For Immediate Release
Park City Announces Sunday, Oct. 11 is Last Day to Lock in Current Price on Epic Local Pass and to Register Kids for Epic SchoolKids
- Oct. 11 is the last day to get the Epic Local Pass for as little as $599, featuring the new Park City which is now connected to Canyons to form the largest ski resort in the U.S.
- The deadline to enroll Utah kindergarteners through fifth graders into Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack is Oct. 11
PARK CITY, Utah — Oct. 5, 2015 — When summer gives way to cool autumn evenings and morning temperatures dip below freezing, it can only mean one thing: Ski season is right around the corner. With just 47 days until debuting the $50 million in resort improvements connecting Park City to Canyons to create the largest ski resort in the U.S., now is the time for skiers and snowboarders to secure everything they need for an epic winter. The best deals in skiing are available at Park City starting with the Epic Local Pass which provides season-long access to Park City as well as to premier mountains in Colorado and Lake Tahoe for just $599.
“This is going to be a special season at Park City and to make sure you’re a part of it, October is the perfect time to get your season pass and get your kids five free days of skiing and snowboarding by enrolling them in Epic SchoolKids,” said Bill Rock, chief operating officer of Park City. “With Park City already having received its first dusting of snow, there’s no time to waste!”
To assist guests in booking their ultimate winter vacations, Vail Resorts has compiled this handy “Back to Ski” checklist:
- Get a season pass. The Epic Local Pass provides access to Park City as well as to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. Sunday, Oct. 11 is the last day to purchase it for as little as $599. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just under four days with limited restrictions at Park City and unlimited, unrestricted days at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin – plus 10 total days at Vail and Beaver Creek.
- Enroll kids in Epic SchoolKids. Epic SchoolKids is open to Utah kindergarteners through fifth graders, providing five days of free skiing and riding at Park City. For Utah residents with school-aged children, utilizing the Epic Local Pass in conjunction with the new Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack provides families unprecedented value and the perfect opportunity to enjoy Park City together. The deadline to enroll is Oct. 11.
- The Park City 4-Pack is the perfect pass for Utah residents who don’t plan to ski more than four days this winter and is now available for as little as $289.
- Secure equipment for the kids. Vail Resorts Retail’s new Junior Trade In Program allows families to save on gear as their kids grow. Families can purchase new ($199) equipment for their kids, then turn the gear in when the kids outgrow it and the annual price drops to $99 per year with the trade-in. For details and information, call the Breeze retail store at the Park City base area at (435) 649-1902 or Canyon Mountain Sports at (435) 615-3440.
- Book a lesson. Park City’s Ski and Ride Schools deliver instruction that provides inspiration, adventure and self discovery. The Mountain Team (ages seven to 14) and the Mini Mountain Team (ages five and six) offer local kids a 10-week program with the same coach and class, taking a child’s interest and ability to the next level. Both classes meet at Canyons Village.
“Park City is making history this year and we want you to be part of it. There is no better time to get everything any skier or rider needs to enjoy the upcoming season at the largest resort in the United States,” said Rock.
Vail Resorts 2015-16 Season Pass Options for Utah Skiers and Snowboarders
The Epic Pass™: Ski as much as you want, whenever you want for $789. The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than five days of skiing or riding. With more than 32,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain, this pass can’t be beat. 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 there; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and up to five free consecutive days when staying at in-resort accommodations at Verbier, Switzerland. No restricted dates. A child pass is $409.
Epic Local Pass™:Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $599, 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 $309.
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. Pass insurance starts at $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages five to 12).
Epic Local Passes are currently available for purchase online at www.epicpass.com. For more information about Epic SchoolKids, visit www.epicschoolkids.com/utah or call (800) 842-8062.
Park City Newsroom: http://news.vailresorts.com/
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Margo Van Ness, (435) 615-3308, email@example.com
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 two 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 and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. 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.