Vail Resorts Announces Return of Best Value in Colorado Family Skiing for 2016-2017 – Epic SchoolKids Combined with the Epic Local Pass

08 March 2016
  • Epic SchoolKids is back for the 2016-2017 season offering 16 free days of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado for kindergarten through fifth graders
  • The Epic Local Pass is now on sale offering Colorado’s best mountains and the most spring benefits if bought before April 10
  • When combining Epic SchoolKids for the kids with the Epic Local Pass for parents, families can ski the best resorts in Colorado at an incredible value
  • The Keystone A-Basin pass is Colorado’s best value for unlimited skiing and snowboarding at under $300
  • Options to put $49 down now for an Epic Local Pass and pay the rest in the fall 
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — March 8, 2016Epic SchoolKids will return this year giving Colorado elementary school-aged children 16 free ski or snowboard days in total - four days each at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone for the 2016-2017 season. Enrollment will begin on March 28 only at Colorado Ski & Golf, Boulder Ski Deals and Colorado Ski & Sport.  To find the nearest registration location, visit www.epicschoolkids.com/colorado.

“Epic SchoolKids is our way of making skiing and snowboarding accessible to Colorado kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. We hope by offering 16 free days at our mountains, children will be able to try skiing and snowboarding for the first time or continue their passion with the sport. There is no better sport to enjoy as a family, so when parents combine Epic SchoolKids with Epic Local passes for themselves, they’re giving their families access to the finest resorts in Colorado at an incredible value,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts.

With Epic SchoolKids enrollment beginning March 28, Vail Resorts Retail has also made it easy for families to save money on ski and snowboard gear with the Junior Trade In Program at Colorado Ski & Golf locations and Boulder Ski Deals. Families can purchase new or used equipment for kids and then turn the gear in when the kids outgrow it and receive 50 percent off the purchase price towards the following year’s equipment.

Vail Resorts also announced today that the Epic Local Pass is now on sale, along with the Epic Pass, Summit Value Pass and Keystone A-Basin Pass. If purchased before April 10, eligible pass holders also receive six Buddy Tickets for friends and family to ski at a discounted rate.

2016-2017 Season Pass Options for Colorado Skiers and Snowboarders
  • Epic Pass™: Ski unlimited and unrestricted from opening day to closing day for only $809. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over five 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; Perisher in Australia for the 2017 season there; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $419.
  • Epic Local Pass: Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $609, 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 and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just four days. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $319.
  • Summit Value Pass: For Summit County loyalists, the Summit Value Pass pays for itself in just over three days and features unlimited skiing or riding at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Breckenridge. $509 for adults and $289 for children (ages five to 12).
  • Keystone A-Basin Pass: The best deal on unlimited skiing in Colorado and the perfect price for college students. Unlimited access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited holiday restrictions. $299 for adults and $219 for children (ages five to 12).
How do I make my season pass even more affordable?
Lock in the lowest guaranteed price now by putting $49 down this spring and paying the rest in the fall For the best prices of the season on all Colorado passes and for more information on pass holder benefits, visit www.epicpass.com before April 10.

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. (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 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; 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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Russ Pecoraro

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