A message from Chief Marketing Officer Kirsten Lynch on Wednesday, March 14

Today, I am pleased to announce another long-term alliance on our Epic Pass with Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado, Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont and Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire.  

Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and Epic Australia Pass holders will receive seven days at each of the three resorts with no blackout dates for a total of 21 days. In addition, Epic 7-Day pass holders can use any or all seven of their total days and Epic 4-Day pass holders can use any or all four of their total days with no blackout dates at the three resorts. This now brings our Epic Pass total to 64 mountain resorts in 11 states and provinces and eight countries, offering skiers and snowboarders the greatest variety and unmatched value in the global mountain resort industry.

Crested Butte is located in southwest Colorado, within the Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountain Range and is known for its colorful historic town, iconic mountain peaks and legendary skiing and riding terrain. The resort’s 1,547 skiable acres offer something for every skiing ability; over half the mountain is geared to intermediate and beginner skiers while also perfectly suited for the more adventurous skiers and snowboarders with some of the best lift-served extreme terrain in North America. The Town of Crested Butte boasts one of Colorado's largest National Historic Districts and is commonly considered by many to be "Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town" with its variety of boutiques, restaurants and après-ski hot spots.

Rising above the village of Ludlow, in southcentral Vermont approximately three hours from Boston and four hours from New York City, Okemo Mountain Resort is a four-season playground that developed a reputation for quality and superior guest service as a winter retreat for skiers and snowboarders. Originally a small, community-run ski hill, Okemo underwent a significant transformation in 1982 when Tim and Diane Mueller purchased the ski area. Okemo consistently receives accolades and wins awards for snow quality, grooming, terrain parks, family programs, slopeside lodging, resort dining and its friendly employees. 

Mount Sunapee is a four-season family-focused ski area with breathtaking views overlooking Lake Sunapee. Located in southern New Hampshire, it is the closest major ski area to metropolitan New England, being only a short 90-minute drive from Boston. For many years, Mount Sunapee has consistently received industry awards for excellence in snowmaking and grooming. 

I’m also pleased to announce that Vail Resorts employees and their dependents with an active employee or dependent season pass will have the opportunity to purchase lift tickets for their own personal use to ski and snowboard at Crested Butte, Okemo and Mount Sunapee for $50/day beginning with the 2018-2019 season. We will send additional information on how employees can access this great benefit next fall. 

Please join me in welcoming Crested Butte, Okemo and Mount Sunapee on the Epic Pass. For further details about our long-term alliance with these three resorts, please see this FAQ.