EPIC PASS: The Perks of Buying Early
The ski and snowboard season isn’t even over and you’re already hearing about the 2015/2016 Epic Pass being on sale. Let’s be real, for many people, next season’s not even on the radar yet. But here’s why the Epic Pass should be.
It comes down to the perks.
PERK 1: Buddy Tickets*
Want to be the favorite Aunt/Uncle/Cousin/Friend around? You will be with your stack of Buddy Tickets.
Every Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass comes loaded with 6 Buddy Tickets, which are a flat, discounted rate all season long. With a price tag well below the ticket window rate, the recipients of your Buddy Tickets will definitely owe you lunch…and maybe a foot massage. But definitely a round at après.
*Only available with Epic and Epic Local Passes purchased before April 12
PERK 2: Ski With A Friend (SWAF) tickets
When you run out of Buddy Tickets, you’ll be glad you have your 6 Ski With A Friend tickets.
Also discounted tickets that come with your Epic and Epic Local Passes, their price fluctuates throughout the season, mirroring the price changes at the ticket window. They are typically more expensive than Buddy Tickets, but less than the window rates.
See a sampling of prices from the 2014/15 season SWAF and Buddy Ticket rates
PERK 3: $49 down…pay the rest in September
Worried that buying your pass in April will ruin your budget for your beach vacation in May? Don’t worry. Just put $49 down now to lock in the current Epic Pass pricing and you won’t be charged for the rest until mid-September.
PERK 4: Sum-Sum-Summer Time
You’re not only buying a pass for next winter, you’re also getting summer access to the mountains.
With free foot passenger gondola rides at Vail and discounted bike hauls, you might just discover that exploring the mountain in summer can be just as fun as in the winter.
PERK 5: The access
And, as if you needed reminding, the Epic Pass is still the best season pass in the industry.
One pass get you unlimited access to an incredible roster of mountains: in Colorado you get Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin; in Utah Park City and Canyons (the 2 Utah resorts will be connected next winter, making for a 7,300 acre uber-resort); in California Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood; in Australia Perisher; as well as Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton.
As for other international resorts, partnerships are still being finalized for this season and will be announced when they are finalized.
If you’re interested in putting that $49 down and locking in all the early season pass benefits and price, visit our Epic Pass product page.
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