As I sit here recovering from the rotator cuff surgery I just had last Thursday, I see that 2012/2013 passes are on sale now. I am strongly considering purchasing them now even though I am on the shelf. Figure it will be a motivating factor. Either that or I am addicted to boarding or I am high on pain killers.
I am trying to decide if I want to get the EPIC pass which is good for Unlimited access to: Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and 10 restricted days at Vail, Beaver Creek and Limited restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood
or the EPIC local pass which includes Unlimited access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with Limited restrictions at Breckenridge. In addition to the EPIC LOCAL I would purchase a Copper Mountain 4 Day Pack.
-EPIC LOCAL AND 4 DAY COPPER PASS?
Thoughts, pros, cons, etc?
IIRC, the epic pass gives you unlimited, unrestricted days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and A-Basin, and is $659
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The Epic Local Pass gives you unlimited, unrestricted days at Breck, Keystone, and A-Basin. 10 restricted days at Vail and Beaver Creek. Finally, you get discounted tickets ($50 each) for Heavenly, Kirkwood, and Northstar for $509
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The 4 day copper pass is $139, so your total for the second package would be $648.
I guess the real question is do you plan on skiing more than 10 days at either Vail or Beaver Creek combined? Or would you rather have 4 unrestricted days at Copper? Also do you plan on going to the Tahoe resorts?
If you want to go to Tahoe on vacation or something, then the Epic pass would be your best bet. If you plan on going to Copper at least 4 times, and Vail+Beaver creek less than 10 times, and not on holidays, then the local pass is your best bet.
In the end it's your decision to make, and it depends on your preferences for certain resorts, and if you plan on making the trek out to the Tahoe resorts! Good luck on your recovery, hope to see you on the slopes next season!