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2012/2013 Vail Resort Season passes info released (Tahoe and Kirkwood too).

post #1 of 11
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In case you haven't seen it yet:

 

http://www.snow.com/epic-pass/passes.aspx

 

Northstar's page has the easiest to read chart I think

http://www.northstarattahoe.com/info/ski/tickets-passes/season-pass.asp

 

 

Epic Pass Epic Local Pass Tahoe Value Pass Tahoe Local Pass
Adult $659 (13+) $509 (19+) $379 (19-64) $419 (19+)
Teen (13-18)   $389 Teen $299 $319
Child (5-12) $339 $259 Child (5-12) $179 $199
Senior (65+)     $299  
College†     $319  
Access: Unlimited access to:
• Vail
• Beaver Creek
• Breckenridge
• Keystone
• Heavenly
• Northstar
• Kirkwood
• Arapahoe Basin

Unlimited access to:
• Breckenridge
• Keystone
• Arapahoe Basin

Limited restrictions at:
• Heavenly
• Northstar
• Kirkwood
• Vail (10 days)
• Beaver Creek (10 days)

Limited restrictions at:
• Heavenly (Daily)
• Northstar (Sun - Fri)
• Kirkwood (Sun - Fri)

Limited restrictions at:
• Heavenly
• Northstar
• Kirkwood

Saturdays included at all resorts!

Blackout Dates: NONE

11 Blackout Dates

11 Blackout Dates + ALL Saturdays at Northstar & Kirkwood.

11 Blackout Dates

 

Blackouts: November 23 - 24, 2012  |  December 26 - 31, 2012  |  January 19, 2013  |  February 16 - 17, 2013

 

 

 

Spring benefits that I could find (before april15):

http://www.snow.com/epic-pass/pass-benefits/spring-benefits.aspx

  • 6buddy passes for spring buyers ($79 co, $70 tahoe) (not for 7day or epic)
  • for tahoe people-says 1 free lift ticket in April (for this season) at heavenly/northstar (useful only to new passholders?).  Details cloudy on this.  I think this might be convert your day pass towards a season pass deal.  Not sure if you get an additional ticket or not.
  • for Epic Local people in CO -Unlimited April 2013 skiing and riding at Vail and Beaver Creek
  • unknown if you get April access for other resorts. 

 

usual stuff-

$50 tix on blackout days

half-price tickets on other resorts not on your pass at all.

summer accesss

 

 

Also, they said on facebook they are still working out details for Kirkwood-only pass; so it seems things are not set in stone yet.

 

 

PS, i meant to post this under the resorts sub-forum, but i guess I oopsied.   Move if appropriate.

 

note: i don't work for vail or anything, so i have no vested motive or secret line to info.

 

 

 

 


Edited by raytseng - 3/12/12 at 3:02pm
post #2 of 11

Prices look about the same as last year (at least before the last minute rebate).  Note there are now 6 "buddy" tickets for early renewal, but now up $10 to $79. 

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

yep, relatively the same season pass prices, but now with an extra resort thrown in.

 

Probably expect day passes to be increased though, as the marketting plan seems to be to force you to lock in your home mountain and stick with it and bring your social network to join you too.  

post #4 of 11

Funny, I bought around this time last year for 649, then the price was lowered to 629.  The Epic Pass purchased before April 15th included buddy pass' as well as ski with a friend pass. This year the buddy pass' aren't available with the early purchase. frown.gif

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Yea, weird that no buddy passes for EPIC members, guess they felt you are already getting a good enough price.

 

 

Regarding Heavenly/NS free tickets.  I asked Heavenly and they confirmed you can take advantage of both offers to

  • trade in your daypass to apply to seasonpass by end of the sameday
  • and get 1 additional northstar/heavenly daypass to use in april.

 

This will be useful mostly for new passholders, but if you're a current tahoe value passholder with Northstar blackout saturdays, this can allow you to go for 2 saturdays at northstar if you wanted to.  I would check first with season pass office to confirm the deal before paying anything rather than trusting what they told me.

 

snow.com also says after april15, a change in the deal will cut buddy passes to 2buddies.  I wouldn't expect them to give any details on price changes, it will be a gamble when they increase prices and by how much

post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post

Yea, weird that no buddy passes for EPIC members, guess they felt you are already getting a good enough price.

 

 


I agree, especially since they are included on all the cheaper passes.  I wonder if that's a mistake.  I would call them.

 

post #7 of 11
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I agree, especially since they are included on all the cheaper passes.  I wonder if that's a mistake.  I would call them.

 



Don't think it's a mistake.  They specifically say on one of the page (not for 7-day or epic) so they consciously know what they did;  rather than forgot to copy and paste  a section.

post #8 of 11

It appears all passes are $20 or $30 more than last year. One can have Kirkwood non-blacokout pass for as low as $250 last year or get Kirkwood Tahoe Upgrade $99 for 3 tickets for the blackout dates. Vail resort purchase of Kirkwood basically take out these options. It seems you get more resort but in fact the cost are going to be higher if you want to ski blackout dates.

 

There are a group of people who buy the cheap non-blackout Kirkwood pass or Tahoe Upgrade to ski only the blackout dates. That will affect some Squaw pass holders. I am curious what are the costs of Squaw Gold pass and the Kirkwood only pass going to be?

post #9 of 11

I paid $479 for the Epic local pass last year on the early purchase, which included 4 buddy (I think) and 6 Ski With A Friend passes.  So, it's up 30 bucks.  With the added resort, I guess it works out alright.

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by JimH View Post

Prices look about the same as last year (at least before the last minute rebate).  Note there are now 6 "buddy" tickets for early renewal, but now up $10 to $79. 

. Yes, at least the 2nd year in a row that they increased this by $10...definitely making this part of the pass less beneficial to really try to maximize what the under 7days a year and walk ups pay
post #11 of 11

Man I wish I  was retired and had a motorhome;thats a great list for 650.00 bucks!

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