2023 Epic Ski Pass Inside Look – Is It Worth It?
As we start gearing up for another winter season, many people are considering purchasing the Epic Pass from Vail Resorts. With unlimited skiing at over 40 iconic ski destinations, purchasing this pass is tempting. But is the Epic Pass worth its price tag? Our inside look will help you decide if buying one is right for you.
In this guide, we’ll explore all the key destinations, partner resorts, expanded European access, new technologies, features like mobile passes, and all the special deals available to understand everything The Epic Pass offers. We will compare the scope of all the various Epic Pass options available for 2023-2024. As we delve into the details, we’ll continuously revisit the central question that underpins our inside look: is the 2023/24 Epic Ski Pass worth it? By the end of this guide, you’ll know the answer to this question and have all the resources you need to make an informed buying decision.
How Much Does The 2023/24 Epic Ski Pass Cost?
Obviously, when deciding if the Epic Pass is worth it, the first thing to consider is how much it costs. However, it’s not quite as straightforward to answer that question as you would think since many Epic Pass options are available this year. The Full Epic Ski Pass currently costs $969 for adults (ages 13+) and $494 for kids (ages 5 -12). This flagship Epic Pass provides unlimited access to over 80 resorts globally with absolutely no blackout dates, appealing to skiers seeking the ultimate in resort access and flexibility. But there are also many other Epic Pass options/configurations that need to be considered when determining which one suits your needs and preferences.
For starters, the Epic Local Pass offers unlimited skiing at 25 resorts with limited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb, along with blackout dates at these resorts during the holidays. The Epic Specialty Passes also cater specifically to select groups of individuals, such as military personnel, persons with disabilities, college students, or seniors, which come with substantial discounts. Other Epic Pass types worth looking at are based on where and when you want to ski, such as the Epic Regional Ski Passes. Then there’s also the Epic Day Pass Packs, which are available in 1 – 7 day bundles. All of these Epic Pass options come with different price tags and offer radically different levels of access to different ski areas. Choosing which Epic Pass is right for you will take some research. Lucky for you, we’ve done all the hard work for you. So, let’s dive into understanding all the various Epic Pass options available this year, what they offer, and, most importantly – if one is worth it to you.
Epic Pass Options Available for 2023/24
In this guide, we aim to simplify your life by saving you the hassle of navigating through multiple tabs on your browser to get all the necessary information about the Epic Pass. We will take a look at each Epic Pass type individually, and examine its costs, the resorts it grants access to, and any restrictions or qualifications you need to know. This information will help you decide which type of Epic Pass is suitable for you this season and whether it is worth investing in.
Full Epic Ski Pass – No Limits Flagship
With unrestricted access to over 40 premier ski resorts worldwide, the Full Epic Pass is your ultimate passport to a boundless winter adventure. This flagship offering from Vail Resorts grants you unlimited skiing and riding all season long across their extensive network of world-class mountain destinations. This pass also gives access to Vail’s partner resorts in Europe, Japan, and Australia, meaning you could theoretically ski year-round. No blackout dates. Just the pure, unconstrained freedom to carve up legendary terrain from Vail to Whistler Blackcomb and beyond. Whether an impromptu day trip or a week-long escape, the Full Epic Pass is crafted for all those who want an endless and unrestricted winter of fun.
Current Epic Pass Pricing
2023/24 Local Epic Pass – Offering Amazing Value
The Local Epic Pass has transformed from a local-only option to a cost-effective, slightly restricted version of the Full Epic Pass. It offers unlimited skiing at most of the same resorts, excluding Telluride and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. Blackout dates during peak holidays are perfect for those who prefer quieter slopes and don’t mind missing out on the busiest times. The pass still includes access to Vail’s international partners in Europe, Japan, and Australia, making it ideal for year-round skiers. It’s an excellent choice for those seeking a balance between affordability and extensive resort access. It allows for a more peaceful skiing experience away from the holiday rush, all at a price significantly lower than the Full Epic Pass.
Current Epic Local Pass Pricing
Specialty Epic Ski Pass Options in 2023
For the 2023/24 Ski Season, Vail Resorts continues to offer significant discounts to seniors (over 65), currently enrolled college students, active & retired military personnel, and individuals with disabilities with special reduced-cost passes. These groups can receive a substantial discount on many configurations of the full Epic Pass, so if you fit into one of these select categories and meet all of the criteria, getting a Specialty Epic Ski Pass is going to be considerably more affordable – making it all that more “worth it.”
2023/24 Epic Military Ski Passes – Honouring The Brave
In a salute to the courage and sacrifice of those who serve their country, Vail Resorts extends an invitation to the slopes with its Military Epic Passes. These passes carve out a way for active, retired military personnel, their dependents, and reservists to embrace the thrill of the mountains at an exceptional value. Understanding who is eligible and the specifics of what these passes offer can make all the difference in planning your ski season. For military community members, the Epic Military Pass provides substantial benefits. Below is a detailed guide that outlines the qualifications and pricing for each category of the Epic Military Pass, including any resort restrictions.
