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Vail Season passes - no longer available?

post #1 of 5
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Hi,

 

Someone recommended to me getting season passes for Vail and related ski resorts. Are those no longer for sale?

post #2 of 5
You are too late for the epic pass by about 2 weeks. There still does exist a vail pass for 2500 I think which is pretty much the same as the epicpass but just 300% more to ding you because you were slow.

You probably are better off get day tickets now. The cheapest day tickets will be directly from them they tightly control resale. There pretty much arent any secret tricks or discounts that are easily and freely available.

At best if your friends have passes they can use yheir buddy or friend discounts for you if you are skiing together
post #3 of 5
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Somewhat disappointing. Looks like it was open until Dec. 6th, just one day before their financial result release. Lesson learned.....

 

They have "lower" online prices for multi-day ski tickets. Are those good until the night before?

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Originally Posted by sander View Post
 

Somewhat disappointing. Looks like it was open until Dec. 6th, just one day before their financial result release. Lesson learned.....

 

They have "lower" online prices for multi-day ski tickets. Are those good until the night before?

 

I believe they go up once you're within 7 days. I could swear I read that last year when I bought, but I can't find it anywhere now.

 

Checking the website, if you buy a 3 day ticket for tomorrow through Thursday, it's $417.

 

But for the same days next week, it's $405 (and that includes Christmas day). Prices also vary with holidays and spring break weeks I think. A 3-day anytime between Christmas and New Year's costs $432, but a 3-day in early January costs $405 again.

 

So not too much variation, but there is some. I'm a bit surprised it's gone up so much - I paid $336 for a February 3-day pass just last season!

post #5 of 5
I think it goes up if you're within 1 day, 3 days and then within 7 days. So even on your ski day if you buy on your smartphone instead of going to the window they will throw you a few bucks for the electronic info. if you prebuy , same as with the epicpasses you're pretty much in the hands of a revenue algorithm that may decide to increase the prices suddenly so you can't be sure prices will be locked on day t-3 to t-7. Up to you if you want to play chicken with them.
The only real discount other than buddy passes to get cheaper than the epicday passes is if you also book lodging through the resort's website, then you can get lift tickets in a ski and stay deal or promo.
Once you are sure book it. But if you are not sure don't buy it as they will almost never give you money back unless they are shut down.
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