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Vail Resorts adds 20 new resorts to 2018-19 Epic Pass as Sept. 3 deadline nears

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August 1, 2018, 3:47 pm

Vail Resorts on Wednesday announced the Epic Pass season ski pass for the coming 2018-19 ski season will include 20 new resorts. The deadline to lock in the lowest possible price is Sept. 3. Here’s the full press release from Vail Resorts:

Vail Resorts logoMonday, Sept. 3 is the last chance for Colorado skiers and snowboarders to receive the lowest price for the Epic Pass and the entire suite of Epic Season Pass options – such as the Epic Local Pass, Keystone A-Basin Pass, Epic Military Pass and many more. The Epic Pass, available for $899, remains the best value in skiing offering unlimited, unrestricted access to 19 mountain resorts and limited access to 46 more throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $469.

New for the 2018-2019 winter season, the Epic Pass will now feature unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Crested Butte and seven days of unrestricted access to Telluride, while continuing to offer unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at world-class destinations including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Park City, Whistler Blackcomb, and more.

The Epic Local Pass, an incredible value at just $669, will also offer unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Crested Butte, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, while providing limited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Park City, Whistler Blackcomb, and more.

For an even greater value, local skiers and riders can enjoy unlimited skiing at Keystone and A-Basin with the Keystone A-Basin Pass, at just $349 for adults with limited holiday restrictions, or with the Keystone A-Basin 4-Pack, available for just $219.

Returning for its fourth season, the Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack offers four free days of skiing and snowboarding for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone for a total of 16 days. It also includes one free first-timer lesson with rental equipment.

With the choice of the Keystone A-Basin Pass, the Keystone A-Basin 4 Pack or the Epic Local Pass for parents, and the free Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack for children, Vail Resorts continues to offer the best value in skiing and snowboarding for Colorado families for the 2018-19 winter season. A family of four, including two adults and two children in kindergarten through fifth grade, can ski for just $110 a day at Keystone Resort.  Enrollment for Epic SchoolKids ends Sunday, Oct. 7. For additional information about Epic SchoolKids and registration locations, visit www.epicschoolkids.com/colorado.

All season passes are now available for purchase at EpicPass.com.

2018-2019 Season Pass Options for Colorado Skiers and Snowboarders

  • Epic Pass™: For $899, the Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to 19 mountain resorts plus additional access to 46 more, including 20 new mountains for the 2018-19 season. Discover 65 of the world’s premier resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over four days of skiing or snowboarding. Enjoy unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte* and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe and Okemo* in Vermont; Mount Sunapee* in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass* in Washington; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia for the 2019 season. New for the 2018-19 season, Epic Pass holders will receive seven days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates at both Telluride in Colorado and at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec), and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan. 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. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $469.
  • Epic Local Pass™: For $669, guests receive access to 27 resorts, including unlimited, unrestricted access to Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte*, Okemo*, Mount Sunapee*, Stevens Pass*, Arapahoe Basin, Wilmot, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Stowe, plus a combined total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over three days. New for the 2018-19 season, Epic Local Pass holders will receive access to 13 new mountains including Crested Butte, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass plus five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $359.
  • Keystone A-Basin Pass™: The best deal for unlimited skiing in Colorado, the Keystone A-Basin Pass offers unlimited access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited holiday restrictions. The pass is $349 for adults and $249 for children (ages five to 12).
  • Keystone A-Basin 4-Pack: Enjoy four days of skiing and riding with limited holiday restrictions at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado for just $219. That’s under $55 per day.
  • Epic SchoolKids: This free program provides Colorado elementary school children (kindergarten through fifth grade) with 16 free days of skiing and riding, four days each at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, and one free first-timer ski or snowboard lesson with free equipment rental. Enrollment for Epic SchoolKids is available for a limited time only so visit any Epic Mountain Gear (formerly Colorado Ski and Golf) location to enroll today. Epic SchoolKids does not require any purchase.

*Resort access and benefits at Okemo, Crested Butte, and Mount Sunapee are pending closure of the transaction to acquire Triple Peaks. Resort access and benefits at Stevens Pass are pending closure of the transaction to acquire Stevens Pass Resort. Both transactions are expected to close in summer 2018.

2 Responses to Vail Resorts adds 20 new resorts to 2018-19 Epic Pass as Sept. 3 deadline nears

  1. Michael A Constantine Reply

    August 2, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Hello Epic Pass,

    I’m a veteran, but Telluride is the closest resort to me. Do you think Telluride will start honoring the 7 days included on the $899 Epic Pass for the $499 Veterans Pass as well? I’d hate to pay an extra $400 to get Telluride.

    Thank you.

  2. David O. Williams Reply

    August 6, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Hi Michael, sorry for the delayed response. I was off mountain climbing this weekend. I’ve passed on your comment/question to the folks at Telluride. Hopefully they’ll get back to you with some sort of response. Thanks for reading.

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