Military Branches Eligible for the Passes
- U.S. Army and Reserves
- U.S. Navy and Reserves
- U.S. Air Force and Reserves
- U.S. Marine Corps and Reserves
- U.S. Coast Guard and Reserves
- U.S Public Health Services Corps
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officers
Eligibility for the Epic Military Pass
The Epic Military Pass comes in two distinct formats and price structures: active/retired military personnel and their dependents and one for military veterans and their dependents. Understanding which of these categories applies to your situation will make a massive difference in the price of the pass. To better understand the mechanisms of these categories, please check the table:
|Active Duty||Active/Retired Military and Dependents||Full-time service members on Title 10 orders for 30 days or more.|
|Reserve & Guard Forces||Active/Retired Military and Dependents||Currently serving in the Reserves or National Guard on Title 32 orders, excluding IRR members.|
|Retired||Active/Retired Military and Dependents||Spouses and child dependents of Active/Retired service members must have or qualify for DD Form 1173.|
|Dependents||Active/Retired Military and Dependents||Spouse and child dependents of Active/Retired service members, must have or qualify for DD Form 1173.|
|Veteran||Veterans and Veteran Dependents||Those who served in active military and were honorably discharged.|
|Dependent||Veterans and Veteran Dependents||Spouse and child dependents of Veterans, with age/eligibility as defined by the military and Department of Defense.|
Current Epic Military Ski Pass Pricing
|Pass Type||Eligibility||Price||Resort Access||Restrictions|
|Active Military Pass||Full-time active duty military personnel||$172||Unlimited access to select owned and partner resorts in the U.S., plus Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis, Perisher (2024), Falls Creek (2024), Hotham (2024)||Does not include access to Telluride, CO; Resorts of the Canadian Rockies; Hakuba Valley; Rusutsu Resort; and European Resorts|
|Active Dependent Pass||Dependents of active military||$172||Unlimited access to select owned and partner resorts in the U.S., plus Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis, Perisher (2024), Falls Creek (2024), Hotham (2024)||Does not include access to Telluride, CO; Resorts of the Canadian Rockies; Hakuba Valley; Rusutsu Resort; and European Resorts|
|Retired Military Pass||Retired military with retirement pay||$172||Unlimited access to select owned and partner resorts in the U.S., plus Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis, Perisher (2024), Falls Creek (2024), Hotham (2024)||Does not include access to Telluride, CO; Resorts of the Canadian Rockies; Hakuba Valley; Rusutsu Resort; and European Resorts|
|Retired Dependent Pass||Dependents of retired military||$172|
|Veteran Military Pass||Honorably discharged veterans||$552|
|Veteran Dependent Pass||Dependents of veterans||$552|
2023/24 Epic Adaptive Pass – Empowering Every Skier’s Journey
Vail Resorts is committed to making the mountains accessible to everyone. For skiers and snowboarders with permanent disabilities, the 2023 Epic Pass is offered in a range of Specialty Adaptive Passes, ensuring that world-class skiing is accessible and affordable to all. With these passes, people can enjoy the slopes at a fraction of the cost and the freedom to choose the pass that best suits their winter adventure plans. Just like with the Full Epic Pass and the various Regional Epic Passes, the Adaptive Passes provide a variety of choices to accommodate unlimited access to worldwide Vail-owned and partner resorts or region-specific locations for those who know precisely which mountains they want to ski this coming Winter, but at a substantial discount. So, whether you’re planning on hitting the slopes every chance you get at many destinations worldwide or are just looking for a few memorable days of fantastic skiing, there’s a pass that will be just right for you. With prices starting at $207 for adults, these are some of the most affordable options available and are worth a closer look if you fit into this category.
Adaptive Pass Options for the 2023/24 Ski Season:
|Pass Type||Age Group||Price||Resort Access||Restrictions|
|Epic Adaptive Pass||Adult (13+)||$455||All Vail Resorts||None|
|Epic Adaptive Pass||Child (5-12)||$233||All Vail Resorts||None|
|Epic Adaptive 5-Day Limited Pass||Adult (13+)||$269||Access to 37 resorts||None|
|Epic Adaptive 5 Day Limited Pass||Adult (13+)||$207||Access to 25 resorts||Excludes: Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Northstar, Stowe, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Telluride, Canadian Rockies|
|Adaptive Tahoe Pass||Adult (13+)||$288||Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood||Only includes: Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood|
|Adaptive Northeast Value Pass||Adult (13+)||$279||Unlimited: Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat Mountain, Crotched Mountain, Liberty Mountain Resort, Roundtop Mountain Resort, Whitetail Resort, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Seven Springs, Laurel Mountain, Hidden Valley, Mt Brighton, Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River Mountain; 10 days at Stowe||Peak dates excluded for Okemo, Mount Snow, and Hunter Mountain; Total of 10 days excluding peak dates at Stowe|
|Adaptive Midwest Pass||Adult (13+)||$251||Afton Alps, Mt Brighton, Wilmot, Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River Mountain, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks||None|
2023/24 Epic College Passes – Carving Paths for Scholars
For college students, the Epic Pass is a passport to freedom on the slopes, offering a way to escape the books and experience some of North America’s best skiing and snowboarding. These passes are crafted with the student budget in mind, offering significant discounts and ensuring you don’t have to sacrifice epic winter adventures for affordability. With the Epic College Pass, you can balance studies with stoke, hitting the slopes whenever your schedule allows. Remember, college life is about making memories and experiences as much as academics. With the Epic College Pass, you’re investing in winter seasons filled with epic runs and camaraderie—all while keeping your student budget in check.
College Pass Options for the 2023/24 Ski Season:
|Pass Type||Age Group||Price||Resort Access||Restrictions||Additional Access|
|Tahoe Local College Pass||College||$534||Unlimited: Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood||Excludes peak dates||5 Total Days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Park City; No access to partner resorts|
|Tahoe Value College Pass||College||$424||Unlimited: Heavenly, Northstar (6 days a week), Kirkwood (7 days a week)||Excludes peak dates||No access to partner resorts|
|Summit Value College Pass||College||$484||Unlimited: Keystone, Breckenridge (with restrictions)||Excludes peak dates||No access to partner resorts|
|Park City Youth Pass||College||$395||Park City||Includes peak dates||Unlimited access to Park City|
|Epic Local College Pass||College||$562||Unlimited at selected resorts||Excludes peak dates||10 Total Days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Stowe, VT; 5 Days at Andermatt-Sedrun, Switzerland; 5 Days each at Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu, Japan|
|Mt. Brighton College Night Pass||College||$188||Night skiing at Mt. Brighton||Includes peak dates||Access only to Mt. Brighton, MI; Excludes partner resorts|
|Northeast Value Pass||College||$591||Unlimited at 17 Resorts||Excludes peak dates||Access to 17 Resorts|
|Afton Alps College Night Pass||College||$197||Night skiing at Afton Alps||Includes peak dates||Access only to Afton Alps, MN; Excludes partner resorts|
|Mt. Brighton College Pass||College||$306||Unlimited at Mt. Brighton||Includes peak dates||Access only to Mt. Brighton, MI; Excludes partner resorts|
|Afton Alps College Pass||College||$316||Unlimited at Afton Alps||Includes peak dates||Access only to Afton Alps, MN; Excludes partner resorts|
|Kirkwood College Pass||College||$454||Unlimited at Kirkwood||Includes peak dates||Access only to Kirkwood, CA; Excludes partner resorts|
2023/24 Senior Ski Passes – Golden Years, Epic Trails
For seasoned skiers who have honed their turns over the years, the 2023/24 Epic Pass offers a range of Senior Adaptive Passes designed for those who appreciate their local mountains’ familiar trails and community spirit. These passes are not just tickets to the slopes; they represent a commitment to providing seasoned skiers with convenient, cost-effective access to the places they love. Embracing the seasoned skier’s preference for convenience and familiarity, these passes highlight the value of regional access. Senior skiers are invited to enjoy their favorite local mountains with passes that reflect their lifestyle — whether that means midweek skiing away from the crowds, unlimited days at their go-to resort, or savoring the freedom to ski at several beloved Northeastern resorts. The focus on specific areas ensures that the experience is tailored, accessible, and full of the local charm that resonates with those who have made these mountains a second home.
