Sunday, February 3, 2013

Blackout days for the Epic Pass?

There are none for the Epic Pass.   That includes the Epic 7-Day too.

Ski any day you want at Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, and Keystone in Colorado.  In California, it includes Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood.

Passes with restricted days include the Epic Local Pass, and the Summit Value Pass.  Major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, MLK weekend, and President's weekend are out for these passes. One can use the pass to buy discounted lift tickets during those periods.

The passes are sold from around late March to mid-November.   If you are reading this post during ski season, they are no longer for sale.  You'll need to plan ahead for next season.

If you a member of the ski industry (SIA member, NSAA, PSIA, Ski Patrol, Media)  you may be eligible to attend the SIA trade show in Denver, Colorado and pick up an Epic Pass mid-season.  You'll need to be an official badge holding SIA attendee to purchase one.  The trade show is not open to the general public.

I bought the special SIA Snow Show Epic Pass for $259 on Thursday.  It's valid starting February 4, 2013 to the end of the ski season.  It doesn't come with friends and family discounts.  It's still a great deal though.


Information on Vail Resorts Management Company pass blackout days can be found at: http://www.vail.com/faqdetail/Season-Passes/When-and-where-is-my-season-pass-restricted.axd

It's snowed quite a bit the past week here in Colorado.  Time to hit Vail.


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