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All the ways ski resorts are capitalizing on this year’s solar eclipse.

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I’ve only witnessed a partial solar eclipse, but it was a pretty mind-blowing experience. Mix that feeling of glimpsing the scale of the universe with the giddiness of cool science and you’ll have something pretty close to what sloshed through my brain that day.

There’s a good reason people are estimating hundreds of thousands of visitors to Vermont – and surrounding states – for this event. It’s awe on overload.

So how are resorts trying to make the most of this year’s edition? I’ve been collecting these for a while now and wanted to share these ideas while there was still time for these resorts, or others, to be inspired by others’ ideas and be able to tweak or create their own.

Sunday River

“Have you heard the news? Sunday River is one of the few mountains that will have nearly complete totality for the 2024 Solar Eclipse. We’re celebrating with extended lifts, a party at North Peak, and up to 20% off lodging. Visit the link in our bio for all the details.”

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“We are just 3 months away from the Total Solar Eclipse 🌑 There will be no better place to watch it then the Summit of our Upper Mountain 🏔️ Only a limited number of tickets available, so make sure to get yours before they’re gone 🤙”

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Jay Peak

“Jay Peak is directly in the path of totality during the solar eclipse of 2024. Closer than any major ski area in the United States, in fact. And Northern Vermont is the best spot on the East Coast north of Florida to land in that path. Sounds like a reason to party at Jay Peak, not that you ever really need a reason. Ski and/or Waterpark Lodging packages available, including live music in the Foeger Ballroom with Pink Talking Fish, free outdoor show leading up to totality, VIP location for the outdoor show and eclipse viewing, commemorative poster and gift package. Rates from $365/night for 2 people or $516/night for a family of 4.”

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“Day will become night at 3:26 pm on Monday, April 8th when the total eclipse completely blacks out the skies above Sugarbush, VT. So why not have a party? The Grift will be on stage in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard playing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon when the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon envelopes Sugarbush. And they’ll be sticking around for a post-Totality set while we serve up Tequila Moonrises, foamy bevs and a buffet out of Rumble’s.”

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“While all of Maine will be able to view the eclipse, only some communities are in its path of totality, including Carrabassett Valley.  Sugarloaf will experience approximately three minutes of darkness the day of the event, plus live music with Skosh, Tom Faunce Floyd Experience playing Dark Side Of The Moon,  DJs Max & Dana, and more leading up to the big event. Join us for a full weekend of celebration sponsored by our friends at Orono Brewing Company.


“Experience a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event at the mountain with unparalleled views from the Cloudspin Bar & Grill presented by Saratoga Eagle deck at the Main Base Lodge! Join us for $40 lift tickets, live music, and giveaways as the moon gracefully passes between the Earth and the sun. Ski first and eclipse après with a special lift ticket price to ski and snowboard!”

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Waterville Valley

“Experience the Great American Eclipse at 98+% coverage from an elevation of 3,600 ft! Ride up the Tecumseh Express chairlift to the Schwendi Hutte, where you can enjoy exclusive access to this summit-top eatery and celebrate the celestial phenomenon with hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Cap the afternoon off by watching the solar eclipse through complimentary solar eclipse glasses on the Schwendi Hutte deck!”

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“Experience the Wild in a new light! Wildcat is gearing up for a mind-blowing 98% totality during the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th. Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime skiing and riding experience, plus a pop-up BBQ and Bar that’s bound to eclipse all your expectations! Lift operations will pause at 3pm during the peak totality and will resume after totality, spinning until 5pm. Costume contest, eclipse-themed crafts.”

Smugglers’ Notch

“Join us for a weekend-long celebration packed with activities and entertainment, culminating in the observation of a rare Total Eclipse in Vermont on Monday, April 8, 2024. The festivities kick off on Friday, April 5, with a schedule designed to cater to a variety of interests and age groups, ensuring galaxies of fun for everyone involved. Overall, the event promises a vibrant mix of fun, food, and festivity, set against the backdrop of an astronomical phenomenon, offering something unique for everyone attending. Below you can find numerous dining and entertainment options.”

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“Save the date and become part of an unforgettable celestial celebration. On April 8, 2024, a total eclipse will be viewable across North America. Saddleback is smack dab in the path of eclipse totality, meaning there will be nearly 2.5 minutes of total darkness. The eclipse path reaches Maine at about 3:30 p.m. and will last approximately 3 minutes and 27 seconds.”

