The World’s Best Skiing and Riding at 21 Mountains in Colorado, Utah, Lake Tahoe, France, Switzerland and Japan: This is What Epic Looks Like

25 August 2014
  • Ski and ride 21 iconic mountains in four countries, including the U.S. (Colorado, Utah and Tahoe), France, Switzerland and Japan, on the Epic Pass
  • At the current price, the Epic Pass pays for itself in five days
  • Epic 4-Day Pass offers guests up to 30 percent savings compared to single-day lift tickets
  • All season pass prices are only guaranteed through Sept. 1, 2014
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Aug. 25, 2014 – What does “Epic” look like? The Back Bowls at Vail, Breckenridge’s new Peak 6, the view of Lake Tahoe from Heavenly, Canyons, Utah’s largest mountain, a legendary powder day at Niseko, Japan, or a pilgrimage to the cradle of alpine skiing in the French or Swiss Alps? Only Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass gives skiers and riders unprecedented access to the most iconic mountain resorts in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe, as well as France, Switzerland and Japan.
 
For 2014-15, the Epic Pass features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Furthermore, Epic Pass holders have the opportunity to extend their skiing and riding adventures globally with up to five consecutive free days (when booking in-resort lodging) at the renowned mountain resorts of Les 3 Vallées, France (Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle) and Verbier, Switzerland, and five consecutive free days at Niseko United, Japan. Vail Resorts is offering the industry’s best-selling season pass at $729 for adults and $379 for children (ages 5-12), but these prices are only guaranteed through Sept. 1, 2014.
 
“To me, ‘Epic’ looks like 28,830 skiable acres and 27,136 vertical feet spread across 11 mountains here in the U.S., and complimentary access to legendary mountains in three other countries,” said Kirsten Lynch, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts.  “It looks like $500 million in investments at our mountains over the last five years, this season adding new chairs at Breckenridge and Beaver Creek, new dining facilities at Breck and Canyons, and innovative snowmaking expansions at Beaver Creek and Canyons. From a guest experience standpoint, no other pass or collection of tickets can match the value of the Epic Pass.”
 
Vail Resorts offers multiple pass options for the 2014-15 season:
 
  • The Epic Pass™: Unlimited skiing all winter for $729. Enjoy unlimited skiing or riding at 11 resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan.  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.
 
  • The Epic 4-Day ™ is optimal for guests planning one ski vacation during the 2014-15 winter season. At just $369 for adults and $209 for children (ages 5-12), ski any four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. In addition, pass holders receive four free days each at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps. This pass pays for itself in less than three days and offers a savings of up to 30 percent compared to lift tickets. And, for a little over $1,000 a family of four can ski the world’s best ski resorts whenever they choose.
 
  • The Epic 7-Day ™ is ideal for guests planning to ski seven days throughout the winter season. At $549 for adults and $279 for children (ages 5-12), ski or ride a total of seven unrestricted days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. In addition, pass holders receive seven free days each at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps.

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 automatically receive six Ski-With-a-Friend Tickets. Access to Les 3 Vallées, Verbier and Niseko is only provided to Epic Pass holders and not holders of other passes offered by Vail Resorts (Epic 4-Day, Epic 7-Day, Epic Local Pass, Tahoe Local Pass, Summit Value Pass and Tahoe Value 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 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.

Contact(s)

Russ Pecoraro

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