Epic and Ikon passes for the 2022-23 winter are now on sale, both of which have increased in price since last year. After slashing the prices of passes last season by 20%, Vail Resorts saw more than 2.1 million Epic Passes sold.
The Epic Local Pass, which includes unlimited access to 29 ski areas, including Breckenridge and Keystone in Summit, will increase $43, from $583 to $626. The increase in prices is expected to help improve the experience for guests and employees. The Epic Pass will see an increase of $58, pushing the total from $783 during the 2021-22 season to $841 for the upcoming ski season. The Epic Pass provides access to 40 resorts, including all four of Vail Resorts’ properties in Colorado, which include Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. The Epic Pass also includes unlimited access to Crested Butte, Park City, Whistler Blackcomb, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Stevens Pass.
Planned improvements are pretty impressive this coming year. After recently adding the new Freedom lift at Breckenridge Keystone Resort will bring lift service to above tree line terrain with a six-passenger lift in Bergman Bowl. The expansion will provide 555 acres of added terrain and 16 trails in the Bergman and Erikson bowls. The new lift is among 21 chairlifts that will be installed at 14 Vail-owned resorts.
Alterra Mountain Co. has also increased the prices of its Ikon Pass products.
The full Ikon Pass has increased by about 8% across the board but will continue to give skiers and riders unlimited access to Copper Mountain Resort with seven days at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Summit County.
There are no blackout dates on the Ikon Pass, which includes access to 41 destinations outside of Summit County, including Eldora Mountain Resort, Steamboat Resort and Winter Park Resort in Colorado.
It's not too soon to get excited all over again!