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Vail Resorts Limits Lift Ticket Sales During Busiest Holiday Periods for Non-Pass Holders; EpicPass Prices Increase Nov. 21

November 18, 2021
Okemo Mountain, Vermont is one of Vail’s resorts in the Northeast. Others include Stowe, Mount Snow in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire. In all, Vail owns or operates 37 destination and regional mountain resorts © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Vail Resorts will be limiting lift ticket sales during three popular holiday periods to ensure the best possible guest experience this season. But Epic Pass holders will have access and passes are still on sale (pass prices increase Nov. 21).

Lift ticket availability will be limited on:

  • Christmas & New Year’s (Dec. 25-Jan. 2)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 14-17)
  • President’s Day (Feb. 18-27)

If you are visiting during these dates, you are strongly encouraged to purchase your lift access in advance. Lift ticket availability is visible on resort websites.

Alternatively, passes are still on sale. The Epic Day Pass provides up to 65% off lift tickets prices. With an Epic Day Pass, you can purchase the number of days you want to visit, from 1-7 days, and decide later when and where to go – without concern of a day selling out. Epic Day Passes are non-refundable, except as provided in Epic Coverage. Pass prices increase Nov. 21.

Click here to find more information about lift ticket availability, including important details about ski and ride school. And click here to read more about how Vail Resorts is enhancing the guest experience this season.

Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 destination mountain resorts and regional 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, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. 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. Visit www.epicpass.com and www.snow.com.

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Vail Resorts Announces Opening Dates, Reduces Epic Pass Prices Until Sept 6

September 4, 2021
Vail Resorts’ Okemo Mountain in Vermont is scheduled to open Nov. 20. For a limited time, you can purchase Epic Day Passes in the East for $67 © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

With the kids heading back to school and Fall around the corner, Vail Resorts announced resort’s opening dates for the ’21-’22 ski and ride season. Some of our resorts here in the Northeast, such as Wildcat in New Hampshire, are scheduled to open as early as November 19.

This Summer, in addition to making significant capital investments in the Northeast, Vail Resorts announced a significant price reduction of 20 percent in all Epic Pass prices for the upcoming season. The numerous pass options allow guests to save big when visiting the seven northeastern resorts they know well; and they can also travel west to any of the 30 additional resort destinations in our Epic Pass network – all on one pass.

Opening Dates Announced for 34 North American Resorts

Vail Resorts announced the opening dates of its 34 North American resorts, offering guests one of the longest ski seasons in the country with a focus on safety and the guest experience. The action kicks off at Keystone this October, with the resort set to open as early as possible thanks to recent investments in a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient snowmaking system. And with enterprise-wide investments in snowmaking technology in recent years, 15 of the company’s North American resorts – including Breckenridge, Vail, Whistler Blackcomb and Okemo – are set to open for skiing and riding in November.

“We are thrilled to welcome guests back this season for a fantastic winter of outdoor fun across our portfolio of resorts,” said James O’Donnell, president of the mountain division of Vail Resorts. “As always, our goal is to provide a safe and memorable experience of a lifetime for our guests and employees, and to do everything we can to provide incredible skiing and riding all season long.”

Vail Resorts’ Keystone Mountain Resort, Colorado, may open as early as October for the 21-22 ski and ride season © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Rockies & West planned opening dates, which are subject to change:

·         October: Keystone (CO) – as early as possible, as weather and conditions permit

·         Nov. 12: Breckenridge (CO), Vail (CO) 

·         Nov. 19: Heavenly (CA), Northstar (CA), Park City (UT)

·         Nov. 24: Beaver Creek (CO), Crested Butte (CO) 

·         Nov25: Whistler Blackcomb (Canada)

·         Dec. 3: Kirkwood (CA), Stevens Pass (WA)

East planned opening dates, which are subject to change:

·         Nov. 19: Afton Alps (MN), Hunter (NY), Mt. Snow (VT), Stowe (VT), Wildcat (NH)

·         Nov20: Okemo (VT)

·         Nov. 24: Mt. Sunapee (NH)

·         Dec. 3: Attitash (NH), Crotched (NH), Jack Frost (PA), Mt. Brighton (MI), Wilmot (WI) 

·         Dec. 17: Big Boulder (PA), Liberty (PA), Roundtop (PA), Whitetail (PA)

·         Dec. 18: Alpine Valley (OH), Boston Mills and Brandywine (OH), Hidden Valley (MO), Mad River (OH), Paoli Peaks (IN), Snow Creek (MO)

Vail Resorts prioritizes the health and safety of its guests, employees and communities and will continue to monitor public health guidance surrounding COVID-19. Details of any necessary safety protocols will be communicated ahead of the season as the situation continues to evolve. At this time, Vail Resorts does not plan to have a mountain access reservation system.

Last Chance for the Best Deal in Skiing and Riding; Epic Pass Prices Reduced 20 Percent, Increase Coming Labor Day

As the winter season draws near, so does the last chance for skiers and riders to get the lowest price on the entire suite of 2021/22 Epic Pass products, which saw a major price reduction of 20 percent this year. Labor Day is the last day to get an Epic Pass, Epic Day Pass or any pass option at the lowest price this year – unlocking access to resorts across the Northeast, Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest, including Whistler Blackcomb, which is now open to fully vaccinated Americans.

