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killclimbz 03-18-2008 10:01 AM

Vail Resorts Epic Pass
 
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Well Vail resorts is offering a pass that is good at all their resorts for $579 next season.

Epic Pass

While, I doubt this really interests me, for those who travel to Colorado or Tahoe for a week long vacation, it might be worth it. It's open to anyone who wants to buy it.

b_to_the_c 03-18-2008 01:28 PM

sounds ok, but i sure hope this doesn't replace the restricted pass with 10 days at vail/bc. i also hope this proposed plan for tolls on i-70 doesn't come to fruition.

killclimbz 03-18-2008 01:48 PM

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I think it's a good deal for those who like those resorts. I just don't. I have a quality issue with almost every resort on the Colorado Pass. Unlimited at Vail/Beaver Creek is a pretty good deal at that price without a doubt.

Shepherd 03-18-2008 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by b_to_the_c (Post 43656)
sounds ok, but i sure hope this doesn't replace the restricted pass with 10 days at vail/bc.

That is my worry too. I have the Colorado pass and haven't even used my Ten Days yet. I'd hate to see the cheaper pass get dropped because of this new one. I understand the need for the resorts to keep sales up to continue improvements (etc), but they still need a pass that is affordable to the regular folks living nearby.

killclimbz 03-18-2008 02:17 PM

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The Colorado Pass is going to still be offered to those who live locally or can make a trip to show up in person. The Epic Pass available to anyone in the world.

Shepherd 03-18-2008 02:24 PM

I figured they'd keep the Colorado Pass, but I participated in the survey they sent out to pass holders and in it they talked about the new pass "replacing the other passes." The good news is they were thinking of having the Epic Pass cost $750, but I guess they listened to either marketing folks or the survey respondents and came down on the price.

On the website they have a box for a promo code when purchasing the Epic Pass. I'm hoping to get an email from them with a code that reduces it even more. Then again, I might have better luck getting a glass of ice water in hell :)

b_to_the_c 03-18-2008 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Shepherd (Post 43671)
That is my worry too. I have the Colorado pass and haven't even used my Ten Days yet. I'd hate to see the cheaper pass get dropped because of this new one. I understand the need for the resorts to keep sales up to continue improvements (etc), but they still need a pass that is affordable to the regular folks living nearby.

i've only used 3 of my 10 days at vail/bc. i'm not even sure if i'll use any more of them. i agree with KC, that they most likely will not eliminate the colorado pass (though it is still a worry). it is the best deal by far if you live on the front range. i just wish i could use mine during the week so i could enjoy some empty lift lines.

b_to_the_c 03-18-2008 02:29 PM

that'd be a bummer if it replaced the other passes, especially since the new pass doesn't include a-basin. i like to hit a-basin occasionally to get away from the most of the tourists.

Shepherd 03-18-2008 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by b_to_the_c (Post 43680)
i've only used 3 of my 10 days at vail/bc. i'm not even sure if i'll use any more of them. i agree with KC, that they most likely will not eliminate the colorado pass (though it is still a worry). it is the best deal by far if you live on the front range. i just wish i could use mine during the week so i could enjoy some empty lift lines.

Where did you use the three days? If at both, which place did you like better, Vail or BC? The reason I get the pass is my folks live in Frisco so we take my kids to see the grandparents and can all go to a resort that is close by. You do have to bite your tongue on weekends when it is crowded, but you are right, the weekdays when no one is around is sweet! Last saturday (spring break) was the worst it has been I think, even during Christmas. I hoping tomorrow will make up for it.

killclimbz 03-18-2008 02:37 PM

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They have officially announced that the Colorado Pass will be offered next season. Not sure about the particulars but it will exist.

Sheperd as far as Vail/Beaver Creek comparisons go. Besides for being the Uber rich persons playgrounds you can't really compare them. Vail is huge and you can get away from the crowds if you know the mountain. Hint: On a pow day ride frontside trees.

Beaver Creek is a small mountain, and is all below treeline. The tree riding there is some of the best in the state. It is also rarely crowded, even on weekends. That extra 15 minutes to get there really knocks the Denver traffic down.


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