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Labor Day Marks Deadline for Best Rate on 2016-2017 Mt. Brighton Season Pass Options to Ski Locally and Go West
  • Epic Local Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Mt. Brighton, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood; includes 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions
  • Families save 20 percent when purchasing the Mt. Brighton Family Pass and kids automatically receive access to resorts out West
MT. BRIGHTON, Mich. – Aug. 24, 2016 – Mt. Brighton is looking forward to the coming ski season by offering skiers and snowboarders the guaranteed lowest price on 2016-2017 season passes through Monday, Sept. 5, for access to the best skiing in Michigan and the best mountain resorts in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe. This year’s season pass line-up offers a pass for every type of skier and snowboarder, whether guests are in search of unrestricted local access or a trip to iconic ski mountains like Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge in Colorado, or Park City in Utah.
For those looking to venture out West, season pass options allow access to nine world-class resorts in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe, ensuring that skiers and snowboarders have the ability to enjoy the best snow this winter brings. At only $609, the Epic Local Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Brighton, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado with limited restrictions at Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, and a total of 10 days with holiday restrictions at Vail and Beaver Creek in Colorado. As an added bonus, any Mt. Brighton kids’ season pass purchased will automatically be upgraded to the Epic Local Child Pass, giving unlimited access to the resorts in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe.
Pass holders with a passion for Mt. Brighton will enjoy unlimited, unrestricted access to Michigan’s highest quality snow thanks to the ski area’s enhanced snowmaking system, which is the most advanced automated snowmaking system in the state. With prime snowmaking conditions, Mt. Brighton’s highly experienced snowmaking team can open the ski area in just two days, which is half the time needed prior to the system’s upgrade. The resort’s recent snowmaking expansion, which was part of a $10 million investment in 2013, ensures the best-quality snow surface for guests of all ability levels.
“Of all of the investments and upgrades put into Mt. Brighton in 2013, the most consistent feedback we hear from guests is how much the quality of the snow has improved,” said Chris Sorensen, general manager of Mt. Brighton. “The highest-quality snow surface differentiates Mt. Brighton from other ski areas in Michigan, and our season passes offer the added benefit of a variety of skiing and snowboarding experiences at the best resorts in the West.”
2016-2017 Season Pass Options for Mt. Brighton Skiers and Snowboarders:
  • Ski Unlimited Locally and with Some Restrictions Out West with the Epic Local Pass™: Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $609, pass holders receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Mt. Brighton, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Afton Alps and Wilmot Mountain, 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 out West. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $319.
  • Ski Unlimited Locally and Out West with the Epic Pass™: Ski as much as you want, whenever you want for $809. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over five days of skiing or riding out West. With more than 32,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain, this pass is the best in the industry. It features unlimited, unrestricted access to Mt. Brighton locally, plus 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, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Wilmot Mountain just outside of Chicago.  A child pass (ages five to 12) is $419.
  • Ski Mt. Brighton Only with the Mt. Brighton Pass (including Mt. Brighton Family Pass): For those who plan to ski or snowboard solely at Mt. Brighton, there is the Mt. Brighton Pass. At $499 for adults, pass holders receive unlimited access to Mt. Brighton with no restrictions. A discounted rate is offered for families of four people at $1,259; additional family members can be added for $184 each. Additionally, child passes are automatically upgraded to an Epic Local Child Pass with access to nine world-class mountains in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe.  
 For further details and additional pass options, such as Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day passes, visit
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
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 mountain resorts, Mt. Brighton is truly the place Where Epic Begins. For more information, please visit
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, Wyoming. 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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