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Deadline for Epic Local Pass is Sept. 7

August 20, 2015, 8:52 am

As summer winds down, powder days are just around the corner, and with Keystone Resort’s Opening Day for the 2015-16 season fewer than 100 days away, it is the best time for skiers and snowboarders to secure Colorado’s most valuable season pass. The Epic Local Pass provides access to the premier mountains in Colorado – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin – and Monday, Sept. 7, is the last day to lock in the guaranteed lowest price.

epic-pass-logo2“The Epic Local Pass stands out for providing the most access to the finest resorts as well as the best value for skiing and snowboarding in Colorado,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts.

At $579, the Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just four days and features unlimited, unrestricted days at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin – plus 10 total days at Vail and Beaver Creek. For Colorado residents with school-aged children, utilizing the Epic Local Pass in conjunction with the new Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack provides families unprecedented value and the perfect opportunity to enjoy Colorado’s premier resorts together. The Epic SchoolKids program re-opened to Colorado kindergarteners through 5th graders on Aug.17, providing four days of free skiing and riding at each of the best resorts in their backyard – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone.        By combining Epic Local passes for the parents with Epic SchoolKids for the kids, a family of four with two elementary school-aged children will save nearly $600.

The savings don’t stop there. Avid skier and snowboarders are already making plans to update and upgrade their winter gear and equipment for the coming season by taking advantage of the deep discounts offered at the annual SKI REX ski sale available at all four Colorado Ski & Golf (CSG) locations along the Front Range as well as Boulder Ski Deals and Colorado Ski & Sports in Lone Tree. Discounts ranging from 30 to 75 percent off skis, boots, snowboards, bindings, clothing and accessories for adults, teens and children are the signature attraction of this 22-year old sale that unofficially marks the start of the coming ski and snowboard season.

“There is no better time to get everything any skier or rider needs to enjoy the upcoming season at best ski resorts in Colorado,” said Lynch.

Vail Resorts 2015-16 Season Pass Options for Colorado Skiers and Snowboarders

  • The Epic Pass™: Ski as much as you want, whenever you want for $769. The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than five days of skiing or riding. With more than 32,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain, this pass can’t be beat. 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 up to five free consecutive days when staying at in-resort accommodations at Verbier, Switzerland. No blackout dates. A child pass is $399.
  • Epic Local Pass™:Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $579, 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 $299.
  • Summit Value Pass™: Perfect for Summit County loyalists, the Summit Value Pass pays for itself in just over three days and features unlimited skiing or riding at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Breckenridge. $489 adult/$269 children
  • Keystone-ABasin Pass™ The best deal on unlimited skiing in Colorado. Unlimited access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited holiday restrictions. $299 adults/$219 children.

Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance. All of the Company’s season pass products are non-refundable and non-transferrable; however, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including sickness, injury and job loss. Pass insurance is $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages five to 12).

Epic Local Passes are currently available for purchase online at For more information about Epic SchoolKids, visit or call 800-842-8062.

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