I had a discussion about the Epic Pass with one of my local friends.
Does the addition of Utah resorts make the Epic Pass more value to you?
If you live in Tahoe, would you make a trip to Colorado or Utah to take advantage of the benefits?
A few years ago I recall getting the full Epic Pass for $659.00. The pre- September 2014 price was $729.00, now $749.00 until October 12th.
Phil and I make a few trips to Colorado so it makes sense for us to have the Epic Pass or Epic Local pass (currently $569.00), but I'm not sure that we'll have time to venture to Park City to take advantage of the "added value"
Part of my discussion with a local friend was about him purchasing the Tahoe Local Pass(currently $479.00) which has many of the benefits of Epic Local pass but only for the Tahoe Resorts. He only see's added value with Park City if we have another drought here and he can get a quick road trip to Utah (8 hr drive).
Another question is, will this influence Park City skiers to make trips to Tahoe or Colorado?
Compared to other resorts in other regions, the Epic Pass is fairly cost effective (YMMV), but the real value depends on what you perceive as "added value" when VR brings other resorts into the fold.