epic pass

  1. no edge

    Ikon or Epic profits.

    Does anyone know how the profits are split between resorts participating in Ikon or Epic. First aspect would be the unused portion of the money collected. Second when skiers visit a resort do they receive a set rate for the person who skis that day. Seems impossible to fairly split up the funds...
  2. Ron

    NYT's article on Ikon/Epic and weekend skiing changes at some resorts

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/travel/ikon-epic-skiing-crowds.html more information on Ikon and Epic, its impact on the ski industry and how some resorts are changing to accommodate the super passes . Just for the record, I love my Ikon pass.
  3. Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone in Late January

    Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone in Late January

    Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone in Late January February 7, 2020 By Jim Kenney PugSki Travel Correspondent I visited Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone ski areas in Colorado during mid-week in late January 2020. I skied two days at Breckenridge, one day at Keystone and my final day was Friday...
  4. Miller

    Spring Time Epic Pass Purchase Question?

    I will be going to Whistler the first week of April this year. Before I spend $1000 on lift tickets for my family (Ugh), I have some questions. I did not purchase an Epic pass this year, but I am planning to pick one up for next season now that my local hill is part of the Vail's Empire . I...
  5. You Want New Skis? Well, Just "Pass"

    You Want New Skis? Well, Just "Pass"

    Do you really need that third, fourth, or even fifth pair of skis? Hell no. Because in two months you are going to sell them anyway. For less than the price of a new pair of skis (and not much more than a used pair), you could have access to literally dozens of new resorts to ski. Gear might...
  6. O

    How are the crowds

    Are the crowds the same or better at some of the IKON distentions like JH and Aspen? Was last year a fluke due to the weather?
  7. The High-Priced Daily Lift Ticket Is Seeing a Pushback

    The High-Priced Daily Lift Ticket Is Seeing a Pushback

    Mt. Rose-Courtesy of Andy Mink We are finally seeing the pushback against high-priced daily lift passes. One of the trends we saw this past Christmas in the Tahoe Basin was that many day skiers were bypassing the major resorts with their $200+ day tickets and heading to the smaller resorts and...
  8. tch

    Crowds or no...skier visits

    I got interested today in a theme that seems to be popping up in a lot of threads about the "Ikon/Epic" effect. Lots o' complaining about "how crowded" slopes are. So I found this sheet on the National Ski Area Association website. http://www.nsaa.org/media/303945/visits.pdf What it...
  9. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3 December 30, 2019 By Jim Kenney PugSki Travel Correspondent [Author's note: this is an update of a three-part article originally written for PugSki.com two years ago. In addition to updating, it has been repositioned for easy...
  10. Tricia

    Colorado A-Basin sneaks by Keystone by opening for 2 hours on October 11!

    Keystone Positioned to be the First Ski Resort to Open in North America on Saturday, Oct. 12 – The Resort’s Earliest Opening in More Than 20 Years With Keystone kicking off the season, don’t miss your chance to secure the best deal on your Epic Pass before prices increase at midnight on...
  11. Tricia

    Colorado Press Release: Arapahoe Basin Goes Ikon

    IKON PASS ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF ARAPAHOE BASIN SKI AREA IN COLORADO FOR WINTER 2019/2020 Ikon Pass Now Offers Access to 40 Global Destinations, Six in Colorado DENVER, CO, August 2, 2019 – The Ikon Pass community continues to grow with the addition of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in...
  12. elemmac

    Poll How has the EPIC and/or IKON Pass affected you?

    There has been a lot of discussion about VR's expansion, and all of the opinions on if it's a good thing, a bad thing, or just a thing. It got me wondering how many people have bought into the Epic or the IKON model for skiing and how many people are actively avoiding it. How has the model...
  13. Kneale Brownson

    Vail Purchases Peak Resorts, Adding 17 Additional Ski Areas

    BROOMFIELD, Colo.—July 22, 2019—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Peak Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) at a purchase price of $11.00 per share, subject to certain conditions, including...
  14. Ken_R

    Colorado Vail Resorts Improving Snowmaking for Early Season Openings

    Looks like Keystone will open in October and Vail and Beaver Creek will have more terrain open at their set opening dates of November 15 regardless of snowfall. So, VRi is banking on the snowmaking improvements to challenge both Arapahoe Basin and Loveland for the earliest start and the longest...
  15. Jellybeans1000

    International (Europe/Japan/NZ/Aus) Australia and New Zealand Snow Season 2019

    We are nearing the official opening of the ski season here in Australia. But Mt Buller, Selwyn and Perisher are already open to skiing and boarding this season. The other resorts will open on Saturday. Over the summer, Mt Buller was added to the Mountain Collective and IKON Pass. And Hotham and...
  16. Jimski

    Which Pass to Buy?

    Epic, Ikon, Mountain Collective -- which is best? There may already be an informative thread on this. If so, just point me to it. I'm particularly interested in which would be best in view of where next season's Gatherings will be held (if that has been decided). Thanks!
  17. mcpowell

    Help me pick a destination with non skiing wife, please.

    My wife and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2020, so we’ve decided it’s going to be year of vacations for the two of us. No more dragging the 3 young adults along as they suck more resouces than a whirlpool in Lake Peigneur (look it up if you don’t know about it) Anyways, Kim...
  18. ksampson3

    Least crowded Epic resort at Christmas?

    I'm trying to figure out what the least crowded resorts on the Epic pass at Christmas time would be (Note: the 3 that I list below are the ones that I'm interested in. And yes, I know that the BC resorts (Kicking Horse, Fernie, and Kimberly) would be a lot less crowded. We skied Kicking Horse at...
  19. Wasatchman

    Article: mega passes are killing skiing

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2389964/ski-pass-epic-ikon Why I might use different examples than the article and I am guilty of using the mega passes, I do worry about what they are doing to the industry.
  20. Tricia

    13th Annual May at A-Basin

    In the past we've celebrated Mother's day at A-Basin, which started 13 years ago. Wow, has it really been that many years? Last year we realized how difficult it is to rely on good snow and good attendance when Mother's Day was later in the month With Mother's day on May 12th we have switched it...