Skiers and riders can get the best ski and snowboard pass deal by purchasing a pass before prices go up after September 6. Some of the most popular pass offerings include: 

·         Epic Pass ($783 vs. $979 last season) provides unlimited, unrestricted access to 34 North American resorts – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City and Whistler Blackcomb – as well as access to many partner resorts, including Telluride, Snowbasin and Sun Valley.  

·         Epic Local Pass ($583 vs. $729 last season) provides unlimited, unrestricted access to 26 resorts – including Breckenridge and Keystone – from the East to the West coast, as well as holiday-restricted access to resorts like Park City, Heavenly and Stowe, and 10 days total to use at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb.  

·         Northeast Value Pass ($479 vs. $599 last season) provides access to 18 resorts across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, including Stowe, Okemo, Hunter Mountain, Mt. Snow and Liberty. 

·         Epic Day Pass is the best option for anyone who plans to hit the slopes only one to seven days next season. With Epic Day Pass, guests can visit premier resorts like Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb for as low as $87 for one day, with discounts increasing as more days are purchased, and – a new option this year – resorts like Keystone, Heavenly and Stowe for as low as $67 for one day. 

In addition to reducing the cost of accessing the mountains, Epic Pass products provide significant savings on the rest of the mountain experience. Epic Mountain Rewards offers pass holders the best ski trip deals, including 20 percent off on-mountain dining, lodging, group ski and ride school lessons, equipment rentals and more at Vail Resorts’ 34 North American owned and operated resorts. All passes also include the Epic Coverage refund policy at no additional cost, providing refunds for certain resort closures and personal events such as job loss, injury or illness.  

Coast-to-Coast Experiences

·         East: Skiers and riders in cities across the East have access to an unbeatable network of resorts throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Those looking to sample the charm and tradition of New England skiing can use the Northeast Value Pass to visit seven iconic resort destinations in Vermont and New Hampshire – all within driving distance of one another – plus many more. Planning a trip out West? The Epic Local Pass gives access to ski or ride close to home and at world-class destinations out West all on one pass. Additionally, Okemo is undergoing a transformational upgrade, including two major lift upgrades that will make getting on and around the mountain faster and easier. Capital improvements to lifts, snowmaking, lodges and terrain are also underway at Attitash and Wildcat that will improve the experience for all guests.

·         Rockies: The North American ski season is set to kick off at Keystone in October. Summit County’s largest resorts provide skiers and riders an endless winter of fun and one of the longest ski seasons in North America, with Keystone opening as early as possible in October and Breckenridge closing the season in May. Vail Mountain’s industry-leading snowmaking enhancement project is prepared to deliver the Biggest Opening in Colorado. Guests can look forward to exploring new terrain for the whole family with Beaver Creek’s 250-acre terrain expansion – McCoy Park – and can ski and ride to new heights with new chairlifts at Breckenridge, Crested Butte and Keystone. Or, head to Utah to explore the endless terrain and stunning mountain vistas at Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States.

·         Pacific Northwest: Whistler Blackcomb continues to offer more terrain choices than nearly any other mountain destination in the world. With a combination of thrilling descents, exquisite scenery and a mountain town like no other, there’s something for everyone at the largest resort in North America. Book an Extremely Canadian Steeps Clinic, finally make heli-ski dreams a reality or book a private lesson with an Olympian. For guests looking to explore the area and make full use of their Epic Pass perks, Stevens Pass is only five hours away. Known for its deep powder, rolling groomed runs to steep slopes, surrounded by trees and nestled into the mountains, Stevens Pass is a picture-perfect ski area for families and seasoned skiers alike.

·         Tahoe: The #TahoeTrifecta of Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood offers skiers and riders three world-class resorts with more than 10,000 acres of terrain to explore. Heavenly is the social Lake Tahoe mountain playground with unparalleled lake views and truly inspiring beauty that spans two states (California and Nevada). Northstar is California’s ultimate destination to relax and recharge in a pristine setting. Kirkwood provides a pure mountain escape with an authentic community and access to advanced and expert terrain.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 destination mountain resorts and regional 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, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. 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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21/22 Ikon Passes Now On Sale for Skiing 44 Destinations Worldwide

March 11, 2021
Ski Windham Mountain, Catskills, NY, one of 44 mountain destinations worldwide on the Ikon Pass © Dave E. Leiberman/goingplacesfarandnear.com

DENVER, CO – Ikon Pass invites skiers and riders across the globe to commit to future adventures when the Ikon Pass goes on sale at its lowest pricing for the 21/22 season on Thursday, March 11, 2021. After debuting in January 2018, the Ikon Pass enters its fourth season with 44 inspiring mountain destinations, each ready to create new stories and enduring memories for the passionate Ikon Pass community.

The Ikon Pass offers access to 44 iconic global mountain destinations across the Americas, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand and is a collaboration of industry leaders – Alterra Mountain Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Windham Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, Zermatt, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Niseko United, Valle Nevado, and NZ Ski. Each demonstrates integrity, character and independence that is reflected in their mountains and guests.

