Vail Resorts today announced the opening dates of its 37 North American resorts, offering skiing and riding coast-to-coast and one of the longest seasons in the country for its Epic Pass Holders. 

The company shared it will limit lift ticket sales throughout the 2022/23 season to prioritize the mountain experience for its guests.

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Guests planning to visit this winter – whether one day or every day – are encouraged to purchase their lift access in advance – whether it is a lift ticket, Epic Day Pass, or season pass. 

Lift tickets will be limited every day, across every resort, during the 2022/23 season to preserve the guest experience at each resort. 

The availability of lift tickets will be visible on resort websites in the coming weeks. However, if tickets sell out online, guests will not be able to purchase them at ticket windows.

Vail Resorts has been investing in its team members by increasing employee pay and leadership development opportunities and investing in affordable employee housing and other benefits and perks. 

Additionally, the company has added new lifts, including two brand-new, high-speed, detachable chairlifts (one six-passenger, one four-passenger) at Mount Snow, increasing uphill capacity and access to some of the resort’s most beloved terrain.

Stowe’s first-ever six-passenger chairlift will originate in the Mansfield Base Lodge parking lot to allow pass and ticket holders fast and easy access to the mountain.

Here are the projected opening dates for Vail Resorts in the East, subject to weather.


  • Nov. 11: Mt. Snow (VT)
  • Nov. 18: Hunter (NY), Stowe (VT), Wildcat (NH)
  • Nov19: Okemo (VT)
  • Nov. 23: Mt. Sunapee (NH)