Only One Pass Can Be This Epic
Vail Resorts’ industry-leading season pass – Epic Pass – returns for its 10th season, providing skiers and snowboarders with not only the best value in the industry, but also unprecedented worldwide access.

Ski as much as much as you want, whenever you want.
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.

Epic Pass holders will 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.

*Resort access and benefits at Okemo, Crested Butte and Mount Sunapee are pending closure of the transaction to acquire Triple Peaks, LLC.

Epic Military Pass
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Epic Pass on March 18, 2018, Vail Resorts is honoring the epic service of the Company’s founders from the 10th Mountain Division, and men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces and Australian Defence Force, with the introduction of a special new USD$99 Military Epic Pass.

The Military Epic Pass for all U.S., Canadian and Australian active and retired military personnel and their dependents will be priced at USD$99, an almost 90-percent discount off the regular price of the Epic Pass. It also represents a groundbreaking value not found anywhere in the industry, especially combined with unlimited and unrestricted access to the Company’s 14 owned and operated resorts for the 2018-19 ski season: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Stowe in Vermont; Stevens Pass in Washington; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Perisher in New South Wales, Australia for the 2019 ski season.

The Military Epic Pass for all other U.S., Canadian and Australian veterans and their dependents will be priced at USD$499 for adults (USD$269 for a child pass), a more than 40-percent discount off the regular price of the Epic Pass and the first in the mountain resort industry to expand its season pass discount program to include all who served in the Armed Forces.

Additionally, for every 2018-19 Vail Resorts season pass sold, the Company will donate USD$1 to Wounded Warrior Project®, a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military. 
 
Emma: A Digital Mountain Assistant at Your Fingertips
This spring, Vail Resorts introduced Emma, the Epic Mountain Assistant, and the world’s first digital mountain assistant to help guide guests visiting participating Vail Resorts locations. Using artificial intelligence and natural language processing, Emma has the ability to answer a wide range of guests’ questions in real time about their vacation through SMS text.

Emma demonstrates Vail Resorts’ commitment to providing its guests with the best possible experience as on-demand information, such as weather and grooming conditions. From the early planning stages to arrival and all the way through departure, Emma offers guests an unprecedented breadth of information tailored to each resort. Emma will debut for the 2018-19 winter season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe; and Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada. As Emma evolves, she will be able to support summer at the resorts as well. More information can be found at www.EmmaIsEpic.com.

Vail Resorts closes its acquisition of Stevens Pass Resort in Washington
On Aug. 15, 2018, Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that the Company closed on its acquisition of Stevens Pass Resort in Washington. Less than 85 miles from Seattle and renowned for its plentiful snowfall, the resort sits on the crest of the Cascade Range within two national forests – the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on the west side, and the Wenatchee National Forest on the east.

The Company also announced that Stevens Pass Resort is now included on the Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass for the 2018-19 winter season.

The acquisition closure on Stevens Pass is the first of two acquisitions announced in June 2018 to be finalized. In the second, separate transaction, which is expected to close later this summer, Vail Resorts announced an agreement to purchase Triple Peaks, LLC, the parent company of Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. After the two transactions close, Vail Resorts plans to invest $35 million over the next two years across the four resorts to continue to elevate the guest experience.
 
Commitment to Zero
Last summer, Vail Resorts announced the Company will aggressively pursue a comprehensive sustainability commitment, called “Commitment to Zero”. This ambitious undertaking commits to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat.

Inspired by Whistler Blackcomb’s environmental commitment, the Company intends to go beyond setting a partial emissions reduction target by executing on a more expansive and ambitious plan.

Vail Resorts’ Commitment to Zero will enable resort guests and more than 30,000 employees the opportunity to enjoy the natural environment and resources without leaving an impact.
 

NEW | Vail Mountain Snowmaking Receives Upgrade
Vail Mountain will install 10 large-capacity, low-energy fan guns on Born Free Trail for the 2018-19 winter season. The snowmaking system on Vail Mountain will also receive upgrades to pumps and pump controls for the upcoming winter season. Both upgrades will increase snowmaking productivity and set the mountain up for additional upgrades in the future.

Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Re-Opens
The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, located in Vail Village, has reopened after a year-long, $2.6 million renovation. The newly renovated museum features six exhibit bays, a theater, and three state-of-the-art interactive touch screen exhibits that allow visitors to dig deeper into Colorado snowsports history.

Vail Junior Ski Patrol
Last season, Vail Mountain and the Vail Ski Patrol debuted a Vail Mountain Junior Ski Patrol Program for 24 select Eagle County students, grades 8 through 10. The inaugural program gave students an inside-look at Ski Patrol and paired participants in groups with a ski patroller to learn mountain safety, the duties and responsibilities of ski patrol, CPR and first aid, as well as tour patrol outposts, participate in end-of-day sweeps, and get a look at avalanche awareness, gates and closures awareness, toboggan training, and non-medical training.

Vail Mountain Goes Strawless
Last summer, Vail Resorts announced the Company will aggressively pursue a comprehensive sustainability commitment, called “Commitment to Zero”. This ambitious undertaking commits to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat. Vail Mountain has eliminated the use of straws at all on-mountain dining facilities in an effort to aid the goal.

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort’s Reimagination
Currently underway, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort will launch the property’s approximate $25 million reimagination this winter with a new guest room experience and transformed meeting spaces. Just in time for ski season, the complete makeover will infuse modern amenities and luxurious Vail sophistication into the landmark resort. The comprehensive project is geared towards travelers with high-tech attributes and indoor-outdoor design that embraces the year-round destination with its chic, mountain modern aesthetic.

New Float Tank at The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort
The Lodge at Vail recently debuted a float tank (the only one in Eagle County) at the highly acclaimed RockResorts Spa. The Dreampod Mini float tank is available to book for one hour sessions to help guests alleviate muscular pains from a day on the mountain, in addition to trouble sleeping and much more.

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort x Icelantic Skis Package
This winter season, the newly renovated Vail Marriott Mountain Resort has teamed up with local Colorado ski brand, Icelantic Skis, to bring guests visiting Vail the ultimate skier getaway. Guests who book the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort x Icelantic Skis package will have the chance to demo select Icelantic All-Mountain and Backcountry Touring skis (mens and womens), enjoy overnight accommodations in one of Vail Marriott's Icelantic-themed Junior Timberline Suites decked out in decor, art and gear, and even purchase Icelantic Skis and have them delivered to their home following their epic Vail Marriott Mountain Resort x Icelantic Skis experience.




NEW | Beaver Creek’s New Haymeadow Park Learning Area: Adventure. Family. Learning.
Following the debut of Red Buffalo Park during the 2017-18 season, Beaver Creek Resort is building on its reputation as the world’s best luxury family resort by debuting a second signature learning area in 2018-19. With the reimagined Haymeadow Park, Beaver Creek will have the most dedicated learning terrain in the state of Colorado. At the heart of Haymeadow Park are a beginner gondola and lift, Haymeadow Express Gondola (#1) and Highlands Lift (#2), plus adjacent magic carpets designed for beginner skiers and riders of all ages. Beaver Creek’s innovative learning terrain is designed around creating the most enjoyable beginner experience with snow terrain features perfectly sculpted to ensure a guests’ first skiing and riding experience is positive. Terrain improvements include a learning area with small terrain features, a beginner race course, Buffalo Bumps and Berms, and Ske-Cology environmental learning. Haymeadow Park amenities also include culinary delights such as the new Ice Cream Parlour located at the The Ranch offering nostalgic ice cream novelties or a quick soup and sandwich lunch. An exclusive specialty kid-designed restaurant lunch area is also provided at The Ranch for kids enrolled in Ski School. For more discerning palates, guests can enjoy gourmet, ski-in lunch service at SaddleRidge Restaurant, renowned for its gourmet Colorado regional cuisine.

NEW | Willy the Mountain Safety Dog
Beaver Creek’s newest ambassador can’t give you directions or carry your skis. But if you stop by and shake his paw, he’ll share some safety tips on the mountain! Willy, Beaver Creek’s first-ever Mountain Safety dog, will be accompanying Beaver Creek’s Mountain Safety team to spread the word about safety on the hill. While Willy is not a certified avalanche rescue dog, he and his handler, Mark Carll, have an equally important mission of educating Beaver Creek guests about safely skiing and riding in the mountains. Willy, a golden retriever, joined the Beaver Creek team in the summer of 2018, and is most definitely the cutest new member of the team. Be sure to follow Willy’s travels around Beaver Creek this winter using the hashtag #WillyBeSafe.

