Vail Resorts once again offers unlimited skiing and riding at its wonderful resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City and more on the 2015-16 Epic Pass, now on sale at $769 for adults and $399 for children.
The Epic Pass provides unlimited skiing and riding at 11 mountains in the U.S all winter long, offering more than 32,000 acres of terrain. Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan are all included in the pass. Right now, you can lock-in the lowest guaranteed price with $49 down before Sunday, April 12, 2015 and pay the rest in the fall. Also, if you don’t currently have a pass and ski this spring, turn in your day lift ticket and apply the cost towards the price a 15-16 pass!
With Park City merging with Canyons Resort over the summer and becoming the largest U.S ski resort, plus the benefit of $85 million in resort improvements for guests last season, $492 million since 2010 and more improvements to come over the summer of 2015, the Epic Pass offers unrivaled services, skiing and snowboarding under one pass.
As a Denverite, which pass to purchase is always a hot topic around this time of year. People spend hours obsessing over which pass is the best deal. So much of it depends on where and how many days you’re planning to ski next season, and if you can work around blackout dates and restrictions. There is a handy “Pass Finder” tool available online to help with the decision.
Here are some additional details to consider:
- The Epic Pass is $769 for adults and $399 for kids ages 5-12. This pass has no restrictions or blackout dates at any of the 11 Vail Resorts-affiliated mountains and pays for itself in less than five days of skiing or riding. This represents a 35 percent discount compared to lift ticket window purchases.
- The Epic 7-Day ™ pass features seven unrestricted (no blackouts) days of skiing and riding for $579 for adults and $299 for children (ages 5-12). In addition, pass holders will receive seven free days of skiing at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps. The Epic 7-Day pays for itself in under four days of skiing and riding and provides more than 45 percent savings compared to lift tickets purchased at the lift ticket window next season.
- The Epic 4-Day ™ pass is optimal for skiers and riders planning on one ski trip next year. The Epic 4-Day provides four unrestricted tickets, valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. The Epic 4-Day is $389 for adults and $219 for children (ages 5-12). Epic 4-Day pass holders also receive four free days of skiing at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps. This pass pays for itself in over two days of skiing or riding with a 35 percent savings compared to lift tickets purchased at the lift ticket window next year.
- The Epic Local pass, $579 for adults, provides unlimited access to Breckenridge, Keystone, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Arapahoe Basin, and 10 total restricted days (major holidays are blacked out) at Vail and Beaver Creek.
- A Summit Value pass, at $489, gives unlimited access to Keystone and A-Basin, with some restricted days at Breckenridge.
- Season Pass Benefits
ALL season pass holders will receive exclusive offers on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season. Season pass holders also automatically receive six discounted Ski-With-a-Friend Tickets, on most passes. Additional season pass benefit information can be found at www.epicpass.com.