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Mr. Deals has decided to come back to his blogging duties from his sabbatical leave (that spanned over many many months, possibly years) to write about a great way to save money on skiing this winter! So here you go…
Wait a minute, a post about ski season when it’s the beginning of June? For whatever reason, the weather decided to drop to the point here in Boston where we’ve taken the fleece jackets back out of storage and considered putting the heat on. Oh and this just happens to be the best time of year to score deals on season passes for the 18/19 ski/snowboard season.
For those of you interested in this sort of thing, Vail Resorts, pretty much the biggest player in the game of owning mountains, is in the process of acquiring 4 new properties. The Epic Pass, which is Vail Resorts combined season pass offering, will add Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte, and Stevens Pass with unlimited, unrestricted access on their 18/19 season pass.
This is big and I’ll explain why. Two of those new acquisitions are popular east coast resorts. Okemo is in southern Vermont, while Mount Sunapee sits south of the White Mountains in New Hampshire and is an easy day trip for Boston area folks like me.
- Epic Pass (the full experience): $899
- Access to all 65 resorts in the network
- Now includes 7 days at Telluride, 7 days total at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies and 5 days total at Hakuba Valley, Japan!
- No blackout dates
- Epic Local Pass (a slightly limited experience): $669
- Access to 27 resorts in the network with some limited restrictions
- 10 Days to Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler with holiday restrictions
- Some mountains are blacked out for key holiday time periods (check the site for more)