A message from Chief Marketing Officer Kirsten Lynch on Friday, March 2

Today, I am pleased to announce a long-term alliance on our Epic Pass with one of Japan’s largest and most renowned mountain resort regions — Hakuba Valley, located in the northern part of the Nagano Prefecture at the base of Japan’s Northern Alps and host to the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. 

Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and Epic Australia Pass will offer five consecutive complimentary days with no blackout dates at the nine ski resorts that comprise Hakuba Valley. This brings our Epic Pass total to 55 mountain resorts in eight countries, offering skiers and snowboarders the greatest variety with the most popular season pass in the global mountain resort industry at an unmatched value.

Hakuba Valley features the resorts of Jiigatake Snow Resort, Kashimayari Ski Resort, Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort, Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park, Hakuba Happo-one Snow Resort, Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field, Tsugaike Kogen Snow Resort, Hakuba Norikura Onsen Snow Resort and Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort. The resorts offer all levels of ski and snowboard terrain with more than 130 trails and some of the longest vertical skiing in Japan, 102 lifts and abundant snowfall averaging 32 feet a season. 

Please join me in welcoming Hakuba Valley, Japan on the Epic Pass. For further details about our long-term alliance with Hakuba Valley, please visit this