Epic SchoolKids Program Returns to Park City Offering Five Free Days of Skiing and Riding at Park City for All Utah’s Kids, Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade

March 10 2016

PARK CITY, Utah — Spring is in the air and free skiing is back in session with the Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack. Park City announced today that the Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack is returning for the 2016-2017 winter season. New this season, parents can enroll their kids online to make the process easier on Utah families. Enrollment begins today. Epic SchoolKids provides all Utah kindergarten through fifth graders the opportunity to access free skiing and snowboarding at the largest ski resort in the U.S. With 250 inches of snow to date and more than four weeks of pristine spring skiing conditions at Park City to look forward to, now is the time to start planning ahead for an epic 2016-2017 winter season. 

“It is incredibly important that we continue to find ways to make snowsports accessible and sharing the experience of skiing and snowboarding with the next generation continues to be a top priority for us at Park City,” said Bill Rock, Park City’s chief operating officer. “As the largest resort in the United States, we are thrilled to extend the Epic SchoolKids Pack to Utah students this season and to make it easier on parents by offering online registration. Our hope is that this program will help foster a lifelong connection to the outdoors and the mountains we love.”

Launched in 2015 at Park City, the Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack is a free program for Utah kindergarten through fifth graders that provides five free days of skiing or riding at Park City. All Utah students are eligible to enroll in the program regardless of their ability level. In addition to five free days, the program also includes one free first-timer ski or snowboarding lesson with equipment rental during the month of January. Utah families can begin enrolling their children today in Epic SchoolKids by downloading the registration form online and emailing the application and supporting documents to epicschoolkidsutah@vailresorts.com. For more information about Epic SchoolKids and to download the registration form, visit www.epicschoolkids.com/utah or call (800) 842-8062.

Along with Epic SchoolKids enrollment, Park City announced today that it will also begin selling its Epic Local Pass for the 2016-2017 season at the lowest guaranteed price and with the best spring benefits to guests who purchase early. Guests who purchase before April 10th will receive six buddy tickets – a discounted ticket that pass holders’ friends can use. Spring pricing starts at $609 for an adult Epic Local Pass with limited restrictions. Epic season passes, including the Epic Local Pass, are currently available for purchase online at www.epicpass.com

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

  • Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack: This free program provides Utah elementary school children (kindergarten through fifth grade) with five days of skiing and riding at Park City, a free, full-day first-timer lesson and equipment rentals during the month of January as part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.
  • The Epic Pass™: Ski as much as you want, whenever you want for $809. The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than 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 2016 season; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Wilmot Mountain outside of Chicago. No restricted dates. A child pass is $419 (ages five to 12.)
  • 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 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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