PASS HOLDER BENEFITS

Renewal Discount

Renewal discounts are offered to 20/21 Ikon Pass holders for winter 21/22 if purchased before Wednesday, May 5, 2021, with savings of up to $100.

2021 Spring Access

  • Access available immediately upon purchase: Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snowshoe
  • Access available starting April 5, 2021: Solitude Mountain Resort, Sugarbush, Tremblant
  • Access available starting April 12, 2021: Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Winter Park
  • No 2021 Spring Access available on 21/22 Ikon Session Pass

Payment Plan

Ikon Pass offers a payment option with Affirm that allows pass holders to buy now and pay over time. Promotions apply through May 4, see http://www.ikonpass.com for more details. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders.

Child Pass Promotion

To provide additional value for families looking to ski and ride together, Ikon Pass holders can purchase up to two discounted Child Ikon Passes or Child Ikon Base Passes for children ages 5-12 with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Pass or Adult Ikon Base Pass. The Child Pass Promotion is limited and prices go up on May 5, 2021.

Adventure Assurance

Last spring, Ikon Pass introduced Adventure Assurance, the industry’s first free program that offers options to Ikon Pass holders that help provide flexibility and alleviate some uncertainty throughout the winter season. This year, Adventure Assurance comes free with every 21/22 Ikon Pass product.

Prior to December 9, 2021, should a 21/22 Ikon Pass holder not use their pass after purchase, for any reason, they may elect to defer and receive a full credit of their purchase price to be used toward a 22/23 Ikon Pass. The pass holder must elect to defer their unused pass in My Account by December 9, 2021. 

Or, if passes are used and there is an eligible COVID-19-related closure at any North American Ikon Pass destination from December 18, 2021 – March 6, 2022, Ikon Pass holders will receive a credit toward a 22/23 Ikon Pass based on the percentage of days closed.

“Skiers and riders have proven they are a passionate, dedicated and loyal community throughout this challenging season. We want Ikon Pass to continue to inspire and get them stoked for winter 21/22,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “Winter is full of stories and connections to be made, and the 44 Ikon Pass destinations offer friends and families the good stuff to look forward to next winter.”

THE PASSES

IKON PASS: Offering unlimited, 7-day and 7-day combined access at 43 destinations, with no blackout dates.

ACCESS

Unlimited: Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, June Mountain, Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Snowshoe Mountain, Crystal Mountain, Solitude Mountain Resort, Tremblant, Blue Mountain

7-Days: Deer Valley Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Windham Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, Cypress Mountain, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, Brighton Resort, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Valle Nevado, Zermatt 

7-Days Combined:

  • Aspen Snowmass: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk
  • Alta Ski Area, Snowbird
  • SkiBig3: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay
  • Killington – Pico
  • Niseko United
  • Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt

BLACKOUT DATES: None

IKON PASS PRICING      Renewal21/22
Adult (23+ years)*         $899$999
Young Adult (13-22 years)*      $659$739
Child Promotion (5-12)              N/A$219
Child Pass (5-12)            N/A$319
4 & Under                      N/A$149

*Nurse, Military and College Student discounts available with validation at ikonpass.com

Child Pass Promotion: Save up to $200 on Child passes with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Pass. Up to two discounted Child Passes (5-12) can be purchased for $219 each with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Pass, by Wednesday, May 5, when prices go up.

Benefits

  • 10 Friends & Family lift tickets offering 25% off of the window rate at any Ikon Pass destination (excluding CMH and Zermatt), with no blackout dates
  • Adventure Assurance
  • Early winter booking privileges and 10% off summer reservations at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures
  • Free one-year $50-value membership to Protect Our Winters that includes POW die cut stickers, 20% off POW store merchandise, a monthly POW newsletter, and a subscription to the biweekly email newsletter, “The Line”
  • Additional destination benefits and discounts are available at ikonpass.com

IKON BASE PASS: Offering unlimited, 5-day and 5-day combined access at 41 destinations, with select blackout dates.

ACCESS

Unlimited: Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snowshoe Mountain, Tremblant, Blue Mountain

Unlimited with Blackout Dates: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Solitude Mountain Resort, Stratton, Sugarbush Resort

5-Days with Blackout Dates: Steamboat, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Deer Valley Resort, Big Sky Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Crystal Mountain**, Windham Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, Cypress Mountain, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, Brighton Resort, Thredbo   

**Crystal Mountain in Washington now offers 5 days with blackouts on Ikon Base Pass and unlimited access on Ikon Pass only.

5-Days with No Blackouts: Mt Buller, Valle Nevado, Zermatt

5-Days Combined with Blackout Dates

  • Alta Ski Area, Snowbird
  • SkiBig3: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay
  • Killington – Pico
  • Niseko United
  • Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt (no blackouts)

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Aspen Snowmass Access

For expanded Ikon Base Pass access, five days can be added at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and five days at Aspen Snowmass, with select blackout dates, for an additional $150. With this purchase, all 21/22 Ikon Base Pass destinations, benefits and blackout dates apply, and 21/22 Ikon Base Pass Friends & Family vouchers are also valid at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Aspen Snowmass.

