The Epic Local Pass Provides Unlimited Access to Mt. Brighton and Free Skiing Out West for the 2016-2017 Season

08 March 2016
  • Get Mt. Brighton and the best ski resorts in Colorado, Utah and California – including Park City now the largest ski resort in the U.S. – on one pass for as little as $609
  • Every Mt. Brighton child’s pass is an Epic Local Pass, so kids automatically have access out West
BRIGHTON, Mich. – March 8, 2016 — Detroit skier Dave Eby was all too familiar with the scenario. After seeing his friends’ photos on Facebook and Instagram, with the majestic Rockies or Sierra rising up behind them, he’d always say to himself, “This is the year we take that family vacation out West.”  For families like the Elbys, now is the perfect time to make those plans for next season.
Today, Mt. Brighton announced that passes for the 2016-2017 season to the Michigan’s premier ski and snowboard resort are now on sale, including the option for unlimited access locally, as well as free skiing out West. There is no other pass that provides everyday access to Mt. Brighton as well as eight world-class ski resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge in Colorado, and Park City in Utah.
The Epic Local Pass is ideal for those looking to ski or snowboard locally as well as hit the slopes out West. For $609, pass holders are allowed unlimited, unrestricted skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Brighton, as well as Vail Resorts’ iconic western resorts including Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions in Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. It also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. In addition, every child’s pass to Mt. Brighton is an Epic Local Pass ($309 for ages five to 12) meaning the kids in the family automatically have access out West. 
“The Epic Local Pass has brought it all together, allowed us to come full circle as a family that skis and snowboards together,” said Eby, who, along with the rest of his family are Mt. Brighton Epic Local Pass holders. “It begins at Mt. Brighton, where our kids have access to high-level instruction on the finer points of turning skis and riding a terrain park. And it carries over to my wife and me through opportunities with Mt. Brighton’s adult race league and its Women’s Ski & Snowboard Academy. Then beyond that the Epic Pass makes our trips out West to Vail Resorts just that much more affordable.”
From Mt. Brighton’s recently renovated chair lifts, base facilities and children’s ski and ride school center to the iconic destinations of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah, the largest resort in the U.S.; or Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Detroit families like the Elbys have the opportunity to experience “Where Epic Begins.”
In addition to the Epic Local Pass, other pass options for the 2016-17 season include
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 terrain, this pass can’t be beat. 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 2017 season there; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. No restricted dates. A child (ages five to 12) pass is $409.
Mt. Brighton Pass: For those who plan to ski or ride solely at Mt. Brighton, there is the Mt. Brighton Pass. At $459, pass holders receive unlimited access to Mt. Brighton with no restrictions. A discounted rate is also offered for seniors at $349 and college students for $269.
The Epic 4-Day™: Is optimal for guests planning one ski vacation out West during the 2016-2017 winter season. $399 for adults and $229 for children (ages five to 12). Ski any four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin, plus four days at Mt. Brighton. This pass pays for itself in just over two days out West and offers a savings of more than 35 percent compared to lift tickets. And, for a little over $1,200 a family of four can ski for four days at the world’s best ski resorts.
The Epic 7-Day™: Is ideal for guests planning to ski seven days out West throughout the winter season. $609 for adults and $309 for children (ages five to 12).Ski or ride a total of seven unrestricted days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe, plus seven days at Mt. Brighton.
Season Pass Insurance:
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. Find out more at 
To purchase a season pass online or to find out more information, please visit
About Mt. Brighton
Since 1960, Mt. Brighton Ski Area has been one of the most iconic family winter destinations in the Midwest.  Recent investments of $10 million delivered a revitalized experience throughout the resort – such as new chair lifts, base facilities and children’s ski and ride school center; enhanced learning terrain and Michigan’s most innovative terrain park.  Mt. Brighton’s new state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures the best snow surface conditions in the region.  Its acclaimed instruction and coaching programs have converted thousands of first-time participants into lifelong skiers and riders – and with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts’ iconic western mountains, Mt. Brighton is truly the place where Epic begins. For more information, please visit
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 three 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, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. 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 and consumer website is
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