Vail Resorts Announces the 2017-2018 Epic Pass, Providing Unprecedented Worldwide Access to 45 of the Best Ski and Snowboard Destinations

07 March 2017
  • The Epic Pass is the first true worldwide ski pass offering unlimited, unrestricted access to the most iconic mountain resorts in the U. S., Canada and Australia, plus 30 European resorts
  • Epic Local Pass offers the best value at $639, which includes 10 days at Whistler Blackcomb
  • Purchasing the Epic Pass now through Sunday, April 9, guarantees skiers will lock in the lowest price combined with the most benefits
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – March 7, 2017 – Skiers and snowboarders who are already dreaming of the 2017-2018 winter season can now rejoice because the Epic Pass, the only worldwide ski pass, will return for the 2017-2018 season, again providing the greatest value in skiing and snowboarding for those who want unlimited, unrestricted access to the most iconic mountain resorts in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. Purchasing the 2017-2018 Epic Pass this spring ensures that skiers and snowboarders will lock in the lowest price, combined with the most benefits, such as six discounted lift tickets (“Buddy Tickets”) for family and friends.
 
Available at $859 for adults, the 2017-2018 Epic Pass offers access to 45 of the world’s best mountain resorts, including Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, the largest resort in North America. Epic Pass holders will have unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. Epic Pass holders will again enjoy limited access to 30 European ski resorts including Verbier and Les 4 Vallées in Switzerland, Les 3 Vallées in France; Arlberg in Austria; and Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy. Each resort delivers an iconic experience, unique alpine traditions and impeccable service.
 
Additionally, Vail Resorts looks forward to integrating Stowe Mountain Resort into its Epic Pass and other season pass products for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the acquisition closing. “We’re excited to continue to provide our guests with exceptional experiences and build upon the unprecedented value of the Epic Pass with the addition of Whistler Blackcomb and Stowe Mountain Resort for the 2017-2018 winter season,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “With the addition of these resorts, the Epic Pass now provides our guests with true worldwide access that includes 45 iconic resorts, including coast-to-coast skiing in North America.”
 
For guests aspiring to experience Vail Resorts’ iconic destinations like a local, and willing to plan around a few restrictions, the Epic Local Pass provides an even greater value. For $639, skiers and snowboarders get unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, plus a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions.
 
With just one pass, skiers and snowboarders can gear up for endless experiences in the mountains, whether that means visiting a tried-and-true favorite or first-time exploration of a new destination. Guests can purchase season passes and start planning their next winter vacations at EpicPass.com.
 
2017-2018 Ski and Snowboard Season Pass Options
  • Epic Pass™: Ski unlimited and unrestricted from opening day to closing day for only $859. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over four days of skiing or snowboarding. Enjoy full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia for the 2017-2018 season. The Epic Pass grants limited access to Arlberg in Austria; Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; Skirama Dolomiti in Italy and 4 Vallées in Switzerland. Additionally, Vail Resorts looks forward to integrating Stowe Mountain Resort into its season pass products for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the acquisition closing. No restricted dates. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $449.
  • Epic Local Pass: For $639, receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, plus a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions. Additionally, Vail Resorts looks forward to integrating Stowe Mountain Resort into its season pass products for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the acquisition closing. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over three days. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $339.
  • Epic 4-Day™: A convenient option for a short ski trip. The pass pays for itself in just over two days and includes a total of four unrestricted days valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin, plus four free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain. Additionally, Vail Resorts looks forward to integrating Stowe Mountain Resort into its season pass products for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the acquisition closing. The Epic 4-Day Pass is $419 for adults and $229 for children (ages five to 12).
Perks for Buying the 2017-2018 Epic Pass before April 9
  • Six Buddy Tickets are automatically loaded onto your pass – the best discounted rate pass holders can give to friends or family to use.
  • Six Ski With a Friend (SWAF) tickets – a discounted rate for friends to use
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 EpicPass.com.  
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc.
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate ten 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; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
 
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Contact(s)

Jessie Vandenhouten

Senior Communications Specialist
Email: Jvandenhouten@vailresorts.com
Phone: 303-754-8506

Rachael Woods

Senior Manager of Communications
Email: rwoods1@vailresorts.com
Phone: 530-562-3866
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