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The only thing better than locking in a season pass is to do it now, at the lowest prices of the year.  2023/24 Epic Passes are on sale now, starting at $909 for a full pass and $676 for a local pass to dozens of Vail Resorts destinations in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond.

New features for next season include additional ski/snowboard resort in the Alps and Dolomites, additional Buddy passes, new hands-free technology, and a new no-reservations-needed policy.

Those are the headlines.  Now that we have your attention, here are the details:

Mobile Pass:

Epic Pass holders will be able to store their pass directly on their phone, put the phone in their pocket, and get scanned, hands free, via Bluetooth® Low Energy technology. This eliminates the need to wait in the ticket window line or wait for your pass to arrive in the mail. It also will help reduce plastic and RFID chip waste.

Plastic cards still will be available for those who cannot or do not want to use their phone as their pass. Mobile Pass will be available on the new My Epic app, coming in the fall of 2023.

Additional European Partner Resorts:

Last year, Vail Resorts acquired a majority stake in Andermatt-Sedrun in Switzerland. Next season, Epic Pass expands its European resort access with the addition of Switzerland’s Disentis as a partner resort.

Disentis is the neighboring mountain to Andermatt-Sedrun. When combined, Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis offers the largest ski area in the heart of Switzerland.

Epic Pass also signed partnership extensions with Les 3 Vallées in France, Ski Arlberg in Austria, and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy, and has an existing partnership at Verbier4Vallées in Switzerland. Additional international partners include Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu in Japan, and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies in Canada.

Buddy Tickets:

Pass Holders who purchase early will receive 10 Buddy Tickets and six Ski with a Friend Tickets to bring friends and family to join the ski and ride experience at a significant discount.

No Reservations: 

No reservations will be required at any resort on the Epic Pass for the 2023/24 season, with the exception of Telluride Ski Resort. Find information on how to make reservations at Telluride next season here.

Epic Mountain Rewards:

Pass Holders receive 20 percent off on-mountain food and beverage, lodging, group ski and ride school lessons, equipment rentals and more. Pass Holders also receive summer benefits at eligible resorts, including Summer Scenic Gondola rides, 20 percent off summer food, lodging, bike rentals and golf.

Epic FlexPay:

Pass Holders have access to easy monthly installments with Epic FlexPay, powered by Uplift. The deferred payment option includes zero down payment, zero interest, and if purchased early, zero payments until September 1, 2023.

Epic Coverage:

Passes are non-refundable except through Epic Coverage, which provides refunds for certain resort closures and personal events such as job loss, injury or illness. Epic Coverage is provided at no additional cost. Review the Epic Coverage Terms and Conditions.

Lift tickets are fully refundable but do not provide the value or flexibility of passes.

Epic Pass Choices:

There is a brain-numbing array of pass choices. Take a deep breath and decide now where you want to ski/ride next season, and with who, then purchase the pass that best fits your plans and needs.

Here are the details of what each Epic Pass offers:

$909 Epic Pass

Unlimited, unrestricted access to 42 resorts – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Whistler Blackcomb, Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Stevens Pass and more.

With additional partner resorts like Telluride, the Epic Pass unlocks access to more than 80 resorts. No reservations required at any resorts, except Telluride.

$676 Epic Local Pass

Unlimited, unrestricted access to 29 resorts including Breckenridge and Keystone, as well as peak restricted days access to resorts like Park City, Heavenly and Stowe, and 10 days total to use at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb.

$555 Northeast Value Pass

Access to 21 resorts across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, including Stowe, Hunter, Mount Snow, Okemo, Wildcat and Seven Springs.

Epic Customizable Day Pass

Skiers and riders can build their own pass, choosing from three levels of resort access, one to seven days, and whether or not to include peak restricted days.

Offered ahead of the season, Epic Day Passes provide savings up to 65% compared to lift ticket prices. Examples:

All Resorts Access: Ski or ride at resorts like Vail, Breckenridge and Whistler Blackcomb from $86 per day

32 Resorts Access: Ski or ride at resorts like Keystone, Heavenly and Stowe from $66 per day

22 Resorts Access: Ski or ride at local ski areas from $41 per day

$159 Epic Military Pass

This discount pass honors the service of Vail Mountain’s founders from the 10th  Mountain Division, and men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces and Australian Defence Force.

Unlimited, unrestricted access to 42 resorts – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Whistler Blackcomb and Andermatt-Sedrun-Disentis for Active and Retired Military and their dependents.

 Compare all Epic Pass offerings, including discounted senior passes, on the Epic Pass website.


  1. Alex Curtis says:

    Seems like you missed the Epic Military Veteran pass for around $500. A good deal if you served.

  2. John Okerman says:

    This is an amazing pass and I’ve had it for several years. If you are retired military it’s the price of a lift ticket. Last year I paid $139.00 for my Retired Military Pass and next year it will be $159.00. Many thank you’s to Vail for honoring the military, veterans, and their service.
    John Okerman USMC (Ret)

  3. Rick Hovey says:

    I would love a Park City only pass which would also allow you to park for free without reservation.

  4. So we won’t know about the Telluride details until August? Why the wait. I’m buying this pass for the 7 days at Telluride. Seems like something you should let us know the details on before we buy.
    More info sooner would be greatly appreciated.

  5. I arrived at age 80 in November. At Palisades Tahoe, Diamond Peak and Mammoth I received a FREE no blackouts pass at each of these ski resorts by showing my id. Epic should at least have some sort of Senior Discount in their Locals Pass since they have so greedily raised the rate by well over $200. We never spend all day skiing over 80 years old and many of us now have issues skiing in flat light hence we aren’t skiing daily.

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