NEW | 2020-21: McCoy Park Expansion*
Beaver Creek Resort, renowned for world-class on- and off-mountain offerings with a strong focus on families, announced that it is pursuing a dedicated family-friendly zone on the mountain at McCoy Park. The resort is proposing lift-served ski terrain at McCoy Park, located at the top of the Strawberry Park Lift and currently offering Nordic and snowshoe trails. The improvements are within the resort’s permit area and were accepted as part of the approved 2010 master development plan that outlines zoning concepts. McCoy Park would add about 250 acres to the resort mountain’s skiable terrain. The project would develop 17 trails, the majority of which would be “groomable glades.” Approximately 75 percent (190 acres) of this terrain would be rated beginner, with the remaining 25 percent (60 acres) rated intermediate. Vegetation clearing would be limited to less than 30 acres that will be mitigated by a 1:1 tree restoration project.

The proposal includes two lifts – the McCoy Park Express and an egress lift. Access to McCoy Park would be made possible via three proposed skiways from the top of Larkspur Express, Strawberry Park Express and Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express. Further, the proposed winter-only improvements for McCoy Park will be designed to minimize impacts to the wildlife habitat, including to the deer and elk in the area. In addition to no summer activity in the area, existing elk calving closures will be maintained. A construction plan will be developed to best minimize impacts. In addition, Beaver Creek will voluntarily work with the Forest Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife to develop any further wildlife enhancement efforts. New trails will be created to maintain a cross-country skiing and snowshoeing experience at McCoy Park separate from the downhill skiing terrain. *All plans are subject to U.S. Forest Service approval, and a decision is expected later this year, with a two-year proposed build-out.
 


Ski-In, Ski-Out Mountain Town
Breckenridge, affectionately known as ‘Breck’ to locals and visitors alike, offers a serious dose of High Alpine adventure, natural beauty and ski town charm. With an abundance of slopeside lodging accommodations, ski-to-town trails and the BreckConnect Gondola, the connection between mountain and town is seamless. It’s like the entire town of Breck is practically ski-in, ski-out. In town, visitors can roam one of Colorado’s largest historic districts, which is dotted with hundreds of shops, a creative culinary scene, bars offering innovative libations and venues, and a new and thriving arts district. Plus, revel with the locals at famed events like Ullr Fest, which takes place every January.
 
Elevation, Elevation, Elevation!
Thanks to a base elevation of 9,600 feet above sea-level, including the highest chairlift in North America – the Imperial Express, Breck is often blessed with plentiful snowfall and traditionally one of the longest ski seasons of any major resort in the country. Breck’s high elevation and cooler temperatures combine to provide ideal conditions for early season snowmaking and snowfall, and the perfect environment to capture and hold onto snow well into late-April. In preparation for the 2018-19 season more than 50 snowguns were upgraded on Peak 9 with new, high-efficiency ones, to make more snow, more quickly, using less energy.

Five Peaks, Five Distinct Experiences
With five breathtaking peaks, each with their own identity and spirit, Breck offers enough diverse terrain to satisfy any level or mood. If High Alpine, intermediate bowl skiing is what you’re after – a rare find in North America, then Peak 6 won’t disappoint. The 2013 terrain expansion notched up the resort’s skiable acreage by 543 acres, and includes wide-open bowl trail bliss. Next door on Peak 7, is an intermediate skier’s paradise of rolling, groomed terrain, and gorgeous views best enjoyed from the resort’s newest slope-side eatery, Pioneer Crossing. Peak 8 is at the heart of Breck, offering something for everyone, including legendary terrain parks, sweeping bowls and the highest chairlift in North America, with access to powder loaded hike-to terrain. Peak 9 is one of the best places to learn to ski and ride, with designated family friendly learning zones for beginners and intermediates. It’s also the perfect place to make a pit stop at Ten Mile Station’s Candy Corner, opened last season. Peak 10 is an expert’s paradise. Hop on the six-person Falcon SuperChair, upgraded in 2017, for a fast track to some of Breck’s expert terrain including groomed steeps, challenging moguls and technical tree chutes like The Burn.
 
