We're still hoping to get a few more powder days out of the last month of the 2016-17 winter season, but it never hurts to plan ahead. If you're stoked about the record breaking snowfall winter we've had in Park City this year--with 136 inches at the Jupiter Snow Stake in January alone--you might want to snag your pass for next year right now because the 2017-18 Epic Pass is already on sale.
Epic Pass Details
For the 2017-18 season, the Epic Pass, which offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at all of Vail's resorts starts at $859 for adults and $449 for children (ages 5-12). In addition to Park City Mountain, Epic Pass holders also have access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Perisher (2018 access), Arapahoe Basin, and Vail Resorts' latest acquisitions, Whistler Blackcomb in Canada and Stowe Mountain in Vermont. Anyone looking for a European skiing adventure, can also use their Epic Pass at 30 different partner resorts in Austria, France, Italy, and Switzerland, as well.
The Epic Pass also offers holders 6 discounted buddy tickets that stay the same price the entire season and 6 Ski-With-A-Friend varying discount tickets, automatically loaded to the pass. Passes also include 2017 Summer Scenic Access at the resort if you're looking to take a chairlift up for hiking (does not include bike in Tahoe, Utah, or Colorado).
Epic Local Pass
If you're not planning too many far flung adventures and don't mind skipping out on the mountain during the most heavily trafficked tourist dates, you can snag an even cheaper deal with the Epic Local Pass for $639 for adults, $519 for teens (ages 13-18), and $339 (ages 5-12). With the pass you only forego skiing or snowboarding on holiday blackout dates 11/24/17-11/25/17, 12/26/17-12/31/17, 1/13/2018, 2/17/18-2/18/18 at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar & Kirkwood. There's unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin.
Epic Local Pass holders are receive the same number of discount buddy and Ski-With-A-Friend tickets and can purchase half-price tickets during blackout dates if they wish at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood. If you purchase the 2017-18 pass before 5/29/17, you will also be granted unlimited access to Vail and Beaver Creek in April 2018
Families Save With Epic School Kids
Epic School Kids is also returning to Park City Mountain the upcoming season, giving Utah families with children in kindergarten through fifth grade a chance to save. Just sign-up for the program online and your child will receive five free days on the mountain plus a first-timer lesson and rental package. All you need to do is proof of residency and a report card or school ID from a Utah school showing the child's enrollment. It's a great way to give young kids a taste for snow sports and started on living an active, healthy life.
Note: Deer Valley Resort 2017-18 winter season passes go on sale sometime in June.
Have a great rest of the season!