Vail Resorts Adds Iconic European Ski Resorts To The Epic Season Pass

How do you pack more value into a ski pass which already gives you unrestricted access to 13 resorts in the US and Australia?  You add 31 resorts in Europe. That's how.

Vail Resorts has just announced that it will add Les 3 Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d'Isere in France, Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy, 4 Vallees in Switzerland, and Arlberg in Austria to the 2016-2017 lineup of the Epic Pass, which is already the world's most popular ski pass due to the unlimited, unrestricted skiing access and the versatility to visit 13 iconic resorts in the U.S. and Australia.

Austria is considered the birthplace of skiing. Provided by Lech Zurs Tourism. Photo by Sepp Mallaun.

Austria is considered the birthplace of skiing. Provided by Lech Zurs Tourism. Photo by Sepp Mallaun.

Europe is the birthplace of skiing. That tradition, along with its above-tree line terrain, its cutting-edge apres-ski experience, and abundant culture and heritage found in the surrounding mountain towns makes Europe the ultimate dream for any skier or snowboarder. 

The 2016-2017 Epic Pass offers unlimited access to 12 US resorts in Colorado, Utah, Lake Tahoe, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan as well as Perisher in Australia.

"The value of the Epic Pass is giving skiers and snowboarders the flexibility to ski when they want and the choice to ski where they want, and the variety of experiences our resorts offer, whether it's the iconic slopes of Vail or Park City, or the grandeur and tradition of Europe, which should be on the bucket list of every skier or snowboarder," said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. "Whether you ski five days or 100, no pass is tailored to the way skiers and snowboarders actually want to access the best mountains in the world like the Epic Pass."

Here's how it will work for Europe

Les 3 Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d'Isere: France
Six (6) days of free skiing with two (2) days of skiing at each resort area
Les 3 Vallees (Courchevel, La Tania, Meribel, Bridesles Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Bellevelle, Val Thorens and Orelle), Paradiski (Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne), and Tignes-Val d'Isere

Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta: Italy
Three (3) days of free skiing
Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Folgarida-Marilleva, Peio, Ponte di Legno – Tonale, Andalo – Fai della Paganella, Monte Bondone and Folgarida – Lavarone

4 Vallees: Switzerland
Five (5) consecutive days of free skiing
Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon

Arlberg: Austria
Three (3) days of free skiing
Lech, Zurs, Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton

There are conditions at each of these resorts for using your pass so make sure you check them out before you go at The early bird price of $809 for adults is guaranteed until Monday 5th September 2016.

We're so excited by this news! We had the Epic Pass last winter and it seriously paid for itself in 5 days. We spent most of our time in Colorado but made it out for a weekend at Utah. Seeing as we were snowboarding between 3 - 5 days a week over 5 months, it was a bargain! Even so, something we would definitely purchase if we were going to be riding at any of their resorts for more than 5 days. With Europe now added into the mix, I'm thinking our next season might just have to be in Europe....

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