There’s some super good news for those of you who have been dragging your feet to purchase your Epic Pass for the 2012/2013 season. Vail Resorts just announced that they’ve extended their early season sale for one final week, pushing the deadline back to April 22nd.
If you’re planning on embarking upon some big mountain riding at Lake Tahoe or Colorado this upcoming season, you absolutely must snag an Epic Pass! It basically pays for itself after 4-6 days of riding, and provides season long access to Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek, Heavenly, Northstar and newly added Kirkwood.
A mere $49 down-payment locks you into the early bird pricing, and as a bonus you’ll get six buddy passes (2 if you miss the April 22nd deadline) to ride and glide with all of your closest friends.
Since Vail Resorts span so many different resorts and attract such a wide range of skiers and snowboarder hailing from around the world, they’ve devised several different variations of the Epic Pass to accomodate all needs and riding frequency. It gets a little tricky, but Vail has laid out all the details below:
- The Epic Pass™, the best season pass deal in the ski industry offering unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin is available for $659. It pays for itself in less than six days.
- Epic 7-Day™ pays for itself in less than five days and is ideal for people who don’t plan to ski more than seven days. The Epic 7-Day gives skiers and snowboarders a total of seven unrestricted days of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar, plus Arapahoe Basin anytime during the season for a price of $509.
- The Epic Local Pass™, for $509, pays for itself in less than five days and is perfect for locals who can navigate a few more restrictions. The Epic Local Pass offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited holiday restrictions at
Heavenly, Northstar andKirkwood. It also includes a total of 10 days at Vail or Beaver Creekwith holiday restrictions. $50 pass holder tickets are also available for purchase during blackout dates at Heavenly, Northstar andKirkwood.
- Summit Value Pass™ pays for itself in less than four days and is a great option for people who only plan to skiSummitCounty. TheSummitValuePass is available for $419 and provides unlimited and unrestricted lift access to Keystone andArapahoeBasin, as well as access to Breckenridgewith limited holiday restrictions. Pass holders can purchase access to Breckenridge on restricted days for $50 per day.
- New for 2012-2013, the Tahoe Local Pass™ offers skiing and riding seven days a week to Heavenly, Northstar andKirkwood resorts. It includes access on Saturdays at all three resortswith limited holidays restrictions. $50 pass holder tickets are also available for purchase during blackout dates at Heavenly, Northstar andKirkwood all for $419. TheTahoeLocalPass pays for itself in just over four days. Also, Lake Tahoe skiers and snowboarders who buy their pass now can ski and ride this spring at Heavenly, Northstar andKirkwood when they pay for their 2012-2013 pass in full.
- Tahoe Value Pass™, available for $379, pays for itself in less than four days and is ideal for people who plan to ski or ride seven days a week at Heavenly and six days a week at Northstar andKirkwood. TheTahoeValuePass has holiday restrictions to Heavenly, Northstar andKirkwoodwith Saturdays excluded at Northstar andKirkwood. Pass holders can purchase access to Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood Resorts on restricted days for $50 per day. Also, Lake Tahoe skiers and snowboarders who buy their pass now can ski and ride this spring at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood when they pay for their 2012-2013 pass in full.
Skiers and riders should purchase their passes for next year now, as these prices and spring benefits are only guaranteed through April 22, 2012. Vail Resorts is giving guests the option to lock in these prices with a $49 down payment now with the remainder of the balance due in mid-September 2012. All passes are available for purchase on www.epicpass.com..
Season Pass Insurance Option: Protect Your Pass Investment in the Event of an Unexpected Circumstance
Vail Resorts encourages its guests to purchase pass insurance. All of its pass products are non-refundable. However, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including sickness, injury and job loss. Pass insurance is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 5-12). Coverage applies for all season passes and the Epic 7-Day valid for the 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season. For more information, visit www.epicpass.com.
New This Year: Season Pass Auto Renewal Program
The Vail Resorts Season Pass Auto Renewal Program is the most convenient way to automatically renew your season pass every year, while guaranteeing next season’s lowest price. Valid on all Vail Resorts season passes excluding college and certain senior passes. The program automatically charges $49 down to a credit card each spring,with the remainder charged in the fall for the same product pass holders purchased when initially enrolling in the Auto Renewal Program. Customers must opt-in to the Auto
Renewal program and they may cancel their enrollment at any time, prior to the following spring when the $49 down payment is charged. For more information, visit www.epicpass.com.
Special Pass holder Benefits
The Epic Season Pass, Epic 7-Day, Epic Local Pass, Summit Value Pass, Tahoe Local Pass and Tahoe Value Pass purchasers will receive exclusive offers and promotions on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season.
Summer 2012 Benefits
Skiers and snowboarders who purchase their passes this spring will also receive special benefits for this summer 2012, including access for sightseeing and gondola rides. All season pass products are non-transferable and non-refundable.