Hit the slopes with these amazing ski discounts

Matt Saintsing
March 02, 2018 - 12:54 pm

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If you’ve ever been skiing or snowboarding, you know how much fun it is. Unfortunately, you’re also probably well aware of the high cost, especially when it comes to the most popular resorts. But, extreme discounts, up to 90 percent off, will soon be available for the military, veterans, and their families. 

In celebration of their 10th anniversary of the Epic Pass, Vail Resorts is unveiling its new $99 “Military Epic Pass” for the 2018-2019. The option will go on sale March 6 and will be available to anyone who is currently serving on active duty, in the Reserve or National Guard, or retirees— including those who are medically retired.

Sara Lococo, a spokeswoman for Vail Resorts, said the incredible discount is intended to honor “the epic service of the company’s founders” who can trace their military roots to the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division.

The new pass will cost just $99, and give pass holders access to a swarm of incredible resorts for the 2018-2019 season including:

  • Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, and Keystone resorts in Colorado
  • Whistler Blackcomb in Canada
  • Park City in Utah
  • Heavenly along the California-Nevada border
  • Northstar Kirkwood in California
  • Stowe in Vermont
  • Wilmot in Wisonsin
  • Afton Alps in Minnesota
  • Mt. Brighton, in Michigan.

The pass also includes Perisher in Australia for the 2019 ski season.

Family members and military dependents can also get in on the action as there’s another $99 pass for the same resorts. It’s available to any immediate family member of active or retired military members, such as spouse and child dependents.

It's a huge discount. The Epic Pass offered unlimited skiing last year at their 11 destination resorts mentioned above for $869.

Not a retired or medically retired veteran or dependent? No worries, Vail Resorts hasn’t forgotten about you. A $499 Military Epic Pass is available to any person who served on active duty and who has any discharge other than dishonorable.

Dependents eligible for the same pass includes all of the veterans’ immediate family members.

Lococo added that for every season pass sold, Vail Resorts will make a $1 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that offers several programs and services to wounded vets.

Based on the 2017-2018 season, Vail Resorts projects they’ll donate more than $750,000.

More information about the Epic Pass, including how to get one, is available here.