The Epic Local Pass Provides Chicago- and Milwaukee-Area Skiers Unlimited Access to Wilmot Mountain and 12 Additional Resorts Worldwide, Including Whistler Blackcomb, for the 2017-2018 Winter Season

07 March 2017
  • The Epic Local Pass offers unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Wilmot Mountain, access to the best of the U.S., and now Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, the largest ski resort in North America, for $639
  • Entire Wilmot Mountain experience recently re-imagined with $13 million in improvements, including three new lifts, dramatically improved snowmaking, fully renovated base lodge, new kids ski and snowboard school facility, and upgraded terrain park
  • Guests can lock in the guaranteed lowest price, combined with the most benefits, such as six Buddy Tickets by purchasing now through Sunday, April 9
Wilmot Mountain, which recently underwent $13 million in improvements, announced today that passes for the 2017-2018 season to Wisconsin’s premier ski and snowboard area are on sale now, including the option for unlimited access locally and out West. There is no other pass that provides everyday access to Wilmot as well as to 12 world-class mountain resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge in Colorado, Park City in Utah; and new for the 2017-2018 season, Chicago- and Milwaukee-area skiers and snowboarders can also unlock access to Whistler Blackcomb, the largest ski resort in North America.

The Epic Local Pass is ideal for those looking to ski or snowboard locally as well as hit the slopes out West. For $639, pass holders are granted unlimited, unrestricted skiing and snowboarding locally at Wilmot Mountain, as well as at Vail Resorts’ iconic western destinations including Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions in Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. It also includes a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek and now Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions. In addition, every child’s pass to Wilmot is an Epic Local Pass ($339 for ages five to 12) which means the kids in the family automatically have access out West.

The Epic Pass lineup provides Chicago- and Milwaukee-area skiers and snowboarders with the best value in skiing – whether that means staying close to home or exploring up to 44 mountain resorts worldwide. Guests can purchase season passes and start planning their winter vacations at EpicPass.com.

2017-2018 Season Pass Options for Wilmot Mountain Skiers and Snowboarders:
  • Epic Local Pass™: The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over three days out West. For $639, pass holders receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Wilmot Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton, with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, plus a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions. Additionally, Vail Resorts looks forward to integrating Stowe Mountain Resort into its season pass products for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the acquisition closing. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over three days out West. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $339.
  • Epic Pass™: Ski as much as you want, whenever you want for $859. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over four days of skiing or riding out West. With more than 42,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain in North America, this pass is the best value in the industry. It features unlimited, unrestricted access to Wilmot Mountain locally, plus Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Perisher in Australia for the 2017 season, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Also, new for the 2017-18 season, unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb. The Epic Pass grants limited access to Arlberg in Austria; Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; Skirama Dolomiti in Italy and 4 Vallées in Switzerland. Additionally, Vail Resorts looks forward to integrating Stowe Mountain Resort into its season pass products for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the acquisition closing. No restricted dates. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $449.
  • Wilmot Mountain Pass (including Wilmot Mountain Family Pass): For those who plan to ski or snowboard solely at Wilmot Mountain, there is the Wilmot Pass. At $389 for adults, pass holders receive unlimited access to Wilmot Mountain with no restrictions. A discounted rate is offered for families of three people at $819; additional family members can be added for $149 each.
The deadline for locking in the lowest price combined with the most benefits on this year’s season pass, including six buddy tickets, is Sunday, April 9. For further details and additional pass options, such as Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day passes, visit EpicPass.com.
 
About Wilmot Mountain
For nearly 80 years, Wilmot Mountain has offered its guests one of the Midwest’s premier destinations for snow sport activities. Situated in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, Wilmot Mountain is conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, affording skiers and snowboarders quick and easy access to 23 trails, seven lifts, two surface conveyor lifts and progression terrain parks with a double, high-speed rope tow. Wilmot Mountain’s recent capital investment of more than $13 million for the 2016-2017 winter season delivered an entirely re-imagined guest experience – from new lifts and restaurants to significant snowmaking improvements, a dedicated children’s ski and snowboard school, enhanced beginner area and expanded terrain park. The ski area’s focus on families, learning and fun, combined with the opportunity for guests to take their passion and skills to Vail Resorts’ iconic western resorts, ensure Wilmot Mountain is truly the place Where Epic Begins. For more information, please visit www.wilmotmountain.com.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
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