Last Chance to Purchase the 2018-19 Epic Pass is Sunday, Nov. 18

06 November 2018
  • In one year, the Epic Pass has added access to 20 world-class resorts, inviting guests to experience an unprecedented total of 65 resorts throughout eight countries for $949
  • New for the 2018-19 season, increased access includes Telluride Ski Resort, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, Hakuba Valley, Japan and more
  • The Epic Pass offers direct-to-lift access and discounted tickets for family and friends, offering the best overall value for skiers and snowboarders
  • The Epic Local Pass continues to offer an incredible value, offering access to 27 world-class resorts for only $709, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Park City, Whistler Blackcomb and new for the 2018-19 season, unlimited, unrestricted access to Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, Mount Sunapee Resort and Stevens Pass  
  • The Epic 4-Day is the best value for a short trip, as the pass pays for itself in just over two days at $489 and includes a total of four unrestricted days valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, and more
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Nov. 6, 2018 – The deadline to purchase the 2018-19 Epic Pass and the entire lineup of Epic Season Pass options – including the Epic Local, Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day, and Epic Military Pass – is Sunday, Nov. 18. The Epic Pass continues to provide the greatest value in skiing and snowboarding, offering access to 65 of the world’s best mountain resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria. In addition to unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb and Park City, the Epic Pass has added 20 new destinations for the 2018-19 season and will now feature unlimited, unrestricted access to Crested Butte and seven days in Telluride in Colorado, limited access to Resorts of the Canadian Rockies’ six resorts in Canada, including Fernie and Kicking Horse, and Hakuba Valley’s nine resorts in Japan.
 
The Epic Local Pass offers access to 27 resorts, including unlimited, unrestricted access to Breckenridge, Crested Butte, and more, with limited restrictions at Park City and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe for only $709. The Epic Local Pass also includes a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions and five consecutive days of skiing and riding at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts.
 
Skiers and snowboarders can use the Epic Pass to seize the season with early-season turns at Arapahoe Basin, open now, as well as Keystone and Breckenridge – both opening early, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, after receiving more than four feet of snow in the last week. With resorts opening throughout the month of November, this is the last chance to purchase a season pass for the 2018-19 winter season.
 
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Epic Pass, Vail Resorts is honoring the epic service of the Company’s founders from the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, and the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces and Australian Defence Force with the new $149 Military Epic Pass for active and retired military personnel and their dependents – an almost 85-percent discount to the regular Epic Pass price. Additionally, all other U.S., Canadian and Australian veterans and their dependents are eligible for a $549 Military Epic Pass, which offers more than a 40-percent discount off the regular price ($299 for children under 18 years of age).
 
Seize the Season by taking advantage of early season events, discounts and opening day celebrations across all resorts including the Whistler Film Festival at Whistler Blackcomb (Nov. 28-Dec. 3); Beaver Creek Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Beaver Creek (Nov. 29-Dec. 2); Vail Snow Days including a free outdoor concert by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (Dec. 13-16); Dew Tour at Breck (Dec. 13-16); Kidtopia at Keystone; special events and giveaways for Military Epic Pass holders; plus cookie competitions, tree lighting ceremonies, “Flash Your Pass” perks and so much more. 
 
Scheduled Opening Dates:
 
Colorado
Keystone: Wednesday, Nov. 7
Breckenridge: Wednesday, Nov. 7
Vail: Friday, Nov. 16
Beaver Creek: Wednesday, Nov. 21
Crested Butte: Thursday, Nov. 22
 
Utah
Park City: Wednesday, Nov. 21
 
Canada
Whistler Blackcomb: Thursday, Nov. 22

Lake Tahoe 
Heavenly: Friday, Nov. 16
Northstar: Friday, Nov. 16
Kirkwood: Wednesday, Nov. 21
 
Vermont
Stowe: Saturday, Nov. 17
Okemo: Monday, Nov. 19
 
New Hampshire
Mount Sunapee: Thursday, Nov. 19
 
Washington
Stevens Pass: Wednesday, Nov. 21
 
2018-19 Ski and Snowboard Season Pass Options
Epic Pass™: For $949, 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. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just under five days of skiing or snowboarding. 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. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $499.
 
  • Epic Local Pass™For $709, guests receive access to 27 resorts, including unlimited, unrestricted access to Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Arapahoe Basin, Wilmot, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Stowe, plus a combined total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just under four days and includes access to 13 new mountains for the 2018-19 season. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $379 and a teen pass (ages 13-18) is $569.
 
  • Epic 4-Day™For $489, a convenient option for a short ski trip as the pass pays for itself in just over two days and includes a total of four unrestricted days valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Breckenridge, Park City, Keystone, Crested Butte, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass and Arapahoe Basin, plus four additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot. New for the 2018-19 season, Epic 4-Day Pass holders will receive up to four days of skiing or snowboarding at Telluride 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) with no blackout dates as part of their four total days on the pass. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $269.
The last chance to purchase a 2018-19 season pass is Sunday, Nov. 18. For additional information on season pass options and to purchase, visit www.epicpass.com.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three 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 in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; 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





 

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