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Season Pass FAQs

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The FAQs below address specific questions regarding Vail Resorts’ Stowe access to the Epic Season Pass lineup for the 2018/2019 season.

Vail Resorts is offering the following pass options for the 2018/19 season, including Stowe:

Epic Pass

  • Unlimited access in Colorado: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin; Utah: Park City; California: Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood; Canada: Whistler Blackcomb; Vermont: Stowe; Illinois: Wilmot; Minnesota: Afton Alps; Michigan: Mt. Brighton. Also includes Perisher in Australia for the 2019 ski season.
  • No Blackout Dates.
  • Includes 7 unrestricted days at Telluride in Colorado, 5 consecutive days at Hakuba Valley, Japan, 7 unrestricted days at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) six days at Les 3 Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France, three days at Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy, five consecutive days at 4 Vallees in Switzerland and three consecutive days at Arlberg in Austria.
  • Pays for itself in just over 4 days!

 

Epic Local Pass

  • NEW for 18/19 – the Epic Local Pass includes unlimited skiing at Stowe, with holiday restrictions.
  • 10 combined days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, with holiday restrictions.
  • Unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Stowe, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood.
  • Restricted dates: November 23-24, 2018; December 26-31, 2018; January 19, 2019; and February 16-17, 2019.
  • Additional Discounted Ticket Access/ Blackout access: 50% off lift tickets Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Arapahoe Basin, and Advanced Lift Ticket rate at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb.
  • Pays for itself in just over 3 days!

 

Epic 7-Day

  • A total of seven unrestricted days valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Breckenridge, Park City, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Arapahoe Basin, and partner access to Telluride, and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR), plus seven FREE days at Wilmot, Afton Alps or Mt. Brighton.
  • Additional Discounted Ticket Access: 50% off lift tickets Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Arapahoe Basin, and Advanced Lift Ticket rate at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb.

 

Epic 4-Day

  • A total of four unrestricted days valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Breckenridge, Park City, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, and Arapahoe Basin, and partner access to Telluride, and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR), plus four FREE days at Wilmot, Afton Alps or Mt. Brighton.
  • Additional Discounted Ticket Access: 50% off lift tickets Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Arapahoe Basin, and Advanced Lift Ticket rate at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, and Stowe.

 

Stowe College Pass – Planned to go on sale in the Fall of 2018.

  • Unlimited access at Stowe Mountain Resort.
  • Restricted dates: November 23-24, 2018; December 26-31, 2018; January 19, 2019; and February 16-17, 2019.
  • Additional Discounted Ticket Access/Blackout Access: 50% off lift tickets Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Arapahoe Basin, and Advanced Lift Ticket rate at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, and Stowe.
  • The Stowe College Pass is restricted to undergraduate college students enrolled in 12 credit hours or graduate students enrolled in 6 hours. Stowe College Pass holders must present current college photo ID and official college school schedule indicating student name and proof of enrollment for the 2018/2019 school year.

 

2018/19 Epic Pass and other Vail Resorts Pass Details:

Which Vail Resorts season passes will give me access to Stowe for the 2017/18 season?
The Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic 4-Day and Epic 7-Day passes will all provide access to Stowe. In addition, we are offering a Stowe-only College Pass. Details and full product descriptions can be found above.

If I plan to ski Stowe on my Epic Pass can I go straight to the lift?
Stowe is on a different resort system than the other resorts on the Epic Pass. We are working to switch over the system at Stowe so that by the 2018/19 season, we anticipate all guests will have easy access to ski all our North American resorts on one card. Exact details will be released before Stowe opening day in the fall of 2018.

Where can I purchase an Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic 7-Day or Epic 4-Day Pass?
Please visit epicpass.com to purchase a season pass.

What dates do “holiday restrictions” on the Epic Local Pass and Stowe College Pass include?

Epic Local Pass and Stowe College Pass holiday restricted dates are November 23-24, 2018; December 26-31, 2018; January 19, 2019; and February 16-17, 2019.

This is due to the holiday crowds that come to Stowe during these timeframes. You can still ski during these times at Advanced Lift Ticket rates.

Can I purchase tickets for these “holiday restriction” days at a discount as an Epic Local or Stowe College pass holder?
Yes. Pass holders receive Advanced Lift Ticket rate during the holiday restricted dates.

Will the Epic Pass have benefits at Stowe?
Yes, Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day pass holders will have pass holder discounts at Stowe. For more details, visit epicpassclub.com

How does the Pass insurance work for the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and other products sold on EpicPass.com?
Epic Passes are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Pass refunds are available only when a guest purchased Pass insurance and has a valid claim under the insurance policy. Any refund is based on the cost of the Pass minus a daily rate for every day used up to the face value of the Season Pass.For more information please visit epicpass.com/info/pass-insurance.aspx.

For Stowe College Pass, guests will need to purchase insurance separately through Travel Guard. For more information on this pass insurance, please visit http://www.travelguard.com/skipass/ or call (877)828-6720.

How does the Auto Renew program work?
Auto Renew is the most convenient way to automatically renew your Season Pass every year, while guaranteeing next season’s lowest price and the best benefits. When you sign-up for Auto Renew you will be charged $49 up front in mid-March and the balance in mid-September. If you sign up for the auto-renew program this season, your Pass will automatically renew next March for the 2019/20 season unless you withdraw from the program before the initial charge. For more information on how the process works and which Passes qualify, visit the benefits section of epicpass.com.

Is the Stowe College Pass eligible for Auto Renew?
No. College products are not eligible for the Auto Renew Program.

Are my Buddy Tickets on my Epic Pass valid at Stowe?
Yes, Buddy tickets will be available for use at Stowe during the 2018/19 season.

What are Ski-With-A-Friend (SWAF) tickets and how many do I receive?
As a valued Pass holder, most Season Passes will come with six discounted, single day lift tickets loaded onto your Pass for friends and family. Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets vary in price based on the date you plan to visit and can be purchased at the Stowe ticket window. The Season Pass holder must be present at the time of purchase. For additional questions on this program, please contact a Season Pass Expert at (970)754-0005.

Does the Epic Pass have access to International or Partner Resorts?
Yes, the Epic Pass includes 7 unrestricted days at Telluride in Colorado, 5 consecutive days at Hakuba Valley, Japan, 7 unrestricted days at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR), and includes six days at Les 3 Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France, three days at Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy, five consecutive days at 4 Vallees in Switzerland and three consecutive days at Arlberg in Austria. Each European resort has requirements that must be met to receive the free access. Please visit EuropeIsEpic.com for full details.

What are the Summer benefits at Stowe for Epic Pass Holders?
2018 Summer lift access is available at all resorts your pass is valid at. For Stowe summer access, you will need to go to a ticket window and show your 18-19 season pass to get a ticket.  For more information, please visit epicpass.com

 

2018/19 Stowe Season Pass Details:

Will there be a 2018/19 season pass that only gives access to Stowe?

  • The Epic Pass provides unlimited and unrestricted access to Stowe at a lower price than most Stowe only passes and also gives unlimited access in Colorado: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin; Utah: Park City; California: Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood; Canada: Whistler Blackcomb; Vermont: Stowe; Illinois: Wilmot; Minnesota: Afton Alps; Michigan: Mt. Brighton. Also includes Perisher in Australia for the 2018 ski season.
  • NEW in 18/19, Epic Local Pass gives unlimited skiing at Stowe with holiday restrictions.
  • Epic 4-Day and Epic 7-Day passes also provide limited access to Stowe. This gives 5 different options for Stowe guests depending on the number of days, resorts, and time of the year they plan to ski.
  • Stowe-only passes are no longer available with the exception of College students who plan to ski Stowe only can purchase the Stowe College Pass. The Stowe College Pass is restricted to undergraduate college students enrolled in 12 credit hours or graduate students enrolled in 6 hours. The Stowe College Pass will provide unlimited skiing at Stowe with holiday restrictions.
  • Holiday blackouts include November 23-24, 2018; December 26-31, 2018; January 19, 2019; and February 16-17, 2019.

Do the 2018/19 Epic Pass products include discounts on rentals, ski school and lodging?
Yes, full details of pass holder discounts and benefits can be viewed here: https://www.epicpass.com/benefits/view-all-benefits.aspx Stowe-only benefits will be announced soon.

If I bought an Epic Pass and then decide to purchase the Stowe College Pass, can I exchange my pass?
No, all Epic Passes are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

How do I qualify for the Stowe College Pass?
The Stowe College Pass is restricted to undergraduate college students enrolled in 12 credit hours or graduate students enrolled in 6 hours. Stowe College Pass holders must present current college photo ID and official college school schedule indicating student name and proof of enrollment for the 2018/2019 school year.

My child is 4 or under, will they continue to ski free?
Yes, kids 4 and under will continue to receive free lift access when accompanied by an adult.

The 4 and under pass goes on sale during the Labor Day Weekend prior to the ski season. To be eligible for this pass for the season, you must be 4 years old at time of purchase. If the child turns 5 after Labor Day through the ski season, they are still eligible for this pass.

To receive this ticket/pass, you must redeem at a Stowe ticket window, and child must be accompanied by an adult on-mountain at all times.

Will the Stowe Cross-Country Pass continue to be sold?
Yes, the Cross Country Pass will still be available for purchase. Please go to  https://www.stowe.com/ski-ride/xc/ for more information on how to purchase this pass. NOTE:  2018/2019 Stowe XC Passes are not yet available at this time.

Will you be offering a Senior Pass?
No, we are no longer offering a Stowe only Senior Pass, as the Adult Epic Pass is the best deal for unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe – it pays for itself in just over 4 days. The new Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Colorado: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin; Utah: Park City; California: Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood; Canada: Whistler Blackcomb; Vermont: Stowe; Illinois: Wilmot; Minnesota: Afton Alps; Michigan: Mt. Brighton. Also includes Perisher in Australia for the 2019 ski season.

NEW for 18/19, the Epic Local Pass also offers unlimited skiing/snowboarding at Stowe, with holiday restrictions.

Will you be offering a Young Adult Pass?
No, we are no longer offering the Young Adult Pass. However, there are two options depending on how many days, and where you want to ski. The Epic Local pass is a good choice if you plan to ski any days outside of a holiday period at Stowe. If you want unlimited, unrestricted access, the Epic Pass is the right choice for you.

How do I get the best deal for my family?
The Epic Pass lineup offers multiple options that, when packaged together, are the best price to ski this winter. Because season passes offer up to 65% savings off of lift ticket prices, there is no additional discount for families.

Is the price of the Epic Pass products increasing in price because of the addition of Stowe?
No, the Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass prices will not be increasing because of the addition of Stowe. Over the years, we’ve added several new mountain resorts to our collection and yet the price of the pass has basically risen in conjunction with inflation, not because of the acquisitions.  Purchasing your pass early secures the best price and the best benefits. As the season gets closer, the price increases.

What happens if I lose my Pass?
If you lose your Epic Pass, please go to your local lift ticket window or contact your Season Pass Expert at (970)754-0005.

 

Changing or Upgrading Products:

If I buy an Epic Pass now, and then decide to purchase the Stowe College Pass can I exchange my pass?
No. All Epic Passes are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Further Questions
For any further questions please contact a Season Pass Expert at (970)754-0005.