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Purchasing Vail Resorts’ 2018-19 Epic Pass before April 15, Locks in Lowest Price & Perks for $49 Down to Ski 64 Resorts Worldwide

April 9, 2018

Skiing Heavenly Mountain Resort, Lake Tahoe, one of 64 mountain resorts on Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass for 2018-9. © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –The Epic Pass is the only worldwide unlimited, unrestricted season pass that allows skiers and snowboarders to purchase a season pass next winter at the lowest guaranteed rate with just $49 down now. Purchasing the Epic Pass before Sunday, April 15 also provides skiers and snowboarders with 12 discounted tickets (“Buddy Tickets” and “Ski With a Friend”) to share with friends and family. Priced at $899 for the 2018-19 winter season, the Epic Pass provides access to 64 mountain resorts in eight countries and 11 states and provinces and remains unmatched in the mountain resort industry for the variety and value it offers skiers and snowboarders.

New for next winter, the Epic Pass will feature access to an additional 19 resorts around the world, including Telluride and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado; Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan; Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, including Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec; Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont; and Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, all in a long-term alliance.

Perks for Buying the 2018-2019 Epic Pass before April 15:

  • $49 Down Now, Pay the Rest Later. For a limited time only, a $49 down payment now guarantees the lowest price for Vail Resorts’ season pass products with the remainder due in the fall.
     
  • 12 Total Discounted Tickets for Family and Friends. Purchasing a 2018-19 season pass by Sunday, April 15, ensures that skiers and snowboarders will lock in the lowest price, combined with the most discount lift tickets for friends and family to use: Six “Buddy” tickets at a flat discounted rate for friends and family to use and six “Ski With A Friend” discounted tickets are offered with eligible season passes. April 15 is the deadline to receive all 12 benefit tickets with purchase of an Epic Pass.
  • Put Your Ticket Towards a Season Pass Purchase. New guests can also benefit from the Turn in Your Ticket program, allowing skiers and snowboarders to apply the cost of their day lift ticket toward the price of an eligible season pass for the 2018-19 season. Guests can bring their same-day lift ticket to a season pass office at any of the Vail Resorts owned mountains and put the value of the ticket towards an eligible season pass product.

Additional season pass options and the Epic Pass Account Manager for new or existing pass holders can be viewed at EpicPass.com.

Season Pass Insurance

Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance, which ranges from $10 to $25 depending on the type of pass purchased. 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.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 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; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; 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.

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Deadline to Purchase Vail Resorts’ EpicPass, For Access to 22 Ski Mountains is Nov. 23

November 11, 2014
The spectacular view from Heavenly Mountain, one of the 22 Vail Resorts included in the EpicPass © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The spectacular view from Heavenly Mountain, one of the 22 Vail Resorts included in the EpicPass © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

  • Park City Mountain now featured on the Epic Pass
  • Epic Pass now features 22 of the world’s most iconic mountains and more than 32,000 acres of skiing and riding for $769
  • All season passes (including Epic, Epic Local, Epic 4- and 7-Day and Tahoe products) are available only through Nov. 23, 2014
  • At the current price, the Epic Pass saves 30 percent vs. lift tickets and pays for itself in just over six days

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -—Nov. 23, 2014 is the last chance for skiers and riders to purchase an Epic Pass, one of the world’s most flexible, popular season passes, for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season. With Keystone Resort in Colorado already open and recent snow storms combined with snowmaking systems in full operation across Vail Resorts’ iconic mountains in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe, the clock is ticking down on being able to purchase the industry’s best-selling and arguably most valuable season pass.

Why is it so valuable? With the recent acquisition of Park City in Utah, Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass now offers unprecedented access to 22 legendary mountain resorts and more than 32,000 acres of the best skiing and riding in the world.  At $769 for adults and $399 for children (ages 5-12), it also offers the industry’s best value, saving 30 percent versus buying lift tickets and paying for itself in just over six days.

