Epic Pass Euro Privileges, prices go up September 2nd!

Skiing has been a passion of mine for almost 30 years. It is one of the few things I will get up early for.

We have frequented Heavenly Valley in Lake Tahoe, Park City, and Vail for the past 15 years.

So, we usually get a full Epic Pass from the Vail Resorts Company:

Prices go up September 2nd

Although $944 (shipping is $3.95) for 2019-2020 is not cheap, it can provide a lot of value:

Unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Crested Butte, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, as well as Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia.

Limited access to Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu in Japan and 20 resorts in Europe.

I have averaged 20 days/year in the US for the last 4 years, so I feel I’m getting a decent value.

Having the pass relives the sticker shock from the $150-$200 tickets sold at the top end resorts.
You can also use it to buy discount tickets for friends and family.

Next winter, we are looking to take our show to the Continent, but it looks like we will still have our Epic Pass. I look forward to finally taking advantage of the Epic Pass Euro Privileges.

Here is a summary of what is provided in 2019-2020:

Pretty cool. You can get 14 days of skiing in France and Italy with no strings attached.

Another 5 days can be had if you book rooms with associated hotels, which isn’t bad. I mean, were you planning to live out of your rental car while you took advantage of the free days?

Additional days are quite cheap by US standards. I haven’t paid $60 for a walk-up lift ticket in more than 10 years.

I’m excited about getting to these places and reporting back. Perhaps a comparative fondue/raclette review is in order 🙂

Can you recommend any of these European resorts?


  1. Les 3 Vallees is fantastic. You can ski there for a week and never do the same run twice. All resorts can be skied in one day, just cross a ridge and keep going!
    Susan and I got engaged there… 😉

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