Next year’s Vail Resorts Epic Pass costs $649 |

Next year’s Vail Resorts Epic Pass costs $649

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Vail, CO Colorado

BROOMFIELD, Colorado – Vail Resort kicked off its spring pass sales period for the 2011-12 ski and snowboard season Monday.

• The 2011-12 Epic Pass will cost $649 for adults and $329 for children (ages 5 to 12) and is available to purchase on It offers unlimited, unrestricted access to seven resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar-at-Tahoe and Arapahoe Basin. The 2010-11 Epic Pass cost $599 when it was put on sale last March.

• The Epic Local Pass (formerly known as the Colorado Pass) costs $499. The pass is now available for purchase online at The Epic Local Pass offers unlimited skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin and includes 10 days at Vail or Beaver Creek, subject to restrictions. New this year, it also includes a skiing or riding at Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe, subject to blackout dates.

• Summit Value Pass is an option for people who only plan to ski Summit County. The Summit Value Pass is available for $409 and provides unlimited and unrestricted lift access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin and access with limited restrictions at Breckenridge. Pass holders can purchase access to Breckenridge on restricted days for $50 per day.

• Epic 7-Day gives skiers and snowboarders a total of seven unrestricted days of skiing and riding at any one of Vail Resorts’ six mountain resorts plus Arapahoe Basin anytime during the season for a price of $499.

Skiers and riders should lock in their pass for next year now, as these prices are only guaranteed through May 30. 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.

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 events including sickness, injuries 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 2011-2012 ski and snowboard season. For more information visit

Epic Local Pass, Epic Season Pass, Epic 7-Day and Summit Value Pass purchasers will receive exclusive offers and promotions on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2011-12 ski and snowboard season.

Skiers and snowboarders who purchase their passes this spring will also receive special benefits for this summer 2011, including access for sightseeing and gondola rides. All season pass products are nontransferable and nonrefundable.

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