Finding the Right Winter Pass for You

Posted on Nov. 11, 2022

Skiing in Crested Butte, CO.

‘Tis the Ski-son (almost)! Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Winter 2022-23 Opening Day is coming up on Nov. 23, and we can’t wait to see you on the slopes! With an amazing amount of mountain variety, flexibility and value, the Epic Pass offers you the opportunity to ski and ride not only Crested Butte, but at resorts across the Rockies, the country and the world. But don’t wait! Prices go up Nov. 20. Single-day lift tickets will be limited this year, so buying a pass, whether a full Epic Pass or an Epic Day Pass, is the best way to ensure you get to ski and ride where you want, when you want. 

Not sure which pass is calling to you? Read on to learn more about your options.

 

Season-Long Skier or Snowboarder? The Epic Local Pass is right for you. The Epic Local Pass offers the following all-season access and benefits: 

-Unlimited, unrestricted access to 29 world-class resorts, including: Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and more. 

-Season long access with holiday restrictions to: Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Stowe. 

-10 total days combined (with holiday restrictions) at: Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb. 

-Five total days at Andermatt-Sedrun in Switzerland; five total consecutive days at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan; and five total consecutive days at Rusutsu Resort. 

-Half-price Pass Holder tickets to Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Stowe on restricted dates.  

-Advanced Lift Ticket Rate available during holidays at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb and beyond 10 days. 

 

World Traveler? You’ll want the Epic Pass. The Epic Pass offers the following all-season access and benefits: 

-Unlimited, unrestricted access to more than 40 resorts worldwide, including Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and more. The Epic Pass also includes access to Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia, as well as Andermatt-Sedrun in Switzerland. 

-Limited access to partner resorts, including seven days at Telluride and seven days at the six Resorts of the Canadian Rockies; five total consecutive days at Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan; and five total consecutive days at Rusutsu Resort. The Epic Pass also grants limited access to 26 partner resorts across Europe, including Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy. 

-50% off lift tickets at Telluride and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies once all seven days are used. 

 

Planning a mountain vacation? Dip your toe into the fun with an Epic Day Pass! The Epic Day Pass provides the following access and benefits: 

-Ski or ride anywhere from one-to-seven days throughout the season, with the choice to add on holiday access. 

-Choose access to a group of 32 resorts or all 38 owned and operated North American and European resorts. The All-resort Epic Day Pass includes access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City, Whistler Blackcomb and Andermatt-Sedrum. 

-For guests purchasing four or more days of access, they may also use days purchased to access Telluride and the six Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. 

-You can also try out Crested Butte and our Summit County resorts with the Keystone Crested Butte 4-Pack, offering four days total at Keystone and Crested Butte with holiday restrictions, or the Keystone Plus Pass, offering season-long access with holiday restrictions to Keystone, as well as five days at Crested Butte. It also offers unlimited access to Breckenridge after Apr. 1.  

 

Military Member? You'll want the Military Epic Pass. It includes: 

-Unlimited, unrestricted access to Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Wilmot in North America. The Military Epic Pass also includes access to Perisher in Australia, Falls Creek, and Hotham, as well as Andermatt-Sedrun in Switzerland. 

We offer different Military Passes for active, retired, and veteran military members and their dependents. All military passes require verification. 

 

College student? We know student loans are rough. That’s why we created the Epic Local College Pass! 

-The College Pass offers all the same access and benefits that come with the Epic Local Pass – on a student’s budget.

College Pass Holders must present an official college school schedule indicating student name and proof of at least 12 credit hours (undergraduate) or six hours (graduate) per semester for the 2022/2023 school year. Please submit an image of your credit registration to ensure the name on your pass matches the name on your registered status to verification@vailresorts.com to verify your college pass product. 

 

Adaptive athlete? The Adaptive Pass offers access to our resorts at a discounted rate for Pass Holders with permanent disabilities. The Adaptive Pass includes the following access and benefits: 

-Unlimited, unrestricted access to more than 40 resorts worldwide, including Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and more. The Adaptive Epic Pass also includes access to Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia, as well as Andermatt-Sedrun in Switzerland.  

-The Adaptive Epic 5 Day Pass offers five days of skiing and riding with all the same access as the full Adaptive Pass.

-Guests also have the option to purchase an Adaptive 5 Day Limited Pass to access a group of 32 North American resorts. The Limited Pass excludes access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City, and Whistler Blackcomb, as well as international locations. 

-All Adaptive Epic Pass types include holiday access. 

 

Young children? Children ages four and under are eligible for a FREE Epic Pass (no parent purchase necessary). Call (970) 754-0005 to secure your child’s free pass.

 

Pass Holder Benefits: But wait, there’s more! All pass holders also enjoy Epic Mountain Rewards, which provide a 20% discount off lodging, on-mountain food and beverage, group ski and ride lessons, equipment rentals and more at Crested Butte and all Vail Resorts’ North American owned and operated resorts.

 

With so many pass options, there’s something out there for everyone! Secure your pass today, and we’ll see you on the mountain before you know it!