Breck Guides: A New Way To Experience Breck
Consider them the elites of our Ski and Snowboard School – guides who treat Breck like its own subject matter and visitors like locals. For adventure seekers, you may find yourself kicking of the day with special access to Ski Patrol’s morning meeting, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how patrollers work with Breck’s unique weather patterns to manage terrain, and where to find the best snow based on recent conditions. Many of our Guides bring over a decade of Breck experience, eager to show off our hidden powder stashes, easy-to-miss glade runs and the best of our challenging High Alpine terrain. There’s no better way to both learn and experience Breck, with a focus that goes beyond skills and teaches the mountain itself.
 
Ullr Fest: Worship a Norse Snow God in Breck
For more than 50 years, Breckenridge has paid tribute to Ullr (rhymes with cooler), a Norse god known for his love of cold weather, snow and skiing. Every January more than 12,000 horned Viking hat adorned skiers and snowboarders flood Main Street to celebrate with the (unofficial) world’s longest shot ski, Ullr Parade and bonfire. January is traditionally when Ullr blesses Breck with great snow, and an opportunity for guests to get more of the mountain to themselves following the holidays. bonfire of the year. Ullr Fest Rocks Breckenridge Jan. 9-13, 2019.



 
Mountain of Youth
At Keystone Resort, kids have no age limit. It is a place where play is the root of all good, and play is for everyone. Keystone is a family playground where kids of all ages can discover the magic of playing in the mountains. Located in Summit County, Colo. and just 75 miles west of Denver, the resort boasts more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain including three incredible peaks, five above-tree-line bowls, night skiing and an in-bounds cat skiing program.

Back to Snow
Keystone has improved snowmaking capabilities that will allow for more terrain to open quicker and earlier in the season. The resort installed new snowmaking pipe on the popular intermediate trail Paymaster and upgraded key snowmaking components, which will provide greater efficiency and coverage during snowmaking.

These projects build upon recent improvements that invest in the guest experience at Keystone. Prior to the 2017-18 season, Keystone upgraded the Montezuma Express Lift to a high-speed six-passenger chairlift and expanded Labonte’s Smokehouse BBQ with a new 190-seat indoor facility for the on-mountain dining venue.


Kids Ski Free Makes Keystone the Place to Be
Easy on the wallet and easy on the rules, Keystone’s long-standing Kids Ski Free offer has been providing kids with free lift tickets since 2012. Every day, all season long, kids 12 and younger ski for free at Keystone with no blackout dates when family’s book just two or more nights through Keystone Resort. Lodging accommodation options span from affordable hotel rooms to family-sized condominiums.


NEW | Kidtopia Signature Event Series
Back for the 2018-19 season, the Kidtopia Signature Event Series will feature three distinct events throughout the winter to complement the family experience at Keystone.
 
  • The Kidtopia Spectacular, Nov. 24-Dec. 24, marks the first signature event of the winter and welcomes the holiday season with a mountaintop celebration and lighting ceremony of the world’s largest snow fort.
 
  • The Kidtopia Culinary Festival, Feb. 9-17, features a savory lineup tailored to the youngest of foodies.
 
  • The Kidtopia Music Experience, March 1-10, begins the spring skiing and snowboarding season with music-themed fun including the Snow Pants Dance Party, a live outdoor music performance by popular family-friendly acts.

Kidtopia: Free Family Programming Offered Every Day of the Season
Keystone’s Kidtopia takes kidding around seriously, offering free activities and experiences on and off the snow every day of the week throughout the entire season. From Opening Day through Closing Day, families have continued options outside of skiing and snowboarding to connect and create lifelong memories. The Kidtopia lineup is free and includes activities such as the village parade and fireworks, family game nights, hands-on-learning activities, ice cream parties and meeting Keystone’s Ski Patrol rescue dogs.

Summer Refresh at Ski Tip Lodge
Founded as an 1800s stagecoach stop, Ski Tip Lodge is one of the most historical buildings in the ski industry today. This past summer, Ski Tip Lodge underwent a refresh to it’s rooms and interior design to elevate the experience to match the level of service and quality of the restaurant while still keeping the charm and history of its past.