|Pass Type||Age Group||Price||Resort Access||Restrictions|
|Stevens Pass Select Pass||Senior||$395||Stevens Pass during off-peak times||Excludes peak dates|
|Stevens Pass Premium Pass||Senior||$368||Stevens Pass||None|
|Paoli Peaks Pass||Senior||$110||Paoli Peaks||Includes peak dates|
|Snow Creek Pass||Senior||$110||Snow Creek||Includes peak dates|
|Hidden Valley Pass||Senior||$110||Hidden Valley, MO||Includes peak dates|
|Afton Alps Pass||Senior||$336||Afton Alps, MN||Includes peak dates|
|Mt. Brighton Pass||Senior||$394||Mt. Brighton, MI||Includes peak dates|
|Ohio Pass||Senior||$277||Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Mad River Mountain, OH||Includes peak dates|
|Northeast Midweek Pass||Senior||$443||Weekday access to Mount Snow, Okemo, Stowe, VT; Hunter Mountain, Mount Sunapee, Wildcat Mountain, Crotched Mountain, NH; Liberty Mountain, Roundtop Mountain, Whitetail Resort, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Seven Springs, Laurel Mountain, Hidden Valley, PA||Excludes peak dates|
|Northeast Value Pass||Senior||$443||Unlimited access to Mount Snow, Okemo, Stowe, VT; Hunter Mountain, Mount Sunapee, Wildcat Mountain, Crotched Mountain, NH; Liberty Mountain, Roundtop Mountain, Whitetail Resort, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Seven Springs, Laurel Mountain, Hidden Valley, PA||Excludes peak dates|
2023 Regional Epic Passes – The Local’s Choice
The Epic Regional Passes for 2023 cater to skiers and snowboarders who know where and when they want to hit the slopes. These passes are a smart pick for those who live near ski resorts or plan to ski in specific areas that the passes cover rather than needing the extensive access the full Epic Pass provides. Choosing an Epic Regional Pass allows you to enjoy cost-effective access to your favorite local mountains. Opting for one of these Epic Regional Passes means embracing affordability without skimping on the experience. For enthusiasts who only want access to some select mountains of their favorite region or locals who frequent their nearby slopes, the Epic Regional Passes present a tailored and more cost-effective solution that makes these passes worth considering.
Regional Epic Pass Breakdown
To help you find the Epic Regional Pass that’s going to be best suited for your situation, below is a detailed comparison of the resort access, costs, and blackout dates for these passes for the 2023 – 2024 season.
|Pass Name||Adult Price||Child Price||Resort Access||Blackout Dates|
|Tahoe Local Pass||$799||$499||Heavenly, Northstar California, Kirkwood, Park City, Canyons Village||Dec 23-26, 2023; Jan 2-7, 2024|
|Tahoe Value Pass||$699||$449||Heavenly, Northstar California, plus limited access to Park City and Canyons Village||Dec 23-26, 2023; Jan 2-7, 2024|
|Keystone Plus Pass||$849||$549||Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Crested Butte||Dec 23-26, 2023; Jan 2-7, 2024|
|Summit Value Pass||$749||$449||Breckenridge, Keystone||Dec 23-26, 2023; Jan 2-7, 2024|
|Northeast Value Pass||$999||$699||Stowe, Okemo, Hunter, Mount Snow, Sunapee, Wildcat, Seven Springs, Attitash||Dec 23-26, 2023; Jan 2-7, 2024|
|Northeast Midweek Pass||$799||$549||Stowe, Okemo, Hunter, Mount Snow, Sunapee, Wildcat, Seven Springs, Attitash||Only on Weekdays and Holidays|
Selecting the right Epic Regional Pass can unlock the best skiing and snowboarding experiences and protect your budget from hitting the slopes. Browse the available Regional Epic Pass options to determine which one will be worth it based on where you live and which resorts you plan on hitting this coming season. The 2023/24 Epic Regional Pass is the ticket you’ve been looking for.
Epic Day Pass Packs for 2023/24
The Epic Day Pass packs offer savings for families and groups when purchasing multiple 1-7 day passes. These packs provide flexibility and affordability for those planning a few days on the mountain.
Understanding the Epic Day Pass Bundles
Many different pricing configurations are available for Epic Day Pass Bundles for the 2023/24 Ski Season. Check the table below to see if one option is right for you. Your choice is going to depend on:
- How many days do you plan on skiing this year?
- Which resorts do you want to be able to visit?
- If you want to visit during one of the “peak traffic” periods.
These factors will play a big part in determining how much you will need to spend on your pass and if it will be “worth it.”
|Pass Days||Pass Types Included||Price Range (Adult – Child)||Peak Increase (Per Day, Adult – Child)|
|1-Day||All Resorts / 32 Resorts / 22 Resorts||$110 – $54 / $58 – $27||+$19 / +$9.5|
|2-Day||All Resorts / 32 Resorts / 22 Resorts||$212 – $100 / $111 – $50||+$39 / +$19.5|
|3-Day||All Resorts / 32 Resorts / 22 Resorts||$308 – $146 / $161 – $76||+$58 / +$29|
|4-Day||All Resorts (✓) / 32 Resorts / 22 Resorts||$400 – $188 / $208 – $96||+$72 / +$36|
|5-Day||All Resorts (✓) / 32 Resorts / 22 Resorts||$485 – $228 / $253 – $117||+$88 / +$44|
|6-Day||All Resorts (✓) / 32 Resorts / 22 Resorts||$564 – $266 / $294 – $137||+$103 / +$51.5|
|7-Day||All Resorts (✓) / 32 Resorts / 22 Resorts||$639 – $301 / $333 – $153||+$116 / +$58|
Understanding Resort Access Included in The Epic Day Pass Bundles
- All Resorts Pass: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Snow, Mount Sunapee, Attitash Mountain Resort, Wildcat Mountain, Crotched Mountain, Hunter Mountain, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stevens Pass, Liberty Mountain Resort, Roundtop Mountain Resort, Whitetail Resort, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Seven Springs, Laurel Mountain, Hidden Valley in Pennsylvania, Afton Alps, Mt Brighton, Wilmot, Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River Mountain, Hidden Valley in Missouri, Paoli Peaks, Whistler Blackcomb, and Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis.
