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  1. C

    Class action against Vail Resorts for keeping all the money pass buyers paid

    https://www.law360.com/articles/1263013/vail-resorts-sued-over-ski-fees-during-covid-19 No word yet on a similar suit against the Ikon Pass collective, but I'm sure it's coming. I doubt either of these companies will actually become insolvent, though they're taking quite a haircut.
  2. Tricia

    Vail Resorts Open Note to Passholders

    Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen the world take numerous measures in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. For Vail Resorts, that has meant closing all 34 of our North American resorts. That difficult decision was necessary in order to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our...
  3. S

    Are you holding off on buying your pass?

    Does the early closure affects your early purchase of next year’s pass? Do you think they (resorts, Vail, Alterra etc) may extend the spring pricing deadline?
  4. Kneale Brownson

    Vail Closure

    FRISCO — Vail Resorts Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz announced in a statement Saturday afternoon that the corporation will suspend the operations of all of its North American mountain resorts and retail stores beginning Sunday, March 15, through Sunday, March 22 due to concerns surrounding the...
  5. musicmatters

    Vail closing for a week

  6. R

    Epic Passes for 2020/2021 Have Been Announced

    As the title says, Vail has just announced Epic Pass options for the coming season. Epic Pass Adult - $979, Epic Pass Local Adult - $729. Vail also introduces Epic Mountain Rewards. New for the 2020-21 season, pass holders will receive 20% off food, lodging, group lessons, rentals. Details are...
  7. Slide of Hans

    Epic Pass 20/21

    Prices out today! Local $729, full pass $979 https://www.epicpass.com/passes/epic-pass.aspx
  8. no edge

    Ikon or Epic profits.

    Does anyone know how the profits are split between resorts participating in Ikon or Epic. First aspect would be the unused portion of the money collected. Second when skiers visit a resort do they receive a set rate for the person who skis that day. Seems impossible to fairly split up the funds...
  9. Ron

    NYT's article on Ikon/Epic and weekend skiing changes at some resorts

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/travel/ikon-epic-skiing-crowds.html more information on Ikon and Epic, its impact on the ski industry and how some resorts are changing to accommodate the super passes . Just for the record, I love my Ikon pass.
  10. Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone in Late January

    Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone in Late January

    Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone in Late January February 7, 2020 By Jim Kenney PugSki Travel Correspondent I visited Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone ski areas in Colorado during mid-week in late January 2020. I skied two days at Breckenridge, one day at Keystone and my final day was Friday...
  11. Miller

    Spring Time Epic Pass Purchase Question?

    I will be going to Whistler the first week of April this year. Before I spend $1000 on lift tickets for my family (Ugh), I have some questions. I did not purchase an Epic pass this year, but I am planning to pick one up for next season now that my local hill is part of the Vail's Empire . I...
  12. You Want New Skis? Well, Just "Pass"

    You Want New Skis? Well, Just "Pass"

    Do you really need that third, fourth, or even fifth pair of skis? Hell no. Because in two months you are going to sell them anyway. For less than the price of a new pair of skis (and not much more than a used pair), you could have access to literally dozens of new resorts to ski. Gear might...
  13. O

    How are the crowds

    Are the crowds the same or better at some of the IKON distentions like JH and Aspen? Was last year a fluke due to the weather?
  14. The High-Priced Daily Lift Ticket Is Seeing a Pushback

    The High-Priced Daily Lift Ticket Is Seeing a Pushback

    Mt. Rose-Courtesy of Andy Mink We are finally seeing the pushback against high-priced daily lift passes. One of the trends we saw this past Christmas in the Tahoe Basin was that many day skiers were bypassing the major resorts with their $200+ day tickets and heading to the smaller resorts and...
  15. tch

    Crowds or no...skier visits

    I got interested today in a theme that seems to be popping up in a lot of threads about the "Ikon/Epic" effect. Lots o' complaining about "how crowded" slopes are. So I found this sheet on the National Ski Area Association website. http://www.nsaa.org/media/303945/visits.pdf What it...
  16. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3 December 30, 2019 By Jim Kenney PugSki Travel Correspondent [Author's note: this is an update of a three-part article originally written for PugSki.com two years ago. In addition to updating, it has been repositioned for easy...
  17. Tricia

    Colorado A-Basin sneaks by Keystone by opening for 2 hours on October 11!

    Keystone Positioned to be the First Ski Resort to Open in North America on Saturday, Oct. 12 – The Resort’s Earliest Opening in More Than 20 Years With Keystone kicking off the season, don’t miss your chance to secure the best deal on your Epic Pass before prices increase at midnight on...
  18. Tricia

    Colorado Press Release: Arapahoe Basin Goes Ikon

    IKON PASS ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF ARAPAHOE BASIN SKI AREA IN COLORADO FOR WINTER 2019/2020 Ikon Pass Now Offers Access to 40 Global Destinations, Six in Colorado DENVER, CO, August 2, 2019 – The Ikon Pass community continues to grow with the addition of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in...
  19. Lauren

    Poll How has the EPIC and/or IKON Pass affected you?

    There has been a lot of discussion about VR's expansion, and all of the opinions on if it's a good thing, a bad thing, or just a thing. It got me wondering how many people have bought into the Epic or the IKON model for skiing and how many people are actively avoiding it. How has the model...
  20. Kneale Brownson

    Vail Purchases Peak Resorts, Adding 17 Additional Ski Areas

    BROOMFIELD, Colo.—July 22, 2019—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Peak Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) at a purchase price of $11.00 per share, subject to certain conditions, including...