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Holiday Valley

“As the moon dances across the sun, creating a breathtaking spectacle in the sky, join us on the slopes of Holiday Valley, where the sky opens up to an unobstructed view of the heavens. This family-friendly event promises an unforgettable experience for both avid astronomers, photographers, and those looking to witness their first eclipse.”

Peek’n Peak

“Get ready to experience this phenomenon at The Peak! Mark your calendars for a day of fun as we are in the path of totality! Peek’n Peak is opening the Resort to the PUBLIC on Monday, April 8, to enjoy the Total Eclipse! We will be hosting a Viewing Party on the Lodge Deck starting at 12 PM. Visitors can enjoy our fire pits, music, and drinks from the J Bar while observing the Eclipse.”

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“Join us atop Vermont’s highest peak for the awe-inspiring 4/8/24 Total Solar Eclipse. Take part in this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. Our offerings include a ticketed party at the Cliff House Restaurant (limited to 100 guests) and public viewing outside the Cliff House and Octagon Cafe. Read on to learn more and reserve tickets.”

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“On April 8th, 2024, Burke Mountain is in position for “100% totality” during the solar eclipse. We’ve rolled out a special package to make your eclipse experience extra special. Includes: Lodging and FREE skiing, Cosmic Breakfast, Commemorative Burke branded, ISO certified, viewing glasses, All-access to our Viewing Party”

Snow Trails

Join us for a unique opportunity to view the Total Solar Eclipse 2024 from your tailgate spot in our expansive Parking Lot, on our Ski Slopes or the many leisure patios and viewing decks available here at Snow Trails. We will have live music in The Snowflake Loft with a full bar stocked and ready for you on the second floor of our Main Ski Lodge. Downstairs at Lucky’s Cafeteria we will be making a selection of breakfast options available early-on and then lunch options throughout the day. This Total Solar Eclipse 2024 Viewing Party, right here in Mansfield, Ohio, is going to be incredibly fun and we are looking forward to seeing you April 8th from 9AM-5PM!”

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“Join us during our 2024 Solar Eclipse Day on April 8th at Boston Mills! Nestled in the gorgeous Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Boston Mills will be an incredible viewing experience and one of the best locations to embrace this once in a lifetime event here in Northeast Ohio.”


“Don’t miss your chance to watch the Solar Eclipse Slopeside at Cannon Mountain! Dub Apocalypse will take the slopeside stage from 2:30pm – 5:30pm to bring us an apocalyptic beach party on Cannon Mountain! The eclipse will reach maximum at 3:28pm and you’ll get to dance or ski right through it! Get here early to claim your commemorative Cannon Mountain Eclipse Glasses (available while supplies last).”


“Total Eclipse Party. Cornhole, Trivia Contest, Cook-out on the patio, and Solar Eclipse viewing at 3:15pm Anyone can attend, no charge. – Eclipse glasses will be available if you do not have your own.”

Bretton Woods

“Embark on an extraordinary celestial journey of a lifetime at the Omni Mount Washington Resort nestled in the majestic Northern New Hampshire White Mountains. On April 8, 2024, take part in Solarbration as we celebrate the rare solar eclipse. As the moon gracefully passes between the sun and the Earth, casting its shadow over the landscape, witness the world transform into a mesmerizing display of light and shadow in a setting of pristine natural beauty. Join us at the Omni Mount Washington Resort for an unforgettable celestial spectacle and create memories that will last a lifetime.”

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“Watch this once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event and party on the sundeck in the Base Area for free! Join us for a Live DJ, festivities, and Solar Eclipse Glasses giveaways as the moon passes between the earth and the sun. Free admission! Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album will play in the air as this monumental astrological event occurs.”

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About Gregg & SlopeFillers
I've had more first-time visitors lately, so adding a quick "about" section. I started SlopeFillers in 2010 with the simple goal of sharing great resort marketing strategies. Today I run marketing for resort ecommerce and CRM provider Inntopia, my home mountain is the lovely Nordic Valley, and my favorite marketing campaign remains the Ski Utah TV show that sold me on skiing as a kid in the 90s.

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