BLACKOUT DATES

  • North America: December 26, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022; January 15-16, 2022; February 19-20, 2022
  • Thredbo: June 26 – July 11, 2021; July 2 – July 17, 2022
  • No blackouts at Zermatt, Valle Nevado, Mt Buller, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mt Hutt
IKON BASE PASS PRICING      Renewal21/22
Adult (23+ years)*         $649$729
Young Adult (13-22 years)*      $499$559
Child Promotion (5-12)              N/A$179
Child Pass (5-12)             N/A$279
4 & Under                      N/A$99

With Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Aspen Snowmass Access

Adult (23+ years)*         $799$879
Young Adult (13-22 years)*      $649$709
Child Promotion (5-12)              N/A$329
Child Pass (5-12)            N/A$429
4 & Under                      N/A$249

*Nurse, Military and College Student discounts available with validation at ikonpass.com

Child Pass Promotion: Save up to $200 on Child passes with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Base Pass. Up to two discounted Child Passes (5-12) can be purchased for $179 each with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Base Pass, by Wednesday, May 5, when prices go up.

Benefits

  • Eight Friends & Family lift tickets offering 25% off of the window rate at any Ikon Pass destination (excluding Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Zermatt and CMH), with select blackout dates
  • Adventure Assurance
  • Early winter booking privileges and 10% off summer reservations at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures
  • Free one-year membership to Protect Our Winters ($50 value) that includes POW die-cut stickers, 20% off POW store merchandise, a monthly POW newsletter, and a subscription to the biweekly email newsletter, “The Line”
  • Additional destination benefits and discounts are available at ikonpass.com

IKON SESSION PASS: Offering four days total of access to 37 global Ikon Pass destinations, with select blackout dates. The four days can be used across four destinations or pass holders can use all four days at a favorite mountain.

Seven NEW Destinations: Copper Mountain, Eldora Mountain Resort, Mt. Bachelor, Windham Mountain, Killington-Pico, RED Mountain, and Niseko United have been added to the 21/22 Ikon Session Pass.

ACCESS

Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Killington-Pico, Windham Mountain, Snowshoe, Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain, Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, Tremblant, Blue Mountain, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt, Valle Nevado, Niseko United

BLACKOUT DATES

  • North America: Dec. 26, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022; Jan. 15 -16, 2022; Feb. 19 – 20, 2022
  • Thredbo: June 26 – July 11, 2021; July 2 – July 17, 2022
  • No blackouts at Valle Nevado, Mt Buller, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mt Hutt
IKON SESSION PASS PRICING      21/22
Adult (23+ years)*         $399
Young Adult (13-22 years)*      $339
Child Pass (5-12)            $249
4 & Under                      $249

*Nurse, Military and College Student discounts available with validation at ikonpass.com

Friends & Family lift tickets, payment plan, flexible Southern Hemisphere access and 2021 spring skiing do not apply.

IKON PASS BY THE NUMBERS

Destinations: 44                                                              

Continents: 5

States: 14                                                                          

Canadian Provinces: 4                                                   

Total Acres: 92,834

Trails: 5,154

Lifts: 761

Does not include CMH stats

Ikon Pass Destinations by Location

California: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort

Colorado: Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Eldora Mountain Resort

Maine: Sugarloaf, Sunday River

Michigan: Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain

Montana: Big Sky Resort

New Hampshire: Loon Mountain

New Mexico: Taos Ski Valley

New York: Windham Mountain

Oregon: Mt. Bachelor

Utah: Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Brighton Resort

Vermont: Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Killington – Pico

Washington: Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie

West Virginia: Snowshoe

Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3

British Columbia, Canada: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures

Ontario, Canada: Blue Mountain

Quebec, Canada: Tremblant

Switzerland: Zermatt

Australia: Thredbo, Mt Buller

New Zealand: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt

Japan: Niseko United

Chile: Valle Nevado

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Mount Snow, Hunter Mountain Among 17 Mountain Resorts Acquired by Vail Resorts & Included in Epic Pass

September 25, 2019

Our intimate group participating in Mount Snow’s first-ever Devin Logan Experience (Olympic freestyle skiing silver medalist and hometown hero Devin Logan is second from left). Mount Snow, Vermont is one of 17 resorts newly acquired by Vail Resorts and included in this season’s Epic Pass © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—September 24, 2019—Popular Northeast mountain resorts Hunter Mountain in New York and Mount Snow in Vermont, are now part of Vail Resorts and will be included on this year’s Epic Pass. Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of Peak Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) for a purchase price of $11.00 per share. With this acquisition, Vail Resorts has added 17 U.S. ski areas to its network of world-class resorts, bringing its total number of owned and operated resorts to 37 worldwide.

The 17 new resorts are located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, near major metropolitan areas including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Columbus, St. Louis, Kansas City and Louisville.

The new resorts in the Northeast are: Mount Snow in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; and Attitash Mountain ResortWildcat Mountain and Crotched Mountain in New Hampshire. They join the Company’s existing Northeast resorts – Stowe Mountain Resort and Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, and Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire – and together will provide skiers and riders incredible variety and choice in the region.

In the Mid-Atlantic, the acquired resorts are: Liberty Mountain ResortRoundtop Mountain ResortWhitetail ResortJack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania.

