Vail Resorts Adds Access to European Hot Spots to Epic Pass

by Holly Riddle

Oct 10, 2016
Features

Vail Resorts is now adding top European winter sport hot spots to its season pass. The Epic Pass is now the only multi-resort pass to feature European destinations. In addition, the pass includes its classic unlimited access to resorts in Colorado, Utah, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Lake Tahoe and Australia.

New additions to the pass include popular ski spots in Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy, including Les 3 Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d’Isere in France; Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy; 4 Vallees in Switzerland; and Arlberg in Austria.

“There is nothing in the ski industry today that can compare to the value of the Epic Pass. The value of the Epic Pass is giving skiers and snowboarders the flexibility to ski when they want and the choice to ski where they want, and the variety of experiences our resorts offer, whether it’s the iconic slopes of Vail or Park City, or the grandeur and tradition of Europe, which should be on the bucket list of every skier or snowboarder. Whether you ski five days or 100, no pass is tailored to the way skiers and snowboarders actually want to access the best mountains in the world like the Epic Pass,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer, Vail Resorts.

While European access is not unlimited, as is ski access in the United States, the offers are quite generous. Enjoy six days of free skiing in France, five days of free skiing in Switzerland, three days of free skiing in Italy and three days of free skiing in Austria. Switzerland is the only destination requiring consecutive ski days.

The Epic Pass starts at $809 for those ages 13 and up. A child’s Epic Pass is available for younger children for $419. Pass insurance is available in case of sickness, injury or job loss.

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