Mt. Brighton Season Passes Offer Exclusive Options to Ski Locally and Go West

26 August 2014
  • Epic 4-Day Pass Gives Skiers and Riders Four Days in Colorado, Utah or Lake Tahoe, and Four Free Days at Mt. Brighton
  • Family Pass Saves Families of Four or More Nearly $200
  • Nighttime College Pass Removes Excuses to Cut Class
  • Epic Local Pass Features Unlimited Skiing and Riding at Mt. Brighton and a Trip Out West for $549
  • All season pass prices are only guaranteed through Sept. 1, 2014
MT. BRIGHTON, MICH. –Aug. 26, 2014 – Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial start of ski season and Mt. Brighton is celebrating this milestone by offering the lowest guaranteed prices on 2014-15 season passes. Mt. Brighton’s pass line-up features the Epic 4-Day, combining four days out West and four free days locally, the Mt. Brighton Family Pass, the Mt. Brighton College Night Pass, and the Epic Local Pass, offering access to ski the revitalized Mt. Brighton as much and as often as desired, as well as nine world-class western resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe.

“Our season pass line-up gives Michigan-area skiers and riders access to Mt. Brighton as well as our resorts in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe in the way that works best for them,” said Taylor Ogilvie, Mt. Brighton’s general manager. “Combine that access with the revitalized facilities and vibe, more consistent snow conditions and exciting events, and we provided our pass holders with unparalleled value in the region.”

The Epic 4-Day Pass ($369 adult) offers skiers and riders four days out West at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, and four free days locally at Mt. Brighton. It allows skiers and riders who traditionally take a ski trip out West to get four free bonus days locally.
Because family is such an important part of Michigan ski culture, Mt. Brighton is offering its standard Mt. Brighton-only pass in family form this season. The Mt. Brighton family pass ($1199) allows families to save up to $200 for a family of four and the savings increase with the more family members you add (immediate family members only).

With its new terrain park designed by Winter X Games builder Snow Park Technologies and its upgraded race venues, Mt. Brighton has become the place to be for area collegians. The Mt. Brighton College Night Pass ($149) allows unrestricted, unlimited use at Mt. Brighton after 3 p.m. Parents of Ann Arbor, East Lansing and Ypsilanti students love this option because it removes any excuses for missed classes. To qualify for this pass, students must show proof of 12 undergraduate credit hours, or six graduate credit hours for the 2014-15 school year.

For $549, skiers and riders who can navigate a few restrictions out West can purchase the Epic Local Pass. The Epic Local Pass offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing at Mt. Brighton, as well as at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with some limited restrictions at Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. The pass also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. A teen rate is offered at $429 and for children ages 5-12, the pass is$279. A discounted rate is also offered for college students at $499 (same proof required).
 
“The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in one trip out West,” said Steve Votaw, a Brighton local who took two trips to Breckenridge and Keystone last season. “My boys, Luke (age 10) and Jack (six), are both competitive freestyle skiers so it’s great for them to train at the new terrain parks at Mt. Brighton, and then be able to visit the world-class parks at Keystone and Breck where they can ride side-by-side with the pros. This is an amazing experience you can share with your family.”
 
For $729 (adult), Epic Pass holders have the opportunity to experience unlimited and unrestricted skiing and riding at Mt. Brighton, as well as the best of the rest of the U.S., including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; and Afton Alps in Minnesota. No blackout days or restrictions apply.  Pass holders can also enjoy up to five consecutive free days each at Les 3 Vallées, France (Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle) and Verbier, Switzerland when booking in-resort lodging. New for winter 2014-15, Epic Pass purchasers will have access to five complimentary consecutive days at Niseko, Japan–known as one of the snowiest and most celebrated powder skiing resorts in the world.  The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over five days.

For those who plan to ski or ride solely at Mt. Brighton, there is the Mt. Brighton Pass. At $419,  pass holders receive unlimited access to Mt. Brighton with no restrictions. A discounted rate is also offered for seniors at $339 and college students for $269 (same proof required). The child pass is the Epic Local Child Pass at $279.

Season Pass Benefits
Epic Pass and all Vail Resorts season pass holders will receive exclusive offers on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, as well as Mt. Brighton, Afton Alps and Arapahoe Basin. Season pass holders also receive six Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets, automatically loaded onto the pass. All season pass products are non-transferable and non-refundable. 
 
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-transferrable; however, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including sickness, injury and job loss. Pass insurance is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 5-12). Coverage applies for all season passes, the Epic 4-Day and Epic 7-Day valid for the 2014-15 ski season.

All current prices on Vail Resorts season passes are only guaranteed through Sept. 1, 2014. For more information about the 2014-15 season pass line-up or to purchase a pass online, visit www.epicpass.com.
 
About Mt. Brighton
Since 1960, Mt. Brighton Ski Area in Southeast Michigan has been one of the legendary family winter destinations on the Midwest snowsports scene. Skiers and riders from Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Northwest Ohio can easily access 26 trails and five lifts covering 130 acres. The entire guest experience at Mt. Brighton has been completely re-imagined and elevated above that offered by the competition, with an influx of $10 million of improvements last season including new chairlifts, enhanced learning terrain, new base area facilities and children’s ski and ride school center, Michigan’s most innovative terrain park, and a new powerful state-of-the-art snowmaking system. Having converted thousands of first-timers 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 www.mtbrighton.com

 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction 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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