[R255R, Mount Snow] has been working away on the installation of their new six-person bubble chairlift, The Bluebird Express.

With the Grand Opening approaching the resort has annouced a full list of blue-themed events and deals to run the month of Decemeber in honor of their new Poma.

On the Grand Opening, exact date TBD, the mountain will give the first 200 season pass holders a commemorative Bluebird Express t-shirt and six shirts will have a golden ticket tucked inside. Those who find the golden tickets will be able to ride one of the first 10 chairs on the Bluebird Express and bring five friends along. Sort of like Willy Wonka, without the chocolate.

At 7:30 a.m when ticket windows open, four lucky guests will also purchase golden tickets for a memorable ride up the new six-pack with five of their friends. The lift line will be a full-on party with music, blue trivia and give-a-ways. An apres party will kick off at Cuzzin's in the afternoon and at 4 p.m the winner of the Golden Chair Raffle will be announced.


A 70-ton crane lifts the Bluebird Express summit assembly into position. Photo Courtesy of Mount Snow.

Bluebird Month Discounts, Deals and Lodging Packages:

Blue Tuesdays (Dec. 6-20) - Wear blue on Tuesdays and get your lift ticket for just $39.

20 percent off "Beat the Blues" at Naturespa - An 85-minute treatment complete with a sweet sugar body polish, neroli massage and wrap - valid Dec. 2-12.

17 percent off Blue logo wear at Mount Snow Sports at the Grand Summit and the Main Base Lodge - valid Dec. 5-11.

17 percent off Blue beanies and winter hats at any Mount Snow Retail Shop. Valid Dec. 12-18.

Bluebird Lodging Package: Starting at $89/night, valid Dec. 4-23.  Enjoy disounts on lodging and lift tickets. Guests staying at Snow Lake Lodge receive complimentary access to the Grand Summit Hotel amenities ($15-20 value per night). ‘Bluebird’ guests also receive a 10-percent discount on equipment rentals (not including Skis-on-Demand) and a complimentary binding check and a half-priced Montana Super Tune ($35 value) at The Grind Repair Shop and discounts at Cuzzin’s Bar & Grill (‘dine-in’) and 1900′ Burger (‘take-out’). Available Dec. 4-23. The first 100 reservations receive two commemorative Bluebird Express t-shirts.

Call 800-498-0479 for reservations.


The Snow Lake Lodge at Mount Snow Resort. Photo Courtesy of Mount Snow.


Dec. 3: Mount Snow Film Festival - featuring the primere of Carinthia: The Movie. Screenings will also include Rome Snowboards "The Shred Remains" and Matchstick Productions "Attack of la Niña". After party to follow.

Dec. 7: Special "Bluebird Burger" in the Marketplace

Dec. 10: 1900' Burger Grand Opening & Mount Snow Retail Fashion Show - Gift bages to the first 50 attendeess, wear blue and get extra raffle tickets.

Dec. 17: Demo Day and Scavenger Hunt to find the Bluebird Egg, find it and win a Season Pass.

Visit mountsnow.com for more information.

Carinthia: The Movie trailer. Courtesy of Carinthia Parks.