I am thinking about visiting Colorado Feb 2017 staying around 22 days and skiing about 15 to 17 days. My creaky old knees need a rest some of the time.
I am quite willing to buy a pass in advance. How do I know when the 2016/2017 passes are available? Is the cutoff day when they stop selling them published beforehand.
It looks like the Epic local pass might work but the restriction on Vail and Beaver has me confused is that 10 days at Beaver AND 10 days at Vail or 10 days split between Beaver and Vail. I guess the blackout days will be the Presidents Day weekend.
I suppose 10 days split between Vail and Beaver 2 days at Abasin coming and going plus 3 days at Breckwould not be too hard to take.
What is the likely price difference between the full Epic pass and the local one? Is there any other pass that would work for me. I have skied the area before and my favourites are Beaver Breck and Steamboat with Abasin close behind.
Now comes the crunch question. Do I have to pick up the pass in person in advance? You see I live on a sailboat in the Eastern Caribbean. [ Yeah I know it is tough but someone has to do it ] or can I buy on line and get it sent to me or do I pick it up at the lift office in an Epic resort on the first day I use it?