Vail Resorts launch Epic Day Pass: 1-7 days of North American skiing

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Vail Resorts today launched their 2019/2020 passes plus the ‘Epic for Everyone’ campaign with the introduction of an Epic Day Pass.

The Epic Day Pass is available for anything from one to seven days and can be used anytime throughout the season at any Vail Resort owned resort in North America including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, and more. Those purchasing four or more days will also get access to Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.

In the fiscal year of 2018, 47% of Vail Resorts lift revenue came from guests using a season pass; however, those guests using a daily lift ticket skied, on average, an estimated 2.3 days during the season. The new pass now offers discounts up to 50 percent off lift ticket window prices, starting at US$106 for one day of skiing. Guests can also lower their cost per day by adding more days and can lock in the lowest prices by purchasing this spring. 

Guests who purchase a day lift ticket this season also have the opportunity to apply the value of their ticket toward the price of an eligible 2019-20 season pass, including an Epic Day Pass with four or more days.

The Epic Pass 2019/2010 also launches for sale today for US$939 for the 2019-20 winter season with unlimited, unrestricted access to all of Vail Resorts owned resorts and additional access to partner resorts around the world.

For skiers and riders willing to navigate around a few peak dates, the Epic Local Pass for next season starts at only US$699. Those who purchase the Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass this spring, by paying just US$49 down and the remainder in September, will also get ten Buddy Tickets (up from six last year) and six Ski With a Friend Tickets.

EPIC DAY PASS

Epic Day Pass: The Epic Day Pass provides the following access and benefits:

Specified number of days to:Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Wilmot Mountain.

Partner access: For guests purchasing four or more days of access, they may also use days purchased to access Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.   

EPIC DAY PASS PRICING

For a limited time, a US$49 down payment guarantees the lowest price with the remainder due in the fall. The following prices are in US dollars.

Epic Day Pass

Adult Pricing

Child Pricing

Epic 1-Day Restricted Pass

$106

$55

Epic 1-Day Pass

$125

$65

Epic 2-Day Restricted Pass

$206

$107

Epic 2-Day Pass

$242

$126

Epic 3-Day Restricted Pass

$300

$156

Epic 3-Day Pass

$352

$183

Epic 4-Day Restricted Pass

$388

$202

Epic 4-Day Pass

$456

$237

Epic 5-Day Restricted Pass

$470

$245

Epic 5-Day Pass

$553

$288

Epic 6-Day Restricted Pass

$548

$285

Epic 6-Day Pass

$645

$335

Epic 7-Day Restricted Pass

$621

$323

Epic 7-Day Pass

$731

$380

 

2019-2020 EPIC PASS

The Epic Pass for next northern season goes on sale today for US$939 for adults and US$489 for children (ages five to 12), the Epic Pass offers the following access and benefits:

  • Unlimited, unrestricted access to: Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Wilmot in North America. The Epic Pass also includes access to Perisher in Australia, and is expected to include access to Falls Creek and Hotham, pending close of the transaction and receipt of certain approvals.
  • Limited access to partner resorts, including: seven days at each of Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies; five consecutive days at Hakuba Valley, Japan’s ten ski resorts; five consecutive days at Japan’s Rusutsu Resort. The Epic Pass also grants limited access to Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy.
  • Discounted Tickets:16 total discounted tickets for family and friends, including ten “Buddy” Tickets (up from six last year) at a flat discounted rate and six “Ski With A Friend” discounted tickets.
  • $49 Down: For a limited time, a $49 down payment guarantees the lowest price with the remainder due in the fall. 

2019-2020 EPIC LOCAL PASS

Epic Local Pass for next season launches today for US$699 for adults, US$569 for teens and US$369 for children (ages five to 12), the Epic Local Pass offers the following access and benefits:

  • Unlimited, unrestricted access to: Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Okemo, Mt. Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Wilmot, Afton Alps, and Mt. Brighton.
  • Unlimited access with holiday restrictionsto: Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Stowe.
  • 10 total days combined (with holiday restrictions) at: Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb
  • Limited access to partner resorts, including: two days (with limited holiday restrictions) at Sun Valley; two days (with limited holiday restrictions) at Snowbasin; and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s ten ski resorts in Japan; and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Rusutsu Resort.
  • Discounted Tickets:16 total discounted tickets for family and friends, including ten “Buddy” Tickets (up from six last year) at a flat discounted rate and six “Ski With A Friend” discounted tickets.
  • $49 Down: For a limited time, a $49 down payment guarantees the lowest price with the remainder due in the fall. 

2019-2020 EPIC MILITARY PASS

The Military Epic Pass™ launches for $129 for Active and Retired Military and their dependents and $529 for Veteran Military and their dependents, the Military Epic Pass offers the following access:

Unlimited, unrestricted access to:Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Wilmot in North America. The Military Epic Pass also includes access to Perisher in Australia, and is expected to include access to Falls Creek and Hotham, pending close of the transaction and receipt of certain approvals.

For a limited time, a $49 down payment guarantees the lowest price with the remainder due in the fall. 

EPIC AUSTRALIA PASS 2019

The Epic Australia Pass is still on sale for this coming season from AU$859 with the following benefits:

  • Unlimited, unrestricted access to Perisher as well as Falls Creek and Hotham (subject to closing and certain approvals) in the 2019 season.
  • NEW to the Epic Australia Pass, now includes five consecutive days with no blackout dates at Rusutsu, Japan for the 2019 – 2020 season.
  • Five consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley, Japan for the 2019 – 2020 season.
  • Access to Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe, California and Stowe in Vermont in the 2019 – 2020 season (holiday restrictions apply).
  • 10 days combined at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail and Beaver Creek in the 2019 – 2020 season (holiday restrictions apply; days do not have to be consecutive).
  • Unlimited, unrestricted access to Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte and Stevens Pass in the 2019 – 2020 season 
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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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