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Last Chance to Purchase an Epic Local Pass For Unlimited Skiing and Snowboarding at Mt. Brighton
  • Sunday, Nov. 22 is the last day to get Mt. Brighton’s Local Pass to ski the best resorts in Colorado and Utah – including Park City, which is now the largest ski resort in the U.S. 
BRIGHTON, Mich. – Nov. 17, 2015 — No lines, no waiting, no worries. With the Epic Local Pass at Mt. Brighton skiers and snowboarders go from the lodge to the chairlift with zero hassle in-between. Ski all day, any day, anytime and all season long for as little as $619. Snow enthusiasts shouldn’t wait because the Epic Local is only available through Nov. 22.

For the initial investment in the Epic Local Pass, Mt. Brighton skiers and snowboarders also get the added benefit of unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail Resorts’ Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin resorts in Colorado, unlimited skiing and riding with a few holiday restrictions at Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, along with ten total holiday-restricted days at Vail and Beaver Creek.

To put this epic deal into perspective, for the many Metro Detroiters who plan to head out West to ski or ride this winter, the Epic Local Pass pays for itself in four days out West. So while they are putting in laps at Mt. Brighton, getting their legs ready for Vail Resorts’ epic runs out west, they are essentially skiing or riding for free. No other ski area in southeastern Michigan – all of Michigan for that matter – can compare to the value of Epic Local Pass.

Value. Convenience. Access to iconic mountains out West. What more could one ask of a local ski area?

Here’s more:
  1. This Is What Epic Looks Like. Vail Resorts’ eight world-class resorts will all come to life on Dec. 19 at Mt. Brighton, giving guests a chance to preview the best of what each resort has to offer. Have fun in Keystone’s Kidtopia bounce house, warm up by the fire with s’mores from Northstar, listen to Vail’s SnowDaze concert, or hit some rails in the I Ride Park City rail jam, just to name a few!
  2. I Ride Park City Rail Jam Series at Mt. Brighton. This four-event rail jam series will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, Friday, Jan. 8, Friday, Jan. 22 and Friday, Feb. 5. Great weekly prizes will be awarded to top competitors and one lucky participant will win a grand prize trip to Park City, Utah, the largest ski resort in the U.S.!
  3. New Year’s Eve! Come ring in the New Year at Mt. Brighton's family-friendly New Year's Eve Extravaganza with skiing and snowboarding, incredible food, wonderful live music, fireworks and a torchlight parade!
Vail Resorts and Mt. Brighton offer multiple pass options for the 2015-16 season:
  • The Epic Local Pass™:  Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions out West. For $619, get unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Mt. Brighton, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. The pass 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 out West. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $319.
  • The Epic Pass™: Ski as much as you want, whenever you want for $809. The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than five days of skiing or riding out West. With more than 32,000 acres of terrain, this pass can’t be beat. Unlimited, unrestricted 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 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. No restricted dates. A child (ages five to 12) pass is $419.
  • Mt. Brighton Pass: For those who plan to ski or ride solely at Mt. Brighton, there is the Mt. Brighton Pass. At $518, pass holders receive unlimited access to Mt. Brighton with no restrictions. A discounted rate is also offered for seniors at $369. Kids (ages five to 12) are $319 and are automatically upgraded to Epic Local Passes, which offer access to nine western resorts.   
  • Mt. Brighton Family Pass: Families enjoy all the benefits of the Mt. Brighton Pass while saving up to 20 percent compared to lift tickets. Families of four receive unlimited access for $1,249 and additional children and teens can each be added for $174. Kids (ages five to 12) who receive their passes via the Mt. Brighton Family Pass are one step ahead to a visit out West; kids’ passes are automatically Epic Local Passes, which offer access to nine western resorts. 
  • The Epic 4-Day™: Is optimal for guests planning one ski vacation out West during the 2015-16 winter season. $429 for adults and $239 for children (ages five to 12). Ski any four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin, plus four days at Mt. Brighton. This pass pays for itself in just over two days out West and offers a savings of more than 35 percent compared to lift tickets. And, for a little over $1,200 a family of four can ski for four days at the world’s best ski resorts.
  • The Epic 7-Day™: Is ideal for guests planning to ski seven days out West throughout the winter season. $619 for adults and $319 for children (ages five to 12).Ski or ride a total of seven unrestricted days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe, plus seven days at Mt. Brighton.
Season Pass Insurance Option
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 Epic season passes, valid for the 2015-16 winter season, starting at $10 for adults and $5 for children.
To purchase a season pass online or to find out more information, please visit
About Mt. Brighton
Since 1960, Mt. Brighton Ski Area has been one of the most iconic family winter destinations in the Midwest.  Recent investments of $10 million delivered a revitalized experience throughout the resort – such as new chair lifts, base facilities and children’s ski and ride school center; enhanced learning terrain and Michigan’s most innovative terrain park.  Mt. Brighton’s new state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures the best snow surface conditions in the region.  Its acclaimed instruction and coaching programs have converted thousands of first-time participants into lifelong skiers and riders – and with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts’ iconic western mountains, Mt. Brighton is truly the place where Epic begins. For more information, please visit   
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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 in 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 and consumer website is
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