In the Midwest, the new resorts are: Alpine ValleyBoston MillsBrandywine and Mad River Mountain in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. They join the Company’s other Urban resorts in the Midwest which draw guests from Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis. Those resorts are: Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Afton Alps in Minnesota.

“We are thrilled that with this acquisition, skiers and riders living in and around some of the biggest cities in the country will now have access to both ski close to home and at renowned mountain resorts around the world – with just one pass,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “We are excited to welcome each of these ski areas into the Vail Resorts family and to continue to invest in what makes them unique.”

The 2019-20 Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic Australia Pass and Military Epic Pass now include unlimited and unrestricted access to each of the 17 ski areas, in addition to the access provided to some of the world’s most well-known resorts including Vail, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City and Breckenridge. Guests with an Epic Day Pass are also able to access these 17 ski areas as a part of the total number of days purchased. For the 2019-20 season, Vail Resorts will honor all Peak Resorts pass products and continue to sell them through the fall. Current Peak Resorts’ pass holders now have the option to upgrade to an Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass.

Following today’s closing, Vail Resorts plans to invest approximately $15 million over the next two years in one-time capital spending to elevate the guest experience at these resorts. Additionally, the Company’s annual ongoing capital expenditures are expected to increase by approximately $10 million to support the addition of the new ski areas.

Peak’s common stock will be delisted from the Nasdaq Global Select Market effective as of the close of trading on September 24, 2019.

Epic Pass Access Details

Vail Resorts currently offers the following access and benefits for 2019-20 Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Military Epic Pass and Epic Day Pass holders. These products now include access to each of the 17 acquired ski areas as outlined below.

  • Epic Pass™: For $969 for adults and $509 for children (ages five to 12), the Epic Pass offers the following access and benefits:

o    Unlimited, unrestricted access to: Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Snow, Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat, Crotched, Hunter, Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Stevens Pass, Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Wilmot in North America. The Epic Pass also includes access to Perisher, Falls Creek, and Hotham in Australia.

    • Limited access to partner resorts, including: seven days at each of Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies; five consecutive days at Hakuba Valley, Japan’s ten ski resorts; five consecutive days at Japan’s Rusutsu Resort. The Epic Pass also grants limited access to Les 3 Vallées in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy. 
  • Epic Local Pass™: For $719 for adults, $579 for teens (ages 13 to 18) and $379 for children (ages five to 12), the Epic Local Pass offers the following access and benefits:
    • Unlimited, unrestricted access to: Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Okemo, Mount Snow, Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat, Crotched, Hunter, Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Stevens Pass, Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Wilmot.
    • Unlimited access with holiday restrictions to: Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Stowe.
    • 10 total days combined (with holiday restrictions) at: Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb.
    • Limited access to partner resorts, including: two days (with limited holiday restrictions) at Sun Valley; two days (with limited holiday restrictions) at Snowbasin; and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s ten ski resorts in Japan; and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Rusutsu Resort.
  • Military Epic Pass™: For $159 for Active and Retired Military and their dependents and $559 for Veteran Military and their dependents, the      Military Epic Pass offers the following access:
    • Unlimited, unrestricted access to: Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Snow, Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat, Crotched, Hunter, Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Stevens Pass, Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Wilmot in North America. The Military Epic Pass also includes access to Perisher, Falls Creek, and Hotham in Australia.

         Epic Day PassAnnounced earlier this year as a part of Epic for Everyone, the Epic Day Pass provides unprecedented flexibility and season pass discounts to guests skiing as little as one day.

o   With the customizable pass, guests can unlock discounts of up to 50 percent off lift ticket window prices by selecting the number of days they plan to ski or ride – from one day to seven days – and whether or not to add holiday access.

o   Guests can use the pass at any of the Company’s North American owned resorts, including Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, and more, including the 17 new resorts. Those purchasing four or more days also get access to Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies as a part of the total number of days purchased.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 world-class mountain resorts and 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, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. 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).

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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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Bolton Valley Vermont Gets 4 Feet of Snow in 4 Days, all 71 Trails Open for Skiing

March 17, 2018

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BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (March 16, 2018) – Bolton Valley Resort, located high in the Green Mountains of Vermont, has lately been measuring snowfall in feet, not inches. The resort has received nearly 7 feet of snow since March 1, 82 inches to be exact.

Last week the mountain saw 25 inches fall between Wednesday and Sunday (March 7 – 11). Skiers and riders were ecstatic to see over two feet of snow fall in a few short days.

But there was plenty more still to come as it started snowing again at the mountain on Tuesday morning, March 13. Since then snow has been falling pretty much non-stop for four days. As of 3:30pm on Friday, March 16, the four day storm total stands at over four feet of snow, (49 Inches) and it is still snowing.

The resort has all 71 trails and six lifts open. Powder conditions can be found all across the mountain.  2018-19 All Access Season Passes are on sale now and skiers and riders can ski for the rest of this season for free when they purchase a pass for next season. Also, skiers can ski for the next five seasons for less than the price of four seasons with the new Five Year Green Pass.

Bolton Valley offers 71 trails for alpine skiing and riding, over 1200 acres of high elevation backcountry terrain, 15km of groomed Nordic trails, a complete Sports Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding. All-inclusive, true ski-to-your-door lodging packages are from $75/person/night. For more information, visit www.boltonvalley.com or call 877-9BOLTON.

