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Five Reasons to Buy your Epic Australia Pass Before Prices Rise 29 May

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Lee Nielsen, lee.v.nielsen@vailresorts.com
Dani Wright, media@vailresorts.com.au

Ready, Set, SNOW! Five Reasons to Buy your Epic Australia Pass Before Prices Rise 29 May

  • Guests have until 29 May to lock in their Epic Australia Pass before prices rise
  • New this season: Access to Crans-Montana Mountain Resort in Switzerland

May 2024  Calling all snow lovers! Australian resorts Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham are excited to welcome the colder temperatures, making it the perfect time to plan for winter and lock in your Epic Australia Pass before prices rise 29 May.

Here are five reasons to buy your Epic Australia Pass before 29 May.

1. Get the best value on your Epic Australia Pass before prices rise 29 May

Now is the best time for skiers and riders to lock in their Epic Australia Pass before the planned opening weekend of 8 June at Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham. The Epic Australia Pass provides unlimited, unrestricted access to skiing and boarding at these resorts for the 2024 Australian snow seasonDiscover your moment at Australia’s largest ski resort, Perisher, located within the beautiful Snowy Mountains, set your own pace at the magical ski-in, ski-out Falls Creek village with terrain to suit the whole family or seek adventure at every turn at Australia’s most awe-inspiring mountain-top village with unforgettable 360-degree views at Hotham.

“If you love skiing or the experience of being in the snow, you will be as excited as I am to see snow falling for the first time this year at Hotham,” said Hotham General Manager Tina Burford. “I can't wait to show our guests all the improvements we’ve made over summer, including our new Bunderool carpet for complete beginners, and to welcome everyone back to our special mountain-top village very soon.”

2. Ski and ride internationally with new access available on Epic Australia Pass

New this season, Epic Australia Pass Holders will have five days access to the newly acquired Crans-Montana Mountain Resort in Switzerlandas well as access to world-class resorts in the Northern Hemisphere during the 2024/25 winter season, allowing for year-round skiing and riding. The resort is only two and a half hours away from Vail Resorts’ other owned and operated European resort, SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun, in Central Switzerland. Epic Australia Pass Holders also have five days access to Andermatt-Sedrun-DisentisThe commune of Crans-Montana has gourmet restaurants and luxury retail stores, as well as stylish five-star hotels, including the recently developed Six Senses lodge and spa, a luxury 45-room ski-in, ski-out chalet-style property situated above the main gondola. Crans-Montana Mountain Resort spans over 1,400 meters of skiable vertical terrain, and 140 kilometers of trails.

The Epic Australia Pass also includes access to legendary terrain at world-class resorts including Whistler Blackcomb in CanadaVail Mountain in Colorado (USA) and partner resorts such as Skirama Dolomiti, Les 3 Vallées and Ski Arlberg in Europe, and Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu Resort in Japan.

3. New, flexible payment option available for Epic Australia Pass

Australia’s best value season pass, the Epic Australia Pass will pay for itself in just days.* The 2024 Epic Australia Pass is $1,149 for adults, $659 for children and $899 for seniors. In addition, the Epic Australia Adaptive Pass is available for $579 for adults, $319 for children and $439 for seniors. New this season, Pass Holders will be able to pay for their Pass and spread out the cost using PayPal Pay in 4**This allows Pass Holders to pay for eligible purchases valued between AU$30 and $2,000 in 4 interest-free instalments. The first instalment is due at the time of purchase, with the following 3 instalments due every 2 weeks after the first instalment.

4. Visiting North American resorts will be easier than ever with My Epic Gear

Perfect for skiers and riders travelling from Australia to North American resortsMy Epic Gear is a new membership with all the benefits of gear ownership, but with more choice, lower cost and no hassle. Memberships are limited and now available for the 2024/25 season at 12 North American mountain resorts including Whistler Blackcomb, Vail Mountain, Park City Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone, Beaver Creek, Crested Butte, Heavenly, Northstar, Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow. Members unlock access to over 60 of the latest ski and snowboard models, and the convenience of in-resort delivery or daily slopeside pick-up and drop-off. Travellers no longer have to haul their equipment across the world and can try the latest gear and get different gear for different conditions; and for kids, their gear grows with them.

5. Receive Exclusive Pass Holder Benefits

The Epic Australia Pass includes incredible benefits at Australian resorts including six Bring-A-Mate discount invitations, 15 percent off retail purchases, up to 15 percent off at Perisher-owned and Hotham-owned food and beverage outlets, exclusive access to First Tracks at Perisher and Hotham, free Night Skiing and Boarding, 15 percent off accommodations at The Station in Jindabyne and more.  In North America, Pass Holders receive Epic Mountain Rewards which includes 20 percent off lodging, on-mountain dining, rentals, group lessons and more at Vail Resorts’ owned & operated resorts during the 2024/25 Northern Hemisphere winter season. 

For more information about 2024 Epic Australia Pass benefits and to purchase a Pass before prices increase, visit epicaustraliapass.com.au.

*Based on 5 single day adult lift tickets at Perisher in 2023. 

** PayPal Pay in 4 is available to Australian residents with an Australian PayPal account for eligible purchases between $30–$2,000 AUD. Terms and eligibility applyEligibility for PayPal Pay in 4 is determined at the time that you select to finalise your payment with PayPal. For more information visit PayPal’s website. See full terms and conditions HERE.

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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)

Vail Resorts is a network of the best destination and close-to-home ski resorts in the world including Vail Mountain, Breckenridge, Park City Mountain, Whistler Blackcomb, Stowe, and 32 additional resorts across North America; Andermatt-Sedrun in Switzerland; and Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia. We are passionate about providing an Experience of a Lifetime to our team members and guests, and our EpicPromise is to reach a zero net operating footprint by 2030, support our employees and communities, and broaden engagement in our sport. Our company owns and/or manages a collection of elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, a portfolio of vacation rentals, condominiums and branded hotels located in close proximity to our mountain destinations, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Retail operates more than 250 retail and rental locations across North America. Learn more about our company at www.VailResorts.com, or discover our resorts and pass options at www.EpicAustraliaPass.com.au.

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