Valley in Brief: Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek announce 2017-18 operating dates
VAIL — Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Resort on Monday announced operating dates for the resorts’ 2017-18 ski and snowboard season. Vail will be open from Friday, Nov. 17, through Sunday, April 15. Beaver Creek will operate from Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, April 15.
The Epic Pass returns for the 2017-18 season, providing skiers and snowboarders with unlimited, unrestricted access to more than 43,000 acres of terrain across 14 resorts in the United States and abroad, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mount Brighton in Michigan; and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin.
Epic Pass holders also have limited access to 30 European ski resorts. Additionally, Vail Resorts will integrate Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont into its season pass products for the 2017-18 winter season, subject to the acquisition closing. The Epic Pass is $859. Visit epicpass.com for more information.
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It’s fitting that Eagle County is proceeding through its reopening phases of COVID-19 in an analogy to ski run difficulties — green to blue to black. Monday marks the transition from the green beginner phase to the blue intermediate phase.