 

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Telluride Ski Resort Joins Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass

March 5, 2018

Telluride in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains boasts some of ski country’s most incredible and scenic terrain. Beginning next year, Telluride will be part of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass. (Photo courtesy of Telluride)

BROOMFIELD, Colo.— Vail Resorts, Inc. and Telluride Ski & Golf have just announced that the Telluride Ski Resort will join Vail’s Epic Pass in a long-term alliance beginning with 2018-19 winter season, bringing the total to 46 mountain resorts for skiers and snowboarders. Telluride has been rated the “#1 Ski Resort in North America” five of the last six years by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Vail Resorts’ 2018-19 season passes go on sale in early March at www.epicpass.com.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Telluride Ski Resort on the Epic Pass for the 2018-19 winter season, offering skiers and snowboarders even greater value and variety with the most popular season pass in the mountain resort industry. Telluride is on the bucket list of skiers and snowboarders around the world and we’re delighted to offer this iconic mountain resort as part of the Epic Pass experience,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts.

“Telluride is excited to join the Epic Pass and a collection of world-class mountain resorts that skiers and snowboarders around the world come back to time and again. This new season pass alliance is more comprehensive and longer term than prior pass alliances and will provide an incredible benefit for both Telluride guests and our resort community. Epic Pass skiers and snowboarders thrive on new, unique one-of-a-kind adventures. We offer an extraordinary big mountain experience, signature hospitality and guest service, and an authentic, welcoming mountain town surrounded by stunning scenery,” said Bill Jensen, CEO of Telluride Ski & Golf.

Colorado’s San Juan Mountains boast some of ski country’s most incredible terrain, and Telluride is its mecca, stashed amongst the highest concentration of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks in North America. The breathtaking scenery is undeniably some of the most beautiful in the Rockies. Living up to its reputation for legendary terrain, Telluride has something for everyone. The Plunge, Revelation Bowl and Gold Hill offer plenty of steeps for experts. See

Forever and Prospect Bowl provide ideal terrain for intermediates and the wide open, gentle slopes of The Sunshine Express and The Meadows start beginners off right while enjoying the endless scenery of the San Juans.

Here’s a breakdown of benefits for Epic Pass, Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day pass holders, Telluride Season Pass holders and Telluride Ski & Golf Club members with full winter benefits:

  • Epic Pass™: Epic Pass holders will receive seven days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates. Once the seven days have been used, pass holders can get 50 percent off lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic Pass offers full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia, with no blackout dates. The Epic Pass also provides 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.
  • Epic 7-Day Pass: Epic 7-Day Pass holders will receive up to seven days of skiing or  snowboarding at Telluride with no blackout dates as part of their seven total days on the pass. After the seven days, regardless of the resort at which they were redeemed, pass holders can get 20 percent off additional lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic 7-Day Pass features a total of seven days with no blackout dates at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Arapahoe Basin, plus seven additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.
  • Epic 4-Day Pass: Epic 4-Day Pass holders will receive up to four days of skiing or snowboarding at Telluride with no blackout dates as part of their four total days on the pass. After the four days, regardless of the resort at which they were redeemed, pass holders can get 20 percent off additional lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic 4-Day pass features a total of four days with no blackout dates at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Arapahoe Basin, plus four additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.
  • Telluride Season Pass holders and Telluride Ski & Golf Club Members with full winter benefits: These season pass holders and club members with full winter benefits will receive 50 percent off lift tickets at all Vail Resorts owned mountain resorts.

Telluride Ski & Golf, rated the #1 ski resort in North America five out of the last six years by Condé Nast Traveler, offers visitors an unparalleled combination of world-renowned ski terrain, spectacular scenery, unspoiled character, and signature hospitality. Nestled in the 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks of Colorado’s majestic San Juan Mountains, the acclaimed resort offers over 2,000 skiing acres with some of the most legendary terrain in the Northern Hemisphere. During the winter, nonstop flights to Montrose-Telluride Regional Airport (MTJ) are available from 10 U.S. cities. For more information visit, www.tellurideskiresort.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. for information, visit www.snow.com.

 

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Last Chance to Purchase Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass is Nov 19 for Access to 45 Iconic Mountain Resorts Worldwide

November 9, 2017

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Skiing Park City Utah, largest ski area in the US. Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass provides unlimited access to 15 resorts, coast-to-coast and in 3 countries © 2017 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

BROOMFIELD, CO– The deadline to purchase Vail Resorts’ 2017-2018 Epic Pass is Sunday, Nov. 19. The Epic Pass provides one of the best values in skiing and snowboarding, offering unlimited, unrestricted access to 15 resorts in three countries, including Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, the largest resort in North America, and Vail Resorts’ first East Coast mountain resort, Stowe in Vermont, plus limited access to 30 European ski resorts.

In addition to unlimited, unrestricted access at Whistler Blackcomb and Stowe, for $899, the 2017-2018 Epic Pass also includes unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado (with the longest ski season in the country); Park City in Utah (largest ski resort in the US); Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Perisher in Australia (for summer 2018); Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin.

