Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass is now more epic, with a surprising 2021/22 20% discount. Epic Pass for 2021-22 price for early season purchase was $783, versus the previous season’s $979, with early pass pricing deadline! This is big news, a significant customer relief … should play well to retain their many (million) passholders. The Pass price goes up in the fall, and season pass sales end late November, early December.
The Epic Pass at $783 offers unlimited skiing at 37 Vail owned ski resorts and 7 days each at many more, plus ski pass benefits in the Alps, for a grand total of 65+ resorts. Vail Resorts now include: Colorado’s Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, California’s Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood, Washington’s Stevens Pass, Vermont’s Stowe, Okemo, Mount Snow, NH’s Wildcat, Attitash, Mount Sunapee, the Midwest’s Wilmot, Mt Brighton, Afton Alps, and Perisher Australia.
Additional ski benefits to Epic Passholders include partner resorts – Telluride, Sun Valley & Snowbasin, and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies! Plus Hakuba Japan.
In Europe, the Epic Pass also allows for ski tickets in the French Alps – Les 3 Vallees in (think Courchevel, Val Thorens and Meribel), Paradiski – Les Arcs and La Plagne, and Val D’Isere Tignes, plus Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy, 4 Vallees in Switzerland – which encompasses Verbier, and The Arlberg in Austria – 3 days at Lech Zurs, Stuben, St Christoph and St Anton. Some of these free ski tickets require lodging purchases in The Alps.
Well, skiers are the winners in this big mountain pass blow up, with great choices at significant savings versus the old-school one-mountain season pass at over $1,000!
You should strongly consider buying the Epic Pass, with full insurance- “Epic Coverage” as protection for next season – at no extra charge. Then download Vail’s Epic Mix app and start dreaming of skiing next season, locally, out west, airfare will be a deal too.
IKON pass is the other big mega-mountain pass, at $999, which combines Aspen’s ski resorts (the newly formed Alterra Mountain Company) with Boyne, Powdr and Intrawest Resorts plus some indies for a total of 41 – its another extremely versatile pass valid at Aspen’s 4 mountains, Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Alpine Meadows, Mammoth, Big Bear, June, Stratton, Snowshoe, Tremblant, and Blue Mountain. Plus limited skiing at Deer Valley, Snowbird/Alta, Brighton, Solitude, Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Killington, Revelstoke, and Sugarbush, Canada’s Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise and Norquay, and Loon, Sunday River and Sugarloaf.
Where are you skiing this ski season? Yes, we will be skiing next season. There will be some continued social distancing, we know the scoop by now. Aspen is requiring vaccines for staff, and for ASC hotel guests, plus indoor reservation table dining for example. No big thing to ski. Facemasks and gloves are already ski protocol, right?!