Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Park City Announces Sunday, Nov. 22 is the Last Day to Purchase an Epic Local Pass for the 2015-16 Ski and Snowboard Season

The Epic Local Pass is the best deal for unlimited skiing in Utah. The Quicksilver Gondola connecting Park City and Canyons Resorts is anticipated to be open in time for the Christmas Holiday. Park City is now the largest resort in the United States with over 7,300 skiable acres.

PARK CITY, Utah – Nov. 17, 2015 – Vail Resorts has announced that Epic Pass sales will end on Nov. 22 at Park City. With snow on the ground and opening day at Park City set for Saturday, Nov. 21, this is the last chance for locals to get their hands on the best season pass deal at the largest resort in the U.S.

Park City is transforming the mountain experience this season with over $50 million in resort improvements to link Park City and Canyons.  The improvements, including the new Quicksilver Gondola and Miners Camp Restaurant, will be complete in time for the 2015 Christmas Holiday and the Epic Local Pass is the best way to be part of the action all season long.

“We have worked tirelessly this summer to complete the industry’s most impactful improvement project for the 2015-16 winter season and are thrilled to debut the upgrades in time for the Christmas Holiday,” said Park City’s chief operating officer, Bill Rock. “The Epic Local Pass is the best deal in Utah skiing. Don’t miss the chance to get your pass in time for our historic season and experience everything the new Park City has to offer.”

Park City is making history and now is the time to be a part of it. Learn more about the Epic Local Pass and Park City resort improvements below.

What’s the best pass for locals?
The Epic Local Pass offers the best value for Utah locals and was designed for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions.

  • Only $619.
  • The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in less than four days.
  • Unlimited days at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood with a few holiday restrictions.
  • Unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.
  • Total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions.
  • A child pass (ages five to 12) is $319 and a teen pass (ages 13 to 18) is $479.
  • The Park City Youth Pass is perfect for Utah's youth and college students who only plan to ski or ride at Park City. The Park City Youth Pass is now available for $409 (college), $329 (teen ages 13 to 18) and $309 (child ages five to 12). College pass holders must present current college photo ID and official college school schedule indicating student name and proof of at least 12 credit hours (undergraduate) or six hours (graduate) per semester for the 2015-16 school year when picking up their pass.

But what if I want to ski at Park City without restrictions?
No problem! The Epic Pass is still the best deal in the industry.

  • With the Epic Pass you can ski Park City (plus Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and more) as much as you want, whenever you want for only $809.
  • The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than five days of skiing or riding.
  • A child pass (ages five to 12) is only $419.
  • Planning to ski more than two days at Park City this year? Unlike other collective season passes, the Epic Pass provides unlimited, unrestricted resort access.
  • Valid at 13 resorts including:
    • Park City in Utah
    • Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado
    • Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood in California
    • Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan
    • Perisher in Australia for the 2016 season there
    • Also valid for up to five free consecutive days at Verbier, Switzerland when staying at in-resort accommodations.
    • No need to reprint tickets or spend time at the season pass office! The Epic Pass is easy to purchase online and Epic Pass holders can skip the season pass office by having their passes mailed directly to them.
    • There are options! Guests who plan to ski less than seven days next winter will find the best deal in the Epic 7-Day™ or Epic 4-Day™ pass. Click here to learn more.

All improvement projects at Park City will be ready in time for Christmas? How did you spend $50 million in one summer?
This summer, Vail Resorts invested over $50-million in resort improvement projects to link Park City and Canyons to create the largest ski resort in the United States. All projects are expected to be completed in time for the Christmas Holiday including:

  • Quicksilver Gondola
    • Will link Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort  
    • Eight-passenger, two-way gondola
    • Eight-and-a-half minute ride
    • Mid-Station stop with beautiful views and two new ski trails at Pinecone Ridge
  • Miners Camp Restaurant
    • Completely new restaurant built from the ground-up
    • Located at the base of Silverlode lift near the Quicksilver Gondola terminal
    • 500 indoor seats
    • Outdoor deck with over 200 seats
    • Fresh new menu featuring homemade flatbread pizzas, hand-tossed salads, daily specials, Mediterranean options and locally-sourced ingredients
  • Lift Upgrades
    • King Con upgraded to six-person express
    • Motherlode upgraded to a four-person express
  • Lodge Renovations
    • Renovations at Summit House
    • 250-seat expansion at Red Pine Lodge
  • New Snowmaking
  • Unprecedented access to the largest ski Resort in the United States
    • 7,300 Acres
    • 41 Lifts
    • Over 300 Trails
    • Eight terrain parks including the Eagle Superpipe
    • Lift and trail access directly to Main Street, Park City

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).

Park City will open to the public on Saturday November 21, 2015 and over $50 million in resort improvements are on schedule to be complete this December. To purchase your Epic Local’s Pass before the November 22 deadline visit To book your Park City vacation package in time for the holidays and experience the largest ski resort in the United States visit

MEDIA NOTE: Images of the Park City capital improvements may be viewed and downloaded here. Additional images and b-roll may be viewed and downloaded here

About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort, one of North America’s premier ski resorts, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah, only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. Park City bustles with activities year-round with two distinct base areas, nine hotels, thrilling family adventures, and more than two dozen restaurants. In the summer of 2015, Park City completed the largest resort improvement project in the history of American skiing– boasting more than 7,300 acres of terrain, a brand new eight-passenger gondola, new restaurants, and more. More information at

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 and consumer website is