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August 26, 2016 Ski No Comments Email Email

Skiers and snowboarders who are already dreaming of the 2017 season can now rejoice because the 2017 Epic Australia Pass is on sale today. The Epic Australia Pass is the most flexible ski-pass for Australians, offering year-round skiing at a price unmatched. Guests can lock in the guaranteed lowest price on Australia’s best value ski pass now for AU$759 for adults, AU$429 for students and AU$499 for seniors. The Epic Australia Pass pays for itself in just over three days skiing in the U.S., with the added benefit of season-long access at Perisher, Australia.

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Australian skiers and snowboarders can enjoy access to Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada; and unlimited, unrestricted access to Perisher; in addition to 10 days at Vail and/or Beaver Creek, combined (some U.S. holiday restrictions apply). This is the perfect pass for Australians planning a ski holiday to the U.S., looking for a season of skiing and riding at Perisher, or both.

“Vail Resorts is thrilled to bring back the Epic Australia Pass. Year-round access to the most iconic ski resorts in the U.S., including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Park City, as well as the largest and most visited resort in Australia, Perisher, provides unprecedented value and experience for Australian skiers and snowboarders” said Peter Brulisauer, chief operating officer at Perisher. “Our commitment to Australian skiers and snowboarders is evident with the best value pass in the market.”

A year-round ski pass, the Epic Australia Pass starts with the 2017 Perisher ski season and concludes with the 2017-2018 U.S. ski season. Passes are sold exclusively at and are on sale now. Guests can put down AU$49 upfront to lock in current pricing and pay the remaining balance in June, 2017.

The Epic Australia Pass has been fantastic for us this year. My family gets to ski all winter in Perisher and are now planning our ski holiday to Colorado and maybe also Park City in January. Not having to buy lift passes in the U.S. makes it affordable. I can’t wait to ski again this summer” said Perisher skier, Emma Frost.

Australian skiers and snowboarders who do not want to navigate holiday restrictions in the U.S., or who want more than 10 days at Vail and/or Beaver Creek, can upgrade their Epic Australia Pass. The upgraded Epic Australia Pass gives pass holders unlimited, unrestricted access to the full 2017 Perisher ski season and the full 2017-2018 U.S. ski season.

Skiers and snowboarders who are taking their Epic Australia Pass to the U.S. can visit to plan and book their U.S. winter holiday. They can navigate regions within the U.S.; explore each mountain resort; discover activities, dining, shopping and nightlife; and book accommodation, ski school lessons and ground transfers online prior to arrival.

Announced 8 August, 2016, Vail Resorts and Whistler Blackcomb agree to a strategic combination. For the full 2016-2017 winter season, Whistler Blackcomb will not be included in any Epic Pass products for the upcoming 2016-2017 season, but Vail Resorts looks forward to adding Whistler Blackcomb to the Epic Pass and its other season pass products for the 2017-2018 ski season, upon completion of the current transaction. 

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