Vail Resorts and Verbier Partnership Includes Season Pass to Les 4 Vallees

Vail Resorts Inc., Colorado mountains by winter ski seasonVail Resorts, Inc. has joined forces with Verbier, Switzerland. The partnership will enhance the value of Vail Resorts' Epic Season Pass, which provides three days of free access to the Verbier ski resort, including Les 4 Vallees, the largest ski area in Switzerland, for new and renewing 2012-2013 Epic Season Pass holders.

Kirsten Lynch, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Vail Resorts, said guests with passes already receive unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at eight mountain resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, as well as Arapahoe Basin.

In addition, Epic Pass holders will now have the opportunity to extend their winter to Europe and experience four additional premier mountain resorts including the Verbier resort, as well as Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon, Switzerland. The "Four Valleys" ski area has views of the Rhone Valley and Matterhorn, and extend to the Valais and Bernese Alps.

"Verbier, including Les 4 Vallées, offers a truly exceptional European ski and snowboard experience featuring the same incredible terrain and outstanding guest service that we provide at our seven world-class resorts. Now, for the 2012-2013 ski season, Vail Resorts Epic Season Pass holders can expand their experience of a lifetime to a European ski vacation and we are thrilled to welcome Verbier pass-holders to our resorts,” Lynch adds.

Offering skiers and snowboarders more than 250 miles of trails and 89 lifts, Les 4 Vallées ski area links the "Four Valleys" resorts. Now, current and new Vail Resorts Epic Pass holders can access all of this terrain for $679, as well as unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin.

“Our passes provide unparalleled benefits and access to the best skiing in Europe, and now in North America with three days of skiing at the seven world-class mountains of Vail Resorts. We are thrilled to be working together with Vail Resorts to provide our clientele such incredible added value and are excited that our pass holders will benefit as a result of this strong partnership,” said Eric A. Balet, chief executive officer of Téléverbier SA.

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