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Deadline Approaching for Utah Kids to Ski Free During the 2016-2017 Season

Epic SchoolKids offers Utah kindergarteners through fifth graders free skiing and snowboarding at Park City, the largest resort in the United States New this season, Utah parents are given the flexibility to enroll online Epic SchoolKids registration ends on Monday, May 30

PARK CITY, Utah — May 2016 — Just two weeks remain to sign-up online for Vail Resorts free Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack, providing all Utah elementary school-aged children the opportunity to access free skiing and snowboarding at Park City for the 2016-2017 season. The Epic SchoolKids Pack offers five free days of skiing or snowboarding at the largest resort in the U.S., as well as one free first-timer ski or snowboard lesson with free equipment rental. Registration is only available through Monday, May 30, and is available online at
 “At Vail Resorts, it is incredibly important to continue finding ways to make snowsports accessible,” said Bill Rock, Park City’s chief operating officer. “Sharing the experience of skiing and snowboarding with the next generation continues to be a top priority for us at Park City. Epic SchoolKids provides five, 100 percent free lift tickets for Utah students to experience skiing at Park City during the 2016-2017 season. There’s no catch and we made it even easier on parents by offering online registration this year. Our hope is that access to free skiing will help foster a lifelong connection between the kids in our surrounding communities and the mountains we love.”
Launched in 2015 at Park City, the Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack is a free program for Utah kindergarteners 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 months of December and January. Utah families can begin enrolling their children today in Epic SchoolKids online, with no additional purchases required. For more information about Epic SchoolKids and to register online, visit
Along with Epic SchoolKids enrollment, Park City is also 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 Monday, May 30 can secure their season pass with just a $49 deposit and will also receive two buddy tickets, a discounted lift ticket that pass holders can give to family and friends. 2016-2017 season pass holders also receive access to select summer benefits, such as free scenic lift rides and additional discounts. Epic season passes, including the Epic Local Pass, are currently available for purchase online at

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 free days of skiing and riding at Park City, a free, full-day first-timer lesson and equipment rental in December or January. Registration closes on May 30, 2016.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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  

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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 and consumer website is