Season pass holders save more than 40 percent compared to lift ticket window prices, and can pay for itself after just five days skiing.

2017-2018 Ski and Snowboard Season Pass Options

  • Epic Pass™: Ski unlimited and unrestricted from opening day to closing day for only $899. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over four days of skiing or snowboarding. Enjoy full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia for the 2018 season. The Epic Pass 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 $469.
  • Epic Local Pass™: For $679, receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Wilmot, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, plus a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Stowe, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over three days. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $359.
  • Epic 4-Day™: A convenient option for a short ski trip. The pass pays for itself in just over two days and includes a total of four unrestricted days valid at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Arapahoe Basin, plus four additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain. The Epic 4-Day Pass is $459 for adults and $249 for children (ages five to 12).

The deadline to purchase a 2017-2018 season pass is Sunday, Nov. 19. For additional information on season pass options and to purchase, visit EpicPass.com.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a 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. 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.

See also:

Vail Resorts Unveils Major Improvements at Network of Ski Destinations

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Vail Resorts Plans to Add Stowe Vermont to 2017-18 Epic Pass Giving Northeastern Skiers New Reason to Buy

March 27, 2017

 

 

Park City, Utah, which now encompasses The Canyons making it the largest ski resort in the United States, is one of 10 world-class Western resorts that are part of the Vail Resorts collection, all included on the Epic Pass. Now, the pending acquisition of Stowe, Vermont, gives Northeastern skiers added reason to purchase the pass © 2017 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Vail Resorts just announced that the Epic Pass plans to offer unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe Mountain Resort for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the closing of the acquisition. Purchasing the 2017-2018 Epic Pass now through Sunday, April 9 ensures that skiers and snowboarders will lock in the lowest price, combined with the most benefits, such as six discounted lift tickets (“Buddy Tickets”) for family and friends.  Stowe will be the newest resort among 45 of the world’s most iconic mountain destinations to be offered with the Epic Pass (subject to the closing of the acquisition) – which includes 10 world-class Western destination resorts, among them Vail, Breckenridge, Park City, and Whistler Blackcomb.

The addition of Stowe, for the first time gives Northeastern skiers an even better incentive to purchase the Epic pass, which pays for itself after just five days of skiing, especially if they take advantage of the early bird discounted rates.

Available for $639, the Epic Local Pass offers unprecedented value to guests who are willing to plan around a few restrictions. Skiers and snowboarders would receive a total of 10 days at Stowe (subject to the acquisition closing), Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions; unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin; and access with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood.

Available at $859 for adults, the 2017-2018 Epic Pass offers access to 45 of the world’s best mountain resorts – including Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont, subject to the acquisition closing; Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. Epic Pass holders will again enjoy limited access to 30 European ski resorts including Verbier and Les 4 Vallées in Switzerland, Les 3 Vallées in France; Arlberg in Austria; and Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy. Each resort delivers an iconic experience, unique alpine traditions and impeccable service. Purchasing the 2017-2018 Epic Pass this spring ensures skiers and snowboarders the lowest price, combined with the most benefits, such as six discounted lift tickets (“Buddy Tickets”) for family and friends.

For guests interested in skiing Stowe exclusively, Vail Resorts anticipates offering limited Stowe-specific season pass options.  Details about pricing, access and benefits will be announced after the close of the acquisition.

“We look forward to welcoming Stowe to our family of world-class resorts, to continue providing our guests with exceptional experiences, and to build upon the unprecedented value of the Epic Pass,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “With the addition of Stowe, the Epic Pass would provide guests access to the East Coast’s most iconic skiing, as well as unlimited, unrestricted access to the best of the West – including Vail, Breckenridge, Park City and Whistler Blackcomb, among many additional world-renowned destination resorts throughout North America.”

You can purchase season passes and start planning their next winter vacations at EpicPass.com.

2017-2018 Ski and Snowboard Season Pass Options

Epic Pass™: Ski unlimited and unrestricted from opening day to closing day for only $859. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over four days of skiing or snowboarding. Enjoy unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe (subject to the closing of the acquisition); Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan, and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin for the 2017-2018 season. The Epic Pass grants limited access to Arlberg in Austria; Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; Skirama Dolomiti in Italy and 4 Vallées in Switzerland. No restricted dates. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $449.

Epic Local Pass™: For $639, receive 10 days at Stowe (subject to the closing of the acquisition), Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions; unlimited and unrestricted skiing and snowboarding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin; and skiing and snowboarding at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood with limited restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over three days. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $339.

Epic 7-Day™: Perfect for skiers in search of a week of skiing. The pass pays for itself in just over three days and includes a total of seven unrestricted days valid at Stowe (subject to the closing of the acquisition), Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin, plus seven free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain. The Epic 7-Day Pass is $639 for adults and $339 for children (ages five to 12).

Epic 4-Day™: A convenient option for a short ski trip. The pass pays for itself in just over two days and includes a total of four unrestricted days valid at Stowe (subject to the closing of the acquisition), Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin, plus four free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain. The Epic 4-Day Pass is $419 for adults and $229 for children (ages five to 12).

Those who purchase the Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass prior to April 9 will receive six Buddy Tickets that are automatically loaded onto your Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass – the best discounted rate for lift tickets that pass holders can give to friends or family to use.