- 32 Resorts Pass: Does Not Include Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, and Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis.
- 22 Resorts Pass: Does Not Include Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Snow, Hunter Mountain, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stevens Pass, Whistler Blackcomb, and Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis.
Ski Resorts Included in the Epic Pass
When determining if the Epic Pass is worth it, a top consideration for most skiers is the destinations it grants access to. The full Epic Pass unlocks over 40 premier resorts across the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia. For skiers craving variety, this is a massive perk. As we ponder this array of destinations, let’s examine some of the top resorts covered to understand the scope of terrain you can explore because, in the end, it’s not just about access; it’s about the adventures waiting to be had and the question of whether these experiences justify the 2023 Epic Ski Pass’s price for you.
North American Resorts Included in the 2023 Epic Pass
In Colorado, iconic destinations like Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Crested Butte are all included. In Utah, pass holders have unrestricted access to Park City. Out East, Stowe gives you Vermont’s finest skiing. The pass also opens up top resorts in California, Washington, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. For the 2023/2024 season, the Epic Pass includes the following premier North American ski resorts:
|Colorado||Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte*|
|Vermont||Stowe, Okemo, Mount Snow*|
|California||Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood*|
|Pennsylvania||Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost, Big Boulder*, Seven Springs†, Laurel Mountain†, Hidden Valley†|
|New Hampshire||Mount Sunapee, Crotched Mountain, Wildcat Mountain*, Attitash Mountain Resort†|
|New York||Hunter Mountain*|
|Ohio||Alpine Valley†, Boston Mills†, Brandywine†, Mad River Mountain†|
|Missouri||Hidden Valley†, Snow Creek†|
† Partnered with Vail Resorts
Access to Other North American Partner Resorts
In addition to the key resorts, the Epic Pass provides limited access to partner resorts like Telluride in Colorado and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. The Epic Pass offers a range of benefits and discounts at several partner resorts across North America. These benefits vary by resort and pass type, providing skiers and snowboarders with various options to suit their needs. Here’s a detailed look at some of these partner resorts:
|Pass Type||Telluride Ski Resort||Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR)||Notes|
|Epic Pass and Epic Adaptive Pass||7 days of skiing or snowboarding (50% off lift tickets after all 7 days are used)||7 days of skiing or snowboarding (50% off lift tickets after all 7 days are used)|
|Epic Local Pass||10 days of skiing or snowboarding (50% off lift tickets after all 10 days are used)||10 days of skiing or snowboarding (50% off lift tickets after all 10 days are used)||Days at both resorts count towards the total days on the pass|
|Epic Day Pass (Epic 4-Day, 5-Day, 6-Day, 7-Day)||Up to 7 days total of skiing or snowboarding (20% off lift tickets after the purchased days are used)||Up to 7 days total of skiing or snowboarding (20% off lift tickets after the purchased days are used)||Days at both resorts count towards the total days on the pass|
Please note: Epic Pass food/lodging/rental discounts and resort charge do not apply at Telluride or Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. These benefits are only valid at Vail Resorts owned and operated resorts.
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR)
The Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) represent a diverse and spectacular collection of ski resorts across Canada. Each resort boasts unique geographical features, terrain types, and amenities, making them attractive destinations for a wide range of skiers and snowboarders. From the deep powder and challenging terrain of British Columbia’s mountains to the scenic beauty and family-friendly slopes in Quebec, RCR offers experiences catering to all skiing abilities and preferences. Whether you’re an expert skier seeking adventurous alpine bowls and steep chutes or a beginner looking for gentle, groomed runs, RCR’s variety ensures that every visitor finds their perfect winter sports haven.
|Fernie Alpine Resort||British Columbia||– 2,500 acres of terrain|
– 3,550 ft vertical drop
– 142 trails
– 5 alpine bowls
– Known for abundant snowfall and big mountain skiing
|Kicking Horse Mountain Resort||British Columbia||– 1,021 acres of terrain|
– 2,412 ft vertical drop
– 79 trails
– Designed for the 1988 Winter Olympics
– Wide, groomed runs
– Family-friendly facilities
|Kimberley Alpine Resort||British Columbia||– 1,800 acres of terrain|
– 2,465 ft vertical drop
– 68 trails
– Long, gentle, groomed runs
– Ideal for beginners and intermediates
– Sunny, family-friendly
|Nakiska Ski Area||Alberta||– 2,050 ft vertical drop|
– 71 trails
– 3 snow parks
– 547 acres of terrain
– Renowned for night skiing with 19 illuminated trails
– Views of the St. Lawrence River
|Mont-Sainte-Anne||Quebec||– 2,050 ft vertical drop|
– 71 trails
– 3 snow parks
– 547 acres of terrain
– Renowned for night skiing with 19 illuminated trails
– Views of St. Lawrence River
|Stoneham Mountain Resort||Quebec||– 1,380 ft vertical drop|
– 42 trails
– 4 snow parks
– 330 acres of terrain
– 19 illuminated trails for night skiing
– Lively atmosphere and excellent night skiing
Each of these resorts offers an incredible skiing opportunity for Epic Pass holders. With such variety, the Epic Pass becomes an even more valuable asset, granting access to a wide range of experiences across Canada’s most iconic skiing destinations. So, whether you’re seeking some adrenaline-filled adventures or a few peaceful, scenic runs, the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies are waiting to be explored.
