Last Chance to Purchase the Epic Pass, Whistler Blackcomb EDGE Cards, Unlimited Passes, Stevens Pass Season Passes and Powder Packs is Sunday, Nov. 18

06 November 2018
DRAFT For Immediate Release
 
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Jennifer Smith, (604) 938-7382, (604) 848-8801 jasmith2@vailresorts.com

Last Chance to Purchase the Epic Pass, Whistler Blackcomb EDGE Cards, Unlimited Passes, Stevens Pass Season Passes and Powder Packs is Sunday, Nov. 18
 
  • The Epic Pass now includes unlimited, unrestricted access to Stevens Pass and Whistler Blackcomb, plus access to Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain, Kimberley Alpine Resort and all Resorts of the Canadian Rockies destinations
  • In one year, the Epic Pass has added access to 20 world-class resorts, inviting guests to experience an unprecedented total of 65 resorts throughout eight countries for just US$949
  • At only US$709, the Epic Local Pass now includes unlimited, unrestricted access to Stevens Pass plus 10 Days at Whistler Blackcomb with limited restrictions
  • Whistler Blackcomb 2, 5, and 10 Day EDGE Cards are available exclusively to Canadian and Washington State residents allowing skiers and riders to ski Whistler Blackcomb from just CAD$79 per day
  • Last chance to purchase the entire lineup of Epic Pass products, Whistler Blackcomb EDGE Cards and Stevens Pass Powder Packs is Sunday, Nov. 18
     
 
WHISTLER, B.C/STEVENS PASS, WA. – Nov. 6, 2018 – New this winter, Stevens Pass is now included on the Epic Pass alongside unlimited, unrestricted access to Whistler Blackcomb and Vail Resorts’ full collection of world-class ski and snowboard destinations. Sunday, Nov. 18 is the last chance to buy season passes, Whistler Blackcomb EDGE Cards and Stevens Pass Powder Packs for the 2018-19 winter season.
 
For guests looking to enjoy unlimited skiing, the Epic Pass has added access to 20 new resorts for this season, for an unprecedented total of 65 resorts throughout eight countries for just US$949. The Epic Pass, which includes unlimited, unrestricted access to Whistler Blackcomb and Stevens Pass, now also features access to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Resort in British Columbia; Nakiska in Alberta; Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec. The Epic Pass remains unmatched in the mountain resort industry for the variety and value it offers skiers and snowboarders. For guests looking for unlimited unrestricted access to Stevens Pass, plus 10 additional days at Whistler Blackcomb with limited restrictions, the Epic Local Pass is available for US$709. For guests looking to have unlimited skiing and riding exclusively at Whistler Blackcomb with the best in-resort benefits, the Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited Pass is available for CAD$1,409.
 
New for the 2018-19 season, Whistler Blackcomb has launched a 2-Day EDGE Card, available for CAD$249, offering two deeply discounted days at Whistler Blackcomb without holiday or peak restrictions. For guests looking for an even better value, the Restricted 2-Day EDGE Card, available for just CAD$219, includes access for two days of skiing or snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb with certain peak restrictions.  Additionally, all 5 and 10 Day EDGE Cards offer deeply discounted days at Whistler Blackcomb. The 5 Day EDGE Card, starting at just CAD$459 with restrictions, allows pass holders to use two of the five days at Stevens Pass or any of Vail Resorts’ owned and operated ski resorts. The 10 Day EDGE Card allows pass holders to use three of the ten days at Stevens Pass or any of Vail Resorts’ owned and operated ski resorts. The 2 Day, 5 Day, and 10 Day EDGE Cards are only available to residents of Canada and Washington State and offer exclusive savings and benefits.
 
Skiers and snowboarders can use the Epic Pass to seize the season with early-season turns at Stevens Pass, scheduled to open on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Whistler Blackcomb scheduled to begin the season on Thursday, Nov. 22. Take advantage of early season events, discounts and opening day celebrations including the Whistler Film Festival at Whistler Blackcomb from Nov. 28-Dec. 3.
 
The 2018-19 season will see the result of Vail Resorts’ historic investment of CAD$66 million (US$52 million) into Whistler Blackcomb. This transformative investment includes a new 10-passenger gondola ascending from the base to the top of Blackcomb Mountain, terminating adjacent to the existing PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. The new gondola will offer guests a weather-protected experience in the first three-gondola connection in the world.
 
