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post #1 of 9
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Are there residency requirements for the Epic Local passes?  I am planning a spring trip to Tahoe with occasional business trips to Denver this year and the Tahoe Local pass is very attractive.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 9

No restrictions or requirements. Not much time left...

post #3 of 9

It may be useful to go through the exercise I just did. You can purchase tickets online or on Vail's 800 number, which I did while up at Park City last year. The numbers on the web site just now didn't make complete sense until I called and learned that >7 days out there is a 25% discount, while <7 days out there is a 15% discount. Even buying a single day ticket before 5PM the day before made great sense last year. So, I priced the advance purchase for a 7 day of 10 pass at $623 vs the Epic Local pass for $619, basically a wash. Obviously, if you plan to ski a Vail Assoc. area(s) for more than 7 days, a pass makes the most sense. However, in my situation, with a week's trip to Park City only 90% definite, it makes more sense for me to wait to purchase until February. YMMV. 

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Originally Posted by fbl100 View Post
 

Are there residency requirements for the Epic Local passes?  I am planning a spring trip to Tahoe with occasional business trips to Denver this year and the Tahoe Local pass is very attractive.

 

Thanks

No residency requirements as far as I know.  How many trips to Denver?  If you will be there enough to log well over five ski days then it may pay to get the Epic local pass oriented towards CO mtns, but also with some Tahoe coverage.

post #5 of 9

Had a question about these, thought I'd just add to this thread. I'm looking to purchase one of these for next season and wanted to find out if these passes included discounts for resorts that have limited days available. For instance, if I wanted to ski a 6th day at Whistler, do passholders get some kind of discount?

post #6 of 9

You will need to wait and see what options they come out related to whistler around early april when 2018 passes go up for sale and what details they give on that.    

 

Then you should call and ask them directly or talk to someone in a local season pass office so you get the answer from the source.

 

 

However, my understanding for this year is whenever you are blacked out whether it is by a blackout day or you don't have priviledges; you get the passholder rate of 50% off the window price for some resorts, and "advanced ticket rates" at other resorts (vail, bc).

post #7 of 9

Oh nice, okay yeah that's the info I was looking for. Of course, I understand that the benefits could change from year to year. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post
 

You will need to wait and see what options they come out related to whistler around early april when 2018 passes go up for sale and what details they give on that.    

 

Then you should call and ask them directly or talk to someone in a local season pass office so you get the answer from the source.

 

 

However, my understanding for this year is whenever you are blacked out whether it is by a blackout day or you don't have priviledges; you get the passholder rate of 50% off the window price for some resorts, and "advanced ticket rates" at other resorts (vail, bc).


^ is historically correct and some ability to kick down a "buddy" rate to those you are skiing with but don not have either a Local or Epic pass.  Not sure what that buddy rate is - just know we have done it when doing some "client" ski days as it didn't go on my card, I was present however.

post #9 of 9

No residency requirements.

 

I am a Brit who lives on a sailboat in the Caribbean. I bought mine while in Grenada using a Brit credit card and picked it up in Keystone. . No hassle 

 

Minor gripe I have had to fill in 3 waivers.

 

I will use it a 3 1/2 week trip to Colorado and SLC. 

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