Epic Local Pass on Sale Until Nov. 22

17 November 2015
  • Affordable Options Available to Ski Locally and Go West
  • The Epic Local Pass offers skiers and snowboarders an amazing value, with unlimited use at Afton Alps and access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood all for $619
  • The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in less than four days out West
  • Savings of over 35 percent compared to individual lift tickets out West
Hastings, Minn. – Nov. 17, 2015 – Afton Alps has announced that Nov. 22 is the last day for skiers and snowboarders in Minnesota to purchase the Epic Local Pass, providing access to a wintertime of fun for the whole family at Afton Alps, as well as the best resorts out West.
 
For those looking to ski or ride locally as well as hit the slopes out West, for $619 the Epic Local Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Afton Alps, as well as Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; with limited restrictions at Park City in Utah – now the largest ski resort in the U.S. after being combined with nearby Canyons Resort – and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe. It also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek in Colorado with holiday restrictions.
 
“Our Epic Local Pass gives Minnesota skiers and snowboarders access to Afton Alps as well as our resorts in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe in the way that works best for them,” said Joe Yasis, general manager of Afton Alps. “That level of access gives our pass holders an extraordinary value unlike any other.”
 
Vail Resorts and Afton Alps offer multiple pass options for the 2015-16 season:
 
  • Epic Local Pass™: Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $619, get unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Afton Alps, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. Also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in less than four days out West. A teen pass (ages 13 to 18) is $479 and a child pass (ages five to 12) is $319.
  • The Epic Pass™: Ski as much as you want, whenever you want for $809. The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than five days of skiing or riding out West. With more than 32,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain, this pass can’t be beat. It features unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Perisher in Australia for the 2016 season there; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and up to five free consecutive days when staying at in-resort accommodations at Verbier, Switzerland. No restricted dates. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $419.
  • Afton Alps Pass: For those who plan to ski or ride solely at Afton Alps, there is the Afton Alps Pass. At $419, pass holders receive unlimited access to Afton Alps with no restrictions. A discounted rate is also offered for seniors at $289 and college students for $269.
  • Afton Alps Family Pass: Families enjoy all of the benefits of the Afton Alps Pass while saving up to 20 percent. Families of three receive unlimited access for $899 and families of four for $1,149. Additional children and teens can each be added for $134. Kids (ages five to 12) who receive their passes via the Afton Alps Family Pass are one step ahead to a visit out West; kids’ passes are automatically Epic Local Passes and offer access to eight of the best western mountain resorts.
  • Afton Alps Night College Pass: Offers unlimited, unrestricted access at Afton Alps for college students after 3 p.m. for only $149.
  • Epic 7-Day™: This pass is great for guests who don’t plan to ski more than seven days next winter. The pass features seven unrestricted days of skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, or Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; or Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood in Tahoe. The Epic 7-day is $619 for adults and $319 for children (ages five to 12). In addition, pass holders will receive a total of seven free days of skiing and riding at Afton Alps. The Epic 7-Day pays for itself in under four days of skiing and riding out West and provides more than 45 percent savings compared to lift tickets purchased at the ticket window next season.
  • The Epic 4-Day™: Is optimal for guests planning one ski vacation during the 2015-16 winter season. $429 for adults and $239 for children (ages five to 12). Ski any four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood, plus a total of four days at Afton Alps. This pass pays for itself in just over two days out west and offers a savings of over 35 percent compared to lift tickets out West. For a little more than $1,300 a family of four can ski four days at the best ski resorts in the U.S.   
Season Pass Insurance Option
Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance. All of the Company’s season pass products are non-refundable and non-transferable; however, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including sickness, injury and job loss. Pass insurance starts at $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages five to 12).
 
About Afton Alps
Afton Alps is a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc., the leading mountain resort operator in the U.S. For over 50 years, Afton Alps has delighted Twin Cities’ families as one of the Midwest’s premier winter destinations. Nestled in the scenic St. Croix River Valley just outside Minneapolis and St. Paul, this sprawling resort recently invested $10 million into re-imagining the guest experience with renovated base area facilities, a powerful state-of-the-art snowmaking system, and a new cutting edge terrain park.
 
This season Afton Alps is unveiling its newly remodeled dedicated children’s learning center which is like no other ski and snowboard school experience in the Twin Cities! Instructors, facilities and learning terrain are all dedicated solely to teaching kids in a safe, fun, positive atmosphere, with a variety of lesson options for youth of every ability.
 
With nearly 300 skiable acres, 49 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks, there is enough terrain to challenge experts to beginners, day or night. Accessible, affordable and fun, this big-time resort with a small-town feel has converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders, and now with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts’ iconic western mountains, Afton Alps is truly the place where Epic begins.
 
For more information, please visit aftonalps.com. Follow Afton Alps on Twitter at @AftonAlpsMN, Instagram at @AftonAlpsMN and on Facebook at Facebook.com/AftonAlpsMN.
 
Media Contacts
Collin Matheson, Nemer Fieger, cmatheson@nemerfieger.com, 763-242-4249
Molly Steinke, Nemer Fieger, molly@nemerfieger.com, 612-309-1677
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

 
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