Epic Local Season Pass Combined with Epic SchoolKids Gives Utah Families Best Value and Access to Utah’s Largest Resort

August 31 2016

PARK CITY, Utah — Aug. 24, 2016 – Labor Day signals summer’s end, which is the perfect time for skiers and snowboarders longing for winter to secure the guaranteed lowest price on Utah’s most valuable season pass. Priced at $609 through Monday, Sept. 5, the Epic Local Pass pays for itself in only four days, and includes unlimited skiing or riding at Park City Mountain with a just few holiday restrictions. Combined with the free Epic SchoolKids program, giving all Utah elementary school kids five days at Park City Mountain this winter, Utah families can enjoy the very best deal on skiing and snowboarding for a little over $1,200 for an entire family.

“Skiing or riding Park City this winter should be on every Utah family’s must-do list,” said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Park City Mountain. “There is no better outdoor winter activity to experience with your kids, and Epic SchoolKids is making skiing and riding so accessible for families. When you consider the price of other winter activities, and then you weigh the benefits of recreating with your kids, there’s really no comparison.”

The Epic SchoolKids Pack is back for another season giving Utah kids the chance to ski or snowboard for FREE at Park City Mountain. Launched in 2015, Epic SchoolKids is a free program for Utah kindergarteners through fifth graders providing five free days of skiing or snowboarding at Park City Mountain, as well as one free first-timer ski or snowboarding lesson with free equipment rental. Absolutely no purchases are necessary to take advantage of Epic SchoolKids and online registration is now open at http://www.epicschoolkids.com/utah through Oct. 9. When paired with the Park City 4-Pack, the whole family can enjoy four days at Park City Mountain together for around $600.

The value of the pass is more than just access at an attractive price; it’s about the experience too. Now the largest ski resort in the United States, Park City Mountain poured over $50 million into the resort last season, including lift upgrades, new snowmaking, a new on-mountain restaurant and the new Quicksilver Gondola. This season, EpicMix™ Time – an expansion of the award-winning ski and snowboard app, EpicMix – will debut at Park City Mountain and allow guests to access real-time lift line wait times enabling them to better navigate 7,300 acres of terrain at the largest resort in the United States.  

Park City Mountain is slated to open on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 for the 2016-2017 season, weather and conditions permitting. For the best prices of the season on all season passes and for more information on pass holder benefits, visit www.EpicPass.com before Monday, Sept. 5.

Vail Resorts 2016-2017 Season Pass Options for Utah Skiers and Snowboarders

  • Epic Local Pass™:Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $609, get unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. Also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in less than four days. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $319.
  • Park City 4-Pack™: Only for Utah residents, the Park City 4-Pack is perfect for those who plan to ski no more than four days at Park City. The 4-Pack offers a total of 4 restricted days at Park City for $299.
  • Epic SchoolKids Utah: FREE: This free program provides Utah elementary school children (kindergarten through fifth grade) with five free days of skiing and riding at Park City, a free, full-day first-timer lesson and equipment rental in December or January. No purchases are required. Epic SchoolKids online registration is open through Sunday, Oct. 9 at www.epicschoolkids.com/utah.
  • 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. Unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Perisher in Australia for the 2017 season, Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain just outside of Chicago. No restricted dates. A child pass is $419 (ages five to 12.)
  • Park City Youth Pass™: Only for Utah resident college students, teens, and children, the Park City Youth Pass features unlimited, unrestricted access to Park City for $319 for children (ages 5-12), $349 for teens (ages 13-18) and $399 for college students.

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.  

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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and 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, 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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