Peak Resorts History

The history of Peak Resorts, the parent company of Mount Snow, started in 1982 when the first ski area was developed.  Peak Resorts now manages 13 ski resorts and is the operator of the most number of ski resorts in the United States.  Peak Resorts is known for its high-tech snowmaking capability at all its resorts.

December 28, 1982 – Hidden Valley Opens
In 1982 Tim Boyd develops Hidden Valley, a small ski area outside St. Louis, Missouri.  On the site of a former golf course, Hidden Valley features 7 trails, one lift and snowmaking, appealing  to day skiers from St. Louis.

1986 – Snow Creek Opens
In 1986 Mr. Boyd develops Snow Creek, a small day-ski area near Kansas City, Missouri.   Snow Creek includes 13 trails, 6 lifts, a tubing park and snowmaking.  Mr. Boyd focuses on enhancing snowmaking technology for use at the resorts and achieves the highest snowmaking capability per acre of skiable terrain in the industry.

September 24, 1997 – Peak Resorts Formed and Paoli Peaks added
Peak Resorts Inc. is incorporated in Missouri as a holding company for Hidden Valley, Snow Creek and a third ski area, Paoli Peaks.  Located in Indiana, Paoli Peaks includes 15 trails, 7 lifts a tubing park and snowmaking.

2001 – Steve Mueller and Dick Deutsch Join Peak Resorts
Steve Mueller joins Peak Resorts as the company’s Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Director.  Previously, Mr. Mueller was a former partner at Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte & Touche LLP).  Dick Deutsch is named VP of Business and Real Estate Development for Peak Resorts.  In his role Mr. Deutsch is responsible for implementing future real estate development, developing  the company’s growth strategy and identifying and evaluating acquisition and potential growth opportunities.


2002 – Three More Ski Areas Added
Peak Resorts adds three more ski areas to its collection:  Crotched Mountain in New Hampshire, and Boston Mills and Brandywine in Ohio.  The resorts add 51 trails, 21 lifts, a tubing park and more snowmaking to the Peak Resorts family.

December 2005 – Jack Frost, Big Boulder and Mad River Ski Resorts Added
Peak Resorts now operates nine ski areas with the addition of Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania, and Mad River Ski Area in Ohio.

April 5, 2007 – Peak Resorts Acquires Mount Snow and Attitash
Peak Resorts adds Mount Snow in Vermont and Attitash in New Hampshire to its portfolio.  With nearly 600 acres of trails and 20 lifts, Mount Snow is the largest resort owned by Peak Resorts.

October 20, 2010 – Wildcat Mountain Added
Peak Resorts purchases Wildcat Mountain ski area in New Hampshire.  With its close proximity to Attitash, Peak Resorts can offer a combined lift ticket for the two resorts.

November 19, 2012 – Alpine Valley Joins Peak Family
In 2012, Peaks Resorts adds its 13th resort – Alpine Valley, in Ohio.  Peak Resorts now owns four ski areas in Ohio just outside the  Cleveland metropolitan area.

January 2014 – Mount Snow EB-5 Offering Approved
In January 2014, Mount Snow’s first EB-5 offering is approved and accepted by the State of Vermont EB-5 Regional Center.

November 2014 – Peak Resorts Goes Public
Peak Resorts shares begin trading on the NASDAQ exchange, ticker symbol “SKIS.”

January 2016 – Peak Resorts Acquires Hunter Mountain
Peak Resorts adds a 14th resort to its portfolio. Hunter Mountain, located in the Catskills of New York, is located just over two hours from New York City.