The EPIC Pass is a multi-resort multi-day and season pass – the number of days access and blackout dates depends on which pass you purchase. The EPIC Pass options are only available in limited quantities and once the sales quota is reached each season, they will no longer be available to purchase – until the following season.
Take advantage, and do not miss the ongoing Ski Pass Sale for the upcoming 2021/2022 ski season. Having an Epic Pass comes with a few additional perks this season.
All pass prices reduced 20%* to make it easier for everyone to enjoy the mountains. The discount applies to North American passes only, but that means Utah residents will be able to get the Epic Local Pass for $583, down from $729 last year.
In addition, for a limited time, get 10 Buddy Tickets when you purchase select pass products.
We are very excited to pass along Vail Resorts’ latest announcement that for the 2021/2022 ski season, resort officials are planning for mountain reservations to no longer be required at all Vail Resorts. This means your Epic Pass will likely go back to having unlimited, drop-of-a-hat access to the mountains.
In addition to this great news, Vail CEO, Rob Katz also celebrated “extended operations” at up to twelve of their resorts, with even more spring skiing for Epic Pass holders. Those resort destinations include Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, and others yet to be announced.
What are the new sample Epic Pass prices for 2021/2022?
- Epic Pass for $783, compared to $979 last year
- Epic Local Pass for $583, compared to $729 last year
- Epic Day Pass 4-Day for $323, compared to $404 last year
- Epic Day Pass 1-Day for $87, compared to $109 last year
Pass work at these resorts, with no blackout dates:
- Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
- Beaver Creek, Colo.
- Breckenridge, Colo.
- Crested Butte, Colo.
- Keystone, Colo.
- Vail, Colo.
- Heavenly, Calif./Nev.
- Kirkwood, Calif.
- Northstar, Calif.
- Stevens Pass, Wash.
- Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada
- Mount Snow, Vt.
- Okemo, Vt.
- Stowe, Vt.
- Attitash Mountain Resort, N.H.
- Crotched Mountain, N.H.
- Mount Sunapee, N.H.
- Wildcat Mountain, N.H.
- Hunter Mountain, N.Y.
- Big Boulder, Penn.
- Jack Frost, Penn.
- Roundtop Mountain Resort, Penn.
- Whitetail Resort, Penn.
- Afton Alps, Minn.
- Wilmot, Wis.
- Mt. Brighton, Mich.
- Alpine Valley, Ohio
- Brandywine, Ohio
- Mad River Mountain, Ohio
- Paoli Peaks, Ind.
- Hidden Valley, Mo.
- Snow Creek, Mo.
- Falls Creek, Australia — 2022 access
- Hotham, Australia — 2022 access
- Perisher, Australia — 2022 access
For a full list of resorts please visit KUTV website
2021 Spring Closing Dates and Details
As the spring season comes to a close, here’s what you need to know:
- Use the reservation system to book your ski days.
- Continue to wear face coverings regardless of your home state’s rules or your personal vaccination status.
- Remain physically distant from other parties.
- Plan for cashless transactions.
We have some bonus ski days this season! Here’s a look at the new and extended closing dates for Spring 2021:
- March 28 — Crotched Mountain
- April 4 — Crested Butte and Okemo
- April 11, 2021 — Beaver Creek, Park City, Keystone, Kirkwood, Hunter and Mount Sunapee
- April 18 — Vail, Heavenly, Northstar, Stevens Pass, Stowe, Mount Snow and Wildcat
- May 24 — Whistler Blackcomb
- May 31 — Breckenridge
Keep in mind that dates are subject to change as spring storms and warm days affect the snow depth and quality.
Epic Day Passes Both Restricted and Unrestricted (and Limited!)
For the 2021-2022 season, we offer the Epic Day Passes for one to seven days of skiing. There are four categories: restricted, unrestricted, limited restricted and limited unrestricted. Does it sound complicated? It’s not. The restricted passes have holiday blackout dates and the limited passes have fewer participating resorts. This allows you to find the pass that works for you and possibly save money.
If you know where you want to ski and when you want to ski, you can narrow down your choices. If you are not sure when and where you want to ski, the Unrestricted Epic Day Pass will give you the most flexibility. But if you know you want to ski at, say, Lake Tahoe, during a non-holiday period, you can save the most money with a Limited Restricted Epic Day Pass.
For any of the below passes, you purchase the number of dates you want to ski or ride — from one day to seven days. The days do not need to be consecutive. Here’s a quick look at the Epic Day Passes:
- Restricted Epic Day Pass — Select holiday blackout periods. Ski at 30+ Vail resorts. Less expensive than Unrestricted. Range from $87 to $517 for adults ($45 to $268 for kids).
