Save on Epic and Ikon Passes Before Prices Increase This Week

We could be skiing within weeks. Have you purchased your season pass yet? Rates increase this week on the two biggest multi-resort passes.

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It’s coming! Six inches fell at Mammoth, Park City got a decent dusting, and the snow guns are officially blasting in Colorado’s high country. We’ll be skiing before we know it. Unless you haven’t pulled the trigger on that pass yet. If that’s you, pay attention below.

Early Season Keystone 2021
The snow guns are firing at Keystone Resort, Colo. The ski area is aiming to open later this month. Photo: Courtesy of Keystone Resort

A couple of pass increases are coming at us this week: On Oct. 14, Epic Pass prices will nudge north once again, putting a slightly bigger dent in that 20 percent price cut that Vail Resorts offered last spring. The current rate for a full Epic Pass is $799, and the Epic Local is $599, up from $783 and $583 respectively when the price cut was announced in March 2021.

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The Ikon Pass price will increase on Oct. 16, plus the renewal and child discounts will expire completely. A full Ikon Pass, currently $1,049, will be $1,149, and the Ikon Base pass will rise from $779 to $879. Oct. 15 is also the last chance to take advantage of the $999 renewal ($779 on the Ikon Base) and $200 off a kids’ pass with the purchase of an adult pass.

Osprey Beaver Creek
The Osprey in Beaver Creek is one of the properties included in Vail Resorts’ early-booking sale. It ends on Oct.14. Photo: Courtesy of Rock Resorts

It’s also prime trip-planning season, and Vail Resorts has a lodging deal that expires at the end of this week, as well. The Winter Getaway sale features nightly rates as low as $99 on bookings made through Oct. 14.The lodgings deals include some of the most coveted properties at VR’s most popular destinations. At Beaver Creek, the ski-in/ski-out Pines Lodge and The Osprey are featured properties; at Heavenly, Lakeland Village Resort and the luxury Zalanta are offering reduced rates as part of the sale. You can find the complete list of ski resort and participating properties, from Okemo, Vt. to Whistler, B.C., here.