Additionally, the capital plan includes lift upgrades in Whistler Blackcomb’s Family Ski Zone, replacing the Emerald Express four-passenger lift with a new six-passenger high-speed lift. Finally, the Catskinner triple-passenger lift has been replaced with a four-passenger, high-speed lift, which will allow Whistler Blackcomb guests to enjoy faster, more convenient access to Blackcomb Mountain’s beginner and intermediate terrain.
 
Stevens Pass 4 and 6-Day Powder Packs, Premium and Select Passes are still available for purchase for the 2018-19 season and are also subject to the Nov. 18 deadline.
 
2018-19 Ski and Snowboard Season Pass Options
 
  • Epic Pass™: For US$949, the Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to 19 mountain resorts plus additional access to 46 more, including 20 new mountains for the 2018-19 season. Discover 65 of the world’s premier resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just under five days of skiing or snowboarding. Enjoy unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia for the 2019 season. New for the 2018-19 season, Epic Pass holders will receive seven days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates at both Telluride in Colorado and at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont-Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec), in addition to five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan. The Epic Pass also grants limited access to Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy. A child pass (ages five to 12) is US$499.
  • Epic Local Pass™: For US$709, guests receive access to 27 resorts, including unlimited, unrestricted access to Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Arapahoe Basin, Wilmot, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Stowe, plus a combined total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just under four days and includes access to 13 new mountains for the 2018-19 season. A child pass (ages five to 12) is US$379 and a teen pass (ages 13-18) is US$569.
  • Whistler Blackcomb 2-Day EDGE Card:  Exclusively available to residents of Canada and Washington state, the 2-Day EDGE Card allows skiers and snowboarders to ski two deeply discounted days during the 2018-19 season from only CAD$219 (Adult), with holiday restrictions, or CAD$249 (Adult) for unrestricted access. 2-Day EDGE Card holders receive exclusive savings on lodging, up to 20 percent off at select retail locations, CAD$35 off select Snow School programs, and more.
  • Whistler Blackcomb 5-Day EDGE Card: Exclusively available to residents of Canada and Washington state, the 5-Day EDGE Card allows skiers and snowboarders to ski five deeply discounted days during the 2018-19 season from only CAD$459 (Adult), with holiday restrictions, or CAD$499 (Adult) for unrestricted access. 5-Day EDGE Card holders have the option to use two of the five days at Stevens Pass or any of Vail Resorts’ owned and operated ski resorts. Additionally, EDGE Cardholders receive exclusive savings on lodging, up to 20 percent off at select retail locations, CAD$35 off select Snow School programs, and more.
  • Whistler Blackcomb 10-Day EDGE Card: Exclusively available to residents of Canada and Washington state, the 10-Day EDGE Card allows skiers and snowboarders to ski ten deeply discounted days during the 2018-19 season from only CAD$789 (Adult), with holiday restrictions, or CAD$859 (Adult) for unrestricted access. 10-Day EDGE Card holders have the option to use three of the ten days at Stevens Pass or any of Vail Resorts’ owned and operated ski resorts. Additionally, EDGE Cardholders receive exclusive discounts on lodging, up to 20 percent off at select retail locations, CAD$35 off select Snow School programs and more.
  • Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited Season Pass: Ski unlimited and unrestricted at Whistler Blackcomb from opening day to closing day for only CAD$1409. The Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited Season Pass also includes 50 percent off winter lift tickets at Vail Resorts' other owned and operated destinations. Unlimited Season Pass holders also receive exclusive perks at Whistler Blackcomb including 20 percent off food and hot drinks, up to 20 percent off at select retail locations, CAD$50 off select Snow School programs and more.
 
The deadline for purchasing this year’s entire suite of Epic Pass and EDGE Card products is Sunday, Nov. 18. For further details and additional pass options, such as Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day passes visit www.epicpass.com. For more information on Whistler Blackcomb EDGE Cards and Whistler Blackcomb Unlimited Passes, visit www.whistlerblackcomb.com. To purchase as Stevens Pass 4 and 6-Day Powder Packs, Premium or Select Pass, please visit www.stevenspass.com.
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts 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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