Epic Pass holders, your road trip options have just increased by two—including the pass's first Idaho destination. Starting next season, Sun Valley, Idaho, and Snowbasin, Utah will become Epic Pass partners, gaining pass holders either seven (Epic Pass) or four (Epic Local Pass) days at each resort, with 50 percent off lift tickets thereafter.
Both resorts are currently owned and operated by the Holding family, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. "As we remain committed to investing in and operating our properties for many years to come, this multi-year alliance with the Epic Pass will bring value to our pass holders and introduce more guests to our unique traditions," said Carol Holding, whose late husband, Earl, purchased Sun Valley in 1977 and Snowbasin in 1984.
Timing is ripe for a visit next season with guided tours of Sun Valley's new Cold Springs Canyon terrain, 380 acres with a new lift, in advance of the official opening in 2020-21, plus upgrades to the beloved Sun Valley Inn. At Snowbasin, look for renovations to the day lodges, scheduled to be completed by the start of next season.
The two resorts join the growing list of Epic Pass partner resorts, including Telluride, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (B.C.'s Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley, and more), and Hakuba, Japan, where pass holders enjoy a set number of days on the slopes.
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