STOWE, VT — In the wake of a major winter storm that dumped almost three feet of snow on its slopes, Stowe Mountain Resort will officially open for the season at 8 a. m. on Thursday, November 18, 1999. “You couldn’t ask for a more ideal opening day,” said Michael Colbourn, Director of Marketing and Sales.

Ideal snowmaking temperatures plus the huge natural snowfall from this season’s first giant storm will allow the resort to open with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on 24 trails. Surface conditions will be ideal: powder and packed powder, for Thursday’s opening. Early season lift ticket prices will be $34 for adults, $16 for juniors.

For-up-to-the-minute conditions, information on lodging specials, and pictures from the mountain, visit Stowe Mountain Resort’s website at www.stowe.com.

Stowe Mountain Resort is one of the world’s premier destination resorts. It has been voted the #1 mountain resort in the Eastern U.S. four years in a row by SKI Magazine. In addition, the readers and editors of SKI Magazine ranked Stowe’s ski school, lodging, and dining all in the top ten in North America.