Mount Snow's Bluebird Express bubble lift opens
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WEST DOVER– Only three months after Southern Vermont endured its worst natural disaster in decades, Mount Snow Resort managed to complete more than $9 million in capital improvements including the installation of the Bluebird Express; the only high speed detachable six passenger bubble lift in North America, which will whisk guests to the mountain’s 3,600’ summit for the first time this Saturday, December 10 at 9 am. The resort has a full schedule of festivities planned to celebrate the occasion including a blueberry pancake breakfast, ribbon cutting ceremony, VIP speakers and a lift line party.

Much of the Mount Snow Valley was flooded on August 28, 2011 with roads washed away as well as businesses and homes severely damaged. Mount Snow anticipates that same Valley to be flooded with people this weekend as many businesses have re-opened their doors, all roads have been repaired and the exciting addition of the Bluebird Express will attract visitors from far and wide.

Schedule of Events:

7:00am – Season pass holders register in the Main Base Lodge. First 200 receive a commemorative First Flight of the Bluebird Express t-shirt. Golden tickets will be randomly inserted into six of the t-shirts giving each person who finds one and five of their friends a seat on one of the first ten chairs to go up when the Bluebird Express opens.

7:30am – Blueberry pancake breakfast in Main Base Lodge.

7:30am – Ticket windows open. Four golden tickets will be randomly inserted into ticket stock giving each person who finds one and five of their friends a seat on one of the first ten chairs to go up when the Bluebird Express opens.

8:00am – Grand Summit Express, Canyon Express, Nitro Express and Discovery Triple open for skiing and riding.

8:45am – First Flight of the Bluebird Express Grand Opening festivities begin at the bottom terminal of the lift in the main base area. VIP speakers, ribbon cutting ceremony and crowd participation in the Bluebird Oath.

9:00am – Golden Ticket holders will load on the first ten chairs and then the Bluebird Express opens to the public.

9:20am – 11:00am – Lift line party with music, trivia and giveaways.

11:00am – Cuzzins Bar & Grill and Station Tap Room open. Grand opening of Mount Snow’s new gourmet burger joint, 1900’ Burger.

4:00pm – The winner of the Golden Chair Raffle in support of local Irene recovery efforts will be announced in Cuzzins.

6:00pm – Second Annual Mount Snow Fashion Show will begin outside of Backside Snowboards in the Maine Base Lodge.

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