The 2014-15 Epic Pass features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Furthermore, Epic Pass holders have the opportunity to extend their skiing and riding adventures globally with up to five consecutive free days each (when booking in-resort lodging) at the renowned mountain resorts of Les 3 Vallées, France (Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle) and Verbier, Switzerland, and five consecutive free days at Niseko United, Japan.

In addition to adding Park City to the Epic Pass line-up, Vail Resorts has poured $85 million into elevating the guest experience for 2014-15, bringing its five-year resort investment total to $492 million. Improvements include:

  • A new combination 10-person gondola/six-passenger express lift at Beaver Creek replacing Centennial Express, the resort’s primary portal.
  • Breckenridge upgraded the Colorado Super Chair from a quad express to a six-passenger express providing a 30 percent increase in capacity for Peak 8’s primary and most-used lift.
  • A one-of-a-kind “refresh” snowmaking system at Beaver Creek which will ensure, regardless of natural snowfall, the resorts’ guests will always be skiing or riding on the freshest snow available every day.
  • A remodeled Peak 9 restaurant at Breckenridge, providing a warm, welcoming, high-quality guest experience at the resort’s most scenic dining location, sitting at 11,274 feet.
  • Canyons will replace the temporary Cloud Dine structure with a permanent, 316-seat restaurant, a 41 percent increase in seating capacity to the only on-mountain facility serving the Dream Peak and Iron Mountain lift pods.
  • A snowmaking upgrade to Canyons’ pump station, increasing snowmaking efficiency by 25 percent and enabling top-to-bottom skiing and superior early-season snow surface conditions.
  • Vail’s most historic hotel, The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort, is undergoing significant renovations to 56 hotel rooms and the lobby, including contemporary mountain interior finishes, furnishings, soft goods, lighting and the installation of air conditioning.

All Vail Resorts 2014-15 season pass options are available only through Nov. 23, 2014, including:

  • The Epic Pass™: Unlimited skiing all winter for $769. Enjoy unlimited skiing or riding at 12 resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. No blackout days or restrictions apply. Pass holders can also enjoy up to five consecutive free days each at Les 3 Vallées, France (Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle) and Verbier, Switzerland when booking in-resort lodging. New for winter 2014-15, Epic Pass purchasers will have access to five complimentary consecutive days at Niseko United, Japan–known as one of the snowiest and most celebrated powder skiing resorts in the world. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over six days.
  • The Epic Local Pass TM  is perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions.  At $589 for adults, $449 for teens (ages 13 – 18) and $299 for children (5 – 12), the Epic Local pass offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado with limited restrictions at Park City and Canyons in Utah, as well as Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. It also offers 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek in Colorado with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over four days.
  • The Epic 4-Day ™ is optimal for guests planning one ski vacation during the 2014-15 winter season. At just$409 for adults and $229 for children (ages 5-12), ski any four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. In addition, pass holders receive four free days at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps. This pass pays for itself in less than three days and offers a savings of up to 25 percent compared to lift tickets. And, for a little over $1,200 a family of four can ski four days at the world’s best ski resorts whenever they choose.
  • The Epic 7-Day ™ is ideal for guests planning to ski seven days throughout the winter season. At $589 for adults and $299 for children (ages 5-12), ski or ride a total of seven unrestricted days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. In addition, pass holders receive seven free days at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps.

Season Pass Benefits

Epic Pass and all Vail Resorts season pass holders will receive exclusive offers on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, as well as Mt. Brighton, Afton Alps and Arapahoe Basin. Season pass holders also automatically receive six Ski-With-a-Friend Tickets. Access to Les 3 Vallées, Verbier and Niseko United is only provided to Epic Pass holders and not holders of other passes offered by Vail Resorts (Epic 4-Day, Epic 7-Day, Epic Local Pass, Tahoe Local Pass, Summit Value Pass and Tahoe Value Pass). All season pass products are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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-transferrable; however, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including sickness, injury and job loss. Pass insurance is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 5-12). Coverage applies for all season passes, the Epic 4-Day and Epic 7-Day valid for the 2014-15 ski season.

For more information about the 2014-15 season pass line-up or to purchase a pass online, visit www.epicpass.com.

 

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