Epic Pass Now Includes Access to Seven World-Class Colorado Resorts for the 2018-19 Season and Nov. 18 is the Last Chance Buy

06 November 2018
  • New for the 2018-19 season, unlimited, unrestricted access to Crested Butte on the Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass and seven days of unrestricted access to Telluride on the Epic Pass, Epic 4-Day Pass and Epic 7-Day Pass
  • The best value for unlimited skiing and riding in Colorado, the Keystone A-Basin Pass is available for only $389 and pays for itself in just over two days
  • Breckenridge and Keystone will open early on Wednesday, Nov. 7 for the 2018-19 winter season after receiving more than four feet of snow in the last week
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Nov. 6, 2018 The Colorado ski and snowboard season is just beginning, with both Keystone and Breckenridge opening early, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, after receiving more than four feet of snow in the last week and the last chance to purchase a season pass to experience Colorado’s premier resorts is Sunday, Nov. 18. Whether visiting a tried and true favorite or hitting the slopes at a new destination like Crested Butte or Telluride, Colorado skiers and riders can ensure a season of great skiing and riding at world-class resorts just a short drive from home.
 
Skiers and snowboarders can use the Epic Pass to seize the season with early-season turns at Arapahoe Basin, open now, as well as Keystone and Breckenridge – both scheduled to open early on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Vail Mountain is scheduled to begin the season on Friday, Nov. 16, with Beaver Creek on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and Crested Butte and Telluride on Thursday, Nov. 22.
 
The Epic Local Pass offers the greatest value for unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at four resorts in Colorado plus a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb and more. At just $709, the Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over four days of skiing and offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City Mountain in Utah and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada and a total of five consecutive days of skiing and riding at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts.
 
For the best deal for unlimited skiing in Colorado, the Keystone A-Basin Pass offers access to two amazing mountains for one low price. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy unlimited access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with holiday restrictions, available for only $389. The Keystone A-Basin 4-Pack, available for just $219, joins the Keystone A-Basin and Epic Local season pass lineup as a popular option for local skiers and riders.
 
Seize the Season by taking advantage of early season events, discounts and opening day celebrations across all resorts including the Beaver Creek Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup (Nov. 29-Dec. 2); Vail Snow Days including a free outdoor concert by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (Dec. 13-16); Dew Tour at Breck (Dec. 13-16); Kidtopia at Keystone; special events and giveaways for Military Pass Holders; plus cookie competitions, tree lighting ceremonies, “Flash Your Pass” perks and so much more. 
 
Crested Butte Peak Pass and Crested Butte Peak Pass Plus are still available for purchase for the 2018-19 season and are also subject to the same deadline. To purchase a Crested Butte only pass product, please visit www.cbski.com.
 
The last chance to purchase the entire lineup of Epic Pass and Crested Butte Season Pass products is Sunday, Nov. 18. For more information on season options and to purchase, visit www.epicpass.com.
 
2018-19 Season Pass Options for Colorado Skiers and Snowboarders
  • Epic Pass™: For $949, 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 under five 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), in addition to 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 $499.
 
  • Epic Local Pass™: For $709, 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 and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just under four days and includes access to 13 new mountains for the 2018-19 season. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $379 and a teen pass (ages 13-18) is $569.
 
  • 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 $389 for adults and $289 for children (ages five to 12).
 
  • Keystone A-Basin 4-Pack: For just $219, enjoy four days of skiing and riding with limited holiday restrictions at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado. That’s under $55 per day.
The deadline to purchase a 2018-19 season pass is Sunday, Nov. 18. For additional information on season pass options and to purchase, visit www.epicpass.com.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com





 

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