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We just saw our first snowfall in Boston which means ski season is here! While we are a big ski family, it is not a cheap sport and the amount spent on lift tickets definitely adds up. Fortunately though, Vail Resorts purchased a bunch of mountains in New Hampshire and Vermont this past year which means skiing on the East Coast and then getting in that Utah or Colorado vacation has become a lot more affordable with the Epic Pass (relatively speaking that is).
While the Epic Pass can be great for many families, TODAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, IS THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE THIS SEASONS PASS! There are four pass options:
- Epic Pass: Unlimited and unrestricted skiing to 19 world-class resorts, 7 days at Telluride, 7 days at certain Canadian Rockies resorts, 5 days to Hakuba Valley in Japan, and then access to 30 resorts throughout Europe. The unlimited skiing resorts include: Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Breckenridge, Park City, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Perisher, Arapahoe Basin, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte, Stevens Pass.
- Epic Local Pass: Offers access to 27 world-class resorts, where you’ll receive unlimited and unrestricted access to certain resorts, while others will come with some blackout dates and a few others have a maximum number of days you can ski at the resorts.
- Epic 7-Day Pass: Access 25 resorts for any 7 days of the season you’d like, no restrictions.
- Epic 4-Day Pass: Is the best value for a short trip as the pass includes a total of four unrestricted days
For those who ski a ton in Utah and Colorado, you’ll want the Epic Pass, for those skiing in New Hampshire and Vermont, you’ll want the Epic Local Pass. Also, if you are a student, there are discounted passes for you too!
Definitely plan ahead for your ski season and figure out how many days you’ll most likely do at each mountain and purchase the pass that works best for you and your family!