Expanded Access to European Resorts
The 2023/2024 ski season brings exciting news for Epic Pass holders, who can now enjoy expanded access to premiere European resorts. A new partnership with Disentis ski area in Switzerland and extended partnerships with renowned resorts like Les 3 Vallées, Ski Arlberg, Skirama Dolomiti, and Verbier4Vallées offer plenty of exciting skiing and snowboarding opportunities.
Here’s a summary of the European resorts included in the Epic Pass and the type of access available:
|Disentis, Switzerland||Unlimited, unrestricted access|
|Verbier4Vallées, Switzerland||5 days|
|Les 3 Vallées, France||7 days|
|Skirama Dolomiti, Italy||7 days|
|Ski Arlberg, Austria||3 days|
The Epic Pass provides a unique opportunity for pass holders to experience some of Europe’s best skiing and snowboarding, making it the only multi-resort pass with significant European access.
Skiing in Japan and Australia with the Epic Pass
The Epic Pass for 2023 also provides access to some of the top ski resorts in Japan and Australia, offering a unique opportunity for skiers and snowboarders to experience the slopes in these regions. Far beyond the familiar trails, these destinations provide a blend of world-class skiing, rich cultural experiences, and breathtaking landscapes. Whether you’re carving through the famously light snow of Japan’s northern islands or embracing the unique thrill of Winter down under, your 2023 Epic Pass can be your ticket to an unforgettable adventure worldwide.
Enjoy Incredible Year-Round Skiing in Australia with the Epic Pass
As the snow melts in the Northern Hemisphere in spring, avid skiers need not despair. The 2023 Epic Pass provides access to iconic ski resorts in Australia, where the ski season runs from June through October. With terrain to challenge experts and wide, welcoming runs for beginners, Australia delivers an unforgettable alpine experience.
Nestled in the Snowy Mountains, resorts like Perisher, Falls Creek, and Hotham offer terrain as dramatic as their names suggest. Glide down wide boulevards and cruise through snow gum forests with incredible views of craggy peaks and deep valleys. Perisher’s 1,245 hectares of skiable terrain provide something for everyone. Test your skills on Front Valley’s black runs and famous mogul fields before relaxing on Easy Does Its gentle green slopes.
For steep chutes and backcountry vibes, Hotham is the place. Experts will find endless challenges like the black runs down Orchard or the Big D, while beginners can learn the ropes at the Hotham Central area. At Falls Creek, the slopes suit all abilities – take your pick from over 90 trails. With the Epic Pass, you have the flexibility to explore each unique mountain.
|Resort||Epic Pass Access||Epic Local Pass Access||Epic Local Pass Blackout Dates||Notes|
|Perisher||Unlimited (2024 season)||Unlimited *but with blackout date restrictions||Nov. 24-25, 2023; Dec. 26-31, 2023; Jan. 13, 2024; Feb. 17-18, 2024||Falls Creek is Victoria’s largest alpine resort, with over 450 hectares of skiable terrain and 37 lifts. Falls Creek is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and variety of on-mountain activities. It offers a variety of terrain for all ability levels, focusing on beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders.|
|Falls Creek||Unlimited (2024 season)||Unlimited *but with blackout date restrictions||Nov. 24-25, 2023; Dec. 26-31, 2023; Jan. 13, 2024; Feb. 17-18, 2024||Hotham is a popular destination for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders, with over 80% of its terrain rated intermediate or advanced. It is known for its challenging off-piste skiing and its lively après-ski scene. Hotham also offers a variety of on-mountain activities, including snowshoeing, tobogganing, and cross-country skiing.|
|Hotham||Unlimited (2024 season)||Unlimited *but with blackout date restrictions||Nov. 24-25, 2023; Dec. 26-31, 2023; Jan. 13, 2024; Feb. 17-18, 2024||Hotham is a popular destination for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders, with over 80% of its terrain rated as intermediate or advanced. It is known for its challenging off-piste skiing and its lively après-ski scene. Hotham also offers a variety of on-mountain activities, including snowshoeing, tobogganing, and cross-country skiing.|
With the Epic Pass, experience the culture and charm of the Australian Alps. As the sun goes down, kick back and socialize with friendly locals over a cold pint at buzzing après ski bars like The Man from Snowy River Hotel. Wake up to the calls of wild cockatoos, parrots, possums, and wombats inhabiting the snow gums. The rich indigenous history here is waiting to be discovered.
For the first time, the Epic Pass in 2023 offers skiers the chance to chase the snow 12 months of the year – no matter which hemisphere they call home. If you’re looking to hit the slopes year-round and traverse the globe, seeking fun and adventure, then the Epic Pass is just what you’ve been looking for!
Epic “Japow” Skiing in Japan
Japan is a skiing paradise with its legendary powdery snow and cultural allure. For passionate skiers and snowboarders, visiting the Land of the Rising Sun is a pilgrimage. Your Epic Pass unlocks two of Japan’s premier resorts – Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu – where you can immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind winter wonderland.
High in the Northern Japan Alps, Hakuba Valley encompasses ten interconnected resorts, offering over 200 trails across diverse terrain. Ski through snow-draped evergreens as you explore the valley, tasting ‘Japow’ – Japan’s celebrated featherlight, dry snow. Link together runs on Happo-One, the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics, before unwinding in natural volcanic hot springs under the stars.