Largest Resort in the United States
Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort combined in the summer of 2015 to create the largest single ski and snowboard resort in the United States. With 7,300 acres of terrain, over 350 trails, 41 lifts, 8 terrain parks, one super pipe and one mini pipe, Park City Mountain offers endless adventures for every level of skier or snowboarder to enjoy.

NEW | High Meadow Park Beginner Area
Slated to debut in time for the 2018-19 winter season, the new High Meadow Park at Canyons Village will offer guests a dedicated learning area designed exclusively for beginner skiers. The existing High Meadow four-passenger lift will be replaced with a high-speed, four-passenger lift, increasing uphill capacity by 50 percent and shortening overall ride time by 70 percent. Additional snowmaking throughout the area will further ensure guests ideal snow surface conditions for learning. High Meadow Park will also feature three new adventure trails and a Candy Cabin that beckons guests to savor a sweet treat and chocolates during a rest break.

Added Snowmaking
Park City Mountain has the most expansive snowmaking system in Utah ensuring world class skiing conditions all season long. For 2018-19, new snowmaking will be added to High Meadow Park and Red Pine Road which will enable the resort to open key areas of terrain earlier in the season.     
 
NEW |  Mid-Mountain Lodge Transformation
New for this season, Park City Mountain’s iconic Mid-Mountain Lodge will undergo a transformative interior renovation. The remodel will feature a new interior design and a full-service bar while preserving the historic nature of the 120-plus-year-old historic miners’ boarding house. Mid Mountain Lodge is one of 16 unique on-mountain restaurants located at Park City Mountain. The renovation will debut in time for the 2018-19 season.

NEW | Cloud Dine Restaurant Expansion
New for the 2018-19 season, Cloud Dine, which was completely remodeled in 2014 as a modern, mountaintop bistro, will gain an additional 200 seats to increase guest capacity by more than 60 percent. Located on Dream Peak, this ski-in, ski-out restaurant offers guests amazing views of the Wasatch Range and an entirely new concept in on-mountain dining.   

2019 FIS World Championships
This Feb. 1-10, Park City will host the 2019 FIS World Championships in snowboard, freestyle and freeski. Park City Mountain is the official host venue for snowboard and ski halfpipe, slopestyle, big air and parallel giant slalom with venues at the Park City Mountain Village and Canyons Village.

World Class Mountain Dining
With more than 16 restaurants across 7,300 acres, each with their own signature menus and executive chefs, Park City Mountain is elevating the mountain dining experience. Enjoy fine dining at the award-winning Farm Restaurant at Canyons Village which debuts seasonal menus that celebrate locally sourced, sustainable cuisine. Check out the made-to-order Mediterranean station at Miners Camp, the newest addition to the mountain. Indulge in fresh, homemade donuts, made-to-order items, and unparalleled views at 9,200’ at Cloud Dine. Or, reserve a table at Lookout Cabin and savor the views along with the Chef’s homemade cheese or chocolate fondue.

NEW | Winter Improvements: Beginner Ski and Snowboard Area at the Park City Base
Park City Mountain is committed to providing a world-class experience for every level of skier or snowboarder. This summer, Park City Mountain installed a new, enclosed surface lift and a new designated beginner trail to serve entry-level skiers and snowboarders at the Park City Base Area. The new area will provide a comfortable and spacious learning area for those just starting to ski or ride.
 
NEW | Winter Improvements: Continued Upgrades and Investment in Snowmaking
This summer, Park City Mountain expanded snowmaking capabilities on Treasure Hollow, a major trail near the Park City Base Area. The additional snowmaking will enhance the mountain experience and snow coverage at this location for early-season skiing as well as ensure coverage throughout the winter.
 
Signature Special Events Make the Holidays Unforgettable
Park City Mountain is making the holidays even more special for guests by hosting unforgettable signature events this Christmas, New Years and Spring Break. The Holiday Season kicks off on Dec. 16 with Park City Mountain’s annual Snowfest Celebration, a 16-day festival including morning and après musical acts, village entertainers, the annual torchlight parade, fireworks and a special visit from Santa on Town Lift. Park City Mountain’s annual Spring Grüv Celebration will return just in time for Spring Break this March with 16 days of free concerts and the famous Pond Skimming Contest. Beyond the holidays, Park City Mountain hosts free concerts, family activities and events all season long at both base areas.   
 


