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Vail: No Epic price hike

VAIL, Colorado ” Going into Labor Day weekend, Vail Resorts says it has no plans to increase the price of the Epic Season Pass.

“There currently are no planned price increases,” spokeswoman Kelly Ladyga said in an e-mail. “But as with all of our lift access products, prices are subject to change at any time, and price increases cannot be ruled out.”

The Epic pass, introduced last spring, now costs $579 and offers unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Heavenly. There are no blackout dates.

The new pass costs much less than the comparable pass from last season, which cost $1,849. Even a merchant pass, which had blackout days around Thanksgiving, Christmas and Presidents Day, cost $869 last year.

If you bought your Epic pass in the spring, you should have gotten it in the mail by now. It should arrive within the next two weeks at the very latest, Ladyga said. If you put down a $50 deposit, the rest of the pass price will be charged to your credit card in mid-September, she said.

The pass is available online and in season pass offices through Nov. 15.

“After that date, it will no longer be sold ” and there will be no exceptions,” Ladyga said.

Vail is scheduled o topen Nov. 21 this year.

It will take about two weeks for the pass to be mailed to you if you order it online, Ladyga said. The pass can also be picked up in person at a pass office if you’re unable to upload a photo of yourself or if you have not signed a waiver.

The Merchant Pass will still be offered this year through businesses. Its price will stay the same as the price of the Epic Pass. The merchant pass has blackout dates but it will be transferable between employees.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 748-2929 or

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