For more than a decade, the Epic Pass through Vail Resorts has awarded savvy and budget-conscious skiers and snowboarders with huge savings on lift tickets at some of the world’s top ski resorts in North America, Australia and Japan. But now may be the best time ever to purchase a pass, with the addition of the 2019-20 Epic Day Pass that offers one to seven days of skiing at an incredibly low rate if you purchase by Sept. 2, 2019. The pass offers flexible days for up to 50 percent off, with and without holiday restrictions.
Dubbed “Epic for Everyone,” the new Epic Day Pass presents flexibility and value to those looking for a memorable ski vacation. Passes range from one to seven days, and are offered at a fraction of the price you’ll pay walking up to the ticket window at the ski resort. You can choose the number of days, and whether you want to ski on the holidays. If you know the number of days you can get away this season, then an Epic Day Pass is your best bet. Let’s take a closer look at this amazing deal.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
The Epic Day Pass is fully customizable, so you pick the number of days you want to ski or ride. Plans range from one to seven days, but the biggest savings occur when you book the most days. For example, the seven-day Epic Day Pass costs $731 for adults, if you choose the holiday skiing option.(It’s only $621 if you choose to not ski over the holidays.) If you do ski the holidays, that comes to $105 per day.
In today’s world of exceedingly expensive lift ticket, that’s a solid deal. Walking up to the lift ticket window in Vail will cost you around $209 per day as an adult, and skiing for a day at Aspen Snowmass, Park City, Mammoth Mountain, Copper Mountain, or Whistler Blackcomb will run you around $179 per day. Even Northstar in California and Sun Valley, Idaho, cost around $150 per day if you plan on paying full sticker price. E
Day Pass plans can cut up to 40% or 50% off the price. Prices will increase on Sept. 2, 2019 so buy early and save!
Vacationers who purchase an Epic Day Pass plan can apply the value of their ticket toward the price of a larger pass, including Epic Day Passes with four or more days. So if you purchase a few days and then want to increase, you can still save. Purchasing an Epic Day Pass with four or more days unlocks additional ski resorts. Let’s dig into all the resorts you get.
PLENTY FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE
These passes are called “Epic” for a reason. Get ready to shred powder at some of the world’s best ski destinations. The Epic Day Pass offers access to these resorts:
Vacationers who purchase an Epic Day Pass of four or more days will also receive access to these partner resorts:
EPIC DAY PASS PRICING PLANS
Pricing for specific day plans was released by Vail Resorts in early August 2019. Pricing will increase on Sept. 2, 2019, so purchase early to save the most. (Pricing below was provided below by Vail Resorts and is good until 09/01/19.)
As we mentioned earlier, the best deal is for seven days, but let’s look at the individual plans, including pricing for children:
PLAN TO SKI MORE THAN SEVEN DAYS?
Ready to step it up this season? Vail Resorts reserves the largest savings for skiers and riders who purchase the seasonal Epic Pass or an Epic Local Pass. The Epic Pass is currently offered for $939 for the entire season. It provides unlimited, unrestricted access to all of the company’s resorts and affiliated partners around the world. The Epic Local Pass starts at $699 and offers most of the same destinations, but with no holidays and a few other restrictions.