Winter Has Arrived at Top U.S. Ski Resorts and the Epic Pass is on Sale until Sunday, Dec. 4

November 21 2016

VAIL, Colo. – Nov. 2016 – Throughout Colorado, Utah, the Lake Tahoe region, and Canada’s British Columbia, skiers and riders can celebrate winter and the ski season’s beginning with two more weeks to purchase a 2016-2017 Epic Pass, saving up to 40 percent compared to lift ticket window prices. Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin are now open for the 2016-2017 winter ski and snowboard season and Vail, Beaver Creek, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, and Whistler Blackcomb will open this week.

With new snow on the slopes and additional snowfall and cold temperatures forecast this week, Epic Pass holders are invited to enjoy the country’s premier skiing throughout Colorado, Utah and the Lake Tahoe region. 

With the recent addition of Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada, all 2016-2017 Epic Pass holders will receive five days of skiing or snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb this season in addition to unlimited, unrestricted access to Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; and Kirkwood, Heavenly and Northstar in California.

Europe Is Epic
Alongside Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, Europe is also new on the Epic Pass for the 2016-2017 season. Epic Pass skiers and snowboarders now have access to European skiing and snowboarding extending the value of their season passes even more. The Epic Pass includes limited access to Arlberg in Austria, Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France, Skirama Dolomiti in Italy and 4 Vallées in Switzerland. Full details are available at EuropeisEpic.com.

2016-2017 Ski and Snowboard Season Pass Options in the United States

  • Epic Pass™: Ski unlimited and unrestricted from opening day to closing day for only $849. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over four days of skiing or snowboarding. Enjoy full 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 in Wisconsin. Also, now with five free days at Whistler Blackcomb in 2016-2017 with holiday restrictions.  The Epic Pass grants limited access to Arlberg in Austria, Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France, Skirama Dolomiti in Italy and 4 Vallées in Switzerland. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $439.
  • Epic Local Pass™: Ski like a local no matter where you are from. For $649, receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, plus a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over three days. Now includes five free days at Whistler Blackcomb in 2016-2017 with holiday restrictions. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $339.
  • Epic 4-Day™: A convenient option for a short ski trip. The pass pays for itself in just over two days andincludes a total of four unrestricted days valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Arapahoe Basin, plus four free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain. $439 for adults and $239 for children (ages five to 12.)

The final chance to purchase a ski and snowboard season pass is Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. For additional information on season pass options and to purchase, visit EpicPass.com


About Vail Resorts, Inc.
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate ten 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; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; 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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