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LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort, Killington Resort, Pico Mountain at Killington and Mount Sunapee Resort announce their new partnership and launch 4.0 The College Pass for undergraduate and graduate students for  $369, plus tax, through December 15, 2013.

For the upcoming season, the all-new 4.0 The College Pass will offer unlimited skiing and riding at Okemo Mountain Resort, Killington Resort, Pico Mountain at Killington and Mount Sunapee Resort, and includes five 50-percent off college buddy tickets along with a variety of other discounts. Additionally, this pass features access to 378 trails or 150 miles of skiable terrain with 8,727 vertical feet, 19 terrain parks and 59 lifts as well as superior snowmaking and grooming capabilities.

“This is an unprecedented partnership between four of New England’s top resorts that will offer more for college pass holders, while at the same time allowing us to explore other partnership opportunities with Killington and Pico for the future,” said Okemo Mountain Resort Vice President and General Manager Bruce Schmidt.

Pass benefits will vary at each resort and will be sold through each resort’s website and on-site.In addition to five buddy tickets for students who show a college ID, skiers and riders who purchase 4.0 The College Pass at Okemo Mountain Resort will receive 25 percent off multi-day lift tickets at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, in Colo. Also, students who have recently completed their scholastic career and graduated in 2013 can purchase the 4.0 The College Pass only at Okemo.

For the 2013-14 winter season, Killington Resort will open for the winter season early November. Lift hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. midweek and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and peak days. Pico Mountain will open mid-December. Okemo Mountain Resort plans a mid-November season opening with lifts running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. midweek and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and holiday periods. Mount Sunapee opens late-November with lifts running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. midweek and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends and holiday periods.

 

It is interesting to see Killington and Okemo working together to offer this pass. I know many people in the central Vermont region that have passes at both resorts. I hope this is the start of a great relationship between these two ski areas.