Blog :: 2018

Christmas Comes Early to Okemo

As part of Vail Resorts’ two-year, $35 million commitment to investments across Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte and Steven’s Pass, there will be upgrades to Okemo’s Sugar House and Summit Lodge, including new concepts and menus, as well as an updated look and feel to interior finishes and furnishings. Additional investments at Okemo will be based on opportunities recognized this season to improve guest experiences. Couple this commitment from Vail with some extraordinary early season snowfalls, and Christmas really is coming early to the skiers and riders at America's favorite family mountain!'    

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    Okemo Joins the Vail Family

    Southface Village is excited to hear that Okemo mountain has been acquired by Vail Resorts. At SouthFace Village we are excited about this transition and what it will mean for the Ludlow Valley area. Now is the best time to schedule a showing of one of our fantastic properties and get ahead of the pack for the winter. If you have any questions or to schedule a showing, please contact us today. You can find the official press release below:

     

    Triple Peaks, LLC, owned by Tim and Diane Mueller, and their children Ethan and Erica Mueller, announced on June 4th they have entered into a purchase agreement with Vail Resorts, Inc. Triple Peaks, LLC is the parent company for Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont, Mount Sunapee in Newbury, New Hampshire, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado. 

    The sale includes the three ski resort operations, as well as Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, Vermont. and Tater Hill Golf Club in Windham, Vermont. As part of the transaction, Vail Resorts will also own the leasehold assets presently owned by Och-Ziff Real Estate. 

    “Diane and I are incredibly proud of what we have accomplished at the three resorts for the last 36 years,” remarked Tim Mueller, co-owner and president of Triple Peaks, LLC. “We have had the great privilege of working with a lot of smart, hardworking, dedicated team members, as well as many other people in the local communities and the states where the resorts are located.”

    Co-owner and executive-vice president Diane Mueller adds, “Over the years, we have honored each resort’s distinctive attributes, thus establishing a culture and brand at each resort which has translated into visitation by millions of loyal guests over the years. Knowing that Vail Resorts has a knowledgeable, invested and experienced team gives us optimism about the future of our resorts, our dedicated employees, and our local communities.”

    “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Crested Butte, Okemo and Mount Sunapee to our family of resorts, and each of their teams into our company,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “These three resorts add incredibly unique and special experiences to our portfolio, and will truly enhance the variety of options for all our guests.” 

    The sale is anticipated to close later this summer. During the transition period prior to closing, the Mueller family and the three resort leadership teams will continue to operate each area while collaborating with Vail Resorts on the transition. Upon closing, Vail Resorts will lead the resorts into the future.

    Vail Resorts will honor any previously purchased Okemo, Mount Sunapee or Crested Butte season passes for the 2018-19 winter season as they integrate the resorts into the Epic Pass and other Vail Resorts pass products. For details, visit www.epicpass.com

     

    About Triple Peaks:

    Triple Peaks, LLC, owned by the Mueller family, is the parent company for Okemo Mountain, Mount Sunapee and Crested Butte Mountain Resort, three quality ski resorts situated in Vermont, New Hampshire and Colorado. Tim and Diane Mueller purchased Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont. in 1982 and as they grew the ski area, they expanded their ski resort operations business to acquire Mount Sunapee in Newbury, New Hampshire in 1998 and then Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado in 2004. 

     

    About Vail Resorts, Inc.:

    Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

     

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      All Come Home Music Festival Coming to Okemo

      Okemo's All Come Home Music Festival Spring is here which means summer is right around the corner! As sad as it is that ski season is over, we're looking forward to all the fun the Okemo Valley events coming this summer, including Okemo's All Come Home Music Festival. The All Come Home Music Festival will feature a variety of tribute bands from the music of the Talking Heads and Neil Diamond to Queen, David Bowie, and more. Food trucks will be at the event and there will be cider, craft beer, and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. Feel free to bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs. 

      The 3-day festival will be held July 12-14 at the Okemo Jackson Gore base area. Single night and festival passes are available for purchase. For more information visit Okemo's website

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        Vermont Ranks as the Healthiest, Happiest State in America!

        Vermont in the Morning MistGallup and Sharecare have just released their 2017 Well-Being Index report. The Well-Being Index measures well-being in America across five different factors: financial, purpose, physical, social, and community. The national Well-Being Index was 61.5 in 2017. Physical health and community happiness both improved across the nation compared to 2016. 

        Vermont tied with South Dakota, with an Index score of 64.1, for the happiest state in 2017. This doesn’t come as a huge shock if you’ve ever lived or visited Vermont!

        Our goal at SouthFace Village is to create a happy place for you to live and play.

        Below is the full list of the Top 10 States of 2017 according to the Well-Being Index:

        1. Vermont
        2. South Dakota
        3. Hawaii
        4. Minnesota
        5. North Dakota
        6. Colorado
        7. New Hampshire
        8. Idaho
        9. Utah
        10. Montana

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