride's article.