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 EpicPass.com.

For those who want to ski Stowe exclusively, Vail Resorts anticipates offering limited Stowe-specific season pass options.  Details about pricing, access and benefits will be announced after the official close of acquisition.

Vail Resorts, Inc subsidiaries operate 10 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; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; 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, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc.

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Get Best Prices on Vermont Resort 2016-17 Season Passes Before Deadline

September 30, 2016

Okemo, Vermont, where you can enjoy bubble chairs, has joined the M.A.X. Pass program so you can get a season pass and for the add on, give 5 days at 31 other mountains, including its sister resort, Crested Butte © 2016 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Okemo, Vermont, where you can enjoy bubble chairs, has joined the M.A.X. Pass program so you can get a season pass and for the add on, give 5 days at 31 other mountains, including its sister resort, Crested Butte © 2016 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Season Passes at Vermont ski resorts make for one of the best deals around for skiers and snowboarders. Many resorts offer special preseason discounts. Here are this year’s highlights and pricing deadlines for Vermont resort season passes:

 

Bolton Valley- Pricing Deadline: Oct. 31. The Ski Bum Pass- $179 for anyone ages 18-25 and full time college students. Bolton’s Bolton Valley All Access Season Pass includes the benefits of the Freedom Pass (which used to be a $50 add-on), giving unlimited visits with no blackouts to Bolton Valley and up to three days skiing at each of the 12 other ski areas, spanning the country from Alaska to Maine, for a total of 36 free lift tickets. These include Magic Mountain  in Londonderry, VT (which is just being acquired by a group of locals who are making millions of dollars of new investment), Granite Gorge on the Keene/Roxbury Line in southwestern NH is close to Keene State College; Black Mountain in Jackson, NH.

All passes can be found at www.boltonvalley.com

Bromley Mountain- Pricing Deadline, Oct. 15. Super Value Pass– $525 – Ski Bromley 7 days a week, non-holiday with the Super Value Pass, www.bromley.com.

Burke Mountain- Pricing Deadline: Oct.10. The Judge- $899, valid at both Burke Mountain and Jay Peak Resort, skiburke.com .

Jay Peak Resort- Pricing Deadline: Oct.10. Jay Adult Season Pass- $779, Ski or ride Jay Peak every day of the week, jaypeakresort.com

Killington Resort- Pricing Deadline: Oct. 15. Adult Unlimited-$1,289, Killington’s adult unlimited pass gives unrestricted access to the Beast all season long; M.A.X.ify your Killington Unlimited Season Pass: Add-on 30 resorts, 5 days at each, 0 blackout days – starting at only $299 for adults, and $199 for youths,  www.killington.com.

Mad River Glen- Pricing Deadline: Oct. 15. Adult Full Season Pass- $771; A free season pass is available for kids 12 and under with the purchase of a Family Mad Card or any Adult Season Pass. The Family Mad Card-$209. Get 3 transferable day tickets good any time during the ski season plus free season passes for all kids who are ages 12 and under.  Receive $5 off any additional full day lift ticket purchased throughout the season, www.madriverglen.com.

Magic Mountain: Pricing Deadline: Oct. 31. Couples Unlimited Pass-$858. Magic offers 2 passes for couples living at the same address at a discount this season, www.magicmtn.com

Middlebury College Snow Bowl- Pricing Deadline: Nov. 30. Adult Season Pass-$420

Ski or snowboard at the Bowl all season long for under $500; Student Season Pass- $310 (7th grade through college), www.middleburysnowbowl.com.

Mount Snow- Pricing Deadline: Dec. 15. Drifter Pass-$399, offers unlimited access, with no blackout dates for those aged 18-29, www.mountsnow.com.

Okemo Mountain Resort- Pricing Deadline: Oct. 10. Peak Pass -$1,359 provides skiing and snowboarding every day at Okemo with no restrictions.  M.A.X. Pass Add On,s $299 until Oct.12, www.okemo.com

Pico Mountain: My Pico, My Way.-$449, Get unlimited access to Pico Mountain all season long for under $500, www.picomountain.com.

Quechee Ski Area: Family of 4 Season Pass-$625, www.quecheeclub.com

Smugglers’ Notch Resort- Pricing Deadline: Oct.31. Adult Season Pass-$609, www.smuggs.com.

Stowe Mountain Resort- Pricing Deadline: Nov. 6. Young Adult Pass (19-34) $599,  www.stowe.com

Stratton Mountain Resort- Pricing Deadline: Oct. 10. Strattitude Pass -$329, valid every day with no blackout dates for ages 18-32 (the age raised from 18-29), www.stratton.com

Sugarbush Resort . For20s All Mountain 7 Pass- $469, features unlimited skiing and riding at Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen for ages 19-29; Mt. Ellen 7 Plus Pass- $985, Ski Mount Ellen plus 5 days at Lincoln Peak (anytime) and enjoy spring skiing at Lincoln Peak after Mt. Ellen closes. www.sugarbush.com

Suicide Six- Pricing Deadline: Nov. 30. Adult Season Pass-$449, valid every day. All season passes at www.woodstockinn.com.

See SkiVermont.com for more info.

 

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