On the island of Hokkaido, Rusutsu’s tree-lined groomed cruisers, off-piste chutes, and family-friendly facilities promise a well-rounded Japanese skiing experience. Tackle the vertical challenge of Mt. Isola, which towers above the resort, then refuel on ramen and sake while admiring panoramic views of Lake Toya. Don’t miss Rusutsu’s famous tree runs – zigzagging through snow-cloaked birches is an unforgettable highlight.
|Resort||Epic Pass Access||Epic Local Pass Access||Epic Local Pass Blackout Dates||Notes|
|Hakuba Valley||5 days||5 days *with blackout date restrictions||Nov. 24-25, 2023; Dec. 26-31, 2023; Jan. 13, 2024; Feb. 17-18, 2024||Includes access to nine different mountain areas: Able Hakuba Goryu|
Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort
Hakuba Happo-One Snow Resort
Hakuba Norikura Onsen Snow Resort
Jiigatake Snow Resort
Kashimayari Ski Resort
Tsugaike Kogen Snow Resor
|Rusutsu Resort||5 days||5 days * with blackout date restrictions||Nov. 24-25, 2023; Dec. 26-31, 2023; Jan. 13, 2024; Feb. 17-18, 2024||Known for its deep powder and tree skiing, Rusutsu Resort is located on the northern island of Hokkaido and is one of the largest and most popular ski resorts in Japan, with over 42 kilometers of skiable terrain for all ability levels. It is known for its wide variety of groomed runs, challenging off-piste skiing, terrain parks, and hot springs. Rusutsu is also a popular destination for families, with various family-friendly activities, such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.|
The Japanese ski season runs from December through May, with excellent conditions lasting into spring. Plan your visit during January or February to experience the legendary powder at its deepest and most pristine. Beyond world-class skiing, Japan offers a rich cultural immersion – savor sushi and slurp ramen, soak in steaming onsen baths, and explore Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines dusted white with snow. With lift access to two iconic resorts, your Epic Pass unlocks the ultimate ski trip in the Land of the Rising Sun.
The 2023/24 Epic Pass Is Your Gateway To Worldwide Skiing Adventures!
The sheer scale of all the resorts that the Epic Pass opens up is simply mind-blowing. This pass is the only one that provides even close to this amount of access to some of the best ski destinations globally. If you are a jet setter or have an upcoming business trip or vacation planned anywhere near some of the resorts included in the Epic Pass, then the value speaks for itself. For those who wish to ski worldwide, it’s a significant selling point that makes purchasing the Epic Pass more than worth the investment.
Restrictions and Blackout Dates
Certain types of Epic Passes have blackout dates. For example, the Epic Local Pass and the Epic Day Passes have holiday blackout dates. However, the full Epic Pass has no blackout dates and provides unlimited, unrestricted access to participating resorts.
|Thanksgiving||November 24-25, 2023|
|Christmas & New Year’s Eve||December 26-31, 2023|
|Martin Luther King Day||January 13, 2024|
|President’s Day||February 17-18, 2024|
Airport Transportation Discounts for Epic Pass Holders
As you plan your adventures with your 2023/24 Epic Pass, consider your transportation options and how to get from the airport to all those premier Colorado ski resorts. We’ve got some exciting news! Starting in 2023 – Blue Sky Limo now offers an exclusive 20% discount on their luxury private airport shuttle services for all Epic Pass holders. This deal is a seamless solution for your transfer from Denver International Airport or Eagle County Regional Airport to top destinations like Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone.
Key Details of the Offer:
- Discount: A generous 20% off regular rates.
- Eligibility: Holders of any 2023/24 Epic Pass variant, including Epic Local, Epic Day, Epic Military, and more.
- Promo Code: Use “Epic23” to avail of this special offer.
- Service Routes: From Denver International or Eagle County Regional Airports to Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone or Breckenridge
- Validity: Throughout the 2023/24 ski season, with a few exceptions during peak dates (Dec 15-17, Dec 22-Jan 7, Jan 11-15, Feb 15-25, Mar 22-31).
This offer is exclusive to Epic Pass holders and is a great added perk for purchasing a pass this year. Experience the ultimate in private luxury airport shuttle transportation this year with our exclusive 2023 Epic Pass discount!
New Features for the 2023 Epic Pass
Vail Resorts has rolled out some exciting new features to their Epic Pass for the 2023/2024 ski season to continue delivering exceptional value to their guests. These cutting-edge additions make skiing and enjoying the mountains more convenient than ever. Many of these conveniences are exclusive to The Epic Pass and add considerable value to deciding whether this pass will be worth your purchase this coming season.
Mobile Passes – Use Your Phone to Get on The Chairlifts
In the digital age, convenience is vital. Recognizing this, the Epic Pass has introduced mobile passes for the 2023/2024 season. Now, you can store your ski pass on your smartphone, enabling hands-free mountain access using Bluetooth technology. No more fumbling for a physical card or waiting in line at the ticket window. Just present your phone for scanning at the lift, and you’re going to the slopes.
Please Note: The Mobile Pass feature of the My Epic app does not extend to Hakuba Valley, Rusutsu Resort in Japan, or any of the other partner resorts. Physical passes are required to gain access to these resorts.
My Epic App: Enhance Your Ski Experience
To support and enable mobile ski lift passes for everybody, Vail Resorts is launching an updated smartphone app, My Epic, in the Fall of 2023. This app will replace EpicMix and serve as a comprehensive hub for pass holders. Besides mobile passes, the My Epic app will offer interactive trail maps, real-time lift line wait times, personalized ski stats, account management features, and more. By integrating these tools into one app, Vail Resorts aims to enhance the guest experience and streamline skiing. The new My Epic App is your digital companion, ensuring every aspect of your ski vacation is optimized for maximum enjoyment. Below are the details that will guide you through what My Epic App offers.
Essential Features of My Epic App
My Epic App integrates seamlessly with the Epic Pass, offering users a kaleidoscope of functionalities to streamline their skiing experience.
- Resort Maps: Access detailed, real-time maps of all the Epic Pass resorts. Find the best routes, locate amenities, and stay aware of the situation.
- Weather Updates: Stay ahead of the weather with live updates and forecast features so your ski plans remain uninterrupted.
- Lift Wait Times: Get real-time lift line wait times. Maximize your runs and minimize waiting.
- Performance Tracking: Monitor your ski stats, like the number of runs completed, vertical feet covered, and much more.
- Friend Finder: Connect with friends on the slopes. See their locations in real-time and join them for a downhill adventure.
- Resort Check-ins: Share your location and ski day highlights with your social circle.
- Food and Beverage: Discover culinary delights at resorts, view menus, and even order ahead to skip the lines.
Easy Navigation and User-Friendly Interface
Thanks to its intuitive user interface, using My Epic App is a breeze. With just a few taps, you can navigate the app’s many features and find everything you need to make the most of your ski day. Whether it’s your first time at a resort or you’re a seasoned pro, My Epic App provides the perfect toolset for an effortless skiing experience.
- Customizable Profiles: Personalize your profile with skiing preferences, favorite resorts, and pass information.
