The last chance to snag an Epic Season Pass is Sunday, November 19
Oh, Canada — this year’s best snow may just be up North. Whistler-Blackcomb, North America’s largest resort, will open for the season on Friday with three feet of base snow, a better-than-usual start to the early season.
The “Epic” ski area, run by Vail Resorts, will join Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort with summit-to-base skiing on Mt. Mansfield, and Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain.
Colorado’s Breckenridge and Keystone Resorts will open additional terrain after starting their lifts on Friday, and several resorts will open for Thanksgiving, including Beaver Creek, Kirkwood, Vail Mountain, Park City Mountain and Northstar.
“We’re thrilled to open our iconic mountain resorts in North America this week and into the Thanksgiving holiday for all of our guests,” said Pat Campbell, president of Vail Resorts’ Mountain Division, in a release. “Winter storms are forecast for each of our resort’s regions within the next week, which offer great natural snow combined with our state-of-the-art snowmaking capabilities.”
Vail also reminds skiers that Sunday, November 19, marks the end of Epic Season Pass sales:
Ski unlimited and unrestricted from opening day to closing day for only $899. The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing to: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia for the 2018 season. The Epic Pass grants limited access to Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy.