Europe is Epic

Europe is Epic! Vail Resorts Adds Iconic European Ski Resorts in France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria to Its Industry-Leading Season Pass

  • The Epic Pass is the ONLY multi-resort pass to offer significant access to European resorts
  • The Epic Pass also features unlimited, unrestricted access to world-class resorts in Colorado, Utah and Tahoe for just $809
  • Epic Pass holders now have access to the best skiing in six countries
  • The deadline for the lowest price is Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

 

Europe is EpicBROOMFIELD, Colo. – September 1, 2016 – How do you pack more value into a ski pass which already includes world-class destinations like Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City and Heavenly? Make it the only multi-resort pass to offer significant access to European skiing and snowboarding. Today Vail Resorts announced 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.

 

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 Epic Pass was the first multi-resort pass to offer European access and now it offers the most expansive experience.

 

The 2016-2017 Epic Pass offers unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Perisher in Australia. The Epic Pass allows pass holders to visit resorts as they choose, each with its own personality and distinct experience, combining unique terrain and traditions with Vail Resorts’ renowned service and unmatched resort improvements. The Epic Pass is available at the guaranteed lowest price of $809 for adults at EpicPass.com through Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.

 

“There is nothing in the ski industry today that can compare to the value of the Epic Pass,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “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.  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.”

 

That access now includes four of Europe’s most iconic destinations. France's largest ski areas, Les 3 Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D'Isere  offer a unique playground to skiers and snowboarders from all over the world, accessing five glaciers, 391 ski lifts and over 800 miles of marked runs for all ability levels within a 30-mile radius. The three areas combine high-altitude skiing guaranteeing quality snow from November to May with stunning view of Mont Blanc and a 360-degree panorama of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. 

"This partnership with Vail Resorts gives skiers and snowboarders access to some of the most iconic winter destinations the world has to offer," said Vincent Lalanne, General Manager of Association Les 3 Vallees. "We couldn't be more excited to provide this type of value to our dedicated guests who want to experience the best skiing in Europe and the U.S."

 

South of the Alps, nestled amongst some of the most beautiful mountain peaks in the world such as Brenta Dolomites and Adamello (11,666 feet), is some of the best skiing in Italy. Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta is home to 150 lifts and 236 miles of ski slopes that that make up acclaimed resorts such as Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo in Val Rendena; Folgarida-Marilleva, Peio and Tonale in Val di Sole; Ponte di Legno, Andalo-Fai della Paganella, Monte Bondone and Folgaria-Lavarone. The winter offering is enriched by the high-quality cuisine and the exclusive "Italian style."

 

Verbier, part of the 4 Vallees ski area, is the largest resort in the Swiss Alps, is acknowledged as one of the premier “off piste” resorts in the world, and is home to a number of professional freeride competitions. Above and beyond this reputation, Verbier is well-known internationally for its electrifying, cosmopolitan nightlife, and the resort is proud of its legendary après-ski and its lively clubs. While skiers and snowboarders from all over the world rave about this off-piste paradise and fun evenings, families also appreciate the resort’s social atmosphere and family-friendly offerings.

 

For decades, the mountain range between Tyrol and Vorarlberg, which is home to Arlberg, has been a highly sought-after metropolis for international ski and snowboard enthusiasts. Arlberg is widely considered the cradle of modern skiing and in December 2016, thanks to the opening of four new chair lifts, it will be Austria’s largest linked ski area. Also the birthplace of champions, athletes from Ski Club Arlberg have garnered an incredible 83 medals at various Olympic Games and World Championships.

 

“For value, for ease of use, for access to world-class destinations, for constant improvements in the guest experience, and now for being the only pass to offer significant access to Europe, the Epic Pass is in a class by itself,” Lynch said.

 

Access to the European ski areas is described below:

 

Resort

Country

Access

Notes

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

  • Includes:

Les 3 Vallees (Courchevel, La Tania, Meribel, Brides les Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Bellevelle, Val Thorens and Orelle), Paradiski (Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne), and Tignes-Val D’Isere

  • 2016/2017 Epic pass holders are required to present their valid Epic Pass hard card and a valid photo ID to the lift cashier in each resort to redeem their lift access

Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta

Italy

Three (3) days of free skiing

  • Includes:

Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Folgarida-Marilleva, Peio, Ponte di Legno – Tonale, Andalo – Fai della Paganella, Monte Bondone and Folgarida – Lavarone

  • Epic Pass holders must email info@skirama.it at least one week prior to arrival and specify the Dolomiti ski area where they will pick up their pass and show a valid Epic Pass
  • Details can be found below

4 Vallees

Switzerland

Five (5) consecutive days of free skiing

  • Includes:

Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon

  • To redeem lift access, 2016/2017 Epic Pass holders are required to present their valid Epic Pass hard card, as well as a valid photo ID, to the resort’s Ticket Office
  • Offer valid when booking in-resort lodging (details and participating hotels can be found below)

Arlberg

Austria

Three (3) consecutive days of free skiing

  • Includes:

Lech, Zurs, Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton

  • Offer valid when booking in-resort lodging (details and participating hotels can be found below)
  • Epic Pass holders must book their lodging directly with the property and the property will deliver the passes to the guest upon confirmation of their Epic Pass

 

2016-2017 Season Pass Options for Skiers and Snowboarders

  • The Epic Pass™: Ski unlimited and unrestricted from opening day to closing day for only $809. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over five days of skiing or snowboarding. Enjoy full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Perisher in Australia for the 2017 season; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Epic Pass also grants limited access to Verbier and the 4 Vallees in Switzerland, Les 3 Vallees in France, Arlberg in Austria, and Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy. No restricted dates. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $419.

Season Pass Insurance
Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance. All of the Company’s season pass products are non-refundable and non-transferable; however, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including sickness, injury and job loss. Find out more at EpicPass.com.  

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

4 Vallées, Switzerland

For the 2016-2017 winter ski season, Vail Resorts has partnered with 4 Vallées, providing pass holder benefits to each other’s pass holders. 16/17 Epic Pass Season Pass holders may obtain up to a 5 day lift pass at 4 Vallées in Switzerland.

Which Epic passes are included in the partnership?
Only the Epic Pass is eligible for the free days at each resort. This includes Adult and Child Epic Passes. Epic 7-Day, Epic 4 –Day, Epic Local, Epic Australia Pass, Summit Value, Tahoe Local, Tahoe Value, and all other passes are not eligible.

What resorts are included in the 5 day ticket?
For Epic Pass holders:

4 VALLÉES, SWITZERLAND

  • Verbier
  • Nendaz
  • Veysonnaz
  • Thyon

 

Where is 4 Vallées?
4 Vallées is located in Switzerland and offers almost unlimited opportunities for all skiers and snowboarders alike. 4 Vallées  includes Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, and Thyon. More information can be found here: http://www.4vallees.ch/?lang=en

 

How many days of skiing do Epic Season Pass holders get at 4 Vallées?
2016/2017 Epic Pass holders receive up to 5 consecutive days of skiing at Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, and Thyon.

 

How do Epic Season Pass holders redeem their lift tickets at 4 Vallées?
2016/2017 Epic pass holders will receive one free day of skiing for each consecutive day a guest stays in resorts lodging. To redeem lift access, 2016/2017 Epic Pass holders are required to present their valid Epic Pass hard card, as well as a valid photo ID, to the resort’s Ticket Office.

 

What lodging properties must Epic Pass holders stay at in order to receive their 5 day tickets?
Lodging must be booked at one of the participating locations listed here to receive a 5 day ticket.

 

Which 4 Vallées pass is eligible for the 5 free days at Vail Resorts?
Only the 4 Vallées Annual lift pass is eligible for 5 days at Vail Resorts’ ski areas.

 

How do 4 Vallées pass holders pick up their lift tickets?
Eligible pass holders are required to present their 4 Vallées Annual lift pass as proof at a season pass office in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood during the winter 2016/2017 season. Guests will be issued a multi-day lift ticket loaded onto a hard card pass, with photo. This card can be used at any of the eight resorts valid, including Arapahoe Basin. While it will be valid for skiing and riding at Arapahoe Basin, International pass holders cannot redeem their full day lift tickets at Arapahoe Basin.


Ski Arlberg, Austria

For the 2016-2017 winter ski season, Vail Resorts has partnered with Ski Arlberg, providing pass holder benefits to each other’s pass holders. 16/17 Epic Pass Season Pass holders may obtain up to a up to a 3 day lift pass to Ski Arlberg.

Which Epic passes are included in the partnership?
Only the Epic Pass is eligible for the free days at each resort. This includes Adult and Child Epic Passes. Epic 7-Day, Epic 4 –Day, Epic Local, Epic Australia Pass, Summit Value, Tahoe Local, Tahoe Value, and all other passes are not eligible.

What resorts are included in the 3 day ticket?
For Epic Pass holders:

SKI ARLBERG, AUSTRIA

  • Lech
  • Zurs
  • Stuben
  • St Christoph
  • St Anton

Where is Ski Arlberg?
Ski Arlberg is a collection of resorts located in Austria and features terrain for any type of skier. Resorts include St Anton – one of the sixth largest ski resorts in the world, St Christoph, Lech, Zurs, and Stuben. More information can be found here: http://www.skiarlberg.at/

 

How many days of skiing do Epic Season Pass holders get at Ski Arlberg?
2016/2017 Epic Pass holders receive up to 3 days of skiing at St Anton, St Christoph, Lech, Zurs, and Stuben.

 

How do Epic Season Pass holders redeem their lift tickets at Ski Arlberg?
Epic Pass holders must book at least three nights of consecutive lodging at a participating property to redeem their passes. Epic Pass holders must book their lodging directly with the property and the property will deliver the passes to the guest upon confirmation of their Epic Pass. A full list of participating lodging properties is located below. 

 

Which Ski Arlberg passes are eligible for the 3 free days at Vail Resorts?
Ski Arlberg Season Passes do not receive access to Vail Resorts ski areas.

 

What lodging properties must Epic Pass holders stay at in order to receive their 3 day tickets?

Hotel Sandhof
Address: Dorf 124, A – 6764 Lech am Arlberg
Telephone: +43 (0)5583 2298
Email: info@sandhof.at
Website: www.sandhof.at/en

Hotel Haldenhof 
Address: Tannberg 347, A - 6764 Lech am Arlberg
Telephone: +43 (0)5583 2444 0
Email: reservation@haldenhof.at
Website: www.haldenhof.at

Hotel Appartement Roggal
Address: Omesberg 187, A - 6764 Lech am Arlberg
Telephone: +43 (0)5583 2274
Email: roggal@lech.at
Website: www.roggal.com

Hotel Gasthof Post
Address: Dorf 11, A – 6764 Lech am Arlberg
Telephone: +43 (0)5583 2444 0
Email: reservation@haldenhof.at
Website: www.haldenhof.at

Sporthotel Lorünser
Address: Nr. 112, A – 6763 Zürs am Arlberg
Telephone:  +43 (0)5583 2254
Email: hotel@loruenser.at
Website: www.loruenser.at

Arlberghaus
Address: Zürs 126, 6763 Zürs, Austria
Telephone: +43 5583 2258
Email: hotel@arlberghaus.com
Website: www.arlberghaus.com

Hotel Hinterwies
Address: Tannberg 186, A – 6764 Lech am Arlberg
Telephone: +43 (0) 5583 2531
Email: hotel.hinterwies@lech.at
Website: www.hinterwies.at

5 star superior Hotel Tannenhof
Address: Nassereinerstrasse 98 - 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg/Austria
Telephone: +435446-30311
Email: info@hoteltannenhof.net
Website: www.hoteltannenhof.net

arlberg1800 RESORT
Address: St. Christoph 1 - 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg
Telephone: +43 5446 2611
Email: info@arlberg1800RESORT.at
Website: www.arlberg1800RESORT.at

Hotel Gasthof Rote Wand
Address: Zug 5, A-6764 Lech am Arlberg
Telephone: +43 5583 34350
Email: Gasthof@rotewand.com
Website: www.rotewand.com

KRISTIANIA Hotelbetriebs GesmbH & Co KG, Gertrud Schneider
Address: Omesberg 331, A 6764 Lech am Arlberg
Telephone +43 5583 25610
Email info@kristiania.at
Website www.kristiania.at

Hus Hörili
Address: Strass 678, A-6764 Lech am Arlberg
Telephone:+43-5583-2308
Email: office@hoerili.com
Website: www.hoerili.com

Hotel Arlberg
Address: Tannberg 187, A-6764 Lech am Arlberg
Telephone: +43 5583 21 34 0
Email: info@arlberghotel.at
Website: www.arlberghotel.at

Hotel Sonnenburg
Address: Oberlech 55, A-6764 Lech am Arlberg
Telephone: +43 5583 / 2147
Email: hotel@sonnenburg.at
Website: www.sonnenburg.at

Epic Pass Holders who do not stay at a participating lodging property are not eligible for the free ski days. 


How do Ski Arlberg pass holders pick up their lift tickets?
Ski Arlberg Season Passes do not receive access to Vail Resorts ski areas.

Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski, Tignes-Val D'Isere France

For the 2016-2017 winter ski season, Vail Resorts has partnered with Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski, and Tignes-Val D’Isere, providing pass holder benefits to each other’s pass holders.16/17 Epic Pass Season Pass holders may obtain up to a 6 day lift pass at Les 3 Vallées ski areas (two days in each region (3 Vallées, Paradiski, and Tignes-Val D’Isere), for a total max of six days skiing).

Which Epic passes are included in the partnership?
Only the Epic Pass is eligible for the free days at each resort. This includes Adult and Child Epic Passes. Epic 7-Day, Epic 4 –Day, Epic Local, Epic Australia Pass, Summit Value, Tahoe Local, Tahoe Value, and all other passes are not eligible.

What resorts are included in the 6 day ticket?
For Epic Pass holders:

LES 3 VALLÉES, FRANCE

  • Courchevel
  • La Tania
  • Méribel
  • Brides-Les-Bains
  • Les Menuires
  • Saint Martin de Bellevelle
  • Val Thorens
  • Orelle

PARADISKI

  • Les Arcs
  • La Plagne
  • Peisey-Vallandry

TIGNES, VAL D’ISERE

  • Tignes
  • Val D’Isere

 

Where is Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski, Tignes-Val D’Isère?
Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski, and Tignes-Val D’Isère are located in the French Alps and are home to the world’s largest ski area. Resorts include Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Bride-Les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Bellevelle, Val Thorens, Orelle, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Peisey-Vallandry, Tignes, and Val-D’Isere.

To learn more about Les 3 Vallées, visit www.les3vallees.com

To learn more about Paradiski, visit www.paradiski.com/en/

To learn more about Tignes, visit http://en.tignes.net/

To learn more about Val-D’Isere, visit http://www.valdisere.com/en/

How many days of skiing do Epic Season Pass holders get at Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski, Tignes-Val D’Isere?
2016/2017 Epic Pass holders receive two days of skiing in each region (3 Vallées, Paradiski, and Tignes-Val D’Isère), for a max of six days of skiing.

 

How do Epic Season Pass holders redeem their lift tickets at Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski, Tignes-Val D’Isere?
2016/2017 Epic Pass holders are required to present their valid Epic Pass hard card and a valid photo ID to the lift cashier in each resort to redeem their lift access.

 

What lodging properties must Epic Pass holders stay at in order to receive their 6 day tickets?
There is no lodging requirement to receive your free days.

 

Which Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski, Tignes-Val D’Isere passes are eligible for the 6 free days at Vail Resorts?
Only Tarentaise season pass holders are eligible for the 6 days at Vail Resorts. Tarentaise season pass holders receive a max of 6 days total at Vail Resorts ski areas with a max of two days per resort.

 

How do Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski, Tignes-Val D’Isere pass holders pick up their lift tickets?
Eligible pass holders are required to present their Tarentaise season pass as proof at a season pass office in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood during the winter 2016/2017 season. Guests will be issued a multi-day lift ticket loaded onto a hard card pass, with photo. This card can be used at any of the eight resorts valid, including Arapahoe Basin. While it will be valid for skiing and riding at Arapahoe Basin, International pass holders cannot redeem their full day lift tickets at Arapahoe Basin.

Skirama Dolomiti, Italy

For the 2016-2017 winter ski season, Vail Resorts has partnered with Skirama Dolomiti, providing pass holder benefits to each other’s pass holders. 16/17 Epic Pass Season Pass holders may obtain up to a up to a 3 day lift pass to Skirama Dolomiti.

Which Epic passes are included in the partnership?
Only the Epic Pass is eligible for the free days at each resort. This includes Adult and Child Epic Passes. Epic 7-Day, Epic 4 –Day, Epic Local, Epic Australia Pass, Summit Value, Tahoe Local, Tahoe Value, and all other passes are not eligible.

What resorts are included in the 3 day ticket?
For Epic Pass holders:

SKIRAMA DOLOMITI

  • Madonna di Campiglio
  • Pinzolo
  • Folgarida-Marilleva
  • Peio
  • Ponte di Legno-Tonale
  • Andalo-Fai della Paganella
  • Monte Bondone
  • Folgarida-Lavarone

Where is Skirama Dolomiti?
Skirama Dolomiti is located in Italy, south of the legendary Alps. Resorts include Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Folgarida-Marilleva, Peio, Ponte di Legno-Tonale, Andalo-Fai della Paganella, Monte Bondone, Folgarida-Lavarone. More information can be found here: http://www.skirama.it/en/

 

How many days of skiing do Epic Season Pass holders get at Skirama Dolomiti?
2016/2017 Epic Pass holders receive up to 3 days of skiing at Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Folgarida-Marilleva, Peio, Ponte di Legno-Tonale, Andalo-Fai della Paganella, Monte Bondone, Folgarida-Lavarone.

 

How do Epic Season Pass holders redeem their lift tickets at Skirama Dolomiti?
Epic Pass holders seeking to use their complementary benefits at the Skirama Dolomiti Ski Areas will be required to send an email to info@skirama.it at least one week before their scheduled arrival and specifying the Skirama Dolomiti Ski Area where they desire to pick up their pass, which will be valid at all of the Skirama Dolomiti Ski Areas. Ski passes are issued on a magnetic Key-Card and are issued upon payment of a deposit of €5.00 each one. The deposit is refunded when the magnetic support is returned in good condition.

 

Which Skirama Dolomiti pass is eligible for the 3 free days at Vail Resorts?
The Superskirama Pass holders are eligible for the 3 days at Vail Resorts’ ski areas.

 

How do Skirama Dolomiti pass holders pick up their lift tickets?
Eligible pass holders are required to present their Superskirama season pass as proof at a season pass office in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood during the winter 2016/2017 season. Guests will be issued a multi-day lift ticket loaded onto a hard card pass, with photo. This card can be used at any of the eight resorts valid, including Arapahoe Basin. While it will be valid for skiing and riding at Arapahoe Basin, International pass holders cannot redeem their full day lift tickets at Arapahoe Basin.

 

What lodging properties must Epic Pass holders stay at in order to receive their 3 day tickets?
There is no lodging requirement to receive your free days.

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