- Push Notifications: Enable notifications to get important resort news, offers, and alerts delivered directly to your phone.
- Guest Services: Need help? The in-app guest service feature puts assistance at your fingertips.
Exclusive Benefits and Offers
Leverage My Epic App to gain access to special deals and promotions exclusive to app users.
- Discounts on Gear: Enjoy deals on rentals and gear from partner outlets.
- Exclusive Events: Be the first to know about upcoming events and gain early access or special rates.
- Loyalty Rewards: Collect points on the app for your activities and redeem them for rewards.
In-Depth Usage Guides and Tutorials
New to My Epic App? Not a problem! The app includes comprehensive guides and video tutorials that help new users easily navigate all the features. From tracking your ski runs to finding the best après-ski spots, My Epic App provides easy-to-follow instructions.
My Epic App is an indispensable tool for any skier or snowboarder looking to enhance their slope-side experience. Its features cater not only to the needs of individuals but also to groups looking to plan a seamless ski trip. With My Epic App at your disposal, your skiing experience will surely be transformed into something truly epic.
Perks and Benefits for Epic Pass Holders
The Epic Pass isn’t just about access to the slopes. It’s also about providing value-added benefits that enhance your skiing experience. For the 2023/2024 season, Epic Pass holders can enjoy a 20% discount on food, lodging, rentals, lessons, and more. This means more savings for you to enjoy your winter sports season. As an Epic Pass holder, you’re entitled to much more than just unlimited skiing adventures. The Epic Pass is a treasure trove of benefits designed to amplify your snow outings and offer exceptional value. Here’s a rundown of the perks and benefits you can expect for the 2023/2024 season:
Discounted Mountain Experiences and Services
First and foremost, your Epic Pass serves as a passport to cost-saving opportunities throughout the ski season. You’re looking at a hefty 20% discount on a wide array of mountain offerings, which include:
- Food: Whether looking for a quick snack between runs or a sumptuous meal to end your ski day, save on dining across participating resort restaurants.
- Lodging: Turn your ski trips into memorable getaways with discounted stays at various accommodations.
- Rentals: Gear up without the extra cost; enjoy reduced rates on high-quality ski and snowboard equipment rentals.
- Lessons: Are you aiming to improve your skills on the slopes? Epic Pass holders benefit from discounted lessons by professional instructors.
Epic Pass – Buddy Tickets
Epic Pass holders have the ability to purchase discounted lift passes for their friends and family at a fraction of the usual daily cost. The number of Buddy Tickets at your disposal depends on when you secure your pass, encouraging early purchases for maximum benefits. These can be shared with friends and family, making it a budget-friendly option for large groups or families traveling together. The number of Buddy Tickets a pass holder receives depends on when the pass is purchased.
|Purchase Date||Number of Buddy Tickets|
|Before April 16, 2023||10|
|On or after April 18, 2023||2|
Buddy Tickets provide a flat rate discount off a full-day lift ticket, offering savings of up to 45% off window prices. These tickets can be purchased online in advance and used any day during the winter season.
Free Skiing & Ski School For Kids
In addition to all these perks, Epic Pass holders also enjoy free skiing for kids under 5, and the Epic SchoolKids Pass. These benefits make the Epic Pass an even more attractive option for families and groups. Kids aged four and under can ski for free when accompanied by an adult. The Epic SchoolKids program offers a free program for Kindergarten through 5th graders, providing four days of skiing and riding at the state’s top-ranked resorts in Colorado. The program includes one free first-timer lesson and a rental package for any participating child who has never skied or snowboarded.
Epic Pass Resort Charge
When you’re out on the slopes, the last thing you want to worry about is carrying your wallet or fumbling with cash and cards. The Resort Charge feature enables Epic Pass holders to make seamless, cashless purchases across Vail Resorts’ owned and operated locations. This amenity transforms your pass into a virtual wallet for streamlined mountain transactions.
How Epic Resort Charge Works
Pass holders must link a valid credit card to their Epic Pass account to activate and use Resort Charge. This can be done during the initial purchase or later through the online account management portal. Once a credit card is linked, the Epic Pass becomes a payment method that can be used for dining, retail, rentals, lessons, and lodging at participating Vail Resorts destinations. When purchasing, the pass holder presents their pass to be scanned or tapped, and the charge is immediately secured against the linked credit card. Resort Charge functions similarly to having a credit card on file – the Epic Pass acts as the payment facilitator while the actual transaction occurs against the linked card. Purchases are processed following standard credit card procedures.
Setting Up Epic Resort Charge – Step by Step
It’s So Easy to Set Up Resort Charge Simply:
- Link a credit card to your Epic Pass when purchasing or through your online account later.
- Your Epic Pass is now a payment method for participating in on-mountain dining, retail, rentals, lessons, and lodging.
- All charges are secured against your linked credit card.
Key Benefits of Resort Charge
The Resort Charge feature provides several benefits that enhance the Epic Pass holder experience:
- Cash-Free Convenience: Pass holders can leave wallets and cash behind and rely on their pass for all necessary transactions. This allows for a slimmed-down, hassle-free mountain experience.
- Streamlined Purchasing: With a simple scan or tap of the pass, Epic Pass holders can complete transactions swiftly. This increases efficiency, speeding up checkouts and allowing skiers to return to the slopes quickly.
- Enhanced Security: Pass holders reduce the risk of cards or cash being lost or stolen without carrying cash or credit cards. Resort Charge allows for peace of mind while on the mountain.
- Seamless Coverage: Resort Charge is valid for purchases at various dining, retail, rental, lesson, and lodging locations across participating resorts.
- Modernized Experience: The cashless functionality aligns with tech-integrated, mobile-first consumer preferences.
Account Controls and Considerations
While Resort Charge aims to provide an easy and secure cashless experience, pass holders should be aware of a few important account management features and limitations:
- Passholders can set daily spending limits when linking their credit card information to help control Resort Charge costs.
- All Resort Charge transactions can be monitored and managed via the Epic Pass account portal, allowing users to track spending.
- It’s important to note that Resort Charge is exclusive to Vail Resorts owned and operated locations. Partner resorts do not accept the Epic Pass for Resort Charge.
- Certain products, services, or locations at participating Vail Resorts may still be excluded from Resort Charge, so some exceptions apply.
