The World’s Best Skiing and Riding at 18 Mountains in Colorado + Utah + Tahoe + Switzerland + Austria = The Epic Pass

19 August 2013
  • Ski and ride 18 iconic mountains in three countries, including the U.S. (Colorado, Utah and Tahoe), Switzerland and Austria, on the Epic Pass
  • Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah added to the Epic Local Pass
  • Front Range skiers and riders can enjoy Eldora with no restrictions on the Epic Pass
  • All season pass prices are only guaranteed through Sept. 2, 2013
  • Ski and ride 18 iconic mountains in three countries, including the U.S. (Colorado, Utah and Tahoe), Switzerland and Austria, on the Epic Pass
  • Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah added to the Epic Local Pass
  • Front Range skiers and riders can enjoy Eldora with no restrictions on the Epic Pass
  • All season pass prices are only guaranteed through Sept. 2, 2013
 
BROOMFIELD, Colo.– Aug. 19, 2013- The most flexible, attractive season pass in the worldwide snow sports industry – The Epic Pass – is back for the 2013-2014 winter season and this year skiers and riders have access to 18 iconic mountains in three countries. The Epic Pass features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in 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 from the U.S. to Europe with five free days at the renowned mountain resorts of Verbier, Switzerland and five free days at Arlberg, Austria. Vail Resorts is offering the industry’s best-selling season pass at $689 for adults and $359 for children (ages 5-12), but these prices are only guaranteed through Sept. 2, 2013.
 
“The Epic Pass is more attractive than ever, not just because of the access it provides to 18 mountains in three countries, but also because of the unprecedented on-mountain improvements of $130-140 million across our resorts for the upcoming season – especially right here in Colorado,” said Kirsten Lynch, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “Not since the opening of Blue Sky Basin at Vail have we seen such a significant terrain expansion at a Colorado ski resort as with the addition of Peak 6 at Breckenridge. We’re also adding a new high-speed six-person lift in Mid-Vail to get guests into the Back Bowls faster and opening a new on-mountain restaurant at the base of Beaver Creek’s famed Birds of Prey race course. And then there’s the fourth generation of EpicMix – Epic Academy – which offers a unique way to earn and share your accomplishments in our world-class ski and ride schools.”
 
Vail Resorts’ season pass line-up offers the best value for the 2013-2014 winter season, including several great options for Colorado skiers and riders:
 
The Epic Pass™ features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding all season long at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Plus, Epic Pass holders receive five free days at Verbier, Switzerland and five free days at Arlberg, Austria (St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Lech and Zürs). The Epic Pass is $689 for adults and $359 for children (ages 5-12).

The Epic Local Pass™, at $529 for adults, is ideal for Colorado locals who can navigate a few more restrictions throughout the season. The Epic Local Pass offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing and riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado with limited holiday restrictions at Canyons in Park City, Utah and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. It also includes a total of 10 days at Vail or Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass for teens is $409 and for children (ages 5-12) is $269.

The Summit Value Pass™ pays for itself in less than four days and is an attractive option for snow sports enthusiasts who only plan to ski and ride Summit County. The Summit Value Pass is available at $439 for adults, $349 for teens and $219 for children (ages 5-12) and provides unlimited, unrestricted lift access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, as well as access to Breckenridge with limited holiday restrictions. Pass holders can purchase access to Breckenridge on restricted days for $52 per day.

All current prices on Vail Resorts season passes are only guaranteed through Sept. 2, 2013. For more information about the 2013-2014 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 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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Contact(s)

Kelly Ladyga

Vice President of Corporate Communications
Email: kladyga@vailresorts.com
Phone: (303) 404-1862
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