 

Northstar Traditions
Every afternoon skiers and snowboarders gather off of East Ridge Run for a complimentary glass of bubbly or sparkling cider and t?st to the mountains, Lake Tahoe, and friends and family.

After ski school gets out each day, S’mores Ambassadors descend upon the Village carrying silver platters covered in ooey-gooey chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow treats.

NEW | On-mountain culinary offers expand with a new menu and atmosphere at the Summit Smokehouse. Hand-crafted flavors and a pitmaster that rivals the best in Northern California make this ski-in, ski-out hot spot as volcanic as the mountain it sits on.

Specialty Experiences, Instruction and Guiding
Skiers and snowboarders begin the day at sunrise with Platinum First Tracks, where Adventure Guiding and Learning Center mountain guides take two intimate groups on a tour of the mountain before lifts open to the public. This shamelessly indulgent experience gives private access to freshly groomed runs and sparkling powder across the entire mountain.

After lifts open to the public, Platinum Season and Day Passes are perfect for skiers and snowboarders seeking solitude by unlocking private gates at the front of each lift line. The ease of avoiding lift lines entirely is a Lake Tahoe experience that can only be found at Northstar. Other experiences in the Platinum family include Platinum Club, featuring private boot warmers and house-made sweets, and Platinum t?st, a European-style lunch paired with Veuve Clicquot off East Ridge Run.

Home to the exclusive Burton Snowboard Academy, snowboarders of all levels enter a realm of terrain-based learning for the 10th year. Leather-seated couches and a fireplace surrounded by top-of-the-line Burton equipment make for a cozy setting to lace up boots. On-mountain, little tykes learn the essentials in the Ripperoo Riglet Park, while more mature boarders progress on the trail, in one of the five nationally-renowned progression parks or off-piste. For breaks, the private Burton Academy Lounge at Mid-Mountain offers one-on-one time with Burton-certified instructors, hot cocoa and fire pits.

Northstar California elevates women’s programming with Her Mountain Retreat, a program designed for women, by women. The two-day getaway is geared toward intermediate skiers or riders who would like to connect, rejuvenate and learn with others in a supportive environment. Between intimate Her Mountain Lessons and après in the Village, participants take part in Platinum tost, private First Tracks access, onsite yoga and more.





Cross State Lines
The only ski resort in North America, to span across two states, Heavenly allows skiers and riders to experience the absolute best of both California and Nevada terrain. Guests can snap photos next to the new “Welcome to California” and “Welcome to Nevada” signs that boast this feat.

NEW | Guided UTV Tours
The Winter Guided UTV Tours leave from the top of the gondola for a 45-minute ride accessing scenic viewpoints at 10,000 feet elevation. Guides traverse to Blue Sky Terrace and stop along the way to discuss Lake Tahoe, environmental interpretation aspects, along with photo opportunities that are otherwise inaccessible.

NEW | Lakeland Village Resort
Lakeland Village is an expansive retreat right on the shores of Lake Tahoe. This beautiful townhome property boasts 19 acres of lakeside woodlands, and stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra, making it an incredibly scenic place to stay less than a mile from Heavenly Resort. Hop on the on-site shuttle to nearby casinos, restaurants and downtown. As a Heavenly operated property, guests can buy lift tickets, book ski school and plan the entire stay right on location. This is the perfect place for families and groups of friends to have their own adventures and make their own memories together, while still enjoying all the benefits, amenities, and unsurpassed customer service that comes from being a Heavenly property, part of Vail Resorts.

Take in the Views
The Scenic Gondola Ride at Heavenly showcases one of the greatest views of Lake Tahoe, accessible by skis, snowboard or on-foot. The first stop on the 2.4 mile ride is at the Observation Deck, complete with sweeping views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada. Warm up with a hot cocoa and grab a snack at Cafe Blue. Pro tip: Head outside to snack and enjoy the panoramic viewing deck. From there, the Gondola heads to the top where Tamarack Lodge is perched at 9,136 feet elevation.

