An Epic Ski and Snowboard Vacation Awaits with Unlimited, Unrestricted Epic Pass, Offering Access to Vail Resorts’ World-Class Mountains

05 October 2015
  • Lock In the Epic Pass, the Industry’s Most Valuable and Popular Pass, for $789 Through Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
  • The Epic Pass Features Unlimited, Unrestricted Access to Iconic Resorts in Colorado and Tahoe, as well as Park City in Utah, Now Combined with Canyons Resort to Create the Largest Ski Resort in the U.S.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Oct. 5, 2015 – Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 marks the final day to take advantage of the current price for the Epic Pass, the ski industry’s most valuable and popular pass. The Epic Pass offers access to more than 32,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain; unlimited, unrestricted access to the top U.S. resorts – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe. Guests can purchase season passes and start planning their winter vacation at www.epicpass.com.
 
“The Epic Pass is truly unique in offering unlimited, unrestricted access to such a wide variety of mountain resorts and ski and snowboard experiences,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “The access to iconic resorts like Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Park City is unparalleled, and the improvements we make every year ensure an even better experience each time our guests return.”
 
Visitors can anticipate many new experiences this season across Vail Resorts’ portfolio of world-class mountain resorts as the Company has invested approximately $110 million in improvements – such as combining Park City and Canyons Resort to create the largest ski resort in the United States; new express lifts and on-mountain restaurants at Park City and Vail; additional luxury amenities and lodging enhancements at Park City, Beaver Creek and Keystone; as well as expansions to state-of-the-art snowmaking systems in Park City, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge.
 
Vail Resorts offers this handy “Back to Ski” checklist to assist guests in booking their ultimate winter vacation:
 
  1. Get the Pass With Unparalleled Access to the Premier Mountain Resorts in the U.S.
The Epic Pass offers guests access to unrestricted, unlimited skiing for the 2015-16 winter season to the premier ski resorts in the U.S. Available for just $789 for adults and $409 for children (ages five to 12), pass holders gain unlimited, unrestricted access to more than 32,000 acres at 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.
 
  1. Instruction, Guided Tours and Adventure at North America’s Ivy League of Ski and Snowboard Schools
Ski and snowboard lessons and guided tours allow guests of all ability levels to define their own experience of a lifetime on the slopes – including luxury private lessons and guided tours such as Vail Mountain’s and Beaver Creek’s famed Women’s Ultimate 4 and private lessons, Breckenridge’s Women’s Ski Week, and Park City’s acclaimed 5-Day Ski College. Through the Epic Mix Academy digital application, progress can easily be tracked across all of Vail Resorts’ mountains, allowing instructors and coaches to maximize time in each lesson or adventure.
 
  1. Lock in the Best Lodging Rates Across Vail Resorts’ Mountain Destinations
The industry’s most valuable season pass becomes even more valuable when pass holders book lodging at Vail Resorts’ most desirable properties. Throughout the year, Epic Pass holders save up to an additional 20 percent off the lowest lodging rates and existing promotional packages with Vail Resorts’ owned and operated properties at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood.
 
  1. Book New Non-Stop Flights Offered for 2015-16 to Nearby Airports and Use Rentskis.com to Reserve Rental Equipment and Save on Baggage Fees
Daily, direct, non-stop service continues to offer the most reliable, convenient access to the country’s best winter destinations, such as United Airlines’ new, non-stop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Eagle County Regional Airport, just 30 minutes from Beaver Creek and Vail; and JetBlue’s inaugural winter non-stop service from JFK International Airport to Reno-Tahoe International Airport. In order to save on baggage fees, guests can book ski and snowboard rentals on www.rentskis.com, North America’s largest rental equipment provider with more than 90 slope-side or in-lodging shops at premier ski resorts across the U.S making both pick-up and drop-off easy and convenient.
 
Additional Vail Resorts season pass information:
 
·         Epic Local Pass™: Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $599, get unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, as well as Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton, with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. It 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.
 
·         Epic 7-Day™: This pass is great for guests who don’t plan to ski more than seven days next winter. The pass features seven unrestricted days of skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, or Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; or Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood in Tahoe. The Epic 7-day is $599 for adults and $309 for children (ages five to 12). In addition, pass holders will receive a total of seven free days of skiing and riding at Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton. The Epic 7-Day pays for itself in under four days of skiing and riding and provides more than 45 percent savings compared to lift tickets purchased at the ticket window next season.
 
·         The Epic 4-Day™: Is optimal for guests planning one ski vacation during the 2015-16 winter season. $419 for adults and $229 for children (ages five to 12). Ski any four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood, plus a total of four days at Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton. This pass pays for itself in just over two days and offers a savings of over 35 percent compared to lift tickets. For a little more than $1,200 a family of four can ski four days at the best ski resorts in the U.S.   

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. Coverage applies for all season passes and is valid for the 2015-16 winter season. Season pass insurance starts at just $10 for adults and $5 for children.

 
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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