By providing a simplified, cash-free way for Epic Pass holders to access the amenities and services within Vail Resorts’ owned destinations, Resort Charge removes friction from the purchasing process. This enhances convenience and the overall on-mountain experience. For Epic Pass holders who love the convenience of leaving their wallets securely behind while they hit the slopes, this fantastic feature is another reminder of what makes getting an Epic Pass this year worth it.
Epic FlexPay: A Game Changer in Ski Pass Payment
Have you ever wished you could hit the slopes without the financial burden of paying for your ski pass upfront? Well, your wish has been granted! Vail Resorts introduces Epic FlexPay, a revolutionary 2023/2024 ski season payment plan. Powered by Uplift, this innovative plan allows you to purchase your Epic Pass and pay for it over time with affordable monthly installments.
Epic FlexPay is designed to make the Epic Pass more budget-friendly and accessible, especially for those who find the upfront cost of a ski pass financially challenging. This plan allows skiers and snowboarders to secure their pass access without paying the total price upfront.
Key Features of Epic FlexPay
Epic FlexPay offers a zero down payment and zero-interest financing option. When purchased early, fees are only required in September. This plan is available for all Epic Pass products for U.S. and Canadian residents, offering access to Vail Resorts’ international ski destinations and iconic mountain resorts.
Here are the key features of the Epic FlexPay you should be aware of:
|Down Payment||$0 down payment|
|Interest Rate||Automatic payments are scheduled each month|
|Payment Options||Flexible payment options spread over several months|
|Payment Schedule||Automatic payments scheduled each month|
|Early Bird Special||No payments until September 1 if purchased early|
|Availability||Available for all Epic Pass products for US and Canadian residents|
To utilize the Epic FlexPay, guests must complete a quick application process with Uplift. Once approved, they can immediately purchase their Epic Pass and pay it off over time. No late fees or prepayment penalties make this a flexible and convenient payment option.
The Epic FlexPay monthly payment plan revolutionizes the affordability of skiing. Distributing the cost of the Epic Pass over several months enables more people to experience the excitement of skiing at Vail Resorts’ world-class destinations. With Epic FlexPay, you can enjoy your winter sports season to the fullest, knowing that your ski pass is taken care of in a way that suits your budget – for some people, this convenience alone makes going with The Epic Ski Pass this season worth it!
Epic Coverage – Epic Peace of Mind in Case Something Goes Wrong
Epic Coverage is a comprehensive refund policy offered by Vail Resorts with every Epic Pass. This policy provides peace of mind to skiers and snowboarders by offering refunds for resort closures and personal events that may disrupt your ski season. Knowing you’re covered in case something unexpected happens greatly benefits all Epic Pass holders.
What’s Covered by Epic Coverage?
While, of course, no one can predict the future nor how much snow we are going to get this year, at least with Epic Coverage for your Epic Pass, the following events won’t have to sting quite so badly if they do occur:
Resort Closures – Epic Coverage covers specific resort closures during the Core Season, which runs from December 7, 2023, through April 17, 2024. These closures can be due to various reasons, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19, war, terrorism, and natural disasters defined in the terms and conditions. However, it’s important to note that Epic Coverage does not cover closures at partner resorts or Australian resorts for those who purchased a North American pass.
Personal Events – In addition to resort closures, Epic Coverage protects you in case of a range of qualifying personal events, including job loss, illness, injury, and more. If any of these events prevent you from enjoying your ski season, you can request a refund for your Epic Pass. However, Epic Coverage does not provide a refund for quarantines or travel advisories that apply to your home.
Refund Policy and Process:
- To request a refund, you must submit your request within 30 days of the event. Refunds are prorated based on past usage, meaning the amount you receive will depend on how much you’ve used your pass.
- When purchasing your Epic Pass, choose between Priority Reservation Days or Core Season coverage. This choice determines how your refund is calculated. Core Season coverage is best for regular-season skiers, as it covers most of the ski season.
- The refund process is handled by the third-party administrator Sedgwick. While this process can be lengthy and complicated, it ensures that all refund requests are handled fairly and accurately. Passholders should carefully review the terms and conditions for qualifying reasons and calculations to ensure a smooth process.
How to Get Epic Coverage
Every Epic Pass comes with Epic Coverage at no extra cost. You can opt for either Priority Reservation Days or Core Season coverage while purchasing your pass and enjoy coverage for the entire season. The added peace of mind provided by Epic Coverage makes purchasing an Epic Pass a more reassuring choice.
So, Is the 2023 Epic Pass Right For You?
After reviewing everything the 2023 Epic Pass offers and its new features and benefits, it’s clear that it promises unmatched access to renowned ski resorts across the globe, but is it worth the price tag? The answer is yes for passionate skiers who plan on skiing extensively at Vail or Beaver Creek, especially during the busy holidays. The Full Epic Pass offers unlimited skiing at these iconic destinations without blackout restrictions, and the pass practically pays for itself after just 4 days of skiing compared to the expected daily ski pass rates these resorts will be charging those without passes this season.
However, the Full Epic Pass may be hard to justify and, in fact, not even necessary for those who only ski occasionally or those not planning on hitting Vail’s flagship resorts during the holidays. The great news is that Vail Resorts offers numerous other Epic Pass options to fit different needs and budgets. The Epic Local Pass or the various Epic Regional Pass options provide all the convenience of the Full Epic Ski Pass at a substantially lower rate.
Epic Day Passes are another tremendous budget-friendly option, offering prices at a fraction of the daily ticket costs – the trick is to plan your ski season well enough in advance to know exactly when and where you plan on skiing this year so you can lock in the very best rates ahead of time. Also, individuals who qualify for one of Vail Resort’s Special Epic Passes can get hold of some of the very best savings available this year, again knowing which pass type you qualify for and which one provides access to the resorts you want to ski and when you want to ski is going to be the key to getting the correct type of Epic Pass for you. The right Epic Pass deals are out there – you must find the one that fits your budget and needs. This inside look at whether or not the Epic Pass is worth it can help your understanding of all the Epic Pass options available and make the choice that’s right for you. We wish you a fantastic season from all of us here at Blue Sky Limo and hope to see you on the mountain soon!