- Unrestricted Epic Day Pass — No holiday blackout periods. Ski at 30+ Vail resorts. Up to 50 percent off. Range from $103 to $783 for adults ($53 to $399 for kids).
- Limited Restricted Epic Day Pass — This pass has the same benefits of the Restricted Epic Day Pass with holiday blackout periods but has some resort restrictions (and therefore a cheaper price).
- Limited Unrestricted Epic Day Pass — This pass has no blackouts and the same benefits of the Unrestricted Epic Day Pass but has some resort restrictions (and therefore a cheaper price).
The resorts accessible for each pass may vary slightly, so be sure to check your ticket before you purchase.
The Restricted Epic Day Pass and Limited Restricted Epic Day Pass blackout dates are:
- Nov. 26-27, 2021
- Dec. 26-31, 2021
- Jan. 15, 2022
- Feb. 19-20, 2022
For the majority of you skiers and riders who plan to take one or perhaps two ski vacations, the Epic Day pass is the most practical and economical choice. It allows you to lock in the best rates of the season without committing to a full Epic Pass. Plus you do not have to select your dates, and they do not have to be consecutive. You can buy the pass that suits your ski plans.
Epic Passes provide exclusive discounts
On top of all that, travelers with the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic Day Pass and more can enjoy discounts through the Epic Mountain Rewards program that was introduced in 2020. This simple but rewarding program provides the following discounts at Vail Resorts’ 34 North American owned and operated resorts:
- 20% off food and nonalcoholic beverages (up to $150 per day)
- 20% off group ski and ride lessons
- 20% off the Epic Mountain Express private or shared shuttles from Denver International Airport (DEN) and Eagle County-Vail Regional Airport (EGE) Regional Airport
- 20% off gear rentals
- 20% select on-mountain activities
Epic Coverage is included at no cost for all pass holders and provides refunds associated with certain personal events, including illness, job loss, and injury. It also expands coverage to protect you from certain resort closures. This coverage does not apply to any of Vail Resorts’ Partner Resorts, for a full list contact us.
For the complete terms and conditions regarding this offer, please contact us.
Summer Scenic Access
If you purchase the Epic Pass in the spring, you get Summer Scenic Access to resorts with your season pass beginning May 15, 2021. Your Epic Rewards kick in with 20% off food and beverage, lodging, bike rentals, Epic Mountain Express and golf. Summer lift access includes free scenic access on chairlifts and/or gondolas.
Summer access varies by pass type. The Epic 1-7 Day Passes do not include summer lift access. Passes that receive Summer Scenic Access include Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Summit Value Pass, Keystone Plus Pass, Tahoe Local Pass, Kirkwood Pass, Park City Youth Pass, 65+ Keystone Breck Pass, Senior 70+ 10 Day Pass, Stevens Pass Select Pass, Stevens Pass Premium Pass, Crested Butte Pass, Northeast Value Pass, Northeast Midweek Value Pass, Ohio Pass, Hidden Valley Pass, Snow Creek Pass, Paoli Peaks Pass.
The most cost-effective way to ski at major mountains has, for years, been with a pass. But even with that, skiing has been a sport that has been out-of-budget for many. But now, Vail Resorts is making skiing more accessible for more people by slashing prices across the board and introducing a new type of day pass that starts at just $67 per day for some world-class skiing. For comparison, that’s less than half the cost of a one-day ticket to Disney World or Universal Studios, making skiing more affordable than you might have thought.
Ski passes, such as the Epic Pass, generally only get more expensive as we get closer to next season.
So while you may not need to hit purchase right this second to lock in these likely-lowest-of-the-year prices, keep in mind that prices are likely to increase as the months tick by. Then, eventually, passes usually go off-sale for the season completely around December based on historical trends.
Will this make next season Epic?
This is a huge and potentially industry-shaking announcement. But is cheaper better? Some would say yes, however others that already think the mountains are overcrowded would disagree. This lower price point may (and should) lead to more pass purchases which could result in more skiers on the slopes, skiers waiting in the lift lines, and cars sitting in mountain traffic.
As more of the country opens up to other activities, will there still be such a hunger to ski? Will newbies and those that have lapsed be flocking to the mountains in such numbers? I suppose that remains to be seen. Read more at https://thesnowreport.com/ski-resort-life/epic-discounts-from-vail-resorts-for-2021-22-season/
For more info on Epic Pass Purchase for the upcoming 2021/2022 Winter season, please check out these resources: