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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.
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.
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.
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.