PARK CITY, Utah – Aug. 18, 2015 – With fewer than 100 days until the debut of the largest ski resort in the U.S., Vail Resorts announced that Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, will be the final day to get the lowest guaranteed price on season passes to the newly combined Park City. For only $579, the Epic Local Pass provides unlimited days of skiing and riding to all 7,300 acres of the new Park City, with 11 holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass also includes free skiing or riding in Colorado and at Lake Tahoe, providing more access than any other Utah season pass, at a lower price than most competitive passes.
“At $579, the Epic Local Pass is the top ski and snowboard value offered in the state of Utah,” said Bill Rock, Park City’s chief operating officer. “When you consider the acreage and the variety of terrain, and then add in $50 million dollars of improvements and the additional access to Colorado and Tahoe, there is no pass in this market that compares. With the recent launch of Epic SchoolKids, we’ve got Utah families covered.”
Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack provides Utah elementary school children with five days of free skiing and riding at Park City as well as a free, full-day beginner lesson and equipment rentals redeemable during the month of January as part of Learn to Ski & Ride Month. This program is available for a limited time, is subject to holiday blackouts and is restricted to Utah residents only. Please visit www.epicschoolkids.com/utah for more details.
The plan to combine Park City and Canyons Resort, which includes over $50 million in improvements, is one of the most ambitious and impactful capital programs in U.S. ski industry history. It includes an eight-passenger, high-speed two-way gondola which will transport guests from the base of the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons. A new restaurant, called Miners Camp, located at the base of the Silverlode Lift, will accommodate 500 indoor seats and will be equipped with a top-of-the-line kitchen. The plan will also complete a number of critical upgrades to the infrastructure of both resorts, including upgraded lifts and restaurants, new and widened trails, and additional snowmaking.
Vail Resorts 2015-16 Season Pass Options for Utah Skiers and Snowboarders
Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance. All of the Company’s season pass products are non-refundable and non-transferrable; 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 5-12) and varies by pass. Coverage applies to all season passes valid for the 2015-16 ski season.
Margo Van Ness
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, 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.