epic pass

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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!
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. O

    epic vs IKON 19/20

    Will the places that have the Epic pass be less crowded than the IKON resorts? and whos renewing their IKON pass? Iwas pretty discouraged at some of the IKON resorts this year due to crowds. A friend of mines just came back from Whistler and noticed it was a lot less crowded compared to last...
  13. R

    Colorado Help me plan my Summit/Eagle Co. EPIC trip?

    Going to CO with a buddy (intermediate snowboarder) late March, will be arriving around 9am at DIA on a Saturday, and leaving late the following Thursday. We will be staying in Silverthorne and will have an AWD rental car. Since we both have Epic pass and he's never been to Colorado, I was...
  14. Uncle Louie

    2019-20 Vail resorts passes

    It appears that Vail plans on starting pass sales on March 5th. The only info I have found on it was here, www.epicpass.com. No details there yet, just a note on the homepage. Edit: Pass Details are out. Vail is adding an Epic Day Pass to the mix. Epic Pass $939.00 Epic Local Pass...
  15. M

    Anti Vail Sentiment

    I'm a new skier. I have been to Heavenly, Squaw, Sierra at Tahoe, Park City, Beaver Creek and Northstar. As such, I don't have a lot of first hand observations on what makes a ski area better than other. I'm curious why there is a lot of anti Vail sentiment on this forum. I think their pass...
  16. djetok

    Colorado Crested Butte, Monarch or Breck

    We are going to try to sneak another trip in before our spring break trip with the kids. Having EPIC pass, we would like to try to go that route. Our fear is that Early spring break crowd. So we have all but eliminated I-70, since it will be over the weekend. We typically go to Monarch a couple...
  17. Kneale Brownson

    Sun Valley, Snowbasin going Epic

    They're being added to the pass for next season, not being purchased. From Vail's Press Release: 06 February 2019 Sun Valley Resort and Snowbasin Resort join the Epic Pass, Epic Local, Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day passes beginning with the 2019-20 winter season in a multi-year alliance. Epic...
  18. Wasatchman

    Colorado Vail earnings outlook this season below initial expectations

    Vail just announced that due to soft pre-holiday activity, the company now sees full year earnings to be below previous expectations (see link below). https://www.marketwatch.com/story/vail-resortss-stock-tumbles-after-much-lower-than-expected-pre-holiday-resort-visits-2019-01-11 The...
  19. O

    Most expensive resorts in North America

    I always thought Jackson or Whistler were the most expensive until i started looking into Aspen/Snowmass. Lodging is around 300 a night.
  20. B

    Colorado Colorado Trip Advice

    Planning on driving out to Keystone/Breck for a few days mid January (been there and Summit County resorts numerous times). Then I want to hit up for a day or two each at some places I've never been. Looking at Wolf Creek, Purgatory, Telluride, and Crested Butte. At least 3 out of the 4...