Signature Events
Heavenly Holidays
Heavenly Holidays transforms the Heavenly Village into a holiday winter wonderland with lights, decorations, music, ice sculpting, a Ripperoo Parade and more. It all culminates on New Year’s Eve, with a live band and brightly-lit Gondola that descends over the crowd, signaling the start of the New Year and a festive fireworks show.  

Spring Loaded
Heavenly’s annual Spring Loaded event, March 23 - April 7, brings together the best of winter and spring with live music, loud outfits and various fun-filled festivities in two weeks of sun and fun. Spring Loaded kicks off with Pink Heavenly, a two-day cancer awareness event. It continues with a concert, the Gunbarrel 25, Easter Egg and Bloody Mary hunt on the mountain, pond skimming, March Madness and more.



#KirkwoodDeep 2018
For the fifth consecutive year, skiers and riders submit videos in the resort’s rowdy riders poll awards. Categories include:
 
  • Connection: Some connections are #Deeper than words, they strike at the cord of the soul. It means sharing the connection with friends or a solo mission with the mountain.
  • The Family That Shreds Together: This category is all about family and sharing the great outdoors together. It could be a day, weekend, week, holiday or an entire season on the mountain together. These submissions showcase a lifestyle that’s passed down from generation to generation.
  • Grom Rider of the Year: Kirkwood has seen young skiers and riders improve year-over-year - quite often surpassing accomplished adults. This category celebrates the up-and-coming groms and those who continue to push boundaries.
  • Female Rider of the Year: Behind the many goggles and helmets of skiers and riders at Kirkwood are hard-charging women. These ladies love to get outside and can’t get enough of the magical, raw mountain that is Kirkwood.
Red Cliffs Family Lodge
After a day on the mountain, family time continues into the night at Red Cliffs Family Lodge. The space offers activities every weekend including family movie night each Friday with popcorn, snacks, hot cocoa, beer, wine and s’mores. Featuring themed nights throughout the season, groups can participate in events and parties such as family feud night, ski trivia night and many holiday themed evenings. The Red Cliffs Family lodge also hosts an array of board games, corn hole, foosball, air hockey, giant jenga and checkers.

Expedition:Kirkwood
Combining Kirkwood Mountain Resort’s legendary terrain and secret powder pockets with unparalleled off-piste coaching, this is an experience like no other in the region. Passion for skiing and riding accelerates by directly applying it to the environment in Tahoe’s backyard. Elevating safety and avalanche education allows skiers and riders to hone in on skills while navigating Kirkwood’s signature chutes, cornices, and bowls led by a team of expert mountain guides.

Women’s Clinics and Camps
With various camps and clinics offered for all ages and skill levels, these Ladies Only packages allow women to excel at their sport in a whole new adventure. This experience is about escaping, having fun, developing friendships, seeking adventure and doing something just for you. Throughout the day skiers and riders take on a variety of terrain and snow conditions while working on the terrain selection, tactical approach and off-piste skiing and riding technique.





NEW | Year-Round Umbrella Bar
The Whisky Jack Umbrella Bar and new 60-seat patio at the Roundhouse Lodge offer a chance to raise a glass among the clouds. Come enjoy a drink under the heated umbrella area or hang out over the mountain on the outdoor patio to get as close to that view as you can.  

NEW | Cloudraker Suspension Bridge and Raven’s Eye Viewing Platform
Check out the highest suspension bridge in North America at the top of Whistler Mountain, some 2,182 m /7,160 feet above sea level. Spanning 130 m /426.5 feet from the Peak to West Ridge, the Cloudraker Suspension Bridge rocks the sightseer, mountain biker, skier or snowboarder’s world all year round??. Four cables tensioned to 80,000 lbs. support 101 500-lb. steel modules to cover the span. Get out midway on a busy day, and your knees will wobble with the bridge as you hang above Whistler Bowl—but there’s no need to fear. The bridge supports more people than it can hold, and the cantilevered walkway at its pinnacle is well worth the daring traverse. The triangular Raven’s Eye platform extends 12.5 m /40.7 feet out from the West Ridge and is 50 m /164 feet above the ski run below. Take in views of Rainbow Mountain, Alta Lake and Black Tusk from a bird’s eye perspective, and enjoy watching the mountain activities too.

