Although many of us our personally enjoying our last weekend of the summer, it time to start thinking about winter… if you are a ski family. Skiing is not cheap and the amount spent on lift tickets definitely adds up. Fortunately though, the Epic Pass will allow my family to ski for less this winter, especially due to their recent (pending) acquisition of Pass Peak Resorts.
If you are in the market to purchase the Epic Pass, note that prices are set to increase tomorrow, Sept. 2, 2019. While the pass will still be for sale, I am assuming about a $50 increase.
Epic Pass Options
Fortunately, there are many different pass options, depending on your desired ski resorts and dates:
- Epic Pass: Unlimited and unrestricted skiing to 20 world-class resorts (such as Park City, Vail, Stowe), 7 days at Telluride, 7 days at Sun Valley and Snow Basin, 7 days at certain Canadian Rockies resorts, 5 days to Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu in Japan, access to 19 resorts throughout Europe and then the new 17 Peak Pass resorts.
- Epic Local Pass: Access to many resorts on the Epic Pass, but some come with date restrictions and maximum number of days. There are still 26 mountains that include unlimited and unrestricted skiing.
- Epic Day Pass: Access 17 resorts for 1-7 days at up to 50% off
There are also additional passes, such as military, college and senior passes, mountain specific passes and reduced kid passes.
For those who ski a ton in Utah and Colorado, you’ll want the Epic Pass, for those skiing in New Hampshire and Vermont, the Epic Local Pass will probably be perfect. NOTE: If you purchase the Epic Pass through Undercover Tourist, your purchase will code as “Travel”. If you use a credit card with a “Travel” bonus category, such as as the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Ink Preferred, you’ll earn 3x points on your purchase.
Since my family is located outside of Boston, we are very excited about the Epic Local Pass. For just $699, we will absolutely save on skiing this winter. We already have three days planned to ski at Park City this winter and my husband will absolutely make another trip out west with his friends. And now that Attitash is on the pass, you’ll find us skiing there quite often. It will also be a great opportunity to take a trip up to Stowe as it is by far my husbands favorite mountain.
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.