This winter is still sailing along, but Vail Resorts has already announced the price of next winter’s Epic Pass — $889 for adults, and $469 for kids ages 5 to 12.
New for the 2018-19 ski and snowboard season will be the Epic Local Pass, $669 for adults and $359 for kids.
It will offer skiers and snowboarders unlimited access to Stowe, with limited holiday restrictions.
This year’s Local Pass, valued at $639, included just 10 days at Stowe Mountain Resort.
Next year’s Epic Local Pass provides unlimited and unrestricted skiing and snowboarding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Wilmot, Afton Alps and Mount Brighton, with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, plus a combined total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions.
International passholders may also appreciate five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan.
Vail, which purchased ski operations at Stowe Mountain Resort last year for $41 million, offers a season pass lineup for 2018-19 that includes the Epic Pass, which for its tenth anniversary, now features access to 61 resorts in eight countries, such as Telluride in Colorado, Hakuba Valley’s Japanese resorts, and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies across Canada, including Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec, all in a long-term alliance.
Want to get a jump on next season’s skiing? For a limited time only, a $49 down payment now guarantees the lowest price for Vail Resorts’ pass products with the remainder due in the fall.
Or, you can turn in your day lift ticket, and use its cost toward the price of a season pass for next year.
Buying by April 15 means you’ll get a dozen discounted tickets for friends and family.