Vail Resorts Announces Sunday, Oct. 11 is Last Day to Lock in the Current Price on Epic Local Pass and to Register Kids for Epic SchoolKids

05 October 2015
  • Sunday, Oct. 11 is the last day to get Colorado’s five best ski resorts on one pass for as little as $599
  • The deadline to enroll Colorado kindergarteners through fifth graders into Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack is Oct. 11
  • In addition to season passes, October is a great month to secure everything needed for an epic winter, including lodging and ski school
 
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Oct. 5, 2015 — When summer gives way to cool autumn evenings and morning temperatures dip below freezing, it can only mean one thing: ski season is right around the corner. With Keystone Resort’s opening day for the 2015-16 season just 31 days away, skiers and snowboarders can prepare for a winter of epic powder days by purchasing Colorado’s most valuable season pass – the Epic Local Pass featuring unlimited, unrestricted days at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, plus 10 total days at Vail and Beaver Creek – as well as take advantage of deals on equipment, lodging and ski and snowboard school programs.

“With the Oct. 11 deadline to buy the Epic Local Pass at the current price and to register your kids for four free days of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone through Epic SchoolKids, there’s no time to wait,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “The 2015-16 season is almost here and you’ll want to make sure you’re ready with Colorado’s best season pass and best kids’ program.”
To assist guests in booking their ultimate winter vacation, Vail Resorts has compiled this handy “Back to Ski” checklist:
 
  1. Get a season pass. The Epic Local Pass provides access to the five best mountains in Colorado – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin – and Sunday, Oct. 11 is the last day to purchase it for as little as $599. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just four days.
  2. Enroll kids in Epic SchoolKids. For Colorado residents with elementary school-aged children, utilizing the Epic Local Pass in conjunction with the new Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack provides families unprecedented value and the perfect opportunity to enjoy Colorado’s premier resorts together. Epic SchoolKids is open to Colorado kindergarteners through fifth graders, providing four days of free skiing and riding at each of the best resorts in their backyard – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. The deadline to enroll is Oct. 11.
  3. Secure equipment for the kids. Vail Resorts Retail’s Junior Trade In Program at Colorado Ski and Golf locations and Boulder Ski Deals allows families to save on gear as their kids grow. Families can purchase new ($199) or used ($99) equipment for kids entering the program for the first time, then turn the gear in when the kids outgrow it and receive 50 percent off the purchase price towards next year’s equipment.
  4. Lock in the best lodging rates across Vail Resorts’ mountain destinations in Colorado. Guests will save up to 30 percent when booking their stay by opening day at any of Vail Resorts’ four Colorado resorts. Additionally, throughout the year, Epic Pass holders save up to an additional 20 percent off the lowest rates and existing promotional packages with Vail Resorts’ owned and operated lodging properties.
  5. Book a lesson. Vail Resorts’ Ski and Snowboard Schools deliver instruction that provides inspiration, adventure and self-discovery. Keystone offers a number of affordably-priced specialty lessons, from the three- or four-week Kroozers program, where kids ski with the same instructor and group, to the one-hour “Mom, Dad and Me” lesson, which allows parents to ski with their kids as well as their kids’ instructors to review the day’s lesson.
“There is no better time to get everything any skier or snowboarder needs to enjoy the upcoming season at the best ski resorts in Colorado,” said Lynch.

Vail Resorts 2015-16 Season Pass Options for Colorado Skiers and Snowboarders
  • The Epic Pass™: Ski as much as you want, whenever you want for $789. The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than five days of skiing or riding. 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 $409.
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  • Epic Local Pass™: Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $599, get unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at 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. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $309.
  • Summit Value Pass™: Perfect for Summit County loyalists, the Summit Value Pass pays for itself in just over three days and features unlimited skiing or riding at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Breckenridge. $509 adults/$289 children (ages five to 12).
  • Keystone A-Basin Pass™: The best deal on unlimited skiing in Colorado. Unlimited access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited holiday restrictions. $309 adults/$229 children (ages five to 12).
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).
Epic Local Passes are currently available for purchase online at www.epicpass.com. For more information about Epic SchoolKids, visit www.epicschoolkids.com/colorado or call (800) 842-8062. 
 
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, 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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Russ Pecoraro

Director of Communications
Email: rpecoraro@vailresorts.com
Phone: (303) 404-1856
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