vail resorts

  1. Tricia

    A book about the evolving ski industry

    This article in the Colorado Sun about the editing and re-editing of Chris Diamond's book "Ski Inc 2020" while the face of the ski industry changed and changed and changed again. After Chris Diamond spent years as a leader in the ski industry and currently running, Ski Diamond Consulting, its...
  2. 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...
  3. fatbob


    Prompted by VR and assorted Ikon threads over time I wonder if we should try to bottom out the perspectives on Locals v Tourists, "new" passholders v longstanding passholders etc etc. It strikes me that there is always lots of griping when there is any change associated with ski hills from...
  4. 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...
  5. Rudi Riet

    Vail Resorts buying Peak Resorts

    Just came down the news wire this morning: That's a huge development for folks in the Mid-Atlantic and Ohio River Valley: access to a lot more mountains on one pass. It's unknown whether Peak Pass holders will be upgraded to Epic for the...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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!
  9. Jilly

    Whistler-Blackcomb helping Ski instructors

    This came today from the CSIA: Montreal (April 17, 2019) —Whistler Blackcomb (Canada’s largest Snow School) has just announced the following: Effective immediately, the tuition for all core CSIA Courses will be covered by the company, upon successful completion. Investing in the ongoing...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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, 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...
  13. 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...
  14. jmeb

    Colorado Arapahoe Basin Is NOW a Free Agent (8/2/19 Update: A-Basin has joined IKON)

    “We are very proud of how wonderful Arapahoe Basin has become from the unparalleled skiing and riding to the incredible scenery. With diverse ski runs including some of the most intense terrain in North America and a culinary operation that is regularly listed among the top ten in the country...
  15. 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...
  16. 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). The...
  17. Alba Adventures

    New England Jay going for sale!

    In the news- Just keep the same leadership please.
  18. Tricia

    Colorado Vail passes the $200 ticket window price

    I recall being shocked when a day ticket passed $100.00, but now Vail and Beaver Creek day ticket during holiday season is $209.00 :eek: Aspen is still holding out at $179.00 I'll admit, I skied 2 days during black out time at Squaw this past week, because friends were in town and really...
  19. Ulmerhutte

    International (Europe/Japan/NZ/Aus) Vail Resorts to Buy Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia

    Their reach keeps on expanding... Vail Resorts already own the Perisher lift company (,-colorado ) I am hoping this will be a positive...
  20. C

    Vail Resorts Pass Sale #s

    I just saw in twitter that Vail Resorts has sold “about 925,000 passes of all types.” I know this encompasses a lot of resorts but it seems like a big number to me.