Vail Resorts announce the Epic Australia Pass to replace Perisher Freedom Pass

Perisher’s Freedom Pass Now the Epic Australia Pass, Including Access to the Best of the U.S.

Vail Resorts today announced a new season pass for Australian skiers and riders looking to access the best of the U.S. and Australia. The Epic Australia Pass replaces Perisher’s Freedom Pass with a new look and unmatched benefits, and now includes access to nine world-class resorts in the United States, in addition to unlimited access to Perisher, in New South Wales.

The Epic Australia Pass is on sale now for only AU$749 for adults, AU$429 for students and AU$499 for seniors. Valid from June 2016 through June 2017, the Epic Australia Pass allows for year-round skiing and snowboarding at a value unmatched in the industry.

In addition to unlimited, unrestricted access at Perisher for the 2016 season, Epic Australia Passholders will also receive access at the best resorts in the U.S: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada. All U.S. resort access will be subject to traditional holiday restrictions.

“The acquisition of Perisher has created an incredibly exciting connection between Australian skiers and riders, our mountain resorts in the United States, and Australia’s largest and most popular resort,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts.

“Giving Australians access to world-class resorts in the U.S. including the now largest, Park City, as well as iconic resorts including Vail, Breckenridge and Beaver Creek in addition to Perisher, on the one pass, offers incredible value.”

Located in the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park in South Eastern New South Wales, Perisher’s vast expanse makes it the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest and most popular alpine resort. The resort boasts over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, 47 lifts, 7 mountain peaks, 5 terrain parks, Australia’s only half pipe, more than 100 groomed runs, night skiing and night park.

“The recent acquisition of Perisher by Vail Resorts continues to be very exciting news for Perisher guests and employees,” said Peter Brulisauer, chief operating officer of Perisher.

“We’re delighted to launch the new Epic Australia Pass allowing Australians to ski and ride year-round between Perisher and nine of the best mountain resorts in the U.S. Vail Resorts is the preeminent mountain resort company in the world, revered for their world-class mountain resorts, and being a leader in innovation and above all, exceptional guest service.

With more than 35,000 acres of the world’s best skiing and riding available, year-round, this is a huge benefit for Australian skiers and riders, and the industry.”

What does the 2016 Epic Australia Pass get you?

Skiing and snowboarding at Perisher plus Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada.

At AU$749 for adults and AU$429 for students, the Epic Australia Pass allows guests to ski and board Perisher as much as they want, all season long, and get unlimited skiing and riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada.

It also includes 10 days at Vail and/or Beaver Creek, combined. Resort access will be subject to certain holiday restrictions. Epic Australia Pass privileges also include F&B discounts at Perisher and Accommodation discounts at The Station, free access to Perisher night skiing, night park, and First Tracks, and automatic enrolment in the Epic Pass Club offering exclusive deals and events at Vail Resorts’ U.S. resorts.

The 2016 Epic Australia Pass on sale now is valid in the 2016 Perisher Ski Season and the 2016-2017 U.S. Ski Season.

2015-2016 Epic Pass™ delivers unlimited skiing and snowboarding all season long at 11 U.S. resorts and Perisher for the 2016 season.

With unlimited and unrestricted access, skiers and snowboarders can ski as much as they want at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan.

Epic Passholders also receive up to five free days access at Verbier, Switzerland, when staying at in-resort accommodations. The Epic Pass is US$769 for adults and US$399 for children (ages 5-12). The 2015-2016 Epic Pass on sale now is valid in the 2015/16 U.S Ski Season and the 2016 Perisher Ski Season.

To find special lodging deals for Australians visiting the best of the U.S., visit www.snow.com/Australia

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