It’s no wonder that the Epic Pass provided by Vail Resorts, Inc. is a highly-coveted token for skiers. With the latest additions to Vail’s portfolio of world-class resorts, Epic Pass members can now access more than 32,000 acres of skiable terrain in mountain and urban areas in the U.S, all winter, with no restrictions.
But, investing in one can be daunting – how can you be sure that you’re getting the best deal? Follow these steps to get the best price.
The earliest pre-season sale of the Epic Pass occurs in the Spring, and guarantees the lowest sale price and the best benefits. Prices can drop $50-$70, and the benefits stack up: free buddy tickets, free Spring access, and summer lift access included at most resorts. Getting one early ensures the best price. If you miss the Spring release, don’t worry – purchasing any time before the start of the season will save you money.
Previous passholders who sign up for the Auto-Renew Program have the added advantage of securing a pass with a $49 deposit auto charged to their account in the spring. It removes any worry missing the early Spring sales, and pass holders have until the Fall to pay it off while enjoying the best benefits.
If buying now seems like too much commitment for an activity so weather-dependent, another $25 for pass insurance will give you the peace of mind that your investment will not go to waste, despite the snow conditions.
Epic Pass pays for itself within 5 days of skiing and riding, and ensures that you’re saving more than 40% of window ticket prices the rest of the season. Be sure to take full advantage of exclusive discounts on lodging, equipment rentals, ski schools, dining, retail purchases and other discounts for the maximum savings benefits.
Visiting any Vail Resort using an Epic Pass is the equivalent of holding a ticket to Forever Winterland. Epic Pass holders can ski 13 iconic ski resorts with no blackout dates while enjoying the promise of a world-class VIP experience regardless of which resort they choose to ski. Resorts include: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City, Utah; Northstar, Kirkwood and Heavenly in California; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton, Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, and 2017 summer access to Perisher in Australia (it’s winter there during the summer here).
If you plan to ski at least 5 days in the West, Midwest or venture to Australia, get the Epic Pass early for all the savings, freebies and bonus savings that you’ll receive.