NEW | Blackcomb Gondola
Running from the Upper Village to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain, the new Blackcomb Gondola will rise 3.86 kilometres from bottom to top when it opens for the 2018-19 ski season. This 10-person Doppelmayr lift carries 184 cabins and transports 4000 people per hour. Primarily manufactured in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, its mid-station will load 200 metres below the mid-point of the Wizard and Solar Chairs it replaces. Connecting to the PEAK 2 PEAK and Village gondolas, it completes the longest circuitous lift system in the world, at a ride just shy of 12km.

Fresh Tracks Breakfast
Fresh Tracks Mountain-Top Breakfast, presented by The Globe and Mail, provides guests with the ultimate mountain-top breakfast experience. Guests get to board the Whistler Village Gondola at 7:15 a.m. and head up to the Roundhouse Lodge for a delicious, mountain-sized breakfast buffet. Then, as an added bonus, guests get their fill of fresh powder or perfectly groomed corduroy on the upper mountain before the rest of world is even out of bed. This unique experience is not limited to skiers and boarders; sightseers can get an early jump on the day by enjoying a Fresh Tracks mountain top breakfast before setting out on the PEAK 2 PEAK.

Heli-Skiing
Whistler Heli-Skiing is the pinnacle of Whistler’s skiing experience. For guests looking to take their experience to the next level, Whistler Heli-Skiing has what it takes to go the extra distance. With exclusive rights to 432,000 acres of big mountain terrain that includes 173 glaciers and 475 trails, Whistler Heli-Skiing offers a variety of packages for everyone, from strong intermediates to seasoned experts.

All heli-adventures are lead by a professional, certified heli-ski guide and include the use of avalanche transceiver, on mountain lunch and return ground transportation from Whistler Village. The Guide will choose the best ski area for the day and will ski or board with the group.

Ski With An Olympian
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ski or snowboard with an Olympian? Follow in their tracks, copy their technique or hear their stories? This is the most exclusive program in our ski school where guests can experience a full-day private lesson with an Olympic athlete.
 


NEW | Kids & Family Adventure Zones
New for the 2018-19 winter season at Stowe Mountain Resort are the ‘Kids Adventure Zones.’ An on-mountain sign package will at at long last identify the best low-angle gladed areas on Mt. Mansfield. Intermediate skiers and riders of all ages can explore these side-country trails directly from the top-to-bottom, blue and green cruisers that made Stowe famous.
 
Stowe Adventure Center
New in 2017 at Stowe Mountain Resort was the opening of a 30 million dollar Adventure Center. This state-of-the art facility literally sets a new standard in the industry for kids and family amenities. Located at Spruce Peak, Stowe’s Adventure Center is home to all our children’s programs.  From beautiful daycare facilities to ski and ride programs for kids ages three and up, the new Adventure Center has significantly advanced and expanded luxurious family amenities and services at the resort. The building also includes new shops, an Indoor Climbing Center (called Stowe Rocks) and family-friendly dining in The Canteen restaurant.


Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Also new at the resort is the Spruce Peak outdoor Ice Skating rink. Stowe’s new outdoor Ice Rink is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Ice skating is complementary and open to the public. Skate rentals are available.


The Spruce Peak Village Center
Includes: Vermont crepe restaurant, Skinny Pancake, gourmet food and beverage markets, an artisan coffee shop and retail shopping. The shops at Spruce Peak include the latest mountain lifestyle brands, winter gear, Stowe logo products, regional crafts and more. Spruce Peak is also home to the relatively new Stowe Mountain Lodge, one of the most awarded new ski-in ski-out luxury hotels & spas in the world.

Stowe’s Slopeside Shopping
Centered on a new skating rink,
The Shops at Spruce Peak will satisfy the most discerning shoppers with everything you need to outfit families in mountain-lifestyle attire. Shops include:
 
  • Spruce Peak Sports
  • First Chair Alpine Co.
  • Adventure Outfitters featuring Burton Kids clothing  
  • Atmosphere
  • The Spa Boutique at Stowe Mountain Lodge
  • The Alpinist

     

 














 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
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